I'm sure I've said it before, but for me, the beauty of music is that it never ceases to surprise and entertain me. Every time I hit the “play” button—whether it's for an old song or a brand new one—I'm ready for the possibility of discovering something new, and very often I do. Lately I've been listening to a podcast that originates out of Glasgow called The Tartan Podcast. In addition to the wonderfully thick Glaswegian accent of the podcaster, I really enjoy the wide spectrum of musical styles included each week. On any given podcast I can be exposed to pop, techno, ambient, folk, raggae, female singer-songwriters, rock, hip-hop, male singer-songwriters, and the occasional rant by the podcaster himself. Typically the show spotlights Scotish bands, but from time to time it includes musicians from other parts of the world. The other day one of the shows I was listening to featured a hip-hop band from Atlanta. Now I don't know much about hip-hop — which isn't to say I don't like it — I just don't know much about it. Nor do I quite understand all the different nuances between hip-hop and rap, etc. But I do know what I like. And I like this song. It's funny. It's catchy. It's unusual, and I love the interplay between sampled dialogue (anybody know from where?) and the singer. I like the beat. And I like the way it caught my ear on first listen, begged to be played again, and when I did, I liked it even more. Basically I think all these different categorizations for music is a crock. Good music is good music. Period. Whether it's disco or twee pop. Whether it's heavy metal or blue grass. Whether it's rock n' roll or trance. I dunno. I'm not trying to pat myself on the back and say, “Oh, good job. Nice to see you can be open-minded about these things.” All I'm saying is, I've come across this quirky little song — in an oddly circuitous way — and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do regardless of what genre it might fall into. So without further ado, The Happy Medium Song of the Day is “Nuff Teeth” by Psyche Origami. Have a great weekend.