A Good Natured Grumping

I don’t like to rant. There are enough people ranting, so I don’t provide that service here, except under extreme conditions.

I certainly don’t rant about music because my world would be very, very dark without music. I do love some of almost all kinds of music that I hear and no, I’m not just saying that. If you look at the music I share with you, you know that to be true.

But, and here’s where the rant comes in and I daresay it will offend at least one of you who has deemed this your happiest feel good song ever, I would be ecstatic and feel good happy if I never, ever heard Train’s “Play That Song” again. I can’t tell you why except that it feels derivative and uninspired to me. Is it because as a kid I overdosed on “Heart and Soul” on the piano? 🙂

Phew. Rant over. Now for some controversy, I offer these two songs in its place. I’ve only heard the songs, so the videos are new to me.


and yes, I know what you’re thinking, “Sascha, Miley Cyrus?” but this really is a feel good original song. (And, I like Miley’s singing most of the time. Every musical performer gets a chance in my ears…that sounded weird, didn’t it?)


A new installment of Snooty and the Book Cover is coming up. Thanks for indulging my musical rant…heh…wouldn’t it have been funny if it were a musical rant? Like I sang it or something? Okay. I’m slap-happy, probably in need of lunch.

Later. 🙂

6 thoughts on “A Good Natured Grumping

  1. I generally like Train, but their song “Marry Me” drives me right off the rails. To my ear, it sound like a write-it-by-rote romance–bleh! Funny, tho, I found the song you mentioned on YouTube after reading this and relaxed that I recognized the song but never really listened to it. The song just slips away from me and becomes background noise. 😉

    1. I seriously WISH it would become background noise for me. 🙂 I am somehow programmed to hear it and grind my teeth.
      I have nothing against Train. I also could see where “Marry Me” would drive someone bonkers.

  2. I can do without the Miley Cyrus but it’s ok. The guy and “only human” is great. I don’t know who it is but I love the voice and the drive in the song. Sometimes I feel like I have lost touch with new music. So thanks for this.

    1. Yes, I think I only heard Human twice and was hooked. His voice is soulful. I’ll have to put some other singers up…there are some great ones out there who don’t get air play.

  3. That Train song irks me too! I don’t usually mind a sample or a song ‘inspired’ by but I think that song is too iconic to be used in that way. RagnBone Man is amazing though and look forward to more of your discoveries 🙂

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