OK, yeah, I haven’t been here so much, sue me. Life is life and it’s virtually impossible to talk about music when, for the moment, music is not life. Good enough? Cool.
Still, I had a moment where I heard something that really really made me happy. You, who are much more trend-savvy than I am, have probably already heard this, but, for my sake, let’s pretend. While listening to Sound Opinions recently, the hosts presented their mix tapes for 2013 (an episode not even available on their website). The grumpier of the two hosts, Jim Derogatis, included actual pop songs on his list and I found myself replaying two of them over and over. The first, Lorde’s “Royals”, was an almost candy-coated version of Fiona Apple’s last album. The second, even lighter/fluffier was taken from a viral video of Norway’s own Ylvis called “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)”. If I’d heard it just on my computer speakers, I’d never cared for it, but I listened to it on the decent sound system in my car and, my oh my, it was just fun. Now, because I’m so generous, I thought I’d give you select few and chance to either appreciate something new or pretend that you heard it hear first. Either way, it’s just fun and I like having fun.
Now, after that, I have to wonder if even basic rock music is too serious. Or, maybe it’s just a quick piece of fudge to hold me over ’til the next substantial meal. Whatever … it’s fun.