Boy, It Seems Time for a Music Break

Noticing the month is July brought to mind the Swiss-German band BOY that has a song named after the same month. This seemed as good an excuse as any for a music break.

Though accused in the past of having an eighties pop bias, heteconomist nonetheless strives to remain open to a wide range of musical influence, right the way across from melodic pop to poppy melody, much like the range of its political influence from one wing of the left to the other.

Here we have a catchy, touching number fit for the selfie generation:

We want our names on all the lists
Don’t really mind if they’re misspelled
And if nobody takes a picture
We take pictures of ourselves
Look at us
Look how we shine
Look how we celebrate our time

It is a generation that I would love to be young enough to join if only I could master the mesmerizing technicalities of the smartphone. It is a generation that, while voluntarily endeavoring to help indie bands spread the word of their musical talents across all known social networking platforms, is gently admonished in the process:

Have you heard this song? I found it
Like it, like it, like me please

I don’t think they would be making fun of us. WordPress doesn’t even provide a like button. It is different, admittedly, on facebook or twitter. But we need those likes. Otherwise, how could we shine? Facebook would send us humiliating messages saying,

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5 thoughts on “Boy, It Seems Time for a Music Break

  1. Great rhythms … can just see, all over the planet; people taking millions of selfies on LCD, OLED, AMOLED, Super AMOLED, TFT, IPS mobile phone screens – even when the resolution gets better, the self remains elusive.

    “And everybody’s going somewhere
    Something’s always going on”

    Take it to the next level: – OLED displays shape the future. Does that define who I am? Take another selfie and check. Bup-bup-bup-bup-buppa-bup …

    “Give me something tender
    Something I remember
    A touch or a beat, a wave of heat
    That hits the heart”

    Socrates: And therefore, I said, Glaucon, musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten. [Plato, The Republic]

    Long live music …..

  2. You’re in top form, jr. Very apt quote.

    Thanks for the link. Pretty amazing stuff. If I can’t handle the smartphone, I’m gonna be well out of my depth before much longer. Better lift my game. 🙂

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