Recently, someone commented on my review of the Beatles album Revolver, which I posted a few weeks back.  In it, I had mentioned that prior to Revolver, the majority of Beatles songs had been “songs about love”.  Apparently, this guy had been researching “songs about love” on the Internet and as a result, stumbled upon this particular blog.  Here is the comment he decided to leave:

Hey!!

I just wrote a song about love for my girlfriend and I thought I would find lyrics on your blog so that I can compare my song 😛 but anyhoo…you’re blog is wayy nicer than mine that’s for sure! If you have the extra 3 minutes to listen to the song I wrote that’s on youtube nd don’t forget to rate and comment the song! 🙂 thanx SOOOOOO much!:D

Just so you know, I’ve left in all the typos to support the authenticity of his message.   Although his reply was totally unrelated to the album which I reviewed, I am damn pleased he posted it.  This young man happens to be a rapper that goes by the name of J-Skillz, and the YouTube video is indeed a music video for a song of his called “A Song About Love For Butta Bee”.  Butta Bee is apparently his lady friend, and the music video was obviously created in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Observe this video for yourself right here!

Um…………………..what was that?

I’d personally like to thank J-Skillz for sending me this link.  It’s my sincere pleasure to help him with getting this piece of crap out there.  I hope as many people as possible see this so that everyone can be reminded that as long as we have the Internet, we’ll have absolutely pathetic shit like this floating around!  Look out rap world!  Here comes J-Skillz!

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Rating: 3.5/5

I first heard the music of Beach House in September 2007 when I saw them live at the London Ontario Live Arts festival in my hometown of London, Ontario.  At that time, my opinion of them was that they had a great sound but their songs were very boring.  That basically remained as my opinion of them up until two weeks ago when I gave Teen Dream its second and third listens.  At that time, it became clear that great sound that I loved so much had finally found some great tunes to go with it.  Beach House really haven’t changed their sound on Teen Dream.  However, I can easily say that I enjoy any one of these ten songs more than anything they have done in the past.  I’m not exactly sure what it is I like so much about these songs, but there is a very dreamlike quality that sucks me in.  This is such a breezy, relaxing album.  It’s hard not to enjoy.  There are a few moments on the record that seem to lose me, but it’s never long before I’m right back into it again.  I’m sure now I will revisit some of their past material and find things I like about it.  Whether that will be the case or not, Teen Dream has brought me to the Beach House camp either way.