Google Play I’m Feeling Lucky Radio thought I’d enjoy Michael Jackson singing in Spanish: “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu” (“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” in Spanish). I must admit, it does have me giggling. I have no idea how it’s trying to figure out my tastes, though. It’s doing a pretty bad job of it.
Primus covered the songs from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Definitely on the weird side. You can hear it here.
Piero Umiliani wrote Mah na mah na in 1968. (It was later made more famous by the muppets.) Here’s the original.
It’s come to my attention that North Korean pop music could be pretty weird. The name of one of their hit songs was “Excellent Horse-Like Lady”. It was about a great textile factory worker. Well, that’s different.
I was watching a Hindi movie and it seemed like it had a reasonable budget. But then the audio would sometimes distort…especially when they were singing. It’s like they blasted all the levels until the sound was distorted. From what I was reading, this is a weird style thing. Why would you destroy the songs in your musical with this wacky sound effect?
Apparently, Tainted Love was a cover song. Here’s the original by Gloria Jones. I always think it’s funny when the cover version becomes so famous that people usually don’t even know about the original.
I heard 103.7, The Oasis playing in a restaurant yesterday. It’s smooth jazz…muzak elevator music type stuff. Who would listen to that? Is there a whole fan base of people who love extremely generic music? “Have you heard that new album from John Smith? It has lots of…instruments.” I can only assume it’s targeted at businesses.
I’ve been playing with turntable.fm.
Fun stuff. It’s a game-like music website where you can pick songs as a DJ or just sit there in listen. You have a little character that stands in a room with many other characters and earn points when others like the song you pick. Helps you find a lot of likable music you’ve never heard of. Aside from obscure 80s stuff, I apparently like indie. Indie? Indie was the dog’s name.