Friday, February 18, 2011


I don't usually mention songs that come into my head only because I've freshly heard them; that immediate mental link seems too obvious to me. But the version I heard of Coldplay's big hit "Clocks" the other day was a unique one: I heard it in a Chinese restaurant; it was a Musak version played on wood flute. There are several instrumental covers of the song on YouTube, but I can't find the precise one.

Artist: Coldplay (Musak version: unknown)
Year: 2002
Rating: warm

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Witch's Wand

Been nine months since my last Sloan entry. Still, somewhat surprisingly, the top band in my head. I have one of my favorite Canadians to thank for that.

Artist: Sloan
Year: 2008
Rating: Luke Hot

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I admit that this is a "good" song, and it's catchy as hell, but when it was at its commercial peak, it was ubiquitous, and it drove me fucking craaaaazy. Now, it remains a most pernicious earworm.

Artist: Gnarls Barkley
Year: 2006
Rating: Cold

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Three Stooges Theme

...'specially that very last part, "do do dee doo dee doo!"

Based on the traditional folk song Listen to the Mockingbird from 1855.

Era: 1930s Stooges movies