I’m OK, You’re OK

Live from the Sporting Goods department...

Live from the Sporting Goods department…

The new Mecca CD is here!!!  And a good month earlier than I thought we would get a change in the muzak… but this year’s Summer CD has been replaced with…. um…. the meccamuzakmondaysSummer CD?  OK, I may have to start referring to the most recent disc as the Spring CD, because the one playing now is absolutely the one Mecca meant to provide the atmosphere for the warm season.  Plus, it’s practically a remix of last year’s Summer CD, complete with Beach Boys overload….

And yes, I have issues.  I am probably the only person alive who is actually tickled to death at the prospect of learning a new nine and a half hour playlist….

Anyhoo, in honor of this occasion, I’m going to dedicate this week’s edition of Mecca Muzak Monday to one of those wonderful songs that tickled my eardrums last summer that has returned to provide great joy once again as I stock the Suavitel and Fabuloso.

stocker squirrel

And other stuff…

If you were wondering who that chick was I led off today’s post with, and what she had to do with MMM, she is actually a pretty well known singer-songwriter by the name of Ingrid Michaelson.  Ingrid’s yet another Mecca CD alumnus who got their start as an indie act, which means she was never pressured to dress up like a slut in front of the camera to try and sell more records CD’s downloads… and why should she when her reddish locks and nerdy spectacles make her ten times cuter than the artists who dress in meat costumes and engage in lesbian tongue wrestling on stage?

who doesn't love furry lesbians?

NTTAWWT

Here is a lyric video of Ingrid’s magnificently catchy little song that has now become a Mecca summer tradition… her 2008 single “Be OK”:

My focus on the background over the obvious tends to run over into my taste in music as well… and while everyone focuses on the voice and the wailing guitars in a song, I tend to enjoy the bass and percussion even more.  Many of my favorite songs have a killer bass groove and/or some nifty percussion work… and “Be OK” definitely has the latter… complete with snapping!

Not this kind of snapping...

Not this kind of snapping…

Thanks to Ingrid Michaelson and the genius mixmakers behind the Mecca Muzak CD’s, for two and a half minutes every night I’m at work, everything will be OK when this song comes on!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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13 Responses to I’m OK, You’re OK

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Fabuloso is what they need to show on TV as examples of cleaning products that look like Kool Aid that kids drink accidentally. The only thing worse than their bright colors and fruit labels would be happy faces on antifreeze.

    I know you didn’t mean to, but I got Cheap Trick out of this title today LOL

    • That’s exactly what we thought Fabuloso was when it first came in 10 years ago… a sports drink! The bottles were round and looked like they belonged on the flavored water counter… I know they changed the shape of the bottles later on for that exact reason, kids (and probably even some not so bright adults) pouring them down.

      The other thing I miss about Fab and Suav from the olden days are the poorly translated “scents” like “Field Flower” (Always made me think of Curly’s role as the Field Marshall in the Stooges spoof on WW2) and “Passion of Fruits” (Which, well…..)

      I think you stumped me on Cheap Trick! I must go look that up… I thought I was familiar with most of their stuff….

  2. I like her voice and her songs. She is a much better singer than the naked wrecking ball or the beaver-guy. btw: Hell-mut asks if that snapping turtle girl (it looks grumpy, it must be a girl) is still single?

    • It doesn’t take much talent to sing better than Twerky and the Beav… yet they get all the fame. What is wrong with the world?

      I don’t see a ring on it, so she must still be on the market! I’ll see if I can get Hell-mut her number…

  3. PigLove says:

    WOW – she’s better than some of this hip hype stuff they call music these days – snorts. I mean heck Dick, it has a nice beat and you can dance to it – snorticles XOXO – Bacon

  4. How nice when a performer actually keeps her own face. I might actually be able to recognize her from the middle of a crowd. Such a unique concept in the world of celebrity should be encouraged! And good music, too. I think I’m hyperventilating.

    • It’s so refreshing to find an artist whose concept of art doesn’t extend to making themselves look and act like a hot mess! Plus, for all the talk from pop icons claiming they’re just “being themselves”… I think that quite the opposite, they’re going out of their way NOT to be themselves….

  5. “Ingrid’s yet another Mecca CD alumnus who got their start as an indie act, which means she was never pressured to dress up like a slut in front of the camera to try and sell more records CD’s downloads… and why should she when her reddish locks and nerdy spectacles make her ten times cuter than the artists who dress in meat costumes and engage in lesbian tongue wrestling on stage?”

    That paragraph said it all… for so many things. Brilliant writing. Bravo. I’m standing up and cheering (as I sit and key this in.)

    So glad that no half-dressed, half-assed female singers are on the play list at my house (or in my car.) Thanks for featuring Ingrid and her lovely reddish locks and unslutty music.

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