I woke up with this song in my head. I don’t know why.
This is one of the songs of my younger years. In 1997 I was twenty-one, still finding my feet and asking some very hard questions of myself regarding my identity, my worthiness, my goals and dreams and aspirations. Many of those questions, another twenty-one years later, I have yet to answer. This song, released at such an influential period in my life, retains a special place in my heart.
My information on this may be shaky but as I understand it, the artists (Bad Wolves) were intending to collaborate on this song with the Cranberries prior to Dolores O’Riordan’s death. She was only four years older than me. This song therefore became a tribute, and a compelling one it is.
The lyrics are a little different but they point out something utterly essential: we haven’t learnt. For all our advances in technology, society and medicine, it truly is ‘the same old theme in 2018.’
Argh! I missed last Monday’s post! Oh well. Two posts for today, it seems.
I have a real soft spot for this song. I first heard it as ‘Bloodsucker 2000’ on the album ‘Music from the Succubus Club.’ I won’t go into the nuances, but suffice it to say this dark but playful tune caught my heart pretty much immediately.
This is the track that a friend of mine used to introduce me to the concept of electroswing and, more specifically, the excellent French band, Caravan Palace. It remains one of my favourites of theirs, though others hold special places in my heart nowadays.
I don’t pay a great deal of attention to musical trends or genres, so I was unaware of the existence of electroswing before this song – and I have to say, I love it. The fusion of old and new is kind of incredible, and Caravan Palace does it particularly well.
And so, I present it without further comment. Enjoy.
A friend of mine recently suggested – or perhaps welcomed, or challenged, depending on your viewpoint – that I begin regularly posting a Music Monday entry to my blog. She does the same and has found it helpful to have a regular blogging goal to which she can adhere.
I’m uncertain how to approach this without being too self-critical, so instead I’m not going to overthink it. Music will be posted from Spotify unless I have a strong urge to throw in a video, in which case I’ll aim to share the artist’s official video from YouTube.
So here is my first entry: Double Thread, by Melbourne-based band, The Orbweavers.