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Saturday Song Obsession & Weekly Summation of Sounds: 1/21/12

If you’ve read my blog (or any of my writing) you might have noticed my affinity for alliteration. All two of you that is (thanks mom and dad). So with that in mind I chose the first in (hopefully) a weekly segment I have deemed Saturday Song Obsession. This will be the showcase for whatever song I’ve had in heavy rotation over that last week. I have a tendency to get fixated on some tune and listen to it ad nauseum. I feel sorry for my neighbors. (And I’ll also give a little weekly summation of shows and posts.)

“Sweet Sour” by Band of Skulls 

I heard this song for the first time at the FM 94.9’s Independence Jam 2011 (see that performance here.) Before their set I was only mildly interested in the band and most familiar with “Light of the Morning” from some car commercial. Blech. But at that show they were simply rocktastic and I was instantly intrigued, particularly by this tune. From the tickle-ish-ness of the first chords, to the simplistic lyrics, to that incredible guitar riff at about 2 minutes in… it’s a tasty tune, I gotta say (horrific pun intended). Plus a chick that plays bass and rocks hard with the big boys- Emma Richardson, you are made of awesome. I also have a thing for songs that end on an abrupt hard beat. I wish I had a number for how many times I’ve played this song recently, I’m guesstimating in the hundreds.  Tell me it’s not infectious.

Favorite lyrics:

“You were none the wiser, even though you tried to understand it. Try another spoonful. Love is to be truthful, dance around it.”

Summation of Sounds 

In case you missed my whirlwind week of posts (hope I can keep up the pace) here’s my reviews from last Friday, Saturday and Monday nights and my inaugural post on venues in San Diego:

Soundiest Spots, in which I take a stab at picking my favorite venues.

Friday, in which I find more reasons to love The Heavy Guilt.

Saturday, in which I find out Dead Feather Moon is, in fact, as good as I thought.

Monday, in which I solidify my fandom of The Silent Comedy, feel a little meh about Transfer and DFM continues to impress.

Here’s to good sounds, good spirits, and good stuff!



About Jen Van Tieghem

There aren’t many things I love more than music. While life spins away at a rapid beat I’ve realized it’s important to spend it doing what I love – enjoying music in San Diego. I have a handful of favorite venues, a heart full of favorite bands, and decided to write about it.

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