Song of the Week: “Oh, Me” by Meat Puppets

by Douglas Cowie on 17 August 2018

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Oh, Me” by Meat Puppets:

For no particular reason I found myself watching Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” performance on YouTube last week, and ever since then I’ve had “Oh, Me,” which is one of the songs they play with the Meat Puppets, stuck in my head. This version is the original album version from Meat Puppets II. I also stumbled on this live version from 2009, which has some real sit up straight and listen guitar mayhem on it. If you’re not familiar with Meat Puppets, I recommend Meat Puppets II and Huevos, though I also have a soft spot for the album Too High To Die, which they released not long after their MTV appearance with Nirvana.

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Song of the Week: “Soon All Cities” by The Ex

by Douglas Cowie on 10 August 2018

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Soon All Cities” by The Ex:

I’m in Amsterdam. This is a good excuse to post a song by the awesome and long-running Dutch punk band, The Ex. I highly, highly, highly (highly, highly, highly) recommend going to see them live if you ever get a chance.  Even better, don’t leave it to chance.

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Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Piritorilta Taivasseen” by Teksti-TV 666:

I stumbled onto this  song thanks to the This Is That Song blog. Click on the link in that previous sentence to read all about what David Lee has to say about it, and about Teksti-TV 666, who have a new album coming out.

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Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Blonde in the Bleachers” by Joni Mitchell:

I was writing a scene earlier this week that includes a description of somebody performing this song more slowly and with different instrumentation than Joni Mitchell. “Blonde in the Bleachers” packs a whole bunch into a very short song.  I really, really, love the way the drums come in with that hesitating, big, yet restrained fill, and the marriage, there, of words and music. I also love the sense that the song might be turning into a Grateful Dead-esque noodle as it fades into the future.

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