• Cover vs Orirginal

    Cover vs Original: Paint It, Black

    Paint It, Black originally released in 1966 is perhaps one of the saddest songs ever written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Heck – Paint It, Black might be the bleakest rock and roll song ever written. Paint It, Black uses a colorless world as a metaphor for sadness, even depression. With imagery such as a funeral procession, a “red door” the singer wants to paint black, a disinterest in the girls walking by, etcetera. The song probably describes Mick Jagger’s depression after the death of his girlfriend. Honestly, I would rank the song as one of – if not the – best Rolling Stones songs ever written. The brutal…

  • Playlists

    The All Girl Indie Summer Fun mix!

    Something about the summer heat makes one want to blast fun music as loud as one can, no matter what the activity. Maybe you’re trying to make an important deadline at work with the July sun teasing you through the window. Maybe you’ve skipped work altogether and you’re relaxing on the beach. Hey, maybe you’re holed up at home with the AC on high. Whatever your situation – you need some summer fun music. So here’s a thought – why not turn off the top 40, and listen to some indie summer fun music instead? I mean, come on – we all like the song “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk,…

  • Playlists

    A musical tribute to my mom – Shairi L Edwards

    This playlist will be a different one. Today, July 21st, 2018 would have been my mom’s (Shairi L Edwards) 69th birthday. If you do not already know, my mom passed away last November after a long illness. The healing process has been long and difficult for both my dad and I, but this week has been particularly hard. This will, of course be the first birthday of hers since her death. Anyways – ever since her passing, I wondered what a tribute to her in writing might look like. I decided, that, as she greatly influenced my love for music – as music was also her passion, what better way…

  • Musical criticism and commentary

    Ladytron’s Playgirl

    Ladytron will release a new album this year! I was part of the Pledgemusic campaign, and I am extremely excited. In preparation for the new album, I’ve recently listened to every Ladytron album. This made me remember a theory: In many Ladytron songs, appears a reoccurring character – the Playgirl. Ladytron portrays the character as tragic at times, but at times we see this character as someone who one should be warned against. We see the Playgirl at different stages of her life. Sometimes, she loves her lifestyle, sometimes she hates her lifestyle. More importantly, The Playgirl in these songs serves as a cautionary tale both to people like her,…

  • Playlists

    It will get loud!

    Today’s playlist might have a lot of songs you already know. I hope you don’t mind. Today’s playlist features The Foo Fighters, Joan Jett, The White Stripes, REM – just to name a few. So, why would AudioPerfecta put together a playlist like this? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love Rock and Roll! Ok – maybe I said that a little too emphatically, but dang it! That’s the truth! Excessive exclamation points be darned! It will get loud! Backing up – sometimes we just need to rock out with a song we already know. I’m sure it surprises noone that I spent many a morning getting…