Monday, July 05, 2010

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part Two

Ten Bears, "Braces" (MP3 courtesy of KEXP Song of the Day podcast).

**Note** This is gonna be the last song for this weekend. See below explanation, and you might not want to disburb me for a little bit.

Label site

OMG You wouldn't believe what I had to go through to get this for you. This is truly a testament to how much I like this song and how OCD I am. OMG.

When there's a song I want to use for my blog, I copy the URL into a notepad file. Ideally I'm supposed to type in the name of the song and band in so that I know who recorded it.

Well, I didn't type in anything except the URL, and unfortunately with KEXP's mp3s, they don't label the song in the URL. It just says then a bunch of numbers and letters.

Well I've been looking at this URL in my notepad file every week and kicking myself because I didn't label it. Today I actually listened to the song, and I loved it so much that I spent 45 minutes trying to figure out what it was. first I Googled the lyrics. I tried "middle of 1980s", I tried "dancing in the streets to Bronski Beat". Couldn't find it. "Turn it back and push it down". Nope. "Spinning round, upside down". Nothing. So I took a different tack. I went through every song on Kexp's song of the day podcast and compared the file to the file name I had. May 20th, ladies and gents. That's where I found it. I have to go find my wits again now.

Video for "Braces"


Fiona said...

thats a lot of effort! This song is totally worth it though :)

Lola said...

Thank you :)