Have you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.
“Fold in the Floor” by Bethany Curve
It’s been quite a whirlwind the last two weeks, a steady stream of horrid information and wretched decrees coming at us with such ferocity that it’s hard to keep up with or provide an adequate response to. It’s excruciating and exhausting, and that’s probably the point of it all, a veritable pounding into submission. My head hurts. My heart hurts. And I’m frustrated, but my hat is eternally off to those who have mobilized or protested or donated or fought for what they know to be right. We all need to follow your lead and example. We need to fight back too…unceasingly so. And I want to do whatever I can. I want to help. I need to help.
It sure does makes writing about music seem so quaint and meaningless.
That being said, here’s a lovely track from shoegaze band Bethany Curve’s 1998 album Gold. I went through a shoegaze Renaissance period of sorts when I was in my late teens, consuming anything I could from then current purveyors of the genre back to the originators from a decade prior. “Fold in the Floor” was one that always stuck with me, a perfect example of the scene (albeit a Californian one), moodiness as expressed through layers of guitar, reverb, and echoed vocals, a floating lullaby. When researching the artist for this article, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the four-piece is still around and making new music. Bully to them and much thanks for providing me with an ear worm for the last 19 years.
Now, get back out there and protest every foul thing this tiny-handed clown spews.
From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.