January 2009

Today’s FGF is a double-header, okay? First up is Paramore’s “crushcrushcrush,” which I’ve been rockin on the iPod all week after I broke down and gave Apple $10 for the album (damn you CD stores in the ‘boro for being out on the day I go to get it!). Paramore is an innocent-pleasure for me and always makes me happy when I hear their songs. In case you live in a cave–and it can’t be the Batcave, cause that’s where I am–Paramore hails from Franklin…I remember seeing a write-up about them in the Rage (blech) or the Scene and thinking, Oh it’s just another Be Your Own Pet thing and I don’t like the Pet. But I was wrong…about Paramore, not Pet. Anyways, this whole album “Riot!” gives me one of my few good memories of working at Shoe Hell:  a one-hour drive by myself with the tunes cranked during the relative cool of a June morning, passing by some beautiful scenery on I-24 headed to Tullahoma. Ah, I don’t miss the drive or that rough job but road trips & good tunes are always awesome.

The second video is The Presidents of the United States of America’s “Peaches.” My boyfriend has really gotten me into the Presidents and for some reason I always have “Kitty” stuck in my head….[it’s no wonder, since i do have a kitty that likes to stay underfoot and we always yell ‘kitty at my foot and i wanna touch it!’ at her]. Tonight was no exception; as I was trying to find a video for this post I was singing “Kitty” in my head. My boyfriend, out of nowhere, says “why not ‘Peaches?’ that always makes me feel good. millions of peaches peaches for me millions of peaches peaches for free.” so that is how this one came about. And how can you not enjoy saying “peaches come in a can, they were put there by a man, in a factory…dowwwnnntown.” Enjoy and think warm thoughts on this cold January morning!

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