You know the best part of this? I am actually wearing Phil Collin’s 1990 But Seriously… Tour t-shirt right now. If anyone should have the audacity to question why I wear it, I will simply play this mash up and watch them cry in embarrassment.
The Orchard is a wonderfully constructed and all-around beautiful album; but, tonight, when Ra Ra Riot is on stage, I hope they don’t duck out on playing “Can You Tell.” It is not a stretch to say that it is one of my favorite songs ever written. Every time I hear it, I’m overcome with joy. It transcends all associations I have ever had with it, and just reminds me of how fun, exciting and horribly painful falling in love is.
I’ll be listing to The Rhumb Line as I drive on to SU’s campus this morning.
So, I’m moving back to New York in, what, seven hours? No big deal. I’m just sitting here, half watching Tosh.0 and listening to this amazing remix of Au Revoir Simone’s “Only You Can Make You Happy.” I am seriously impressed by Punches reworking of this already stellar song. I’ll just jam out to it whilst driving up I-90 tomorrow. It’ll be swell.
Here is part of my attempt to provide myself with a joyful soundtrack to my day of packing. I thought I had made a lot of head way last week, before venturing off to Dayton; however, I return with plenty that still needs to be done. But throughout, I have to keep in mind that in about three days I will be dancing to Ra Ra Riot in a crowded waffle house.
It’s 7:56 AM as I look at the clock now. I should go back to bed, but I can’t sleep. This song is pretty much the atmosphere of this bedroom. One of the major reasons I am so drawn to this album is that it’s full of songs that describe exactly how you’re feeling, without being directly relevant. They’re lonely and sad, but sometimes not so lonely and simply serene. Like when you’re driving down the highway. You’re either driving away from someone you love, or you’re driving to some place of promise, or maybe even both. This album is just like that.
It’s 8:02 AM as I look at the clock now. I really should go back to bed.
Didn’t Pitchfork say something about Bear In Heaven that was like, “this album is bigger than your iPod.” Or was that something else? I don’t know. I read them very selectively. Anyways, if they did say that I agree. This album is better played from speakers where it can fill a space. But, I guess, either way, Beast Rest Forth Mouth is solid. Enjoy this.
Micachu is awesome. Jewellery is such a funky album, and “Golden Phone” is still my favorite track off of it. I used to play it on my radio show all the time last year. It’s a great way to start off a set.
I got this little diddy on a mix I downloaded, the source and title of which totally escape me now. But have placed it in a mix with “Sex On Fire” and some tracks off of Women’s self-titled album and other stuff like that. Anyways, check Family Portrait out, because this song is awesome. And follow them on Tumblr. Their tour schedule is impressive. They’re playing with Tennis (oooohhhh)!
I’m giving Smith Westerns a first honest listen since the drive home from Pitchfork. They were a lot of fun to photograph, and played a great set. Just listening to their music puts me in festival mode again.
Here’s “Boys Are Fine” from their self-titled album, released a little over a year ago.