Changing Colors singer-songwriter and Blank Tape Records co-conspirator Conor Bourgal expounds on his favorite music for Saturday nights, Sunday mornings, and the remainder of the week. “My musical interest has been drifting back towards instrumental stuff,” says the Colorado Springs musician, “which is what I did before The Changing Colors. I’ve been attempting to write for string quartet and learning about algorithmic composition.” Although he has no local shows currently scheduled, The Changing Colors will be performing one out-of-town show on Aug. 11, at the SteamPlant in Salida, as part of Grant Sabin’s Bourbon & Milk CD Release tour.
“Wish I’d written that” song: Joe Johnson’s “The Narrows.” It’s not an ordinary song; it’s like a short film, sort of. Very visual and creepy, without being too specific.
“Wish I could unhear that” song: “Taste the Feeling” from Coca-Cola commercials. Powerful psychic trespassing.
Essential Saturday night song: Joy Division’s “Transmission.” Whether you’re out dancing or home sulking, this is just a perfect song.
Essential Sunday morning song: John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” Exercises the mind, body and soul after a night of dancing or sulking.
First record I bought with my own money: Prince’s Batman soundtrack. Because “BatDance.”
Current favorite song to cover live: R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” I always liked this…
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