Blaugust – Creative Appreciation Week – Music

Now, I don’t make a habit of speaking about my musical choices often. Just feeling like listening to music is an indicator of a heightened emotional state and anyone watching my choice of playlist could easily learn to infer my emotional state. It’s not an exact science though, as some tracks find themselves spread across a variety of lists, their tone entirely dependent upon my mood. Yet others would seem nonsensical or out of place without the emotional context surrounding it.

There has always been a few overall trends that I can see. I have a taste for both parody and reimagined covers. When I was younger this was most obvious in my fondness for Weird Al, though it included a lot of original comedic works from a random selection of others. Unfortunately, some of those artists are indies and their music is simply not available anymore as far as I can tell. They existed in a largely pre-internet age and never became popular enough to get preserved. It’s a bit sad, really.

Perhaps my favorite brand of covers right now are those made by the Melodicka Bros. Most of the songs they work with are popular and/or well known, but often in a radically different style that I find compelling. In addition to enjoying their interpretations myself, I also enjoy confusing my children with them.

I mainly chose to highlight them because I find myself listening to their tracks very regularly and it’s not like they’re a major creator. I have no idea how many people have heard of them. It’s probably not everybody’s thing either.

I’m feeling kinda odd tonight, so I’m gonna keep it short.

Y’all take care.

Hey, it’s Blaugust time! The goal is to simply promote and stimulate the blogging community by encouraging people of all skill levels and backgrounds to post. The official post can be found here and it’s never too late to start.

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