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Monthly Archives: February 2012

“I Like To Do Just Like The Rest”

I’m not quite sure just why this week has proven to be so exhausting, but it sadly has, hence the relative silence here. While I’m recovering and feeling a little scared about the backlog of songs I have to write … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 Uncategorized

366 Songs 045: Let Forever Be

Another day that feels weirdly overwhelming for reasons I can’t explain – although there was an upside of seeing a friend I haven’t seen in a long, long time – and so, a song that (as much as I love … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 044: My Funny Valentine

So, this is what a standard sounds like: ‘Nuff said, surely? (My favorite of the versions on show here is most likely the Sinatra, which somehow manages to be both melancholy and swinging. I think there’s a depth to the … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 366 Songs

Writing needs space, time to develop and breathe and turn into something that’s worth reading and not just verbal sludge pouring forth from your fingers and keyboard. The problem with that, of course, is that sometimes your life becomes too … Continue reading

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366 Songs 043: Valentine’s Day

Ruth is one of those bands that you remember, but don’t remember anything about; as far as I do remember, this was the closest thing they ever had to a hit, but even then this was really a near-miss that … Continue reading

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366 Songs 042: Get Some Sleep, Tiger (Plaid Remix)

Because it’s Sunday, and because I mentioned Red Snapper yesterday, and because it’s been a rough few days, and so on and so on… It’s time to “Get Some Sleep, Tiger.” In particular, this Plaid remix of said track, which … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 041: It’s Not The Spotlight

I first saw Beth Orton back when she was singing with Red Snapper, way back in the mid 1990s, and I remember very, very clearly leaving the venue and she was standing outside, leaning against a car smoking and me … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 040: To Binge

It’s possible that there’s a song somewhere in the world of music that more easily and quickly evokes the idea of a damaged relationship trying to be repaired than Gorillaz’ “To Binge” (from Plastic Beach, which may or may not … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 039: Girlfriend

Besides Jellyfish’s (sadly meager) output, Matthew Sweet’s Girlfriend is pretty much my template for “power pop” as a musical genre; it has the 1960s emphasis on harmonies, guitars and songs that are easy to singalong to, but it also has … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 038: Let Love Rule

I know that admitting to a liking for Lenny Kravitz these days – or, for that matter, any point since he first appeared on the music scene, some 20-odd years ago – isn’t something that the hep kids in the … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 366 Songs ,