Friday Night Videos!
OK, I know I will get some grief for this one – the jokes write themselves. Bring ’em on.
But does anybody else experience the phenomenon of actually really enjoying a song, artist or album while it’s on, only to immediately forget it as soon as it’s over? To the point of actually asking who the artist is, when you next hear it?
And every time you hear them, you make a mental note to track down the album, or play it more often (because maybe you even OWN it…but you are not quite sure), but it just…never…seems…to stick?
Here are two artists that consistently do that to me.
Up top is Solvent – he makes buzzy retro analogue synthpop with vocodered vocals. Very Kraftwerk / Vince Clarke / Gary Numan. I like modular melodic stuff like this.
But I always immediately forget that I like (or even KNOW) Solvent, again and again.
Until I’m in the shower and it comes up on shuffle and I go, “hey, what IS this, I LIKE this!”, and check the display, and smack myself in the forehead, and vow to play his stuff more often. Rinse and repeat.
It’s melodic, it’s rhythmic – and for me at least, it is somehow, upon completion, able to immediately & retroactively erase any evidence of its own existence in my brain.
Until I hear this song again and think, “wow, that’s really pretty”:
French Kicks – Trial of the Century
What are YOUR favorite-yet-forgettable songs, albums or artists?
That is, if you can remember them?