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Hear, My Friends: Paula Iwamoto-Schaap's Five Songs

women never really faint

women never really faint

Paula Iwamoto-Schaap is a rock nyc writer and my friend and she has very fussy taste in music! Not for her the rough and tumble of EDM pop, no not at all, rather she opts for the urban sophisticat classic rockism of a cubist enthralled and tied down to the great rock and soul moment. Or, if you prefer, she likes Stevie Wonder!

Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground – Lou kisses off the young generation with a mindfulness the equal of Ray Davies, but the story is the sound, an off key singalong two chord drone people are still copying – A+

As – Stevie Wonder – A little cheating here by young Paula, since we all know she just saw Stevie perform this melodic masterpiece at MSG. It’s the back up singers on the chorus that pushes it into masterpiece land – A

And She Was – Talking Heads- This is perhaps the height of David byrne and back up band as pop group, an acid trip of a song with hallucinations on a real good trip where you free float with the world, it is like a benigh as benign as a song can be and tuneful as humanly possible, Somewhat late in their career – A

Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National – One thing you can definitely say about these indie rockers is a) they are better than Interpol and have managed to move well past their Joy Division jones and b) every album has improved on the album before so this is not as good as “Don’t Swallow That cap” but it is good enough – B+

You Were Meant for Me – Jewel – This has no redeeming social values, just awful – D

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