One of these songs came up one day and I hated how it made me grin like mad because it reminded me so much about liking somebody. Like, alright, these things are easy to shrug, shake or brush off and forget about, but one day, lo and behold, you haven’t actually rubbed it off clean.
It amuses me how long I can actually go on liking people probably never really meant but I can’t quite bring myself to feel much bothered about either.
That it’s just nice entertaining the thought once in a while when I don’t have much to do. Haha. I guess this just goes out to say, Hey, I still think of you fondly.
Some people just kill me.
Said the Whale - Better For You
Bib - Take My Heart
Elton John - Bennie and the Jets (Live)
Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
Marilyn Monroe - I wanna Be Loved By You
Bahamas - Caught Me thinking
Coconut Records - The Summer
Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
The Ramones - Baby, I Love You
Toby Lightman - So Natural
Coeur de Pirate - Berceuse
Figaro - Moving Slowly
The Preatures - Is This How You Feel
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Body Language - Well Absolutely
Florence and the Machine - Falling
Young Summer - Fever Dream
Father John Misty - Nancy From Now On
She and Him - Turn To White
The Lumineers - Flapper GIrl
Gregory Alan Isakov - Living Proof
Mutual Benefit - Advanced Falconry
Pomplamoose - La Vie En Rose
Kat Edmoson - Lucky
J-Man - How I Want Ya
First of the year, and in quite a while now. It always takes me a while to come up with a solid list of favorites that work together. Too long, actually, that each time one comes out, it always feels like giving birth - a labor of love. Imagine all the awful music people at work had to also listen to when I’ve been crisscrossing online radios and my old discographies for good couple of months, sifting for these :))
An Ignorance of Three Parts: the first brings fancy’s first tingle. Like the split second silence of disbelief before an exhilaration sweeps across the crowd at the tell-tale first few notes of a song that unmistakably, could not be another of the front act’s.
The second, a wandering - through thoughts and daft possibilities with the healthy consciousness that everything just looks without flaw from far enough away. You keep safe distance - certain knowledge can dampen the joy - and make room for scripts that will never be acted out or read or heard. It’s got you unawares all the same.
The third, the sudden anticlimax of realizing you’ll never find out. Bittersweet.
Some call it a happy crush, I think of it as the odd joy in not knowing.
- Rooney - That Girl Has Love
- Ko Ko - Float
- Dr. Dog - Heart It Races (Architecture in Helsinki cover)
- Norah Jones - Happy Pills
- The Paper Kites - Woodland
- Eels - Fresh Feeling
- The Real Tuesday Weld - Last Words
- Coeur de Pirate - Saint Laurent
- Leigh Nash - My Idea of Heaven
- Rico Blanco - Your Universe
- Up Dharma Down - Indak
- Wilco - You and I
- Angus and Julia Stone - Just A Boy
- Gorillaz - Melancholy Hill
- The Postal Service -Such Great Heights
- Bloc Party - This Modern Love
- JJ - 10
- White Hinterland - Icarus
- Malika Ayane - Soul Waver
- Foo Fighters - Walking After You
- Tycho - A Walk
- Cider Sky- Pieces
- Nada Surf - Inside of Love
To charlesbee, and countless many who praise me for my lack of heart and think I’m flattered by it. I’m just not one of you lucky many to have become attached truly. I have feelings but they’re reasonably transient and volatile, in fact a solid quarter of these songs come from a mix tape from High School and I don’t remember exactly what made me make it. Or do I? HAHA.
Coeur de Pirate - Saint Laurent