On a bit of a whim I’ve decided to start a semi-regular feature here in the Chronicles. I’ve decided to burble randomly about the songs and music that I’m currently grooving to. I plan to run the gamut here and post both old stuff that I’m still obsessing over after all these years (expect a fair bit of early Hip), as well as new stuff that I’ve stumbled across or have been introduced to recently. The plan is to try and post actual songs when and where I can and YouTube videos where that isn’t possible and then to sound off with my usual acerbically humble opinion about the song(s)/artist or whatever crosses my mind while listening.
I can’t promise it’ll be legible, critically useful or even newsworthy and you’ll even take your chances with how regularly I end up posting but I figure I’ll give it a try for a couple of weeks and see how it goes. Who knows, my rabid gerbil brain may pull a Kiki and get distracted by something shiny before I even get around to a second post and we’ll never… err where was I?
The plan is to post every Sunday, or possibly Saturday, night as indicated by the title of this entry but we all know how I am with deadlines. I subscribe to the Douglas Adams worldview on them.
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
For my inaugural post I’m going to start with a song that has been rattling around on my iPod for awhile now. The song is The Heinrich Maneuver by Interpol. I think I heard it a snippet of it on the radio at one point back in the summer and it stuck with me enough that I did a little research and tracked it down.
I really like this song and I’m not quite sure why. I’ve listened to it numerous times, even going so far as to have it on an endless loop on a number of occasions (now being one of them) and I still can’t pinpoint what draws me in every time. Is it the suddenness in how the song starts and ends? Like we’re only catching a brief snippet of a larger story and if we listen more, perhaps we’ll see or hear something more. Is it the echoey vocals that connect somehow with me? I’m not sure. All I know is that I like it.
I keep meaning to go and find more of their songs to listen to to see if I can identify a common theme or thread between them that draws me in but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Even now with multiple Youtube tabs, the band’s website and their MySpace page open, I haven’t bothered to listen to anything else.
Before you accuse me of being a bad music reviewer let me say that I do have a reason. I’m actually resisting listening to anything beyond this song for the simple reason that if I do, I’ll end up getting sucked into a YouTube link jumping marathon and will spend all night hopping around rather than finishing this post and that wouldn’t be good.
Trust me though, I do intend to listen to them, and I suggest you do to.
Well, that’s it for this week. Next week… eh, we’ll burn that bridge if and when we… OOOO SHINY! *runs off*