Another Earworm, Housekeeping, Infinity, and a Priest

Featherstone – The Paper Kites

I stumbled across this song via what I consider one of YouTube’s most annoying features.  When looking up a new artist on YouTube, I usually find there’s a playlist the site will generate of that band’s most popular songs.  However, these playlists are sometimes interspersed with songs from other bands that YouTube’s algorithms “think” are similar.  This makes no sense at all to me, but it did lead to me discovering this song from a band I had never heard of.

I suppose it got stuck in my head because of its plaintive but somehow upbeat melody.  Plus, it’s rather calming.  The harmonies are also neat.  Indie folk-rock: what’s not to love?  (Still not sure quite what to make of the video though…)

I do however have a few things to address in addition to music.  Just some points regarding this blog, in case any of you have been wondering:

  1. Yes, more Greece posts are coming.  I think during Christmas break I should be able to get a lot done on this front.  I’ve not forgotten.
  2. There are several of you whose comments always seem to require my approval.  I don’t know why this is because it should be set up so anyone with one approved comment already is in the clear.  And I don’t know whether you people to whom this occurs care much, but yeah.  Just thought I’d say, I’m aware WordPress keeps doing that… and that I have no idea why, or how to stop it.
  3. There is no item three.  But things always look better in threes.  So here is the third item, which doesn’t exist.  Except it does exist now.  Or does it?
  4. Because I felt like it.
  5. Oh, but does four exist?  Do five or six?  Does seven exist, but invisibly?
  6. Do 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc. exist?  Are there in fact an infinite number of items here?

Also, on an entirely different topic, I’ve been watching a lot of Fr. Robert Barron’s videos on YouTube lately.  I encourage you to look him up; I find his videos are very intellectual and logical.  Gives one something to think about on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Bit of a ramble today… the product of the past hour and a half of my mind’s wanderings.  Time to go crank up the stereo and bake some granola.

Have a happy Sunday!

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Earworm Double Feature

Dream Song – Benjamin Gibbard

Lily – Benjamin Gibbard

I wasn’t a huge fan of Ben Gibbard’s solo album, but the first few songs I thought were all quite good.  These two were also rather catchy, and thus they got stuck in my head.  The lyrics to “Dream Song” are also neat.  And “Lily”, if somewhat generic, is an enjoyable listen.

Enjoy!   And apologies to any audiophiles out there for the audio quality of the first video.  Not everyone’s a perfectionist when it comes to that sort of thing unfortunately.  :\

Earworm: Natural Anthem

Natural Anthem – The Postal Service

Having a song stuck in my head with a four minute long intro is a little annoying.  But I didn’t choose for it to be there, and it’s a neat song.  And while it’s a little repetitive, it doesn’t just stay still; it grows.  And I like the lyrics.

But seriously, YouTubers, do you really think that pointing out that the video (which is just a picture of the album art) is HD makes it a good one?  The video resolution here is entirely irrelevant; it is the audio quality that matters.  Or am I supposed to stare in awe at its high-res glory instead of listening to the song?  I still don’t know.

Happy Wednesday everybody.  Enjoy the music.

Latest Earworms – Fireflight and The Postal Service

Howdy, folks.  It’s Music Monday, a phrase I just invented because this post happens to be about music and it’s Monday.  When I get a song stuck in my head, it oftentimes results in my purchasing it.  Today I bring you two songs which fit that description.  Previously, I have discussed music from several genres, and today is no different, as I recommend a little electropop and some Christian rock.

For your listening pleasure:

For Those Who Wait – Fireflight

Music has the power to really speak to people.  I think at everyone needs a song like this at some point in their life.

Such Great Heights – The Postal Service

Something a little more eccentric, but a neat song.  I’ve been obsessed with Death Cab for Cutie lately, and that’s how I came across TPS.  Neat story: the lead singer from DCFC (Ben Gibbard) started The Postal Service with James Tamborello of Dntel after the relative success of Dntel’s “This Is the Dream of Evan and Chan”, which Gibbard was guest vocalist on.  It’s a small world.  The name came about because they worked on it long-distance and would send each other CD’s of the tracks via post.

Well, it’s Monday, but hey, cheer up.  God still loves you immensely.  Until later.

DFTBA.

Latest Earworms – Owl City and DCFC

Here’s the latest, straight from the infinite loop that plays in my head when a song gets stuck there.  I just like to post stuff like this because when a song gets stuck in my head, I think it’s awesome and everyone should listen to it.  But that’s just because it’s stuck in my head.  Sometimes it actually gets irksome, like this one time I kept humming this dungeon music from Legend of Zelda and thinking “Wow, this is an annoying song.”

But I digress.  It’s up to you.  Listen if you like.  Enjoy!

Fireflies – Owl City

I know his voice is auto-tuned, but it’s such a cool song.

Transatlanticism – Death Cab for Cutie

This.  Is.  Beautiful.