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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Wednesday (8/24/11) 9:29am - ... wherein Peter posts a song that he wishes he heard on the radio.

Day 18:  A song that you wish you heard on the radio.

Cotton Mather, "She's Only Cool"

One day, a librarian from Austin went into his backyard with a single microphone and recorded one of the best power-pop albums of the 90s.  (I wonder if the Austin Public Library still has their signed copy of Kon-Tiki in circulation.)  And it never broke big in the US, because (1) power pop is not a popular genre, and (2) god hates us.

Side note:  apparently Rob Thomas is a fan.  Their track "Lily Dreams On" figures prominently in the season-one finale of Veronica Mars, and one of the last episodes of the show features Paul Rudd as a washed-up rock musician whose songs are all Cotton Mather tracks.

[This entry is part of the 30 Day Song ChallengeClick here to see all the entries I've posted so far.]

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