Saturday, May 15, 2010

MacArthur's Park is melting...

I'm beginning to see a trend in the music I properly really like. Apologies for the indulgent nature of this. It's a bit of a study and an audit of what I have and then an examination of the tangential possibilities. And it's working. I'm noting the tunes that come up on shuffle that I go, ahh! as opposed to just nodding along. Take the best song I've had on this morning from the Top 1000 I created last week. It is MacArthur Park by Donna Summer. Lyrically, it is nonsense, but I just adore the camp disco diva drama she brings to it. The pinnacle of the song where the orchestra completes the whole wall of sound is one of those moments where music matters. I now know it was written by "one of the greatest song writers the world has ever known" - Jimmy Webb. Maybe he could be a source of discovery.

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