In the Rain

July 7, 2006 2:16 PM

Written last year for the sole purpose of having an easy, super-poppy song to learn to play the crappy used drum kit I had just bought in Kensington Market. This song wanted to go in a Beatle-y direction, but sadly I think it came out sounding more like The Oneders. It is what it is.

posted by chococat (23 comments total) 58 users marked this as a favorite

You hit another one out of the park, there, chococat.
posted by emelenjr at 4:59 PM on July 7, 2006


That's great stuff. Great sense of place and mood.

"So I wore my brand new paisley shirt
I bought last week in Kensington Market
And I wore my brand new Chelsea boots
I rode there on my scooter but there wasn't anywhere to park it."
- 'Salvador Dali's Garden Party', Television Personalities
posted by Hogshead at 5:13 PM on July 7, 2006


Thanks, both!

A different Kensington Market, I'm afraid.
If only it were that one.
posted by chococat at 5:54 PM on July 7, 2006


Perfectly pleasant!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:01 PM on July 7, 2006


Pete Yorn meets the Beatles? Holy shit!!!!!!! This is awesome! Damn, gonna have to start my playlist now!!
posted by snsranch at 7:43 PM on July 7, 2006


It is what it is.

It's great!

Seriously, man, you do not disappoint. Every track I've heard from you has been catchy.
posted by Alexandros at 12:57 AM on July 8, 2006


Chococat, you're awesome.
posted by viachicago at 9:22 PM on July 8, 2006


Going on my MP3 player. Now.
posted by rafter at 11:28 AM on July 10, 2006


Mmm hmm. Nice.
posted by cortex at 11:58 AM on July 10, 2006


Now why is this not on the radio?
posted by ORthey at 2:11 PM on July 11, 2006


thanks again for the ego stroking, everyone. makes me happy.

ORthey: I think my songs are things I'd like to hear on the radio but don't.
posted by chococat at 2:27 PM on July 11, 2006


yeah, is there a way I can get my college radio station to play this? Cause it needs to be on there.
posted by nile_red at 6:50 AM on July 12, 2006


this is pretty rad. interesting choice to have the lead vox hard panned right. reminds me of 60's mixing, but then you bust in all the other elements around there.

On the simplistic note from your last song, you seem to effortlessly throw out that voice of yours that is so fun to listen to, especially in such a catchy way.

great song, once again. thanks for sharing!
posted by freudianslipper at 7:12 PM on July 14, 2006


This is great, chococat. Elliott Smith on Prozac (perish the thought). How'd you record the vocals, choc?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:24 PM on July 15, 2006


Choco, you might like From Bubblegum to Sky
posted by shoepal at 10:25 PM on July 20, 2006


Excellent. This is the sort of thing my power pop heart loves.
posted by litlnemo at 1:32 AM on July 28, 2006


I'm going to be playing your stuff on WRFL (University of Kentucky student radio) in Lexington. (The semester has just started, so I don't have a definite timeslot, but I'll be filling for several people in the near-term).

Would you like to be identified as "BGM" on the air? Does that stand for anything? Any personal details I could jabber on about?

Remember me when you make it big.
posted by phrontist at 1:30 PM on September 3, 2006


heh. thanks.
my email's in my profile, couldn't find yours.
posted by chococat at 3:52 PM on September 3, 2006


Oh my.

Love it.

Nothing else to say.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:11 PM on February 14, 2007


My favorite song ATM.

..walking under gray dying trees?
posted by lain at 7:12 PM on August 16, 2007


Thanks.

Ya?
posted by chococat at 10:16 PM on August 28, 2007


Man, I love this song.
posted by Tlogmer at 3:55 AM on January 16, 2008


I'm extremely late but I wanted to let you know that I burned your songs before I went on a ski trip and I gotta say you're pretty effing good. I always knew you were good but I got to hear a lot of your stuff I hadn't heard yet and you've got a super wide range of styles. I'm sure you hear stuff like this all the time but I thought I'd let you know that the last few songs I've tried to write I just kept thinking to myself "how would Chococat write a song?"
posted by BrnP84 at 3:40 PM on January 22, 2009


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