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That’s the Way We Get By

Very on the nose, but I couldn't help myself.

25 days to go until Coachella… (According to my peers I should be attending  Michael Buble concerts, but I don’t even know who he is.  Does this make me out of touch or hip? )

One band that I will most definitely be seeing at Coachella is Spoon.  In fact, they are top of the list, or Top Banana, as my boyfriend likes to say.  So why Spoon?  Why the love?  Okay, here’s my deal:  Yes, they are indeed a one trick pony, but they are a fantastic one trick pony.

I love everything about them, from their lyrics…

My eyes are opening again
I see you as you’re marching in
I bring you cover when you’re cold
You bring me youth when I grow old

Do you remember when you were small
How everyone would seem so tall
I am your shadow in the dark
I have your blood inside my heart

Wow.  I have to pause on that.  Who writes lyrics like that? And don’t tell me the Smiths do, because they don’t even come close to that kind of angst.  The Smiths are like Hallmark cards compared to Spoon, and Spoon is more like… Adam Zagajewski set to music. Continue reading

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MuteMath

50 days to go til Coachella

Mutemath

I’ve been hearing about them for the past year or so, every since my friend bassist and Superintendent of Luminous Detail, Jeff Allen called me up and told me I needed to check them out.  But of course, I didn’t check them out.  I kept forgetting their name.  Then every few months when we spoke again, he’d mention them yet again, and I’d always mean to check them out but then I’d get side tracked (kids, work, dogs, etc)… So imagine my surprise when I saw their name on the Coachella lineup!  Jeff has great taste in music in general – except for the time he tried to sell me on some horrendous orchestral CD involving the New York Phil playing Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love.  Last time we spoke, he actually denied any memory of this, but I’m like an elephant and I remember sitting in his dumpy apartment on 91st Street trying to mask my horror as he pawned it off as good music.  I should probably add he also has a strange affinity for ambient space music – of the two notes every four thousand bar variety, where you’re not sure if you’re listening to music or the hum of a carburator five miles away.  Despite those two minor flaws he has fantastic taste in music, and I looked forward to checking out my MuteMath mix on our Sonos system.  And let me tell you… Continue reading

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