I think we’re all in need of a little ear candy this morning. Here’s something that’s been stuck in my head lately – The New Pornographers’ cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Think About Me”. It’s a Christine McVie piece of pop fluff from Tusk that for some reason Lindsey Buckingham thought would shine with minimal production. All that did was make the song sound even more inconsequential than it already was.
The Pornographers go the other way and out-Mac the Macsters (dig those shimmering rhythm guitars pushing things along). It’s poppy but it’s so exuberant and there’s so much going on that you overlook the fluffiness.
See? Life doesn’t suck so much, does it?
Me loves Neko Case, by the way.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this…
… was this:
Bonus track: if you’re a FoW fan, you’ll get a kick out of this number by Robbie Fulks:
LSU’s Kevin Minter said he had a problem in last week’s game against Florida with the humidity. I didn’t realize it was so much drier in Louisiana. (Although to tell the truth, I don’t know why he’s making excuses. He played out of his mind in that game.)
But anyway, here’s some musical consolation for him, courtesy of Mr. Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Paul Johnson is this morning’s musical inspiration.
Hard to beat a combination of Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde…
For some reason, Missouri has elected to keep Sheldon Richardson away from the media. So this golden oldie from 1970 goes out to you, Sheldon:
Dedicated to the last five-and-a-half minutes of the first half of the Buffalo game:
Honestly, I was singing the first verse to myself as I left the stadium yesterday.
John Lennon knows what you’re feelin’ today, peeps.
As a bonus, here’s some non-lip synched early Fab Four stuff that’s… well, fab.
Not that you should need any help, but here’s something to get you revved up to start the week – Wilco’s wonderfully Stonesy (wouldn’t you love to hear what Keef could do with that guitar break?) “Monday”.
As fictional band names go, the World Record Players is pretty fabulous.
From a timing standpoint, this tune seems appropriate – Whiskeytown’s great “16 Days”.
I love when that song kicks into the “old tin cups” part.
Today’s musical offering is inspired by the quarterback Missouri hopes is ready to play when Georgia shows up for the Tigers’ SEC opener, for obvious reasons.
Sing along with James.
By the way, if I’m a Missouri running back, I’m asking for hazard pay. The top three have all missed (or in Josey’s case, will miss) a season with injuries. Gives new meaning to the phrase “breakout runner”.