And here I, and no doubt you, because of technical glitches, thought The List of the Moment Volume 11, Part One would be delayed. My apologies that this was not up this morning or sooner, but between the computer problems and other issues this has taken some time and I hope you’ll forgive. I do hope this is a good list and that you will find works here that you’ll like and relate to and that will take you back or even to the now or to the future ~ to music that you do not know and that you’ll even try something new. After all, that is part of the reason for the List. It’s not all about nostalgia, though that’s certainly part of it. It’s about finding new stuff… I’m still on my Sia kick and think everyone needs to listen to "Breathe Me"… have you?
Without further ado… I present the List of the Moment Volume 11, Part One.
"How Soon is Now" by the Smiths — Who can forget that opening instrumental wail of this song? However it’s done, it just works. It sets the scene for the opening lines that really tell us who the person we’re dealing with is: “I am the sun and the heir of a …” The Best of the Smiths is a great album, though there are many I consider the safer route, though at one time I had pretty much all of them, I slowly sold them off in favor of just sticking with my favorites, which Best of pretty much has. "How Soon" is a great CD opener if you’re burning a new CD for a friend because it sets the stage perfectly with its strong opening chord. I have to say, I actually feel for this. Morrissey never was big on humor and lyrics always held that inherent. Witness:
- I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular
You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does.
"Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo — God, remember this one? The guy with the parakeet hair, Limahl or whatever his name was, blonded and gelled and who I remember at the time thinking was just the bee's knees which I should never admit, but did; and I thought this was a great song and in many ways I still do. I can be terribly shy (easy to be bold behind a computer screen, no?) so in person, much harder.