Almost two years to the day since my last journal entry on LastFM, I finally feel like blogging a little about music. I had better do this before I capitulate in uncontrolled compliance with the effects of sleep deprivation, because who knows when it's going to happen!
Wherein I profess my love for Oingo Boingo
I must give a massive shout-out to Oingo Boingo
. I was born into their marvelous world, but for ten years now, they've made a steady and unrelenting climb toward the list of my Top Ten Bands of All Time. I do believe they've succeeded in their endeavor.
When I have no particular hankering for specific grooves or whatever, I instinctively reach for them. The music is familiar enough to be comfortable, cheeky and urbane enough to make me smile, and compelling and engaging enough to have massive replay value. I'm no superfan, though; haven't got the budget or the time to buy up all their releases. I only have Only A Lad
and a handful of the compilations released during their stay at IRS Records -- you know…