Monday, June 12, 2006

You Make It Easy

Barenaked LadiesThere was a short time before and after Stunt was released that I enjoyed listening to the Barenaked Ladies. The emphasis is on short. I enjoyed the quirky melodies that bordered on novelty in songs like Be My Yoko Ono and If I Had a Million Dollars (the latter of which was played incessantly by the band made up of my roommates in college -- along with If I Run by the band formerly known as Pleasure -- mere inches away from my basement bedroom until 3 o'clock in the morning - good times). But then a song that could hardly be listened to for longer than one minute was everywhere for much longer than One Week and I was done. I haven't even been able to listen to the songs I enjoyed before that song killed BNL for me. Way2Poppy still digs them, and that's cool. I just can't get past it.

Well, I may have to give them one more shot because I admire what they're doing right now. They are defiantly anti-DRM and to prove it, they have released their new single Easy in a free download four-track version. They encourage you to remix it and submit your version, which may be given a formal download release if it's one of their five favorites. Let me know how it is. I still can't make the leap to listen.

MP3s: Barenaked Ladies - Easy

1 comment:

Way2Poppy said...

BNL rocks. One of the best concerts I've ever seen. So much fun.

It's really hard to tell how "Easy" sounds chopped up in 4 pieces. You know I'll import them into Garageband and play around.

I think all the hubub about DRM is all crap. Apple's DRM is more than generous and for the vast vast majority of people is never a problem.