I’ve been doing a lot of newer music lately so I thought it would be a good night to kick thing’s old school. I was at work telling my boss that I had a philosophy class tomorrow and almost immediately after the words philosophy came out of my mouth, I started singing the famous line from “What I Am” by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians. Apparently, this song came out in 1988. I had been under the impression that it was a 90s song. This song was definitely ahead of the curve in predicting where fem-rock was going to be going in the next five years or so. Anyways, this is just one of my favorite one hit wonder songs for sure. Here’s a really popular song from the late 80s that is smart and witty and well-constructed. It’s always refreshing when the public actually latches onto good music instead of the complete the shit they usually devour. I still can’t believe Adele sold as well as she did. Looking the way she does, it’s a testament to her immense musical talent that she was the success story of 2011. Anyways, I have to review the new Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti album for Baeble (anybody who wants to read my Fall Fest write up can find it here), so I’m going to keep this short.

 

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