New Music Monday DeliversApr 07, 2014
The benevolent gods of radio give us new music for every new week, something of a reward for making it through the weekend I believe, and this week, said gods delivered.
The benevolent gods of radio give us new music for every new week, something of a reward for making it through the weekend I believe, and this week, said gods delivered. Actually, allow me to digress, I don't believe delivered is a strong enough verb. Here's what happened... it was the bottom of the ninth, two outs, bases loaded and the home team, i.e. the gods of good music, were down by three. Monday was pitching and College Radio stepped up to the plate.
The first pitch was a little low and outside, it was called a strike though, an unfortunate blow for the good guys. The next pitch was a rising fastball, not wanting to take another strike, College Radio stepped up and took a hack... strike two, no contact was made. The count was now 0 and 2, and The Gods of Good Music were a strike away from loosing to Monday, but then something incredible happened. The next pitch was a hanging curve. As it was delivered time seemed to slow down. Everything became quiet, dead silent in fact. The batter was focused, he could see the sweat flying of the pitchers hand and the seams of the ball as it hung in the air. College Radio adjusted his weight, he leaned back and then, with every bit of his energy he twisted his hips and swung. Crack, the ball flew off the bat as if it were attached to a rocket. As the ball flew over the heads of all the players on the field, a sight so spectacular it seemed almost ficticious, the noise level slowly began to raise, in unison with the realizatiion that College Radio had just triumphed over Monday. The noise that came from the crowd was not cheers though, it was the sound of a guitar, it was the sound of brand new music. That's probably the best way to describe it.
But Abe, what was the song that came on you may ask. Well, it was Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks and the song Little Fang, a song I feel may have been designed for me to obsess over. Almost a modern Monster Mash with a music video promimently featuring a cat puppet designed by the fine folks behind the muppets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6cngTn2_NY The video should say more than I can even attempt to.