Spotted outside a Bar on Avenue A near 13th Street in NYC’s East Village.
Music: if it isn’t about some kind of catharsis, it isn’t about anything. This week’s spot-on Sunday Morning Music clip, from Nashville-based Photo Ops, is “Memories That Glow,” a sublime, dream-pop tune that — like so many great, deceptively Pop-sounding songs — is deeply rooted in the desire to transcend lingering emotional pain through an effective aural medium. It hurts so good, as they say.
The video for “Memories That Glow” is pleasingly seductive and visually abstract in a way that fully evokes warm waves of haunting nostalgia. Aurally, vocalist/songwriter Terry Price recalls both Brian Wilson and 70s-era Todd Rundgren (whose enduring “Hello, It’s Me” manages to be both sweetly uplifting and profoundly melancholy simultaneously). And with its simple, one-line lyrical hook, “Leave me Alone,” Price creates a 4-minute gem that would have fit perfectly among the track listing of the The Beach Boys‘ masterpiece, Pet Sounds. Listen and tell me you don’t agree.
“Memories That Glow” can be found on Photo Ops‘ sophomore offering, Vacation, just released on February 11th via Bad Friend Records. Vacation is available now on iTunes and Spotify. Enjoy!
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One week ago today I was on holiday in Tulum, Mexico, on the Yucatan Peninsula, enjoying the most delicious fish tacos I have yet eaten. The vast Mayan Ruins which we explored were ancient and awe-inspiring, while the beach below us was a stunning white sand with crystal blue waves, but it is the fish tacos, my friends, that I will be talking about for the rest of my life. Fish Tacos!
Oh hey! In case you didn’t notice, I’ve been on vacation. Did you miss me? I just got back late last night from 3 days in New Orleans followed by a 7 Day/Night Caribbean Cruise on the lovely Carnival Triumph – the greatest ship at sea! I highly recommended a Carnival Cruise (or any cruise, but Carnival is awesome) for any vacation you might consider! I’m still getting used to not feeling the motion of the ocean! And, surprisingly, NYC feels not so humid after some of the ports I’ve been in over the past 10 days! Cruisin’!
This is where I am right now!
Sadly I Could Not Locate an Existing JPEG That Said “Barmitzvah Palooza,” So This Will Have to Do
Later this afternoon I’ll be flying out to the west coast to attend the Bar Mitzvah (aka Barmitzvah Palooza) of Mr. Griffin Sloves. Of course, Barmitzvah Palooza will not encompass the entire weekend, so mixed up with the Torah Reading and such, there will also be a bit of San Francisco touristy site seeing, friend visiting, eating, drinking and more eating. Besides rubbing in your very attractive faces the fact that I’m taking a little vacation, I just wanted to let you know this blog will be unmanned until I get back to New York next Tuesday. I am sorry to leave you without web clevernesss for a few days, but it really could not be helped. Please enjoy perusing a few of my classic Rock Star Interview Archives while I’m away.
More rad posts about the West Coast will be on the way next week, once I recover from all this fine sun and delicious food, I am going camping with the Best Tent to relax. Happy Mother’s Day!
Yeah, That’s It…
Hey Kids! I’m heading out to California later this afternoon for week of sun and fun with the family and friends. While I’m looking forward to enjoying temperatures of over 40 degrees, I’ll be away from the blog until at least December 27th. So have a wonderful holiday and try not to miss me too much.