I woke up this morning with just a wisp of a song in my head. It's like when you want to remember a dream, but all you can remember is a green sock or a concept.
I spent the whole morning thinking about what the song could be while I was getting ready for work. All I could remember is that it had some kind of reverby bass line and a person with a weird voice singing. Finally, another thought popped into my head - I heard this song while sitting on the floor of a Santa Cruz co-op talking about music to some guy!
As I walked to work, I went over our conversation in my mind, reconstructing it. I finally came to the song through a long chain of other songs...
The guy then shared another cover of "Teardrop" by Jose Gonzalez. We got to talking about Jose Gonzalez and how we both liked a song of his called "Heartbeats."
Turns out "Heatbeats" is also a cover. The original "Heartbeats" is by an electro-pop duo called The Knife. I YouTubed it on my iPhone as I was walking to work and was satisfied with the weird riff that had popped into my head while I was sleeping. I hadn't heard this song since we had talked about it until today.
You're welcome for some music.