It was 1994 and the majority of my musical diet consisted of mostly everything my grandparents wouldn’t be into. If it didn’t involve a pit, encouragement to jump on and launch myself off a stage in a concert setting, I was likely spinning it less regularly. The songs that would emanate from my upstairs bedroom at their house upon waking, showering, heading out for the afternoon or the night were tailor made for driving neighbors nuts, as well as the home where I was residing.
How was it tolerated then?
Well, said grandparents had seven children before I came into this world, and they had heard it all before. My uncles blasted The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen. My aunts did the same with The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues and The Doors. Me thinking I was pushing the envelope with Pantera elicited yawns.
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Turn them into makeshift frames for artwork!
Yesterday marked the last time St. Patrick’s Day will be on a Saturday until 2029, leaving all the amateurs in a tough spot when it comes from figuring out how to balance their vomit-inducing pub crawls with a much-needed day of rest afterward. To wit, this will create some sadness, but here’s a Sunday Groove which may soften the blow a bit.
Not a ton of people are aware that Sarah McLachlan’s massive hit “I Will Remember You” has its roots deep in an instrumental composition from Séamus Egan. She used the track “Weep Not for the Memories” as the basis for her composition, adding lyrics written by herself and Dave Merenda.
“I Will Remember You” initially appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 indie-film The Brothers McMullen, but didn’t become a hit for McLachlan until it was re-released as a live version from her 1999 concert album Mirrorball.
YouTube and Spotify of the track after the jump.
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We’re already short today due to Daylight Saving Time, so let’s get into this week’s Sunday Groove. It comes from Massive Attack and their groundbreaking 1991 trip hop masterpiece Blue Lines. The song is “Daydreaming,” the first single for the record which came out in October of 1990. Original video and audio from the 2012 remix and master after the jump.
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of Sunday Groove. I’ll be looking to deliver a song recommendation around this time on a regular basis to end the weekend on a [somewhat] chill note. Nothing too raucous here, just something for the background whilst you make an omelette for your lover, read the New York Times to your dog or nurse a hangover from going a bit hard on Friday or Saturday.
Up first is Lali Puna, an electropop unit out of Munich. The song is the title track to last year’s Two Windows, the band’s fifth album. Have a listen after the jump, and check back in on future Sundays for more.
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As of today, my new Twitter handle is @mickchrysalis. This puts the final nail in the Black Branch Moonlight/BlackBranchMC social media casket I’ve been using for years. I stopped feeling it long ago and kept with it out of habit, waiting to redo it with something that fit…better I suppose.
So where did this one come from?
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Best of the year in music. Otherwise known as “Blah Blah Blah…Another Best of the Year in Music.” I’d really love to claim that this list is different than every other one out there, but the one thing I can say is it’s the one I came up with for 2017.
Playlist and a short descriptor after the jump.
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