So here’s this weird thing: Charly Bliss is totally not a band I would think to listen to. I happened across this post on MetaFilter, and gave the album a listen. After a few songs, I added it to my library. And then I started to play it a few more times. And then I started to listen to it non-stop.
“When he sings he looks so far away
Like there’s something
He almost remembers
And doesn’t know how to say”
“Every year it’s about the same
I’m swimming in my dreams across the lake
in second place”
But Bellue’s style was a revelation. I think it’s the inclusion of the false harmonics that take it up a notch for me, as I simply couldn’t believe he’s making all of that happen at the same time.
The lyrics are… fine. And the song itself is quite short (hence me wanting to introduce a few other songs). But the choice to fixate on this particular song seems more pathological than some of my other choices. Maybe it’s the length, and just how quick it is (under two minutes).
Yes, reader. There’s a Lethal Weapon theme song.
I realize now how taken I was by Salvador’s voice in “Amar Pelos Dois.” But it’s really the music that’s captivated me more, and Luísa is the songwriter. It’s her work that has so ensorcelled me and I’m excited to explore more of her music on her album, “Rosa.”
I’ve shared this song before, but in the last few days… I got it into my head again. I realized I had only posted it on the blog, but didn’t have it as part of my library on Spotify.
I was at a loss for something to post today, and went looking through my “unpublished” blog posts. Surprisingly, I have about 16 posts that I never quite got around to writing up… and this was one of them.
It’s funny at first. And after a while, it gets a little unbearable to watch. But push through to the end, as I think the whole experience is rather amazing.
I got into them when I was very young, high school I want to say. I remember putting my cassette of Facelift in my car, as I drove around Indianapolis. But Jar of Flies has a much more subdued feel to me. I can’t recall if this was made during the acoustic craze of the early 90’s, or just something the group did. But for whatever reason, I always think of Fall when I hear these songs.
What is it about me recognizing random people in videos? This is a worthless superpower.
I’m not quite looping it just yet, and not sure it will quite reach that status. But it just struck me as a super fun song. And that in and of itself seemed to make it worthy to pass along.
I was scrolling around over old artists I had in my Spotify library, and returned to The Decemberists – a group I hadn’t listened to in a long while. I mostly know their album “The King is Dead,” and have my favorites there. But I started to look around at some older stuff, and began listening to “The Crane Wife.”