Anyway, frequent commenter David Klein (who does business over at the wonderful Merry Swankster) just e-mailed the following plaint:
"I broke out an old cassette the other day and was digging a song I recorded off WFMU years ago, which I've never been able to identify. It's a pretty chamber pop confection whose chorus is "I spend too much time dre-ee-min'..." It also goes, 'you linger on my mind/like a melancholy song/sad refrain...' Any idea?"
And then this followup:
"I actually got in touch with a venerable WFMU DJ (been there for 20+ years) whom I thought played the song originally, and while he said it felt familiar and thought it surpassingly lovely, he couldn't ID the sucker. I wonder if you'd consider posting it--as lo-fi as it is, the melody still comes through--and seeing if one of your smart-as-heck listeners can enlighten me"
So here's the track. And when David says low-fi he isn't kidding; he digitized it via his cell phone.
So -- anybody know who this is? I haven't a clue, if truth be told, although if I was a betting man I'd say it was a homemade basement demo of some sort.