Friday, July 17, 2009

Sex Packets

Ever have one of those albums you buy for one song, but then you end up enjoying so many of the others? I've found that to be the case with Digital Underground's Sex Packets album (came for "The Humpty Dance", stayed for the rest). Lots of great stuff in there, but today I'd like to talk about the title track: "Sex Packets." The boys over at Digital Underground apparently came up with a great fake product: sex packets. They're biochemically compacted sexual affection. Sex in a pill. And then they wrote multiple songs about this fake product. And then they put those songs in an album. And then I bought that album.

So today I've had the instrumental portions of the song looping over and over in my head. It's times like this that I really wish I knew more of the lyrics, so I could just get past the instrumentals. Looks like it's time to listen to it more...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Slick Black Cadillac

This past weekend was a great weekend for cars both in real life and in my head. I spent most of the weekend at the MSRA's annual Back to the 50's car show, looking at a lot of wonderful old cars. I also spent most of the weekend humming Quiet Riot's "Slick Black Cadillac" quietly to myself. But it's gone from a vaguely appropriate song for weekend fun, to officially wedged deep in my brain.

The only redeeming thing about all of this is that during the car show I got to ride in a real slick black Cadillac. It didn't have solid gold hubcaps though.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

There's Always Someone Cooler Than You

Ever listened to a song and found it a little annoying? But then you found yourself humming the tune, so you listened to it again? Eventually you ended up liking it, despite it being sort of odd? Well, that's where I'm at with Ben Folds' song "There's Always Someone Cooler Than You." The music is great, but there's something off about the vocals that initially bugged me, but now they're what stand out to me as being a fun, defining feature.

As someone who grew up enjoying the quirkiness of artists like "Weird Al" Yankovic and They Might Be Giants, I've found that Ben Folds' style has a special place in my heart. I just wish his style was a a little more consistent; I find it difficult to find an album that really suits my tastes beyond a couple of tracks.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sci-Fi Distortion

I'm not sure if it's the music I've been listening to, or what, but I haven't had any good fodder for The Phonological Loop for a long while. Admittedly I missed posting once a couple of months ago, but alas the music has left my head, and I feel it would be inappropriate to go back and fake a post. Perhaps that song will come back in the future for your enjoyment, but that's not what we're focusing on today.

Today I've been living with a short little instrumental loop from the song "Sci-Fi Distortion" by X-Treme Bass. Don't worry if you've never heard of this particular artist, it's pretty obscure. I happened upon this CD in a batch of promo discs that were given to me years ago by a family friend. Out of the roughly 30 CDs I received, I think I only kept about 4. On a side note, the best thing that came of it was introducing me to Propellerheads.

I'm not really minding the loop, but it'd be pretty cool if I could get a subwoofer installed in my brain. As the artist's name suggests, there's a good bit of bass in the tune and I feel like even my imagination isn't doing it justice.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Reflex

Ah...the reflex...whatever the heck it is. Even the song doesn't seem to know what the reflex is. I want to find the members of Duran Duran and ask them what the lyrics to "The Reflex" mean. What is is all about? I want to know because I want to understand the nature of the beast that's been living inside my head for the last 4 days. Sure, sometimes a little "New Moon On Monday" creeps in, or perhaps it's thoughts of "Rio," but it always ends with "The Reflex" (or "The Re fle-fle-fle-fle-flex").

Seriously, if anyone has a clear idea what the heck the song is about, please, let me know.