Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 56

Helen Stratton - A book of myths (1915) New York




-takes my brain ~ 0.25 seconds to recognize that opening and be happy.



--another great sea breeze of an opening synth riff, carried off with pomp and lightness, which I'm realizing is something I really value--I want the song to be important to the singer, but I don't want the track to drop a thousand anvils to make that point.



---Less Thirsty Sade



----really refreshing companion to Robyn.  love how much space there.  after growing up in the age of ultra-compression, it is still refreshing to here spacious pop, room to breathe



-----the genre monkeys call it luxury pop as if sophistication necessitates wealth

A Book of Myths aren't they fucking all?  Ben is -5 vulnerable to primitive art nouveau.  

https://archive.org/details/bookofmyths00lang

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 55

Jakuchū






-I mean, if they did a movie of all the great Beyonce, Rihanna and Gaga videos and toured it in theaters, you'd go right?



--Yeah, same song, but it is my dream A.M. station so I get to load the dice how I want.  how chill this song is, great trumpet line, and 3 stacks.  Andre needs to be on everything.  Why do the video with the J COLE version?????? cmon smdh




---you need your dizzert




----sound of freshman year in college.  took over campus every friday night



-----dancefloor not technically one word...what are we even doing with English language?  dancefloor is lovely as one word, dance floor takes all the poetry out of it.  there's a lot of stuff like this, ballfield etc.  we need to go a little more german on this front.

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 54



-10 % grunge (mostly posture) 90% new wave



-- true anthem of Portland



--- an odd effervescent wisdom in this one.  like a koan, like getting hit in the with the big red balloon



----it might be the sugar high from two chugged Gatorades but wtf how perfect, how much like a snowglobe



---idiot kings?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 53



-can't imagine this ever not being fun



--when a lesser Rihanna #1 comes on, I always makes a "what sophistry is this" face, but not at the song, at the fact that I forgot the song in the first place.  whutchu doin ben?  This song is like twenty two hooks, much preferred to the calvin harris version of her stuff



---i probably should have been listening to this in '05 instead of my collection of 80's Neil Young tapes (bad bad bad but cheap)



----sorry but rihanna>beyonce



-----these nods to americana past are superfluous yet strangely rewarding, like a celebration of our thick denim fabric pysche

Friday, June 24, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 52



-meta-textually, this song is G.O.A.T. for making Pat dance upon car roofs



--Goating without gloating



---god I love this song.  key to these three songs so far is great rhythm front and center



----grown



-----i'll always associate this song with walking around Notre Dame's dining hall, empty tan tray in my hands, wanting to sing along with this real bad