A Weekend Filled With Music

Visiting Florida or anywhere I rent a car always brings up the questions “What CDs should I bring?” and “Is there a chance the car I rent will have one of those adapters that will allow me to play music via my iPhone?” Given the slim chance that yes is the answer to the latter question, I usually end up spending quite a bit of time on the first question. Mostly I bring a combination of whatever I’ve just acquired and something I’m a bit used to. I also have to consider that I often have a passenger in the car and that passenger is mostly my mom, who is not necessarily the biggest fan of Robyn, even if the song is as catchy as what should be her current single “Time Machine”

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It certainly feels like forever since I’ve updated this blog and that’s because it has been forever! It’s partially out of laziness and partially because I don’t really feel like anybody reads it. Most times it’s just easier to post something to Facebook but despite Mark Zuckerberg’s desire for us to do everything on Facebook, some thoughts are better told in a blog format.

Visiting Florida or anywhere I rent a car always brings up the questions “What CDs should I bring?” and “Is there a chance the car I rent will have one of those adapters that will allow me to play music via my iPhone?” Given the slim chance that yes is the answer to the latter question, I usually end up spending quite a bit of time on the first question. Mostly I bring a combination of whatever I’ve just acquired and something I’m a bit used to. I also have to consider that I often have a passenger in the car and that passenger is mostly my mom, who is not necessarily the biggest fan of Robyn, even if the song is as catchy as what should be her current single “Time Machine”


She (my mom) kept saying that Lykke Li sounded like a child. I brought along Youth Novels as I’ve been eagerly awaiting her forthcoming lp, “Wounded Rhymes”. Until then, I enjoyed “Little Bit”


I did give my mom and sister a bit of a break from Swedish pop singers. A good chunk of car time was devoted to the new Iron & Wine lp, “Kiss Each Other Clean“, which they seemed to like except for any track where parts of lyrics were repeated!

I also managed to listen to Janelle Monae‘s “Arch Android”, She & Him‘s  “Volume 1” as well as the new Cut Copy album, “Zonoscope”. At night and online, I managed to download Radiohead’s “King of Limbs” and yes, the day early… I do love both the video and music from the single “Lotus Flower”.


I also happened upon a video for a new Beth Ditto track, one from a forthcoming solo album. It’s an interesting dance track and the video is reminiscent of Madonna’s “Vogue” and “Justify my Love”. It’s called “I Wrote the Book” and you can listen to it exclusively on Spin.com.

The weekend ended with my listening to Adele’s 21 in its entirety. I was pleasantly surprised to here Adele pay tribute to The Cure with her stripped-down rendition of “Love Song“. This acapella “tiny desk concert” gives you a sense of how powerful her voice is.


Finally, just before going to bed, I stumbled upon the new Holy Ghost! track, “Do it Again”, which you can download for free on their site and listen to here.

Holy Ghost – Do It Again by DFA Records

What tomorrow holds, I’m not exactly sure but I can assure you that I won’t be asking the question “Who are Arcade Fire?” 😉

Author: John Vasko

I’m an Internet and Social Media Media Enthusiast always trying to keep up with what’s news or what’s new in technology. On this personal blog, you'll find music reviews, photos, weird or tacky things I found online, and lifestreaming.