& also apparently this intends to be the second in what may or may not be a series of blog posts about my wide-and-dewy-eyed appreciation for the technology i have at my fingertips these days. here goes:
there are certain chord progressions which, if you put them in your song, i will like your song, even if the genre of your music is not exactly what i consider my cup of tea. today on my way home i heard just such chords, but had no idea the name of the song, or even the band. not even the foggiest of clues, really.
so as i scooped all my stuff up out of the car on my way up home, i committed to what i loosely refer to as my memory, a snippet of said song lyrics. not as easy as it sounds, i have a notoriously lousy short-term memory & am semi-brain dead from sleep loss. so anyway. fired up the ‘puter, impatiently typing in the query as the browser was loading “if the silence takes you i hope it takes me too lyrics”. a click later i made the somewhat unexpected discovery: i like death cab for cutie! who knew? “oh no! i like death cab for cutie”, i exclaimed, and everyone looked at me funny. which was fine, i was already at amazon and less than a minute later the song was on my hard drive.
listening to it, i ctrl+t’d a browser tab and logged in to the lyricbase, where i added the lyrics & the cover art. ctrl+t again for youtube, grabbed the embedding code and clicked save, resulting in this, which represents another one of those crazy technological leaps i would have never believed had some future dude came & foretold them to me back in the day, when i would have had to hear the song who knows how many times on the radio before catching the name & artist, then would have had to get to a record store & buy it & listen to it a hundred times to catch all the lyrics (i love lyrics, but can’t make them out so well, which is why i have a lyricbase in the first place). but i digress.
if i had a point which i may or may not, it would be to repeat my absolute delight at the awesome array of technology we have today. & if i couldn’t imagine what this now would hold back then, sure as hell there’s no way today i can imagine what this future does. i don’t even care about the flying cars anymore, you know? the music will do it for me.
and just for fun, and because i can, here’s a just-turned-six year old kid playing “soul meets body”.