Sunday, January 10, 2010

Coco Love Alcorn likes bikes and intellectual boys

Coco Love Alcorn is a witty singer-songwriter who managed to insert two songs into my mental bike-commute soundtrack. Her album, Joyful, has been out since last April but I'm slow on the uptake and only discovered her this morning. Coco's song I Got A Bicycle is a quiet anthem of two-wheeled liberation, a reminder that you don't have to sit in a box to get where you're going. I'll give darn near any song about bikes one listen through but Coco's got that way with words and a tune that keeps me hitting replay. If you go to her Myspace page you can check out her songs and see what I mean.

While I Got A Bicycle is basically a love song to a wonderful mode of transportation, Intellectual Boys is obviously calculated to appeal to anybody who has ever thought of themselves as a nerd or a geek. And it totally works. The lyrics are clever enough to convince you that not only does Coco like geeks, she is a geek herself. I'm the kind of geek who likes to support the geek singer-songwriters our there, so I'm plugging her work on my blog. The only thing I can't figure out is why Boing Boing or XKCD haven't discovered her yet.




4 comments:

SS:Mtn Biker said...

Kool post! Thanks for the info...I liked it so much I added it to my profile on Myspace as well :)Thanks for getting the word out about a kewel singer/writer :)

A Song About Love said...

Hey! I was searching for love songs to compare the one I wrote with... I wrote up this love song for my girlfriend, if you like let me know what you think :) By the way, your blog is wayyyy nicer than mine, I didn't know you can get all fancy with this stuff :P
A Song About Love

datsaxman said...

ummmmmm...Kent, she was doing ok until the part where she says it "nook you ler" like she was W or something. I doubt she knows any intellectual boys in real life.

Rachel said...

I love this song/ boys on bicycles so much! I was the only sorority girl on my college campus who melted at the thought of a philosophy major on a Schwinn. Maybe I liked them a little too much... http://3031milesaway.blogspot.com/2010/06/schwinn-city.html