Tuesday, June 30, 2009

On Music That Does What It's Probably Supposed To Do

"Homesick", by Kings of Convenience. I never remember it between hearings. Then it'll play unexpectedly on the stereo in a cafe or tea house, and my reaction is always the same: "Goodness, that sounds like Simon & Garfunkle. Wait--this is that song, isn't it? The one that's obviously meant to sound like Simon & Garfunkle? And clearly references them? Yes it is."

I'll lose some sales
and my boss won't be happy
but I can't stop listening to the sound
Of two soft voices
blended in perfection
on the reels of this record that I've found