Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blast From The Past: Shonen Knife

It's 1998, I was an angsty teenager angry with the world. Why? I had no clue.

And then there was Shonen Knife. The trio is the epitomy of rainbow and kitties for me. Whenever I listen to them, it's like getting high on pseudo-steroids. Happy, shiny people. Loads of colours. Random cartoon characters in the music videos (that's when MTV was life and nothing else - we breathe and eat music videos).

Soon, there wasn't much reasons to stay angry.

Banana Chips had constant airplay on MTV. Kept seeing this until I finally caved and bought their cd, Happy Hour. Awesome decision. I was hooked. I lost track of their whereabouts and was genuinely shocked but very happy that they're still active and performing. Thank you random email.

My favourite track: Daydream Believer (Monkees' cover)

Don't you just adore them?

Friday, June 24, 2011

I FOUND A BAND: Tashaki Miyaki

I get really giddy when I discover new bands. The feeling is exactly like finding a treasure (okay, I'm not a pirate but I think I sorta know how it feels). You're just PSYCHED.

Here's what I do:
1) Listen to the track.
2) Google for more info on the band. If they have an odd sounding name, I usually get little to nothing. Which is frustrating.
3) Repeat track.
4) Share with other human beings via various social media platforms. Predominantly Twitter or Facebook.

Today's I Found A Band is: Tashaki Miyaki

Slightly disappointed I couldn't get much info except their bandcamp page. Thank God for Bandcamp! Apart from that, zilch. Maybe I should look harder. I get all kinds of vibe from this band. Best Coast, Summer Camp. Lo-fi, anyone?

To be honest, I've always been a bitch about covers. I've been holding a 'originals will always be better' stance since forever now. Recently I've been proven otherwise. Kept hearing covers that were actually worth listening to. Some were even as good as the originals, if I dare say. Now I'm open to covers.

Tashaki Miyaki's spin on the classic, All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers is lovely. It's like a lazy Sunday morning by the garden. You're sitting on the grass, sandwiches still in the picnic basket. You're settling down, just sitting there looking around. It's relaxing and you're calm. What a possibly lovely day!

The female vocals gave a slight spin to the track. It sounded current and fresh. There's a sense of pinning. The word that springs to my mind: forlorn.

I absolutely love this.

Tashaki Miyaki - All I Have to Do Is Dream by morrisday

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Where do I begin?

#1 I love music.
#2 I enjoy reading music blogs and it's about time I created one.
#3 Sharing is caring.

Brief introduction
25. Flapper who works for a magazine. Cat lover. Watch too much telly. Eat too much junk. Hates staircases. Memory of a goldfish. Short attention span. Enjoys rolling on grass. Prefer letters to emails.

Q: Why

A: I go by helloneko on some social media platforms, I figured I'd stick to that. Someone already took so I had to improvise and came up with moshimoshineko eventually.

Q: What is m o s h i m o s h i m u s i c?

A: I'll post songs and videos that I dig. New tracks or bands that I discover (I often do that via Twitter - you can follow me HERE!). It's everything and anything to do with music actually.

This should be fun.

P/S All the music you see here is for sampling purposes only. Drop me an email if you want me to remove anything.