We lost the Poet Laureate of sun, sand, and margaritas this week. On September 1, 2023, Jimmy Buffett died after four years battling skin cancer.
Something about the song lyrics was familiar, but I knew I’d never heard that song before.
I was introduced to “The Swing” and “Dead Man’s Party” at the same time. While both were awesome and have stayed with me, I found Dead Man’s Party to be fucking amazing.
The Chris Isaak-esque vocals and smooth and tropical instrumentals meld together to evoke images and memories of places I’d never been, but surely dreamed about.
Entering the house after school to the strains of Alison Moyet belting out the lyrics to “Don’t Go” was a turning point in my musical life.
I’m loving the hunt for special LP’s. I have a huge MP3 collection–and don’t get me wrong, I love my MP3’s. But since getting a new record player for Christmas I’ve been on the hunt for special albums. Remember the Seinfeld “sponge-worthy” episode? I’m into “vinyl-worthy.” I’m having a decidedly wonderful time scouting out the…
It’s the very first remix/remake showdown. I have so many remakes and cover songs in my music library I decided it was time to put them head-to-head to see which one comes out the winner. This first installment has The Carpenter’s squaring off against Sonic Youth. Know what the song is?