tell her I was on the move last time you saw me

>> Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sometimes summer is a good time for quiet, slow, sad music. For example, I think now is the best time to listen to Bon Iver, whereas that album (you know which one) could actually be dangerous in the winter. Instead of being deeply depressing the weather elevates the music to wistful, or at least manageable melancholy.

Anyway, today is one of those days. I like this song and the way it reminds me of things I haven't actually experienced.

Josh Ritter - Southern Pacifica

I know, I know. Nostalgia is a puddle you could drown in. But you can use it without substituting it for content and get quality. JR is quality. No doubt.

And, like I always say, every good country singer has to have a song (or two) about a train.


be the light in my lantern

>> Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Those who live are those who fight - Victor Hugo

(I thought I'd give the epigram thing a go)

Sometimes it's Tuesday morning and there are 43 days in the week but only 8 in the month, know what I mean? Some days I need a little help to get the fight in me.

Some of my faves:

Wolf Parade - Shine a Light
Bruce Springsteen - No Surrender
Constantines - Nighttime/Anytime (It's Alright)
The Killers - Read My Mind
The Gaslight Anthem - Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?
The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer (can't beat the positive jams)
Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union
Josh Ritter - Lantern

I could have posted any number of songs by these guys (except the Killers, because I am pretty sure that is their only really good song) but these will do for this particular day.

(This would also be a good playlist for a run.)

Oddly enough, the album Fight Songs by a band I have loved (and may still) contains no real fight songs, at least none that quite did it for me.

What are your personal fight songs?


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