Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blathering Update 

My sister griped that I have not been blogging. I whined, yes I have, until she pointed out that I have not written anything since July. Well. Tis true.
Lately I have been enjoying a couple of very mediocre yet pleasant songs which have been handy autumn soundtrack tunes. The first is Sea Wolfs'"Get of This Town" which is fun to sing along with. The second is Beat Happening's "Indian Summer" which is such a charmer, with lots of sweet love and food references. I saw Luna do a cover of this once in Cincinnati and never forgot the song. Beat Happening also wrote "Cast a Shadow in My Direction" which was wonderfully covered by Yo La Tengo and was my favorite song back in the very early 90's. Pitchfork and other "authorities" of indie music always list Beat Happening as a seminal band. They are so simple and rough as to be an acquired taste. They remind me of bands at art openings back in Muncie in the eighties, but instead of singing about cough syrup they sing about picnics and baking apple pie. WFMU is now playing my all time favorite fall song, "Autumn Sweater" by Yo La Tengo. That organ/drum combo,and Ira's simmering suggestive voice...holy cow. Gorgeous. I keep looking for that special sweater which screams this song, alas I have never found it at Target on the racks. I look each year...Sigh. Maybe next year.

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