Nothing too profound or obscure this time around. It’s time to share some more music and since I’ve been feeling confused and dysteleological lately, I’m going to try to keep it simple and straightforward.

No, that doesn’t mean I’m going to be as obvious as selecting Steely Dan’s “Black Friday” or “Tryptophan Blues” by The Tawdry Commissariat. As the title of the post indicates, I’m after a little inspiration, but not necessarily in the spiritual sense. Rather more in the intake of fresh air to get things underway way.

In this, uhm, spirit, I’m sharing two songs that I feel convey unalloyed happiness (upbeatness at the very least) and, in a mildly self-referential way, are (albeit tenuously) about recorded music itself.


So, sans additional frills and ado, here they are:

Heavenly Pop Hit, by The Chills

(Side One, Track One)

33RPM Soul, by Michelle Shocked

(Side One, Track One)

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