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SOTD for 6/17/2009: Deastro – “Light Powered”

Today’s Song of the Day: 

Deastro – “Light-Powered”
SOTD has a special treat for its members today.  Detroit-based musical prodigy Randy Chabot, also known as the mastermind behind Deastro, first began recording albums at the age of 12.  As a young child, Chabot, like many of us, was prone to wild, childish fantasies.  Instead of reaching these fantasies through daydreaming or play-acting, Chabot would grab any instrument that he could find and attempt to express them musically.  Deastro doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, and he doesn’t have a lot of MySpace listens…but this guy is good, and he’s starting to get noticed.  There’s a dark kind of energy in his music.  With his brand-new album Moondagger, the support of a band, and a number of very solid bookings, Deastro is set to take off. 
“Light-Powered” is an immensely enjoyable song that sounds like it should have come from one of two places – the Trans Siberian Orchestra, or a Mega Man video game.  The song has a really, really clever hook, and we have to think it’s going to be reused at some point in its musical lifetime.  Lastly, the song is lyrically brilliant…trust us.

Deastro - musical ninja 
SOTD cannot sure what a “Moondagger” looks like, but we can be sure that the musical ninja Deastro knows what he’s doing when he wields one…this is one time you shouldn’t be afraid to go under the knife.

SOTD says, Deastro sounds like: “…Deastro.” 
SOTD Underappreciation Ratio (SUR):  8/3 = 2.7U
SUR is defined as the factor of society’s current underappreciation, which is calculated by dividing the inherent greatness of the song by its current level of appreciation.  Examples of factors that drive a high “underappreciation score” include: not having the song available on iTunes/Amazon, no one having posted the lyrics online, not having a music video, etc.
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About Song of the Day:
The purpose of Song of the Day is to promote songs that are found to be disproportionately less known relative to how good the Song of the Day team thinks they actually are.  The Song of the Day team welcomes your submissions for consideration.
Have some feedback for SOTD?  Know a new artist or song that SOTD absolutely needs to look at?  Let us know by simply replying to this post.  If your song is picked by our team, the submission will be credited to you, and you can beam with pride when it hits your inbox and/or WordPress.
The best thing since Napster – and  SOTD has bought its own domain name!  We are currently in the process of determining the best method of site design, which will also involve figuring out who will design the site.  Follow the action (which is likely to be very, very slow-moving action…) at  The team is currently looking into surveying members for desired features, as the development of the site should bring SOTD’s musical submissions to a much larger audience.  In the meantime, check out our brand new blog –


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