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I always do this

Two nights ago I was driving home when I heard a truly different, interesting song on the radio. [As a funny sidebar, the student DJs said that the song had been requested four months ago, back in the spring semester, but that they were only now getting around to playing it.]

Anyway, I wanted to know the name of the song, so I listened for some memorable line from the lyrics that I could Google when I got home.

And, as I always do, I forgot about looking up the lyrics when I got home. And by the time I remembered that I wanted to find the name of the song, I had forgotten the lyrics that I was going to Google.

The song was totally a capella, simply a chorus of voices that was processed to sound synththesized. Almost robotic. Sound familiar to anyone?


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Aug. 31st, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, I had considered checking to see if they had a playlist. So I did have a look at the Indie 500 playlist from Monday and did not find what I had heard. Aaagh!
Aug. 30th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oy, I hate when that happens. That's why I now always bring pens with me everyplace I go - I'm constantly jotting down song lyrics to google later, on whatever available surface, be it an old receipt, my arm, someone else's arm, whatever. Sounds like an interesting song though, any idea what genre/time it's from?
Aug. 31st, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
It is a piece that defies easy categorization. They played it on a show called the Indie 500, which is officially described by the radio station as featuring modern rock, pop, and punk. But I'd say that this song is reminiscent of the progressive rock of Electric Light Orchestra. Without any instruments at all--just electronically processed voices.

I found what I thought was the playlist for the evening I heard the song, ruled out the songs I knew that were not it, and located the lyrics for all of the other songs. And still did not find it. I'm going to post a request to the boards on the radio station as soon as they validate my user account.
Sep. 1st, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Hmm, it actually sounds quite familiar. For some reason, the idea of the really electronically processed music reminds me of Animal Collective, although I don't know of any Animal Collective a cappella.
Sep. 1st, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Björk is the artist for the album Medulla.
Sep. 1st, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
Here are the lyrics to Björk's albums.


Okay, I'm finished now. ;-)
Sep. 1st, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
A little more
I guess I wasn't finished.

Here is Björk's biography.


Okay, I know. Enough already. ;-) ;-) ;-)

Sep. 1st, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
There was one number by Björk in the setlist, Earth Intruders. Not it.

The synth effects on the voice in Medulla sound similar to what I heard, but on the mystery song the voice was even more processed, almost artificial-sounding.
Sep. 1st, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
I don't have any more suggestions, except that maybe if you call the radio station and talk to a DJ they would be able to tell you the title of the mystery song just from your description of it.

If you find out the title, please post it.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Yes, please let us know!
Sep. 2nd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
No help from me; I just wanted to say I do the exact same thing all the time. Drives me nuts. I always swear I'll remember the lyrics, too, and then as soon as another song comes on, the lyrics vanish from my head. I try to jot down everything now-- my purse or pocket always has a piece of scrap paper full of stuff I want to look up later.

Oh, I'm so glad this isn't just me.

er... your best bet is probably to listen to the same radio station and hope they play it again. If it was right afterwards, I'd say go to the station's website and see if they keep a running play-list...
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