Today’s Wednesday, so I’m posting music. However, this particular piece is so . . . something (beautiful? obnoxious?), I will be posting a second piece of music. I recommend you listen to it once your brain is about ready to explode from this hypnotic offering.
Here’s what happened. I have a Tivo. This means that we rarely are subjected to commercials. However, exhausted and distracted last night after a slightly overwhelming meeting with our contractor, we just let live TV play, and this spot came on:
I was immediately captivated by the deceptively simple music. Two seconds later (thank you, internet!), I had it! It’s a 1970’s recording of “Love You” by (mostly) a Capella group The Free Design. I’m completely fascinated, but it’s also freaking me out a little. It feels so familiar, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard it before. There’s a distinctly Baroque-meets-Brady-Bunch feel to it, and I cannot get it out of my head. Seriously. Blasting caps have had no effect. I’m trying not to panic. I suspect my dreams tonight will be scored by recorders and complex harmonies.
Just listen. You’ll see what I mean.
And again. And again. And again. Sorry. I’ve also posted the antidote.
Epilogue: I had to go on iTunes to buy the stupid thing. While I was there, I thought I’d listen to their next most popular song. It is so hilariously inane, I can’t stop laughing. I assume the lyrics were written by a not-terribly-sophisticated 5-year-old.