Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hi-Fi Friday, March 27, 2015

Previously, on “gambrinous with griffonage”…

In an effort to attempt to blog a little more, I’m somewhat “borrowing” a schtick from Blobby at Blobby’s Blog. I guess this makes the second thing I’ve borrowed from him actually. Maybe one day I’ll come up with something of my own.

I have this method of ranking music in my library, which currently consists of 34,968 songs: By default, all new songs in my library get ⭐️⭐️⭐️. As I listen to them, I sort them as follows: ⭐️ means it’s “rubbish” (as Dr. Spo would say) and I’ll probably delete it from the library, ⭐️⭐️ means it’s just “meh” but I’ll probably keep it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️ means it’s okay and we will probably talk over it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means I really like and may potentially sing at random, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means everyone better shut the fuck up because my song is on! You know the kind of songs I’m talking about. We all have them.

These are mine, one post at a time.

I’m starting my approach to this with songs I’ve given ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to in iTunes. There’s only 90 of them at the moment. I’ll probably sneak in an occasional ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as well.

I’ve always been a fan of cake. And CAKE. They have had a few popular hits over the years, and one of my favorites is from their 2011 self-produced album Showroom of Compassion. I speak of CAKE’s “Sick of You”.

I got to see CAKE in concert in April 2012 down in Fayetteville. There was much crowd participation with this particular song. Which made it memorable and quite fun. And that’s probably where I first fell in love with it.

“Sick of You” supposedly got radio play in the US, but as I haven’t listened to terrestrial radio in the last 10 years or so, I wouldn’t know. I’m always either listening to one of several SiriusXM channels, stations on Pandora, or to music from my own collection. I can’t stand commercials. Or the incessant chatter of radio personalities. So I haven’t really got a clue as to what’s “popular” on the radio these days.

Like most of CAKE’s songs, there’s most always a political or sociological slant to it. To be honest, I really don’t care about any of that. I just really, really like the song. It has a catchy bass line that helps carry the song. And very catchy vocals. I mean, who hasn’t wanted to just belt out those words at certain individuals at times? Or maybe that’s just me. The song just gets in your head, and has “ear worm” written all over it.

In search of the song, I found their video, which I haven’t seen until today. It’s a little… strange. But enjoy the song!

Until next time...
Erik