Friday Night Soundtrack – September 20th, 2013

WOW….so the summer is over and were rolling head first into the fall season.  When you take a minute to really think about it, it’s pretty wild how quickly we go through the seasons here in the Maritimes.  Anyway, enough of that.  This weeks post has nothing to do with the Maritimes or the weather.

So I spent a little time with a few friends this past evening and the band Platinum Blonde somehow arose during the conversation.  I had mentioned that the first time that I had seen them, I had no idea what I was getting into but after the show was fully decided that these guys could totally rock (in an 80’s kind of way).  Sitting here with my laptop in front of me, I threw on Platinum Blondes greatest hits and hit my genius button to see what would populate.  Sure it might be a bit of a cop out this week, but it seems like a totally fun way to create this weeks edition of the FNS.

1 – Platinum Blonde – “It Doesn’t Really Matter”

The song that started this entire debacle of a list.  I don’t love this song, but it was the first one on the album so therefore I rolled with it.  Nothing more, nothing less.

2 – The Waltons – “Colder Than You”

WOW.  How surprised was I when this song popped up after Platinum Blonde.  I have no idea how genius decides what should make up a play list, but by no means is this song similar in ANYWAY to the first track.  I can’t wait to see what’s next.

3 – Mobile – “See Right Through Me”

Yup, we have officially gone off the tracks.  This Canadian band had a few poppy hits back in the early 2000’s and some of them weren’t half bad.  Again though, I have no idea how this song relates to the past two tracks.  If Celine Dion appears in this playlist I’m going to be very upset!

4 – Prozzak – “Sucks To Be You”

Go watch that video and try to figure out just why the lead character has no neck.  He is a floating head.  So weird.

5 – The Trews – “Paranoid Freak”

I love The Trews.  They’re super super fun to watch live, but like much of this list, I have no idea why this song would populate on a Platinum Blonde genius list.  At this point I assume that there really is no connection between the songs and musicians other than they all play some sort of music.

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Jeff is one-fourth of the group that makes up HAFILAX. His usual ramblings can be read right here on the website. If reading isn't your thing, he also hosts the Basement Tapes podcast.