Friday Music Day: Transitions….or not

Happy Friday, all. You made it through another week. Give yourself a pat on the back, and maybe a beer, if you indulge.

This is right around the time of year where my music taste would metamorphose. Winter is the time of year for darker and often harsher music, and Summer is obviously the time for lighter, poppier, more airy music.

That hasn't really happened yet this year. I think that's partially because, with only a few exceptions, this Spring has been kind of chilly. It hasn't really felt like "windows rolled down" kind of weather, so it hasn't really felt like "windows rolled down" kind of music, either.

Does anyone else do this every year? If so, have you yet this year?

14 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: Transitions….or not”

  1. I sortof do that. Often a switch to more radio listening or hip-hop records.

    Here's my R10:
    1. Veruca Salt “Shimmer Like a Girl” Blow It out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt*
    2. Aphex Twin “Bucephalus Bouncing Ball” Come to Daddy
    3. (Sandy) Alex G “Sugar” House of Sugar*
    4. Jane's Addiction “Jane Says” Nothing's Shocking
    5. Bing Cosby “Gay Love” Can't We Be Friends? 78*

    6. Underworld “Scribble” Scribble (single)
    7. The Cinematic Orchestra “The Man with the Movie Camera” Every Day
    8. Grimes “IDORU (Algorithm Mix)”* Miss Anthropocene
    9. Herman's Hermits “There's a Kind of Hush All over the World”* There's a Kind of Hush All over the World
    T. Smashing Pumpkins “Stumbeliene” Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

    1. The Albini-produced EP. Love his insistence on the credit "Recorded by Steve Albini".
    Degrees of separation: Albini recorded the self-released first album by West Thordson's band A Whisper in the Noise. West was in my high school and for one quarter, my physics partner.

    3. Yeah, I don't really get it.

    5. From 1929. Oldest recording in my iTunes. Based on the catalog number, it must've been his third single. It was recorded when he was 26.

    8. There's an American Robin and a Song Sparrow in the intro to the song. Grimes used Black-capped Chickadees in the intro to a song on Art Angels as well.

    9. I'm torn on whether to capitalize "Over". It's a preposition of 4 letters or less. This site says that it falls into different rules by style:
    Chicago and NY Times: No, as it's a preposition (no mention of length).
    Wikipedia: No, as it's a preposition less than five letters.
    APA and MLA: Yes, as it's four or more letters.
    AP: Yes, it's three or more letters.
    But... The only style in which it's not capitalized in the simulator is Chicago.
    I don't know why it's Capitalized in NYT Style.
    Wikipedia does capitalize it. But it's not capitalized on the mini-discography on the main entry for Herman's Hermits.
    (Or is "All Over" a "compound preposition"? I tried again without "All" and got the same capital O.)
    Finally, the titles printed on the album sleeve and the sticker on the LP itself are in all caps, so I can't use that as guidance.

    1. I listened to House of Sugar again the other day, and after five songs, I was wondering if I'd just been incredibly short sighted on it, because at least four of the first five songs are capital-G Great. Then the rest of the album happened...

      It's near Hot Fuss level front-loadery.

  2. I have been working on my summer mix. This is my 10th mix, so I really want it to hit big. But I have not been feeling it at all, precisely because it hasn't felt summery.

    Until last night. Last night I was listening and just breaking through, and I went from having like, 2 songs, to too many songs.

    Also, I can't justify both Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" and CCR's "Long As I Can See The Light" but I'm having trouble deciding between them... which should go on the mix?

    1. Or lean into it and add Jimi Hendrix "Can You See Me" and then the Who "See Me, Feel Me".
      Then add a song by Seefeel.

  3. Also, last night I discovered American Aquarium, and I'm seriously digging their new country sound. If you like Isbell or Sturgill, check them out. I expect "The Luckier You Get" will end up on my summer mix.

  4. I started listening to Loose Koozies. Very much a Uncle Tupelo/early Wilco Americana sound that I very much like.

  5. 01. "Sleeper" – Kye KyeYoung Love
    02. "Tears Of Rage" – The BandMusic From Big Pink
    03. "Young And Happy!" – Hop AlongGet Disowned
    04. "Let's Drive Away" – Eleni MandellAfternoon
    05. "Never Be Mine" – Angel OlsenMy Woman
    06. "Serpent II" – Yves TumorSerpent Music
    07. "Only One" – Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
    08. "Special Stage" – ThundercatApocalypse
    09. "Violin Concerto in E Major Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269, "Spring": II. Largo" – Itzhak PerlmanVivaldi: The Four Seasons
    10. "The Break" – Urge OverkillExit The Dragon

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