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01/01/2015 — Leave a comment

Ok let’s just say it. 2014 was weird. Really WEIRD. Throughout the year there were positive notes and less positive ones and all sorts of sad, depressing, sometimes terrible happenings around the world. But it’s a new year and in a few hours the sun will rise on our next shot at making things better, brighter and braver. Let’s look back on 2015 in a year with a smile.

Happy New Year, Everyone! Let’s make it a good one…”let’s tell the world about it now, happy days are here again…!”

See last year’s NYE post here.

This year seems to have flown by…. it’s hard to say 2014 has been a great year given all the tragic news stories worldwide. It feels safe to say that 2014 has been, if nothing else, good n’ weird.

Since it’s the last Friday of this weird year, here’s one last installment of “weird music of the day” or wmotd. Since I started the year with a tune from Professor Kliq, it seemed appropriate to end with another of his tracks (or two).

Bust That Bust This and This by Professor Kliq

Check out the first wmotd here or review all of the wmotd selections from the year here.

It’s not even Christmas yet, let alone New Year’s Eve, but let’s admit it, this song is a good listen any time of year.

New Year’s Prayer by Jeff Buckley

Mental Strain at Dawn by Jack Purvis

Emmma Donovan and the PutBacks from Melbourne

Haglél by Mugison

You can buy/download the whole album from Bandcamp here.

Spoonful by Howlin’ Wolf

So this week I wanted to share this remix of I miss you by Bjork but honestly the original video directed by John Kricfalusi is more interesting visually.

Ok.. so I like the main riff of this song, but the Theremin-y/whistle-y shrill bit(s)? Not so much. Even so, thought it was close enough to share… It’s the sort of track I might listen to on one of my long walks in an attempt to slow down my usually (very) brisk pace.

Shapeshifter Blues by Pilote

Halloween calls for something a little different.. a little silly. At least if you ask me.

Car Wash by the Easy Virtue Orchestra

Peculiar Fascination by Yasume

It’s 10/10..Have a lucky day….

Or perhaps you’d prefer the album version of this song…

Tomorrow night, Baltimore’s own Bosley will be playing at the Mobtown Ballroom. Live music and dancing, you can’t go wrong.

Tripped over this group late one night while surfing among public radio stations and thought their music was a nice change from what I’ve been listening to recently and that’s why I’m sharing it with you today, dear readers.

How about you? What have you been listening to lately?

Was digging through stacks of music I hadn’t listened to in a long while and uncovered, among other things, an album by the Ditty Bops.. It sounds like fun music for a warm night outside laughing friends, doesn’t it?

Wishful Thinking by The Ditty Bops

Glory by Wye Oak

A friend turned me on to this group recently… the jury is still out for me about their sound, but still wanted to share their music with a broader audience.

Cold Steps by Professor Professor

When I lived in Colorado, I discovered DeVotchKa. They were one of the cooler local bands in the area in my book.

I like this song and find that most people have a hard time sitting still while listening to it (which is good, if you ask me). As such, I wanted to share a more artful presentation of the song this week in the form of a piece of student work from a few years ago by Daron Nefcy.

Death by Blonde by DeVotchKa

Here’s the full album version of the song.
And here’s a performance of the song in Denver’s Mercury cafe (A good spot for brunch too, btw)

This song reminds me of a number of things, but most strongly late fall/early winter in Göteborg where I listened to this album quite a bit. This recording is much newer than the original but still pleasant in my opinion and today I could use some optimism.

I’se a Muggin by Django Rheinhardt