06 April 2007

M.Y.S.K.A.: Lonely? Bat It Down!

There are songs, and then there are tunes. You know the ones. That you hear for the first time, and then have to listen to them again. And again. The lyrics are poetically compelling. The music grabs you, knocks you down, makes you happy, makes you sad, makes you THINK.

And then you can't get it out of your pointy head.

This is one of those: Mike Doughty's Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well. It's been in my pointy head since last summer from his Haughty Melodic release of unsuck listen list fame. The song's message is powerfully poignant but not realizable when first heard - maybe that's why it stuck. Work still to be done.

Here's to fewer "uncool ways of decathecting".

And the only way to beat it is to bat it down
And the only way to beat it is to bat it down
And the only way to beat it is to bat it down, down

Upon further thought ... perhaps it's because it takes me back to The Police and So Lonely. You?


whitenoise said...

catchy lil' thang...

Kristin said...

a) I like this so much I am off to check out more of his music.

b) I like this so much I sent a link for this post to a friend who comes to mind with the lonliness angle.

c) I like this : )

Rick said...

I find it interesting to see how your little mind processes things. :)

CheekierMeSly said...

Kristin, check out "Tremendous Brunettes" on Haughty Melodic. It's a Cheek theme song. The whole album is an unsuck listen - you'll enjoy it. He does a great acoustic cover of Mary J Blige's "Real Love" on his earlier CD.