Another con­tem­po­rary  —  well, a year old  —  Song of the Day. What hap­pened was, I liked Feel It Still on the ra­dio, and liked that it quot­ed from Please Mr. Post­man, and when I went look­ing for video to see what Por­tu­gal. The Man were like live, the first I found fea­tured a stage sur­round­ed by pro­ject­ed words read­ing “NO COMPUTERS UP HERE, JUST LIVE INSTRUMENTS”. So I was hooked.


I dun­no, they’re from Alaska, the singer’s got a crys­talline coun­tertenor, they’re not that dy­nam­ic live, the vo­cal ar­range­ments are sharp­er than any ra­zor. It’s got a beat, you could dance to it. My eleven-year-old daugh­ter can sing along, thinks they’re al­most as good as Tay­lor Swift. The of­fi­cial video has 142,996,379 views as of this writ­ing. It’s short! And that’s ab­so­lute­ly all I know.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Ama­zon, Spo­ti­fy, iTunes. Live video with that NO COMPUTERS open­ing; check the vo­cal flour­ish at 2:04. Bonus: Please Mr. Post­man by the Marvelettes and some oth­er band. Last and best, the Marvelettes live at the Apol­lo in 1962.

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