happy-diving-big-world-reviewIt’s a chilly Friday afternoon in LA and…I hate it. I’m not a fan of cold weather and I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before – but it doesn’t make you deep and shit if you love the rain. Anyways, as I used the oven after cooking nuggets for warmth I listened to Happy Diving’s Big World and liked it as much as I like the rain. It just wasn’t my cup of water (I am not a tea drinker).

Okay, so not everything on Big World was a bust. I did think “Always Noon” and “Sad Planet” were alright. Why wasn’t I feeling this one though? Well it was a bit too fuzzy rock for me. I love when the vocals are crisp and clear – it makes it easier for me to pay attention. When I have to trudge through mud to get to them; not cool. Who I do think songs like “Small World” and “Weird Dream” are for though is people who are very technical when it comes to instrumentation and the creation of the song; studio junkies. I am not one of those people.

So while Happy Diving is like musical rain to me, you might be the type of person who enjoys hearing the sound of water outside. If that’s the case and if you like Ovlov and Cloud Nothings, then you need to do yourself a favor and check out Big World, out now on Father/Daughter records.

top-10-thursday-songs-of-1967I wanted to do my aunt’s favorite songs, but going through her Facebook I was like…oh my lord…It’s a mixture of Country, Christian and Nickelback like bands. I decided to go with the year she was born. Here’s to her and hopefully a full recovery as she starts her treatment soon.

10. The Beatles “All You Need Is Love”

9. Sonny & Cher “The Beat Goes On”

8. The Rolling Stones “Ruby Tuesday”

7. Jackie Wilson “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher”

6. The Tremeloes “Here Comes My Baby”

5. The Turtles “Happy Together”

4. The Doors “Light My Fire”

3. Jefferson Airplane “Somebody to Love”

2. Aretha Franklin “Respect”

1. The Monkees “I’m a Believer”