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Feist — Mushaboom
Album: Let It Die
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1024









Released: 2004
Length: 3:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Helping the kids out of their coats, but wait, the babies haven't been born... oh...
Unpacking the bags and setting up, and planting lilacs and buttercups... oh...

But in the meantime, I got it hard - second floor-living without a yard;
It may be years until the day my dreams will match up with my pay...

Old dirt road... (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Knee-deep snow... (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Watching the fire as we grow (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Old...

I got a man to stick it out, and make a home from a rented house, oh-on...
And we'll collect the moments one by one - I guess that's how the future's done... oh, oh-on...

How many acres, how much light tucked in the woods and out of sight;
Talk to the neighbours and tip my cap on a little road barely on the map...

Old dirt road... (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Knee-deep snow... (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Watching the fire as we grow (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Old...

Old dirt road,
Rambling rose... (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Watching the fire as we grow... (Mushaboom, mushaboom...)
Well, I'm sold...

Oh...
Oh...
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 justin4kick wrote:

You are right. Sort of remake this is.
 

It seems more like a very distant sort of "remake" with an entirely different chord progression, melody, and structure.  Similar tempo and feeling though.
 rachlan wrote:

I thought she sounded like Regina Spektor which is a good thing.
 

I did too! 
 RandomousJam wrote:
I remember this blew my mind when I heard it in a shopping mall. Then it just got over played. Not bad, not as good as at first though.

 
mushaboom, that's about how I feel when I'm in a mall
 1wolfy wrote:
Melanie Safka       I gotta brand new pair of roller skates, you gotta a brand new key
 
One of my very fave songs when I was a kid. RP-worthy. 
 jjbix wrote:
She's cute, her music is sweet, but like lowfat milk, it is thin and transparent . .


 
......and good for you.
I remember this blew my mind when I heard it in a shopping mall. Then it just got over played. Not bad, not as good as at first though.
it's summertime!! :)
 1wolfy wrote:
Melanie Safka       I gotta brand new pair of roller skates, you gotta a brand new key


 
You are right. Sort of remake this is.
 gobits wrote:

Strange, I thought she sounded just like Leslie Feist...  {#Roflol}


 That she does, indeed! 
How are things these days on Tralfamadore, gobits?
Ear therapy
Melanie Safka       I gotta brand new pair of roller skates, you gotta a brand new key

She's something like wonderful. And the video of this is lovely!
 rexi wrote:
Shaboom, shaboom...
  I wonder if they're actually singing 'mushaboom mushaboom'.  Just a feeling I have...


 dmax wrote:
A little like Jonathan Richman. Not a lot of anger or sublimated emotion here. Pretty up front.
 
You mean later Jonathan Richman, right? There was some complexity, and a definite edge, to the early Modern Lovers stuff. JR had a conversion experience later and stopped making songs that "might hurt babies' ears."

 dmax wrote:
A little like Jonathan Richman. Not a lot of anger or sublimated emotion here. Pretty up front.
 
I love the reference to Jonathan Richman, but I disagree because I think that Feist is much more commercial (or accessible) than Jonathan. Jonathan Richman is pretty 'out there', but good on him for doing his own thing.

 zipper wrote:
I would've so loved her music when I was seven years old.

 
{#Yes}

Oh gag me! How many tralalalas, 123, red, green blue whatever songs can she string together....shut up already.{#Puke}
Face it!  Its the only time big Bill allows:
Shaboom!

 jjbix wrote:
She's cute, her music is sweet, but like lowfat milk, it is thin and transparent . .
 
A little like Jonathan Richman. Not a lot of anger or sublimated emotion here. Pretty up front.
 denmom wrote:
Too twee for me.
 

Not twee enough.
 Grammarcop wrote:
As a parent to two kids and the partner of a loving wife, I appreciate this song's sentiments more and more.
 
{#High-five}   {#Yes}
 jjbix wrote:
She's cute, her music is sweet, but like lowfat milk, it is thin and transparent . .

 

Ya got that right!!{#Yes}
 rachlan wrote:

I thought she sounded like Regina Spektor which is a good thing.

 
Strange, I thought she sounded just like Leslie Feist...  {#Roflol}

She's cute, her music is sweet, but like lowfat milk, it is thin and transparent . .

Too twee for me.
Shaboom, shaboom...
{#Sunny}{#Cool}{#Sunny}
 iggam wrote:
She sounds like someone who is working on a Martha Wainwright impression.
 
I thought she sounded like Regina Spektor which is a good thing.

 sfListener wrote:
The only sound more annoying is that mosquito buzzing in my ear in the middle of the night.
 
He should have never said such foolishness to the iguana.

She sounds like someone who is working on a Martha Wainwright impression.
The only sound more annoying is that mosquito buzzing in my ear in the middle of the night.
I would've so loved her music when I was seven years old.

Mushathis.

What a piece of crap this song is. 
 Limpopoking wrote:
the more I hear, the more I like!
 

Me too! Great chorus hook.
the more I hear, the more I like!
It takes guts to perform an unapologetic romantic song these days.  This works for me still, after hearing it scores of times.
very much in the groove of songs like "Midnight at the Oasis" or "Chuck E's in Love" I like it very much :D
As a parent to two kids and the partner of a loving wife, I appreciate this song's sentiments more and more.
thenoizzbox wrote:
I'm not sure I would generalize it like that but the studio version of this particular song definitely looses something after hearing her perform it alone with an electric guitar at the Junos 3 or 4 years ago (the Junos are like the Canadian Grammys for those who don't know). That really was a powerful and memorable perfomance.
Was that the year she stopped right in the middle of the song and started again? I couldn't figure out what the hell she was doing. Seemed bizarre. But it fit. After all, it's Feist.
feist is. . , well, uh feisty! I like her spunk.
Let it Die, Please
:bananajumprope:
LD wrote:
I've found myself liking Feist on the basis of some live performances that I've seen. But don't care for her recordings as much.
I'm not sure I would generalize it like that but the studio version of this particular song definitely looses something after hearing her perform it alone with an electric guitar at the Junos 3 or 4 years ago (the Junos are like the Canadian Grammys for those who don't know). That really was a powerful and memorable perfomance.
I've found myself liking Feist on the basis of some live performances that I've seen. But don't care for her recordings as much.
toomanyollys wrote:
Pretty sure it's from the Lacoste ad with the guy jumping between bollards by the sea...
it is in that ad
toomanyollys wrote:
Pretty sure it's from the Lacoste ad with the guy jumping between bollards by the sea...
It is, and though that's no doubt good for the band's royalties, it does make the song irritating by association with such a naff ad. 2 from the Nottingham jury.

Edit: I kept hoping, when seeing that ad, that the guy would slip between bollards and land on his, erm, bollards. That'll teach the cocky twat. My, isn't this song just so twee?

electronicthroat wrote:
Sounds like Regina Spektor.
+1 Like 'em both though.
Pretty sure it's from the Lacoste ad with the guy jumping between bollards by the sea...
Where do I know this song from (in the UK)? Advert or TV programme?
This has been an awesome set... 2:04 pm - Gabriel Rios - Stay 2:08 pm - Belly - Gepetto 2:11 pm - Jem - Come On Closer 2:15 pm - Feist - Mushaboom
I never get tired of this song. The Postal Service remix is also good, but this is great. She's got an odd voice, but I like it.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Certainly according to our Government's CanCon laws. Neil Young and Joni Mitchell are just two examples of Canadians whose music doesn't qualify as "Canadian" under the "30% Canadian content" law for broadcast media, because they don't/didn't make their music here, hire Canadian producers, etc. Feist, on the other hand, probably does qualify as CanCon, if the music is made here, and especially if she's been living here for a while. Like many other things here, our cultural identity is tied in large part to the bureaucracy. One of the disadvantages of being a near neighbour to the largest Culture Manufacturing Nation in the world.
To clarify - To qualify as CanCon a music must met at least 2 of the four CanCon conditions known as MAPL M- the music is composed entirely by a Canadian A- the artist playing the music is Canadian P- (production) the music was recorded wholly in Canada or played live in Canada and broadcast in Canada. L- Lyrics are written entirely by a Canadian Just so's you know.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
One of the disadvantages of being a near neighbour to the largest Culture Manufacturing Nation in the world.
Some Culture...
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Certainly according to our Government's CanCon laws. Neil Young and Joni Mitchell are just two examples of Canadians whose music doesn't qualify as "Canadian" under the "30% Canadian content" law for broadcast media, because they don't/didn't make their music here, hire Canadian producers, etc. Feist, on the other hand, probably does qualify as CanCon, if the music is made here, and especially if she's been living here for a while. Like many other things here, our cultural identity is tied in large part to the bureaucracy. One of the disadvantages of being a near neighbour to the largest Culture Manufacturing Nation in the world.
sounds strange to me... when a German artist lives in France or Denmark, or even Austria (LOL) he's still a German artist... you just need to have a look into his passport. :eek:
New album (The Reminder) comes out tomorrow.
All I said was 'I don't think Neko's Canadian' - and now someone's declaring Feist's nationality? Doesn't anyone go back and follow the progress of these messages?
Actually, she IS Canadian (born in Nova Scotia) but while we give Neko honorary citizenship based on her awesomeness and role within the New Pornographers, she is technically not. But that's okay...We love her anyway.
escapist wrote:
So any Canadian that works a lot out of LA, NY, or any other US city is a "de facto" American artist?
Certainly according to our Government's CanCon laws. Neil Young and Joni Mitchell are just two examples of Canadians whose music doesn't qualify as "Canadian" under the "30% Canadian content" law for broadcast media, because they don't/didn't make their music here, hire Canadian producers, etc. Feist, on the other hand, probably does qualify as CanCon, if the music is made here, and especially if she's been living here for a while. Like many other things here, our cultural identity is tied in large part to the bureaucracy. One of the disadvantages of being a near neighbour to the largest Culture Manufaturing Nation in the world.
YUP escapist wrote:
So any Canadian that works a lot out of LA, NY, or any other US city is a "de facto" American artist?
Sounds like Regina Spektor.
TJOpootertoot wrote:
Techinically she's from the States but she is a de facto Canadian artist. She works a lot out of Vancouver, is a member of Vancouver band The New Pornographers and has worked an awful lot with Toronto's The Sadies.
So any Canadian that works a lot out of LA, NY, or any other US city is a "de facto" American artist?
I may or may not like anything else she's done, but this song is outstanding. . . the remix is great, too.
dezebel wrote:
I don't think Neko's Canadian...
Techinically she's from the States but she is a de facto Canadian artist. She works a lot out of Vancouver, is a member of Vancouver band The New Pornographers and has worked an awful lot with Toronto's The Sadies. Who knows what the CanCon rules make of her but it's not stretching to call her a Canadian artist. yay, neko. Yay, Feist.
bokey wrote:
Reminiscent of "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
I got a brand new pair of rollerskates... EDIT: Dang, someone else beat me to this! sorry!
You're forgiven for playing freeking Skalpel, Bill :dance:
Reminiscent of "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
Nuance wrote:
Canuck girls rule. Feist following Neko Case. How about Sarah Harmer now. me likey.
I don't think Neko's Canadian...
"Mushaboom" goes with everything!
Damn. I hated this initially, for its cloying obvious cuteness. Now, I like hearing it. There's a very interesting live version that I'm hearing on KFOG lately. Probably on their Live From The Archives collection.
wonderfull voice isn't it?
Hmm, seems to be the "little girl voice" set.
ladyj wrote:
I don't know what a mushaboom is but I like the sound of the word. not a bad tune either.
Mushaboom is a place in Nova Scotia where Leslie Feist had wonderful moments.
Quixmundi wrote:
Oh I've got a brand new roller skate You've got the key...oh, sorry, wrong song. Or not?
Good call.
HAPPY HAPPY ...do you suppose Bill is suggesting a commonality with Kate Bush by playing these two feme fatales from different eras in such proximty to one another? :think:
mgoldman wrote:
The more I hear this, the more annoying I find it. I guess it was novel the first 100 times, but now.... :cry:
Thank you for saying exactly what I was feeling about this song. Wears out its welcome pretty fast, doesn't it?
Help, it really should be fodder for something or someone else.........:stop: :puke:
The more I hear this, the more annoying I find it. I guess it was novel the first 100 times, but now.... :cry:
HA...the comments on this song rule.
Slightly annoying.....
I LOVE this song!
This is terrible!!!!
Damn. I was honestly going to go straight to the comments and post something like "hey, this sounds pretty good, who's the girl?" And then I have to see out of the corner of my eye (bottom corner) the photos of the sexy girl herself. Now it's gonna sound like I only like her 'cause she's hot. Damn.
Oh no! It took 2 days to get this out of my head last time I heard it! Now I'm gonna walk around singing mushaboom for another 2 days?!? :beat:
Mushaboom is one of Ms. Feist's Happy Places: it's a litle community in Nova Scotia with dream, comfort, memory to spare for Leslie.
Quixmundi wrote:
Oh I've got a brand new roller skate You've got the key...oh, sorry, wrong song. Or not?
Whatever happend to Melanie?
catchy little tune...sitting here tapping my foot....happy music :yes:
I know this Feist's song will never win for sure the best song of the century award but... I like it... a simple quiet nice song that make you smile and whistle... :whistle:
Quixmundi wrote:
Oh I've got a brand new roller skate You've got the key...oh, sorry, wrong song. Or not?
:lol:
Oh I've got a brand new roller skate You've got the key...oh, sorry, wrong song. Or not?
Sorry, can't take this one anymore. "Let it die", indeed.
Canuck girls rule. Feist following Neko Case. How about Sarah Harmer now. me likey.
That was a great tune. Sounds as though it was modified from something I've heard before...is it?
That sparkling piano ending is feisty indeed!
agreed, feist is great. i saw her perform this summer at the vancouver folkfest. she was awesome, amazing vocals and nice stage presence. her latest album is a solid effort.
Feist is great and I would love to see more of her songs on RP!
thewaxtadpole wrote:
This song makes me want to buy a Volkswagen for some reason.
And it makes me want to get in and drive my Volkswagen.
I don't know what a mushaboom is, either - I followed the link to the Canadian map and found it, so now I'm curious to go there.
I don't know what a mushaboom is but I like the sound of the word. not a bad tune either.
Catchy little ditty! I kinda like it...
I started out rating this song a 1, but now that I've heard it a few times, I'd really like to lower that rating.
What is this song having to do with a VW!? :-) This song spreads some good feelings. I like it every time I hear it.
This song makes me want to buy a Volkswagen for some reason.
Great song, but is this the only song worthy of airtime? Let's hear some others if she's so good!
Er...canadiana vernacular. https://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/east/east_route6.html Nova scotia. dapower wrote:
Mushaboom? Am I missing something? Some Americana vernacular that hasnt reached the old countries yet? :ask:
Someone should upload some broken social scene. darthblav wrote:
it is crazy to think that she is also part of broken social scene.......
Mushaboom? Am I missing something? Some Americana vernacular that hasnt reached the old countries yet? :ask:
rah wrote:
little bit of a let down. except for this song and an interesting folk-ballad with interesting percussion, the rest of the album is pretty listless.
Could not disagree more. This CD is very good, IMHO.
Varan_Komodsky wrote:
Holy crap. I'll need a bit of warning before this comes on again so I can sweep the area for sharp edges, toxins, ligature points, etc. The only thing that kept me from self-harm was the certain knowledge it would end soon.
i need a bit of warning for this song too so i can clear the area for hardcore DANCING.
this song is brillant, especially with earphones because that almost hidden guitar blasts in your ears. i suggest earphones for this song highly.
Holy crap. I'll need a bit of warning before this comes on again so I can sweep the area for sharp edges, toxins, ligature points, etc. The only thing that kept me from self-harm was the certain knowledge it would end soon.
underarmor wrote:
What do you think? They'll be at the ACL Festival here in September and I don't know what to make of them.
NewHorizons wrote:
Love this song! "Feel-good" music that I really like! Can anybody tell me if this song is representative of her work? That's the only song I know from her! :bananasplit:
Very good stuff. I see someone below was a bit disappointed in the CD, but I certainly wasn't. I find her voice very sultry and sexy. I'll be uploading a few tunes from the CD to the LRC so hopefully they'll be added and everyone can hear more from her!
Please stop playing this song! Or at least, not so often! I can't really explain why, but it just grates on my nerves, gets stuck in my head and makes my brain melt out of my ears. It's the only song on RP that makes me immediately dive for the volume knob on my speakers to mute it. And it seems to be on every five minutes. /hyperbole Ok, sorry - just had to express my dissenting opinion, since everyone else seems to love it.
ruthless wrote:
Let us know how it is.
little bit of a let down. except for this song and an interesting folk-ballad with interesting percussion, the rest of the album is pretty listless.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Just arrived today... I know what I'll be doing tonight :) I'll report back and maybe have a few new uploads!
What do you think? They'll be at the ACL Festival here in September and I don't know what to make of them.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
You forgot Kathleen Edwards and Margo (Cowboy Junkies) Timmens (sp?) in your list.
It's complicated. Has to do with chopping firewood, braiding little kids hair to fit in toques, and slapping bugs in time to a guitar and a fish smacking the bottom of the canoe. Short answer - because our chicks rock, dude!
she looks a little like a very young patti smith, no?
Love this song! "Feel-good" music that I really like! Can anybody tell me if this song is representative of her work? That's the only song I know from her! :bananasplit:
been stressing out about some things for the past couple hours. this song is making me feel a lot better. Actually, the past four songs or so have all helped. Thanks.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Just ordered this CD today... very excited!
ruthless wrote:
Let us know how it is.
Just arrived today... I know what I'll be doing tonight :) I'll report back and maybe have a few new uploads!