Your Best Friend’s Nest

Welcome to Mecca Muzak Band Survivor.

Welcome to Mecca Muzak Band Survivor.

meccamuzakmondaysCome Monday it’ll be alright… that’s because it’s the day The Nest’s unicorn behind the turntables spins another groovy 45 from the Mecca Muzak soundtrack!  For two years and seven extra long play CD’s, the Arkansas mixmasters have reinvented what in-store muzak can be… including not only popular hits from the past, but a lot of lesser known songs from indie and eclectic bands that most people don’t even know exist.  I’m discovering pretty interesting new music, and even getting paid for it!

Sometimes, it's even hazard pay.

Sometimes, it’s even hazard pay.

This week’s featured song was performed by the quintet Grouplove, who managed to come together at an artist’s retreat each was attending on the Mediterranean island of Crete.

Some of Crete's beautiful scenery.  If you look very closely, you'll see there's a beach.

Some of Crete’s beautiful scenery. If you look very closely, you’ll see there’s a beach.

While Grouplove’s bread and butter has been playing just about every music festival known to man the last few years on the touring scene, they have taken some time to actually release a couple of albums.  Their first full album was 2011’s “Never Trust a Happy Song”, which spawned a few modest hits on the Modern Rock charts.  But one of those songs easily rose above the rest to not only top the MR charts… but appear in TV commercials, on the hit Fox show “Glee”, and of course, the ultimate honor… earning a coveted spot on the Mecca CD…

Here is the penultimate song from the Fall 2013 CD, Grouplove’s “Tongue Tied”…

It took a loooooooong time for me to get the “Take me to your best friend’s house” earworm out of my brain and realize that this is actually a really cool song.  For some reason, it even strikes me as a good song to end on… which of course, it didn’t since I said it was the second-to-last song on the CD.  No, that particular Mecca soundtrack had to end with one of the worst pieces of dreck to come out of an artist’s mouth in the last decade….

I'm thirty-three for a moment.... FUCK YOU, Mr. I Think I'm A Band All By Myself!

“I’m thirty-three for a moment….”  FUCK YOU, Mr. I Think I’m A Band All By Myself!

Well, that’s about all I have for this week.  I hope today’s MMM selection didn’t leave you tongue tied…

xxx

Or like this…

That cat always cracked me up!  As a bonus… enjoy one of the best classic cartoon shorts ever… Tex Avery’s “Symphony in Slang“!

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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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20 Responses to Your Best Friend’s Nest

  1. It’s a song what reminds me of the parties I had in my parents house while they were away :o) …it was a great time (till they came back, of course)

  2. You get the WordPress award for correctly using the word “dreck” in a sentence. Congratulations! You have enrichened our language with your blog.

    Dreck. Pure unmitigated dreck. I have always loved that word. It makes me so happy to hear it again.

  3. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I’ve spent two weekend days in a half-asleep haze, and I can’t believe I’m at work right now.

    (What, I was supposed to rhyme? I don’t even like margaritas!)

  4. Dreck is a great word and I hadn’t heard it before! It is apparently an old and legitimate word with greek roots. I get a kick out of stumbling across a word a word I am unfamiliar with. I had heard all the slang though and enjoyed the cartoon. So that is where that rather sneaky looking cat with tongue came from! 😀

  5. I can’t hear of a song called “tongue tied” without thinking of this:

    • looooooove this clip!!!! ❤ thanks for the memories.

    • I was completely unaware of this clip, or even of the series it came from! That certainly was… interesting!

      • You’ve never heard of Red Dwarf? Please excuse me, I’m going to have to go lie down in a darkened room for a while now.

      • LOL, sorry! I’m not sure how much exposure it’s gotten here in America, but I can honestly say this video is the first time I’ve been aware of Red Dwarf’s existence!

      • I suspect the answer is not as much as it deserved, but that was probably due to the majority of Americans not really understanding British humour (and I suspect the main reason most inhabitants of the USA don’t get it is because they’re unaware of the world outside their borders and therefore don’t realise that humour = humor).

      • I think as far as British humo(u)r goes, the only series that managed to cross over well is Monty Python. It has a cult following in the US, and at the very least, most Americans are aware the troupe. Benny Hill had its day, but doesn’t seem to be as beloved as the Python boys are….

        I can totally get British humor (One of my favorite cartoons growing up was Danger Mouse), but it just doesn’t get a whole lot of exposure here. Why that is, I don’t really know… but there you are!

        BTW, I think I’d have been able to appreciate the posted clip better if the audio and video quality weren’t poor… I’m blaming that for my lukewarm response!!!

  6. OH ES!!! Please try and find time to watch episode one of season one. ❤

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