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.