Thursday, September 23, 2010

What's a round?

Good question - I don't know. I decided to call this blog "In the Round" not because it's a free-standing sculpture that can be viewed from any angle (Thanks, Wikipedia), but because of the song behind it and who sings it. "In the Round" is a song written and performed by one of the most unbelievable, well-written and underrated bands - The Cardigans. Everyone thinks of their worst and, unfortunately, most popular song when they think of the band. They think of that stupid "love me, love me, say that you love me" song. That is so, so not the kind of music they made. They made unbelievable rock, alt-country, and piano-driven music with thoughtful lyrics and a hard-hitting female voice to back it all. Their songs are complex, multi-faceted and sassy. "In the Round" has these lyrics about being young, coming at people "live," and getting talked about while doing it. The way Nina Persson's raspy voice conveys the message is enough to get men, and women alike, dancing in the round. It's how I feel about a lot of things, I suppose... "I wanna do it right this time, I gotta get it right this time."

Listen to it, you'll get it.

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