In some ways September felt like a lost month to me and I didn't run into much music. 4 star stuff in red
October 3, 2018
- Froggy's Lament (Buckner & Garcia) - a remade track from a childhood LP, now I'm sort of obsessed with the Froggy the Gremlin connection.
- Sympathy for the Devil (Motörhead) On some truck commercial, I like the "weathered old man" sound of Lemmy on this.
- Gotta Boogie ("Weird Al" Yankovic) From his first album, so a tape that I listened to again and again as a kid.
- Got To Give It Up, Pt. 1 (Marvin Gaye) From the "Boogie Nights" sound track, like the "party in the background" sound.
- So Human (Original Version) (Lady Sovereign) Hard to find online, UK hiphop with an interesting cover of The Cure's "Close to Me"
- My Chick Bad (Ludacris) Catchy hiphop.
- All I Can Think About Is You (Coldplay) Cheesy to like this?
- I Know You Got Soul (Live At The Apollo Theater/1972) (Bobby Byrd) Awesome soul.
- 100 Bad [Explicit] (Tommy Genesis) Kind of sexy hiphop.
- MIC Drop (feat. Desiigner) [Steve Aoki Remix] (BTS) Pep band is covering this, oddly - the "Arrangers Publisher Company" describes the style as "Oriental Hip Hop", kids in the band were like... can they say that?
- Down by the Water (PJ Harvey) I missed PJ Harvey in the 90s.
- Welcome to Jamrock (Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley) Probably gets the record for "longest time on Kirk's todo list", I saw a reference to it from my circa-2004 Palm Todo list archive and got it, finally.
- French Mistake (extended album version) (Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra) There's a secondary part to this that didn't make the Blazing Saddles movie...
In Praise of Mediocrity (like with hobbies) Two thoughts come to mind - Vonnegut's "A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but the world's champions" and an old Demotivator:
It's good advice! Reminds me of how I'm trying to grow more comfortable but videogames on easy mode.