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 V.20 No.28 | July 14 - 20, 2011 

Song Roulette

Random tracks from Colourmusic’s Colin Fleishacker


Colourmusic is a Stillwater, Okla.-based indie/neo-pscych/sex rock four piece. The band’s concept is based on the Newtonian theory that colors correlate with musical notes. On Wednesday, July 20, it brings its multihued performance to the Launchpad. Royal Bangs and The Great Depression open the 21-and-over show at 9 p.m. Eight ducats admits people into the venue. We asked Colourmusic bassist Colin Fleishacker to take his iPod for a spin and see what random items appeared. Below are the results.

1) "Emily" • Joanna Newsom • Ys

“One of my favorite tracks by Ms. Newsom, if not my absolute favorite. Beautifully orchestrated (I love how the jaw harp and banjo come in while she talks about her ‘Pa’), wonderfully sung and such a heartbreaking tale of loss. And to top it all off, I get to bask in all of its 12-minute-plus glory. What better way to start off a shuffle session!”

2) "Videotape" • Radiohead • In Rainbows

“This is a great, slow-burning finale to a solid record. It's such an interesting topic for a ballad: describing, in my opinion, someone dwelling on their loved ones, watching his/her videotaped last will and testament. The in-and-out of sync drums are a great touch. Very Boards Of Canada.”

3) "Pete Standing Alone" • Boards Of Canada • Music Has The Right To Children

“Holy crap, willya look at that—Boards Of Canada next?! My iPod appears to be on the same page as me. This is a great song from an amazing record. I love this group. So unique and ahead of their time—all the time.”

4) "Le Sacre Du Printemps: Part Two: The Sacrifice" • Igor Stravinsky • Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Petrushka / Le Sacre Du Printemps

“This is what heavy metal music wishes it sounded like. Seriously, this entire piece is my all-time favorite classical composition. Few things sound more ominous, evil and awe-inspiring. I guess that's what you gotta give the people when your ballet revolves around the sacrifice of a young girl during a pagan ritual.”

5) "I See Your Face Before Me" • Frank Sinatra • In The Wee Small Hours

“Ol’ Blue Eyes. I absolutely love love love Sinatra—especially when he's depressed and heartbroken. This album is one of the best out there, and makes a great companion with brisk fall weather, late evening / early morning, a warm jacket, and a Scotch and water on the rocks.”


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