Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mix Tape II

Is it Mix Tape Tuesday? I don't know, I don't know, but I'm feeling sort of sappy, and the only way I can say I love you to the world is through song. Please indulge me, I got to work an hour and a half early this morning, it's quiet and gray outside, it's been raining for two days over here in Riverside.

 Track 1: Old Friends/Bookends- Simon and Garfunkel

"Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a park bench quietly,
How terribly strange to be seventy.

Old friends, memory brushes the same years, silently sharing the same fears."

And then the dissonance that leads into Book Ends. Good grief. I just listened to these two songs four times.

More rainy day tunes after the jump. Please nobody fall into a pit of despair.

Track 2: That Dress Looks Nice On You-Sufjan Stevens

This song has always seemed so achingly honest. Sufjan so rarely sings about love, and this is so spare and sweet.

Track 3: A Case Of You- Joni Mitchell

Oh shoot, yes I just went there. You should probably be wearing headphones throughout this post. This song makes me so nostalgic, it always has. When I was younger, it made me miss something I never had. These day's it just makes me feel real tender like.

Track 4: Take Care- Beach House

If you have been reading this blog and still haven't listened to Beach House....what the heck is wrong with you? This song gives me butterflies. Victoria's voice reminds me of Stevie Nicks.


 Track 5: You Are The Blood- The Castanets

Feeeeeeelings. This song is so creepy and sexy. The dissonance at the beginning and end will really turn some people off, but I love the deep sax and the monotone vocals. i remember Jared telling him this song was the way I made him feel, or something to that manner, and I thought it was so romantic. I still think it's romantic. Sufjan Stevens does a pretty nifty little cover of this one, too. 

Track 6: High & Dry- RadioHead

How can you have a rainy day playlist without Radiohead? Soak in the 90s. Soak it in. 

Track 7: When We Were Young- Sucre

I love Stacey King's voice. Any fan of Eisley needs to give Sucre a chance. It's a wistful song but leaves me on an uptick. 

That's all for now, I have a more fleshed out playlist on my YouTube channel if you feel like crying into your cheerios some more. Masochist.

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