Here we are on a Monday again. But a Bank Holiday Monday, which is more excusable I reckon.
We are finally onto one of those ‘Wh-’ question words I kept wanging on about, ‘What’. I don’t think there’s much point getting all explainy about why ‘What’ appears in song titles. Like any interrogative pronoun (oh yeah), it will appear quite frequently because songwriters like to ask questions – whether it’s rhetorical, philosophical or straightforward, they do like to ask.
So ‘What’s’ up? This is what’s up:
What Does Your Soul Look Like, Pt. 1 – Blue Sky Revisit - DJ Shadow
What Does Your Soul Look Like, Pt. 4 – DJ Shadow (OK, very confused. It appears my iPod, or my computer, has changed around the names of all my DJ Shadow tracks because when I search for these two songs on YouTube, they are completely different to what I have, with different running times and everything. So not actually sure what the track I think this is, is really called. Hmm, never mind. Have I talked about DJ Shadow? I have his album Endtroducing… because Kath had it, and through sister-osmosis (technical term) I decided I quite liked it and so downloaded it… I think, or just burned the CD to my computer. Anyway, it’s very atmospheric and you need to be in the right mood to listen to it. If any of the songs come on in shuffle they’re usually skippers – it’s better to listen to the whole album at once, the songs don’t really fit in with much else. Quite good, though.)
What If – Bombay Bicycle Club (I have all three of their albums now and am a full converted FAN, don’t know why I wasn’t before.)
What Is Happening – Alphabeat (embarrassed by Alphabeat, but I still like this song quite a bit)
What You Thought You Need – Jack Johnson (I only have two bloomin’ albums of his, but his songs come up ALL THE TIME!)
What You Want – Bombay Bicycle Club
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? – R.E.M. (did have the full best-of album on here, but got fed up with some tracks, so this is one of the few that remained)
What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes (from my Ultimate Nineties collection. Always confused me how they sing ‘What’s going on?’ but the song is called What’s Up?)
And that’s what’s ‘What’. So, when will I see you again? At ‘When’, that’s when. Sorry, there’s something about the end of a post that encourages bad puns/wordplay from me…
Right, off to catch the final episode of Homeland that I missed last night(!), see you on the other side.
So this is what What Does Your Soul Look Like, Pt. 1 – Blue Sky Revisit should really sound like, but it’s not what I have under that title on my iPod…: