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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Start Wearing Purple

I've been kind of quietly curled up listening to "Family Tree: the Roots" by Radical Face on the head phones I finally caved in and bought, a simple $30 pair from Skull Candy, and enjoying bass and sound as it's meant to be... loud, dark, and sweet! (I love it, and if I still had a record player, I'd have put money down on the vinyl being released.) It is pure mellow magic, but I did take a break for a song that always makes me laugh...and laughter is what I needed.

Gogol Bordello is a band that is reminicient of the polka I admittedly can't stand, but heavier. It is a "gypsy beat"... as in, Romani Gypsy. (And not, the Irish Traveller BBC wedding gypsy.)

The story goes that the lead singer and his girlfriend had a lot of fights. One day he noticed a nutty cat lady neighbor who was given to screaming and crazy behavior. She wore a lot of purple...so... When the girlfriend and singer were fighting, he told her (the girlfriend) that she might as well start wearing purple.

In its' beauty: Start Wearing Purple, By Gogol Bordello.

 

8 comments:

  1. I love hearing something new! thanks!

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  2. I love discovering new music (even at my advanced age). So thanks for this. BTW, I just discovered how to post a comment, which I haven't been able to do forever!! I guess I forgot somewhere along the way.

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  3. I love discovering new music (even at my advanced age). So thanks for this. BTW, I just discovered how to post a comment, which I haven't been able to do forever!! I guess I forgot somewhere along the way.

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  4. Anytime! I'll pop up a few of my favorites from my "mellow moments". I don't run to turn this off when it pops up around company... although I know my mother looks at me like I am slightly insane when I start laughing uncontrollably! :)

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  5. It took me forever to figure out Disqus, but I really do like being able to reply directly to comments or post something silly under them.

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  6. It's a classic song. I've always loved this band. Seen them live twice.

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  7. I can't believe I found it through a list of "Great Music You've Never Heard"... caught my eye and the love affair started from there! :)

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