Song of the Day, April 29: Living With the Dreaming Body by Poi Dog Pondering

PoiDogLivingToday’s song opens an eclectic delight. Poi Dog Pondering entered the burgeoning college rock scene with a sound like no other. With eight full-time members and up to a dozen supporting cast, they featured a wide range of instruments, crafting a folk-pop melange with its own special energy. Their first LP brought together two earlier indie EPs, and starts with a bang — or at least a whistle.

Bandleader Frank Q. Orrall’s sprightly tin whistle is the foundation of the song, bolstered by guitar, fiddle, trumpet, and a lively rhythm section. The star of the song is Robin, hanging out in the metaphysical section of a local bookstore, pondering her life and loves. Filled with nice details of everyday life, the song captures the complex in the mundane, finding ways to celebrate even the tricky moments. This is Poi Dog Pondering at its best, complicated, straightforward, thoughtful, and fun.

Enjoy this wonderful song today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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