I am convinced comedians are going to be more and more the voice of reason in our generation. They are philosophers, activists, poets, and what have you, trapped in a body of a jester. But you have to find the rare moments where they expose their true selves and listen closely, otherwise their insights get lost among jokes.
“If patients don’t find the music inherently enjoyable the positive benefits to their recovery may not be nearly as great. Even the famous (or infamous, as the case may be) Mozart effect went away with a group of over eight thousand British ten- and eleven-year-olds in the face of musical competition: instead of performing better after they’d heard Mozart, the children showed improvement after listening to music that they enjoyed more, recordings from the then popular band Blur. The researchers called it the Blur Effect. (On the other hand, grunge has been shown to negatively affect mood even if people say they like it.”—From “How Music Makes Us Feel Better” on The New Yorker
I haven’t been able to find a SoundCloud or YouTube URL of the song “Into Blue” by Frankie Rose off her new album Herein Wild. But rest assured, once I find it, it will be up here. And no, I want the real track — not the video of her playing it on a NYC rooftop while talking about her album. While I appreciated the interview, I need the bass and drums for the song to really shine through.
"Into Blue" is worth a thousand listens. Easily one of my favorite tracks of the year.
A part of me died and wished I was still in NYC while reading this blog post about her recent show in Bowery Ballroom. How I miss that venue.