Sunday, August 5, 2012

Somebody That You Used to Know...

Remember me?

July doesn't.  It was crazy.  Much like certain farmers, I'm currently experiencing my professional busy season.  Over the weekend, I did manage to pick up a new CD.  It's Making Mirrors by Gotye. 

Yeah, yeah.  I'm late to this party.  What else is new?  Not this album; it was released almost a year ago.  I saw him on SNL a few months ago and thought that his songs were catchy, but yesterday I was shopping with my niece, and we heard his song Somebody That I Used to Know.  It stuck in my head.  Bad. 

Now I own it.  So far I've listened to most of the songs, but I keep going back to the two I had heard before.  (The other song is Eyes Wide Open.)  His music is hard to pin down--part pop, part synth-experiment, and part Stevie Wonder at times.  That may sound like an odd combination, but it works.

Usually I am not up on the latest in music, partly because I get stuck on CDs.  Yes, CDs.  It still seems like such a treat that I can listen to them in my car, even though I've had this ability for about 12 years now.  *shrug*  I have thought about doing a little blog series on some of my top favorite albums.

How have you been?  What are you listening to these days?