The following is a Federal Duck sample that you can choose to listen to if you wish since the following post refers to this song.
Recently the music of Federal Duck crawled out of the recesses of my memory causing me to go to YouTube--my standby for digging up the music from my past. Sure enough, the whole Federal Duck album can be found there. As I listened to these songs that I hadn't heard in years, I was transported to that time many years ago when as a college student I would spend many an hour in the basement of my parents' house listening to record albums.
This album is a rather odd duck, if you'll pardon the pun--one to which I have felt strangely drawn like many somewhat peculiar albums I have in my collection. I initially picked it up in the cut-out bin of some forgotten store. It had been marked down from 99 cents to 49 cents. I always love a bargain.
Some of the tunes are endearing novelty songs and crazy jazzy excursions that at times border on annoying, where other tunes are sad pschedelia. For me it is the music of dreams or dreaming. This may be partly because the music is the sound of a younger day in my life. In its genre, this is the exemplary sound of the late 60s--a hallucinogenic soundtrack of solitude and angst.
I've gotten a lot of listening pleasure out of this album that I'd give a five star rating if I were reviewing it by Amazon standards. Searching the internet I found that the CD version of this album is no longer in print, but CD and LP copies can be found in the $100 range. I guess I'm not the only one who appreciates this album.
The song that I've used in this post, "Tomorrow Waits For Today", plaints with a cascading piano riff and a shimmery electronic organ behind a melancholy vocal. A hypnotic drum line drives the music. The song reflects on the passage of time in its most mundane sense giving the inevitability of growing old a resigned melodic sigh. This is late night sorrow music or listening for a lonely Sunday afternoon.
And indeed tomorrow does wait for today in all that we do. The Blogging from A to Z Challenge is a month away, but we have today for the time being. Now is the time to be putting out the call for more to join us is this grand blogging event.
It's also time to be getting your ducks in a row so to speak. I've got my posts lined up for this blog, A Faraway View. During April my theme will be "Dream Music A to Z". I will be covering songs, artists, composers, and music styles that are suggestive of dreams to me. They may be songs about dreams or music that puts me in a dreamy state of mind.
Like I've done in today's post, I will offer a video selection that you can listen to if you wish. It's all optional--nothing will play automatically. I encourage you to at least listen to part of each selection as you may discover some music with which you are unfamiliar and may actually enjoy.
In preparation, during the month of March my topics on this blog will all be related to music and dreams. I hope you will enjoy this two month series dealing with two topics that interest me: music and dreams.