I send songs to my Dad to review and post his exact words. [My notes in brackets.]
REGINA SPEKTOR - SMALL TOWN MOON
Hidey Ho Folks! It’s been awhile, since Ol’ Audio Pops has posted but what a song to come back to!
I almost didn’t review this song or was going to give it really bad marks.
Wait, wait let me tell you what happened…When I went to open the link, nothing happened, so I clicked it two more times for good measure. Then the song popped up and started playing. All I heard was this incredibly annoying noise and garbled vocals. I thought, “Great, another Indie Band experimenting so much there is nothing left to the music.” I actually was going to write comments like, “I would rather listen to three cats fighting over chicken scraps in a metal garbage can!” and other stuff like that.
But BUT then I realized that a song actually opened for every one of my mouse clicks. The audio was overlapping and offset by about a half a second each. This is the type of fun you have when you get to be my age.
Anyway, I closed everything but one of the sound tracks and heard this incredible song that everyone will really enjoy. Regina Spektor is nothing like listening to fighting cats.
I was really digging the part between 1:38 and 1:56. I wish she would have used it often as a chorus. It’s one of those beats and melodies that could easily get stuck in your head, in the best way possible.
A personal note to Regina and anyone else with her question: “How do I leave without hurting everyone that made me who I am?”
The answer is quite simple: You cannot. But, if they know you are leaving for all the right reasons, and you really do understand that they truly did help to make you who you are, then it is a bittersweet hurt and there is happiness in the hurt. The people who love you want you to be who you are. They just want to be remembered, also.