You know what makes things fun sometimes? It’s when a friend recommends another friend for something. It shows you’re on the mind of that person. In the early days of a couple years ago when this blog was starting to get it’s feet I had very intent readers/listeners who would email me behind the scenes to recommend someone they really liked. I also usually email the artist being featured to have them recommend any of their favorite bands. I still do it, but I get the feeling people aren’t are open to spreading the word of music they like.
Today isn’t one of those days though. No, I actually got today’s song via a band that was told to check out my blog from another band that was featured last month, Dolphin City. So yeah on them! The power of friendship.
What I dig about today’s selection is the immediate uptempo feel. Actually I get a hint of an old movie that I’ve seen called Beverly Hills Cop. That’s only from the opening lines, from there it goes somewhere completely different. Its one of those rare songs that takes a tempo change from the verse to the prechorus. That’s a daring move but its working here.
One thing I really like about the recording is the space. I can fully hear where the instruments are sitting in the mix on a lappy. That’s pretty darn good job from the producer and mixer, whomever it was that did it. Not quite a mega polished production, but more than a demo. It’s a great spot to be in, where the music isn’t crushed to lifeless.
As for the subject of Jack Kerouac I’m not sure I’m following any kind of story in the lyrics. I’m not even sure I hear the title of the song in there. I do know that Jack Kerouac is a famous poet/auther/painter who influenced a lot of other influential writers and artists. Certainly a good reason to write a song about. At some point I’ll have to work out the lyrics, until then I’ll be content to move around the room to a fun beat with a soaring melody.
How about you?