Guest Post by Fluffy: Crowded Shoulders – No Mystery

by | Sep 22, 2020 | Guest Posts, Song of the Day

When I get up in the morning I go straight back to bed again. I feel best in the evening, the moment I dowse the candle… Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. — Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

Hi, it’s me again. Fluffy the Cat. Sometimes when the Food Guy is busy, he lets me write his log post. Today the Food Guy has a pre-existing condition to clean out the garage, so I am writing his log post about ‘No Mystery’ by Crowded Shoulders.

This month is my birthday, but we don’t know the exact date. The Food Guy said I was about two months old when I adopted him in November eight years ago. All I remember is that I was born very young.

We are having my birthday party on Sunday. The Food Guy asked me how I wanted to celebrate, and I said I wanted to nap beside him on the couch while he watches the Texans lose. He liked that idea, since we do that every Sunday in the Fall. Sundays in the Fall are nice days.

‘No Mystery’ is about a cat that enjoys being with her human. And the cat is sitting in the front window and watching the people on the street and thinking about how she purrs when she snuggles up next to her human. ‘No Mystery’ is a good song for a cat.

This is the part where the Food Guy describes the music. I asked him what I should write, and he said something about Pat Garret and Dylan if he could sing and how the keyboard sounds like a Mellotron. I don’t know what that means, so I will just say that ‘No Mystery’ did not make me want to hide under the bed.

Crowded Shoulders lives in New Jersey. The Food Guy showed me New Jersey on a map and it is only a few inches from here, so maybe I will walk over and visit them someday. I am going to keep making that joke until someone laughs at it. I’ll let the Food Guy write the rest of this. Bye.

Crowded Shoulders is Daniel D’Adamo (vocals, guitars, keyboards, synths), Matthew Hoiem (guitars, vocals, bass, programming, keyboards, harmonica, melodica, ektar), and Omar Paradiddle (drums and percussion), with help on ‘No Mystery’ from Matt Olsson (drums). ‘No Mystery’ appears on their new album, Spectacle.

The music of Crowded Shoulders is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. And be sure to follow Crowded Shoulders on Instagram and Facebook.

Since 2013, Reverb Raccoon has featured the best music from unknown and independent musicians. His interests include eating leftovers from the neighbor’s garbage can and watching The Royal Tenenbaums.  Email:

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