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These Are Songs

October 16, 2008

At any given time, there will usually be one or two songs driving me crazy. For days, sometimes weeks on end, I have to listen to them every few hours, and I spend hours on end thinking about them, trying to figure them out. The idea of this blog is that I can do my obsessing out loud. Where possible I’ll embed youtube performances of the songs, otherwise I’ll use links to Grooveshark, which seems to offer every song in the world for free streaming.

The songs will tend to be American, because that is where so much of my favorite music comes from, but I’ll do my best not to get stuck in one genre, place or era. Readers can feel free to send me suggestions, but because I can never predict what songs I fall in love with, I can’t promise I’ll include your suggested song in the blog. Finally, I will never write about a song from the Berlin Cabaret tradition, because that is the worst kind of music in the world.