Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Song of the Day: 'Everywhere That I'm Not' by Translator


Although I stand by my being a music control freak, I must confess that since I've been driving during my time helping out the fam in Arizona, I am completely hooked on Sirius-XM 1st Wave radio. 

There's something thrilling about the element of surprise when a favorite song comes on -- "The Wait" by the Pretenders, "Don't Stop the Dance" by Bryan Ferry, "Some People" by Belouis Some, "Pop Song '89" by REM, "Love Is the Drug" by Roxy Music, "I Eat Cannibals" by Total Coelo -- which is even more exhilarating when a something you haven't thought about in decades begins, like when this oddball gem from 1982 kept me company as I drove home from picking up my parents' prescriptions! And yes, this song inspired me as a teen to inexplicably lie to people at parties that I was from Nova Scotia -- Glace Bay(!) -- because I thought it sounded so fun! 

Via Wikipedia: The song was a hit on U.S. college radio but achieved only moderate commercial success. Lamenting this, musician and critic Scott Miller wrote: "From the jazzy, almost dissonant opening riff to the absolutely unforgettable chorus, this is one of music's most glaring should-be-classics." Hear! Hear!

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