This might just be my favorite song of the year. Beyond an upbeat tempo that makes me want to get up and move there’s other qualities also.
I know that traditional radio is a dying format in the era of streaming and digital songs but I still listen to the radio almost everyday. My station of choice is WTMD in Baltimore. I like that I discovered this song by hearing it on the radio in the car and reaching for the knob to turn the volume up. I like that I heard it a couple of times before finally catching the name from the DJ. I didn’t Shazam the song and didn’t buy a copy of it from Amazon or Itunes. Every time I hear it on the radio it is like a unexpected gift. There will come a time, when the radio isn’t playing it anymore, when I may buy a copy. But for now, I like the organic way that the song came to me and all the times since.
There was a local band called J Roddy Walston & The Business. When my daughter was little they were her favorite band. “Lonely Heather” by The Nude Party reminds be, just a little, of J Roddy. So it also reminds me of those times playing loud local music with my daughter.