Posts by: Switch

I have no musical talent. It's a shame, because I'm kinda addicted to music, all genres, shapes, and cup sizes.

Moving on…

Hello everyone!

First of all, let me thank each and every one of you who has come to S+G the past year-and-a-half. Since we launched in May 2011, it’s been an unbelievable process of learning, discovering, sharing, and just enjoying the love of music with other people. I hope that you’ve felt our passion for the music and artists we cover.

That passion, however, is getting strained by the technical details necessary to build and maintain a successful blog. With only two regular writers (that’s me – Switch – and the man of few words – Spark), it’s been a challenge to keep up the consistency and volume of posts that you would want in a music blog. To top it off, the inherent design of a WordPress blog limits my dream of presenting music in a human organization with relational links and genre structures built into the discovery of the music, not an auto-generated never-ending list of posts sorted by chronology.

This is not the end of S+G. It will remain online as long as I can afford to keep it. It is my darling, my baby, and you might even catch me putting up some new music every now and then. But it’s time for me to move on… hopefully so that I can learn enough web design/programming to work on the next big thing. Something that transcends the sameness of most music blogs out there.

Until then, adieu.

 

Love always

- Switch

 

 

Something Stupid – Frank & Nancy Sinatra

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I know I stand in line until you think you have the time to spend an evening with me

and if we go someplace to dance I know that there’s a chance you won’t be leaving with me

and afterwards we drop into a quiet little place and have a drink or two,

and then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like I love you.

I can see it in your eyes that you despise the same old lies you heard the night before

And though it’s just a line to you for me it’s true and never seemed so right before

I practice everyday to find some clever lines to say to make the meaning come true

But then I think I’ll wait until the evening gets late and I’m alone with you

The time is right your perfume fills my hair the stars get red and, oh, the night’s so blue

and then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like I love you.

 

 

- Switch

Creepers – Kid Cudi

Coming off the G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer (which was cruelly delayed past the summer), “Creepers” is another reason to get seriously excited about Indicud‘s release. It feels light and carefree, classic Cudi verses supplemented by some sweet uptempo percussion.

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If you haven’t already, listen to the first two singles “Just What I Am” and “King Wizard” from Indicud (Kid Cudi’s upcoming album, set to be released sometime soon hopefully)

- Switch

Lies – Churches

Ok, so it’s not every day that I post two songs by the same band so close together. But when I posted “The Mother We Share” by Churches, I had their first single “Lies” pegged as a relatively staid indie-pop track. But with more repeated listens, the addition of a proper subwoofer to my speaker set-up, and this video of the band’s first live performance, I started to get how the gritty electro-pop synths and Mayberry’s delightful vocals work really well together.

I really hope this band gets huge. Early signs indicate they won’t disappoint me.

Download via Neon Gold  Lies – Churches

 

- Switch

Here With Me – The Killers

The stand-out track of an otherwise unremarkable “comeback” album, “Here With Me” is the classic on-the-road tour song. Weary and nostalgic, it has a heart to it that is missing from the rest of Battle Born. Where other songs on the album attempt to reach into the lofty heights of rock classic and miss their target, this track is content to be a melancholy ballad. Simple, sweet, and easy to sing along to – perfect for The Killers’ stadium sound.

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- Switch

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