the Buzz for September 27th, 2010


Rob Thomas — “Problem Girl” (from …Something to Be) — Problem

A texted me yesterday and demanded to see Mr. Thomas pop out of the hive pronto. (And since Rob was the primary inspiration for what you’re currently reading, it seemed like a reasonable request.) I wouldn’t dare call “Problem Girl” the best song on Rob’s electrifying solo debut record, but his stirring, passionate vocal performance really sells the thin story being told here. This was my favorite track the first time I listened to the album five years ago, and having just listened to the entire thing again trying to decide which song to choose, I have to tell you: it still is.


A batch of red velvet cupcakes (specifically requested by my visiting sister-in-law) took precedence over the Buzz Saturday night; hence, the hive failed to produce any honey yesterday. (The cupcakes were fantabulous, though, if that’s any comfort.) Nonetheless, if you missed any of last week’s tunes, here is a quick recap:

MONDAY: Bernadette Peters — “Running On Faith”
(from I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight) — Running

TUESDAY: Hanson — “Been There Before” (from The Walk) — Been

WEDNESDAY: Alanis Morissette — “No Pressure Over Cappuccino [live]”
(from MTV Unplugged: Alanis Morissette) — No

THURSDAY: Jimmy Eat World — “Hear You Me”
(from Bleed American) — Hear

FRIDAY: George Strait — “Blue Clear Sky” (from Blue Clear Sky) — Blue

SATURDAY: Meat Loaf — “It Just Won’t Quit”
(from Bat Out of Hell II [Back Into Hell]) — It