I’ve been listening to new music, I swear! But somehow the Jesus and Mary Chain keep running through my brain. So I put Psychocandy on the other day, just for fun, and what do ya know? Aside from the upfrontness of all that feedback (which, oh my god, I love!) it really reminds me quite a bit of what bands like Glasvegas are doing with a kind of surfer sound. Here, have a listen and tell me I’m wrong!
Further devolution in sound brings us to this, the song that every indie snob hates to love…. The Killers, Somebody Told Me (2004).
Sometimes things change for the worst (keeping our fingers crossed for the upcoming year, politically!) But I’m not ashamed to say I really am enjoying all three of these albums this year. Maybe it’s the extended autumn here and driving through the city and seeing scenes like this that’s turned my head:
I’m trying very hard to not get too partisan on this here music blog; the Puppet Show and I never have any trouble at all finding common ground and sometimes agreeing to disagree when we are at odds. We’re both generally uber-rational and only get more so when things get feisty, but I have to beg your indulgence here for a second while do some partisan romping. Regular programming will return in just a bit, I promise.
Actually I was fuming and fussing in my head for most of the day over “Caribou Barbie’s” speech last night. I do give her kudos for making a hell of an impression on people! She gave a great performance. And I feel she will win many over. And in the interest of full disclosure I’m not much of a Democrat, honestly (Not to say I’m a Republican either, don’t believe that for a second!) I do support Obama this time around out of desperation to stop what I see as some kind of death spiral in my country’s political arena.
Now, before you go about crucifying me, yes, I agree, it is SO WRONG to criticize Sarah Palin for being a woman. And any comment about her family or her maternal duties are off limits, I agree. But I think it is fair to admit that she was chosen, in part because of her gender. So let’s agree on that and enjoy the music.
Honestly, I was gonna leave Sarah alone today on the blog. But I had this song in my head all day and knew I’d find it on YouTube. Well, I found this instead, and it’s oh so much better:
and just because I can’t be subtle!
Ain’t Nothin’ But A WomanRobert CrayStrong Persuader ….. buy it
Crazy WomanMagic Slim and The TeardropsBlack Tornado ….. buy it
PipelineStevie Ray Vaughn and Double TroubleReal Deal: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ….. buy it