Welcome to Bossy’s Ear Worm, which will feature songs currently in Bossy’s headphones. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Citizen Cope, Sideways.
Two years ago, Bossy saw this song performed live at a free afternoon concert, of all unlikely stories. And many other songs too, and Bossy has a little secret to share that won’t be very popular with Mr. Cope and his mother — Bossy doesn’t love Citizen Cope and here’s why: Bossy favors dynamics within a song and especially within a live set or recorded album — ups and downs and twists. But Citizen Cope is more flat line, no matter how pleasing that flat line can be.
Case in point: this song, which turned up in a Netflix movie Bossy was watching the other night. Never a favorite, but Bossy gets it. Oh yes, Mr. Cope and his mother, she gets it.