CHUCK ‘New Yorker’
With a mixture of trepidation and excitement, I am going to my first physiotherapy session today. Since injuring my arm in a mystery accident a few years ago, I have been dealing with chronic shoulder pain as a result of a suspected torn rotator cuff. For those of you that aren’t aware, the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that keeps the arm bone nice and neatly inside the shoulder socket – so you can imagine how painful everyday things like pouring a kettle or brushing your hair becomes when it is compromised. Having put up with the pain for a few years, I’m feeling pretty vindicated now that the GP has finally referred me for physio – on my grave I want the following inscribed: ‘I told you I was sick’. I feel it describes my life fairly perfectly. On a rainy day many years from now my legions of dedicated mourners will look at that inscription and nod their heads in silent agreement, ‘she was SICK’, they’ll think. What is also SICK, is the latest (and last ever) album from DIY pop artist CHUCK. He had this to say about ‘Frankenstein Songs For The Grocery Store‘:
“My new album, Frankenstein Songs for the Grocery Store, will be my last as CHUCK. But it’s been a great run! I’ve been making DIY music since I was in High School. If you haven’t done it, I can’t explain how fun it is to build songs by yourself. It’s a magical thing. But I know my path is leading elsewhere, and I’m not made for the music biz. I’m 30. I’m married. I have a full-time job. I just don’t have it in me anymore. So without further adieu, please enjoy the final CHUCK record. It’s got songs about diet, exercise, work, love, T.V. and animals.”
Sad as this news is, the new album is a treat – particularly lead single ‘New Yorker‘. Bursting with youthful energy, the track features buoyant drums and retro synth riffs to accompany charmingly haphazard vocals. Enjoy.