Music with expression


dandle  (DAN-dl)

1. To move (a baby, child, etc.) lightly up and down, as on one’s knee or in one’s arms.
2. To pet; pamper.


amuse, bounce, cosset, cradle, dance, fondle, love, nuzzle, pet, play, ride on knee, rock, sport, toss, toy with


  • SpoonInfinite Pet  [album:Gimme Fiction   2005]
  • American BabiesRocker  [album:American Babies   2008]
  • Ben FoldsRock This Bitch (Live Album Version)  [album:Ben Folds Live   2002]
  • Black Eyed PeasRock That Body  [album:The E.N.D.   2009]
  • Rob ThomasCradlesong  [album:Cradlesong   2009]
  • Atomic KittenCradle  [album:Greatest Hits   2003]
  • Kate NashPlay  [album:Made Of Bricks   2008]
  • JameliaBounce  [album:Thank You   2003]
  • Black Eyed PeasMovement  [album:Behind The Front   1998]


TRIGGER: Materfamilias

materfamilias   (MEY-ter-fuh-mil-ee-uhs)

1. The mother of a family



Y Luv: Y Not?

The group Y Luv is a new one to me and from what I can make out they are still in college in Los Angeles but their debut EP ‘How Chill Can You Let Go’ was released on 24th April.

Band Members: Freddy Janney, Marcello Dubaz, Luke Hanna, Sam Nardella
Genre: Indie Pop-Rock
Influences: Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, The Killers

The track ‘All Night’ is well worth a listen:   Sample it Here

A free download of the entire EP is available until around 24th May from their Bandcamp page here:

Y LuvNothing Matters



TRIGGER: Incommodious

incommodious  (in-kuh-MOH-dee-uhs)

Inconvenient, as not affording sufficient space or room; uncomfortable


annoying, awkward, cumbersome, detrimental, difficult, disadvantageous, discommoding, discommodious, disturbing, embarrassing, inexpedient, inopportune, pestiferous, prejudicial, remote, tiresome, troublesome, unhandy, unmanageable, unseasonable, unsuitable, untimely, unwieldy, vexatious



One To Watch: Leftover Cuties

With a debut album set to release on 31st May, the Leftover Cuties offer a different twist to the ‘retro’ theme that’s very strong at the moment.

It’s Pop, but there’s a distinct 40’s feel.  I’m thinking ‘prohibition’, ‘speakeasy’, ‘G-Men’, ‘Elliott Ness’. But somehow it works….and works well.

Listen to their Album Title track ‘Places To Go’

Watch the video for the track ‘Game Called Life’

Watch their version of Lady Gaga‘s  ‘Poker Face’

Check out their website here:

There’s also a link on their site download a free copy of  ‘Places To Go’


TRIGGER: Effloresce

effloresce   (EF-luh-res)

1. To burst into bloom; blossom.
2. In chemistry, to change either throughout or on the surface to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air


be in flower, bear fruit, blossom, blow, bud, burgeon, burst, develop, effloresce , fare well, flower, flourish, fructify, germinate, grow, open, prosper, sprout, succeed, tassel out, thrive, wax



TRIGGER: Polymorphous

polymorphous  (pol-ee-mawr-fuhs)


1. having, assuming, or passing through many or various forms, stages, or the like.
2. polymorphic.


all manner of, assorted, changeable, changing, different, discrete, disparate, distinct, distinctive, divers, diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, individual, legion, manifold, many, many-sided, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, multifarious, multiform, multitudinal, multitudinous, numerous, omnifarious, peculiar, populous, separate, several, sundry, unalike, unequal, unlike, variant, varied, variegated