Thursday, April 29, 2010

Song of The Day #003

"Hello Big City" by Yama & The Karma Dusters

This folksy track from the Chicago band's Up From The Sewers is very pleasant. That's really what it is: pleasant. It's not original, it's not complex. But it's pleasant, it's light, it's fun, and, most of all, it's good. The tune is about coming home to Chicago and how great that feeling is--a subject matter I'm quite familiar with. There's nothing finer than that first glimpse of downtown from the expressway when you've been away. When I hear a bouncy, good-timey folk song with warm lyrics about the best city in the universe, I'm always pleased--even if the intro always makes me think it's "We're Going To Be Friends" and so I get confused.

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