Musical palate cleanser: lighten the mood, baby.

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.


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9 responses to “Musical palate cleanser: lighten the mood, baby.

  1. Tyler

    How very Patrick Bateman of you, Senator.


  2. Scott W.

    Neko is worthy of love AND devotion.


  3. wnc dawg

    I would move to Tacoma if Neko promised to go with me.


  4. AthensHomerDawg

    Neko…. has a KD Lang purity to her voice that seems to accompany itself. Slide here has a David Lindley flavor. I don’t know who it is. Lindley builds a lot of his own instruments and is able to get a certain flavor from them. Dylan writes the best songs. Nice combination of voice, slide and song. Simple.


  5. mant

    Thanks Senator, The NP’s are a favorite of mine.
    You guys sure do love our women. I mean who wouldn’t.

    /Married to Redhead


  6. Nate Dawg

    Horrible name for a band IMO, unless there’s some deep meaning I don’t get, which is certainly possible.
    I do love the song “Use It” by them – youin’s should check it out.


  7. NRBQ

    Awright, Bluto. Don’t be disrespecting my girl ChristieMac, or I may have to go out and just knock the shit out of everybody.


  8. Chadwick

    How very Fleetwood Mac of them with this arrangement. Beautiful and it sounds like it could have been included on “Rumours”. BTW, do you have one of the 45 rpm copies of “Rumours”? Wow, does it sing.