Inspired by my post yesterday about pop music, and how I came to the realization via the muzak at work that I need “forced repetition” to discover new songs I like, I have decided to start a new weekly Monday feature on my blog that, like my Saturday Squirrel posts, shouldn’t be too much of a burden on my time to put together.
Mecca no longer pipes in its muzak from its own radio station in Bentonville. Over the past year and a half, they have switched to a series of CD’s, each approximately 10 hours long, that are to be played on loop in every store. While there are classics to be had, the bulk of these CD’s contain recent, and in many cases, under the mainstream radar songs. Songs which I have come to enjoy after hearing them every night for months. And I’ve decided to feature one song each Monday that I came to know through the Mecca CD on my new weekly series….
Mecca Muzak Mondays!
Since I threw a link to it in yesterday’s post that you may or may not have clicked on, for the benefit of those with linkaphobia, the first song I’ll showcase on MMM is a song called “Head On” by a group called Man Man.
The lyric video posted to their record label’s YouTube account does what every music video should do…. make a good song even better! The stock footage from old B movies goes along well with the lyrics.
If you thought the commercial for the product of the same name was annoyingly repetitive… not only is the band called Man Man, but the lead singer is known as Honus Honus. I wonder what his favorite food is?
Man Man is what is considered a
fucked up experimental band. They use all kinds of real and imaginary musical instruments in their concerts, like washboards, armpits, and unicorn horns. That doesn’t sound too pleasing to me, but at least this song kicks ass. And true to my discovery, it took two months of hearing this song five nights a week for me to finally realize how awesome it was. “Head On” first appeared on the Winter CD that began spinning in stores after this past Christmas, and has carried over to the new CD that began playing in late April.
Thank you Honus Honus of Man Man for making great music to stock shelves to! I will always remember to hold on to my heart….