I was/am a big fan of internet radio. It’s no longer as easy to listen to (it used to come in iTunes). You could find anything from anywhere in those radio stations, every taste, every niche, even different genre combinations. I almost started a radio station myself.
Well one day I discovered a station that was just so perfect for me, I could put it on and let it rock, there was only one song that I could not stand. And even though it’s no longer as easy to listen to I was still able to find my favorite station (it’s been touch and go a bit lately on their website but it’s still live and it’s still jamming): Beach House Terrazza. (They have other stations, but Terrazza is my favorite).
This is probably one of my absolute favorite songs, it sounds like space. The first 50 seconds you are getting ready for your journey into outer space, then at the 50 second mark takeoff slowly begins.
It also features on one of my favorite playlists (coming soon).
Renaissance by Beyoncé
This one, I feel, requires a bit of explanation. I generally do not listen to mainstream music (aka programming) because mainstream music(programming) is usually sonically and/or lyrically deficient, generally both.
I like my programming above all to be honest. I also like it to be uplifting, beautiful, and with amazing instrumentation. Mainstream music has none of these things for the most part.
This particular album had everything going against it: I don’t listen to mainstream music, I don’t listen to Beyoncé, she doesn’t have any clothes on on the cover, seems like a whole lot of ho-ish behavior on the album.
“So how in the heck did this album end up in your favorite things?”
Re the ho-ish stuff: She slid by me on this one, sometimes because the music was just so good (lightweight mad about that). Other times because it wasn’t really ho-ish, it was just sensual/sexual in the context of love/commitment.
Everybody got somebody
So come over and want my body ’cause You are
The love of my life (The love of my life)
I have no problem with this. Matter of fact I enjoy it very much.
To be honest, when listening to this album, I hear it through a relationship/commitment lens. I’m not saying that’s what she meant, I’m saying that’s how I hear it. And I absolutely love it.
I’m finishing up listening to all the records my aunt blessed me with, this was the latest.