I rediscovered my CD’s in my car this morning. I admit I have weird agglomeration of music, since I usually don’t look for it myself but go off almost entirely by recommendations, usually from my little brother and friends (like Zhar!). It fits me though, since my music is quirky much like myself.
I found a CD a friend made for me in college and the first song was by “The Mountain Goats”. Its called “Jenny” and you can search for it on lala. I forgot how much I like that song! Its very raw and the lyrics never quite make sense, but somehow it does. But the song is so quirky that it just makes me smile. Makes any sad day new again!
Like here are song of the lyrics:
“you roared into the driveway of our southwestern ranch-style house
on a new Kawasaki, all yellow and black
fresh out of the showroom.
our house faced west,
so the big orange sun positioned at your back,
lit up your magnificent silhouette.
how much better?
how much better can my life get?
900 cubic centimeters of raw whining power.
no outstanding warrants for my arrest.
whoa-whoa. whoa whoa.
the pirate’s life for me.”
I guess it sounds a lot better in song form.
Anyway, I was just looking them up to listen to some more songs, and I saw that they just released a new song. AND they appeared on the Colbe.rt Report two months ago. My quirky music going mainstream?
They do sound more polished.
SO anyways, I write this because its been a while since I’ve had any quirky recommendations and its been a while since I’ve had a good need for new music. Anyone have any suggestions?