Today I’m in need of some help. From my lovely fellow blogger musicalduffer perhaps. Or my rocking sometime commentator, singer1701. And maybe even Colin? Or any of you fabulous folk who stop by LT Towers, thanks very much.
Because I have been listening a number of times to three solitary tracks from Foo Fighters and trying very hard to get my head around them.
I received these tracks – Alandria, Everlong and Walk via last year’s iTunes ’12 Days of Christmas’ giveaway.
Now, call me a luddite, but I know very little about this band. I can see from Wikipedia that they are essentially a Nirvana descendent. OK. And the tracks get off to pretty good starts – I’m thinking along U2-esque lines, which is fine. But then we plummet into walls of sound with, it seems to me, very little in the way of redeeming features.
Or am I missing something? I am happy to be corrected. I am also happy to receive recommendations for the wish list to help me get back on whatever straight-and-narrow anyone thinks I should be on.
But for now, let me tell you what a relief it has constantly been when the third track finishes and iTunes moves its own sweet way on to the next in the list – Frank Sinatra’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin. I’ve never been so happy to hear Ol’ Blue Eyes.
Speaking of which, I have discovered that I seem to have the world’s largest collection of Sinatra music. Goodness knows how that has happened. So if you don’t see a post from me for a couple of days, will someone please send out the Mob to come get me….