I’ve been busy at work over the past 5 days, so I haven’t really been able to do any posts. I got a new computer, so doing them will be easier. I didn’t have all of the wordpress features before because my browser was out of date and my old computer wouldn’t let me upload any new ones. Now I have all of the features and can see everything. I am able to get the full wordpress experience. Yay.

 

 

Roller Coaster – Janie Grant

Roller Coaster by Janie Grant

I have decided to post another Janie Grant song. Why? Probably because I am a pseudo-masochist. After about 3 times of listening to it, it becomes obnoxiously irritating.

In a bizarre, alternate universe kind of way, Roller Coaster sounds like a sister song to Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon’s Palisades Park.

Someone needs to tell poor little Janie Grant that it’s pronounced Roller Coaster and NOT Rollie Coaster, which, in my opinion, is fairly commensurate with fingernails on a chalkboard.

Another irritation is the organ accents (sounds like 8th notes played on the calliope setting). Some of the notes just sound wrong. It’s possible they sound wrong because the entire song has a flanger effect (probably due to how it was uploaded).

There is a part in the song where she says, “You’re love is scary, but it’s so much fun”. Metrically, it doesn’t really fit. It almost sounds like she forgot the words and just made some up.

Peggy Got Engaged – Janie Grant

Peggy got engaged
Have you heard the news?
Peggy got engaged
Now I’ve got the Blues
Peggy got engaged to the boy I love.

The hook is okay; fairly dreamy. But, the song construction is rather bizarre and aimless. Towards the end of the song, it sounds like it’s going to modulate a fifth, but doesn’t. It just goes off into a weird pre-ending with a really creepy organ solo. The lyrics use the correct subjunctive mood, so I’ll give them that.