Monday, July 08, 2024

My Music Monday

Liking some songs just defies logic. And maybe even taste. 

Eons ago, based on one song, I bought 710 Nora Jones' debut disk. The first song seemed very strong. As it would turn out, to me, not so much the other nine. They seemed a little lethargic to me, and all ended up sounding too too similar. 

I would forever start calling her Snore-a Jones.  

Yes, she's a talent multi-instrumentalist. Yes, she comes from musical "heritage", though I have never known anyone who has ever purchased anything from her father, Ravi Shankar. Let's face it - there is only so much sitar one person can take. 

But Snore-a has a new(er) disk out and her initial single, "Running", has been on multiple XM stations. 

IF I break it down, there is nothing I truly like. The vocals are wafer thin and somewhat uneven. The music a little too airy for me, though I like the piano part. The writing, nothing seemingly outstanding. 

All that said, I don't think I've ever changed the station when it comes on. I actively listen when it's on - not just as necessarily background music. 

Don't get me wrong, I haven't sampled anything else on her new disk, nor have I blindly bought it either. Fool me once......and all. 

Doubtful it will make my year-end anything, but it's nice to know I can be slightly open-minded now and again. 

I promise not to make it a habit though. 

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