The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Song of the Day - May 31, 2005

Yesterday I heard an infectious song by Lemon Jelly on KEXP, and I don't think there is a cure. The song "Nice Weather for Ducks" starts out with a British man singing what sounds like a nursery rhyme, "All the duck are swimming in the water, falderalderaldah, falderadleraldah." I know it is a strange thing to build a song around, however it works very well. The song mixes genres starting with folk style guitar, then a lounge feel sets in with rapid beats and groovy string accompaniment; however, that is not the end of the genre changes, there follows some 60's style jazz trumpet alla something out of Burt Bacharach, and then a Latin theme enters. It is as if they mixed a gigantic cocktail of musical styles where the whole is better than the individual parts. Click here to listen.


At 5:33 AM, Blogger J Shifty said...

That was indeed a fine song to get this cool, cloudy morning started. And great work with the spelling of falderalderaldah!


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