Saturday, July 07, 2012
The Megastore recommends.
I spent a significant portion of my investigative time this week tracking down a song that I could not remember (a) the name of, (b) any of the words (as it turns out, although I sort of thought I knew some of the words, but I was absolutely wrong), and (c) the singer or band (as it turns out, since I thought it was Tom Jones, but it wasn't). It was extremely gratifying to figure out who it was, finally, and listen to the song (again and again), but most gratifying of all is all the stuff I learned while I was ensnared in this mystery. Now that I know what the song is, I still keep finding little bits of information, Tom Jones songs I want to listen to just one more time, and so on.
The last time I did this was at least ten years ago, when a song* on a mix CD my daughter kept playing began pressing itself on me. That was back when there were no apps, and the internet was stupider. Also slower. This time, not only did I obtain further light and knowledge about the song and all the other stuff orbiting around it, I also learned some new research tools and techniques. All in all, based on this experience, I highly recommend setting yourself a little research project in the pop music quadrant of the unknown.