Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tonight I'm gonna start a fire, I'm gonna lose my self control


Only about a week until I'm back full-time!

For now, though, here's some big cheesy swooshy dance-pop from Sweden, the sort of song that would fit perfectly on a playlist with Uniting Nations' "You And Me" and Sunblock's "I'll Be Ready"--very '80's. In fact, the first time I heard a bit of the song, I figured it was one of those dance songs made up of just an '80's sample that are so popular now (with added element that always makes me think of Britney's "Crazy" cowbell, even though it doesn't actually sound like it, I know)...and there's still this sparkly electronic riff that reminds me so much of something, but I can't place. And how can you dislike a group that proclaims they "take us back to a trouble-free time when we listened to groups like Europe and Samantha Fox and watched movies like Dirty Dancing and Top Gun" (and uses scenes from Top Gun for the music video)?

Let's focus on the good boy band-ish news like the existence of the three-person group from above and pretend D'Nash never took that awkward, awkward picture, 'K?

On another note, though, someone very wise once posted the Valentin Radio Mix of Natasha Bedingfield's "The One That Got Away" (for which I am eternally grateful) with the comment that "Every summer needs a remix just like this"--I need a remix like that, with that feel for this summer as well, so let me know if anyone knows one!

You can buy the song I posted here (physical) or here (digital). It's also available on the Absolute Summer Dance 2008 album, which is what I know it from (edit: Nick just posted another highlight from that album [not that that's where he heard it, but since I was talking about listening to the album and this connected to that...]). This is also maybe a good time to mention a site I've been using but haven't wanted to recommend because I wasn't sure it would work for everyone, but so far it's still working for me, so I can only assume it really is region-free for the moment (though who knows how long it'll be before they catch that): a Swedish digital music site that you can actually buy from even if you're not living in Sweden (besides Klicktrack, which is great but very limited). The trouble is that most of the songs (though not all) come as protected WMAs, so if you want them for iTunes or your iPod, you'll have to burn them to CD and then rip them back (I recommend using a rewritable CD)--I know that's annoying, but if your a Swedish music addict like me, someone who's always desperate for new releases, it's heaven-sent. If anyone uses it and it doesn't work for them, though, please let me know--I'm planning on adding it to the blog's sidebar and I only do that for sites that don't let only residents of their country of origin use them.

(Hopefully I'll be able to catch up on communication in the next few days; if not, rest assured that'll definitely happen when I'm done traveling [blog catch-up will occur then too], and I'm sorry for taking so long!)

13 comments:

Resa said...

Where in the world have your travels taken you to?

I'm hoping the awkward picture you're referring to are the nudes D'Nash that came up!

Hope you're having a good time!

Paul said...

oh my dayz you are STILL away?! :P

Poster Girl said...

Sadly not lovely España :( How on Earth are my struggling Spanish skills ever supposed to improve at this rate? Oh, D'Nash...

I'm almost back, Paul--returning home tomorrow (Tuesday), which means real posts back no later than Wednesday :) Just don't tell anyone that I'm leaving again (albeit on a trip of a very different sort) in something like a week ;) I'll actually write up some posts in advance that time, and maybe have more consistent Internet connections.

Adem With An E said...

Take your time dear! Am guessing you've arrived home safely now? Hope things were FAB for you.

We've missed you though ;)

Robpop said...

Where are ya suga....

Mike said...

I think PPG has bagged herself a hottie and is currentlt riding him all over Europe!

AcerBen said...

Come back! Life is not the same without Poster Girl!

And it wasn't the same without Pop Unlimited either, so it's back open. ;)

http://popunlimited.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Really missing your posts.
I hope your able to post again soon, i really enjoy reading this blog and theres lots of new songs i have to recommend.

Plus ive recorded my first single 'Tonight' and got positive reviews about it.
People have said it sounds a lot like Daft Punk's 'One More Time' which i think is a good thing lol.
I'll have to send it you soon.

Conor
x

D'luv said...

Luv, where'd you go? You'd better not be thighs-up in a Barcelona hammock right now with three Spaniards named Juan pile-driving your cotton candy...otherwise Paul will be jealous!

Robpop said...

We'd all be jealous!

Rick said...

That's a loooong holiday.

Mari'Jean said...

Hey!! I'm back with the blog. I know you like music from every part of the planet. ^^

Hope you're having so much fun. =]

JoXxe said...

hey! please, i've been looking for the danny k's cd's (mandoza + danny k album & danny k album debut), Can you upload the cds to mediafire or any free server, please?