Weekly Reflex Reaction

As much as I enjoy writing my thoughts on music, I’d like to hear yours for a change. So somewhat regularly, I’m going to put up some music on here and I want your reaction. Leave a comment and for any/all of the songs, write your reaction to the song – keep it brief! (5-15 words, extra points if you hit exactly 10) After a few days, I’m going to publish the most evocative/impressive/amusing comments here. Be sure to leave your name!
Ready?

UPDATE! The best reactions follow:
androgynous folk cabaret
Antony and the Johnsons – Hope There’s Someone

  • Aaron Neville and Joanna Newsom birthed one child named Antony. ~Aarika
  • Corine Tucker of Sleater-Kinney recast as a 400lb. troubadour.~E
  • nina simone reincarnate. troubled souls can produce beauty. somehow.~Anon.
  • roots reggae ballad
    เครดิต ฟรี ถอน ได้ 2561Ken Boothe – Everything I Own

  • David Gray’s wannabe brother meets a red stripe fanboi – no thx.~cJw
  • Ken’s longing vocal somewhat negated by dispassionate and bouncy instrumentation.~tom
  • Insipid in its theft of alien verse for vanilla purposes~mylime
  • 1950’s game show theme
    Norman Paris – I’ve Got A Secret (Plink Plank Plunk)

  • Cartoon characters chasing each other through the house on tip-toe.~L.N. Hammer
  • Kittens in pajamas tidying up the house~Justin
  • an energetic lullaby for the impressionable young Alex Trebek, perhaps?~Anne
  • 25 Responses to “Weekly Reflex Reaction”

    1. effo :

      A&tJ: Creepy voice, but hauntingly beautiful regardless.
      KB: Basic, boring reggae verses; but an excellent gets-in-your-head chorus. :)
      NP: Magic land where kids and candy found happiness together in the fifties

    2. Anne :

      A&tJ: this vocalist was most certainly ruthlessly teased in elementary school

      KB: more twinkle and spunk than the stale version by Bread

      NP: an energetic lullaby for the impressionable young Alex Trebek, perhaps?

    3. Justin :

      NP: kittens in pajamas tidying up the house

    4. Tonamel :

      A&tJ: The vibrato is out of control! Yet somehow it’s still very nice.

      KB: It’s stuck in my head.

      NP: Leroy Anderson can’t be beaten in the arena of happy music.

    5. lu :

      I really like “I’ve got a secret.” It sounds like something that would be in “Ren and Stimpy.”

    6. m*dot :

      a&tJ: the everyman variety of existential angst from an otherworldly throat.

      NP: we want to see it performed; we’re left with imagination.

    7. Aarika :

      A&tJ: Aaron Neville and Joanna Newsom birthed one child named Antony.

      KB: I think I’ve been listening to Madness too much lately because I really like this.

      NP: Plucktacular!

    8. Amahn :

      A&J: Love him w/ Cocorosie, love him solo, haunting song

    9. Colin :

      A&J: if my ears has testes this song would kick them. hard.

      KB: thisreviewistheshortestoneyoullgetbecauseitisonlyonewordseehowtherearenospacesorpunctuationthatmeansthisisalloneworditsanincrediblewordtoobecauseitisonewordthatnotonlyaccuartelydescribesmyopionionofapieceofmusicbutitalsodefinesitselfthereisnootherwordlikeitinallofcreationthereishowevermoresongslikethisoneitsnotabadsonganditiscatchyandithinktheguyhasagoodvoicebutitjustdoesntstrikemeassepecialasthisword

      NP: like angelfood cake: sweet and light

    10. popjunky :

      Antony & the Johnsons:
      Atmospheric wind-howling vocal attacks with thunderingly emotional piano accompaniment.

      Ken Boothe:
      Twice-as-memorable cover solely for an intrinsic earnestness the original lacked.

      Norman Paris:
      There’s a caper happening. Look quick or you’ll miss it.

    11. L.N. Hammer :

      A&tJ: The Neville Brothers’ little brother sings in a gospel cabaret.

      KB: Pardon me, but have you seen my backbeat around here?

      NP: Cartoon characters chasing each other through the house on tip-toe.

      —L.

    12. Anonymous :

      A&J: Annoying whimpering manthing. Haunting, yes, like a ghost. He is the Freddy Krueger of music.

      http://www.dustinland.com

    13. phoenix :

      A&tJ: Ethereal. Moving. Emotional and evocative, all while being soulful.

      KB: Better than the original. Suitable for a mixtape for a loved one.

      NP: A Cheerful compliment to the others, now it’s stuck in my head. Thanks!?

    14. E :

      A&J: Corine Tucker of Sleater-Kinney recast as a 400lb. troubadour.

    15. Chris Wilcox :

      a> Scary voice; I don’t think vibrato should be so controlled, regardless of what modern pop suggests. (shit, 16 words. ;)

      b> David Gray’s wannabe brother meets a red stripe fanboi – no thx.

      c> Plink Plank Plunk went the drunken bumblebee.

    16. Aaron :

      Plink Plank Plunk was the name of Chalie Mingus’ first band.

    17. Anonymous :

      antony: nina simone reincarnate. troubled souls can produce beauty. somehow.

    18. tom :

      “Hope There’s Someone”: A reminder that we all die alone. Broken dreams. Regret.

      “Everything I Own”: Ken’s longing vocal somewhat negated by dispassionate and bouncy instrumentation.

    19. Adonis :

      A&tJ: And you thought the Castrati were all dead. This song is about his lost manhood, and I can kind of relate. Sometimes I miss my foreskin so much I can barely stand it.

      15 words? Pfffttt…

    20. mylime :

      sincerely raw, desperately pure, I hear your fear grinding on

      insipid in its theft of alien verse for vanilla purposes

      blissfully energetic, meth filled music binge. can’t not be happy

    21. Anonymous :

      Antony = (tiny tim + iggy pop) / keith jarrett . i won’t listen to it again, but i’m not sorry i heard it.

      ken boothe sucked the syrupy goodness out of a classic and filled it with soul-free reggae. don’t do that anymore, ken.

      norman paris would make good background music for gym class at a mental institution.

    22. Anonymous :

      A&tJ: Always seems to be faking that anguish… Somebody get him some Elvis Costello records, please.

      KB: Boring

      NP: Brilliant! Funny, lighting, delightful…

    23. Anonymous :

      A&tJ: the cyclical final is a superb spyral growing up to the blue. It seems a Mike Olfield outburst!! Please, anybody who write me the lyrics? (Spain. Europe)

    24. ruminator :

      AB&J: Please put the poor fellow out of his misery…

      KB: I like reggae and this is cute…

      NP: PPP is exactly correct… I would use this a torture for my unexpected guests…

    25. MessengerBoy :

      Leroy Anderson: Master composer of the best novelty music of all time. See http://www.leroy-anderson.com.