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 Summer 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.
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?
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!
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!