Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fire and Rain

Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you.

An old favorite, but a weird head space, nonetheless, to conjure up the calling out of one's own name in such a melancholy lyric.

Artist: James Taylor
Year: 1970
Rating: Luke Hot

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

(Just Like) Starting Over

I did hear this song on the radio the other day, upon the occasion of John Lennon's would-be 70th birthday. It feels relevant to my emotional space these days, so filled as it is with dramatic endings and nascent beginnings. Artist: John Lennon Year: 1980 Rating: Luke Hot Note: Some of the old Jewish youth group crew might remember that I used this song for my intro-aisle walk when I delivered the State of the Region address in 1990. It's special to me.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fuck and Run

Liz Phair - "Fuck And Run (LIve At Matador 21)"

Matador | Myspace Video

Had the privilege of seeing Liz Phair live on Sunday night at the Independent in San Francisco. The above performance is from the recent Matador 21 show, with indie fave Ted Leo doing backing vocals and a bitchin' tambourine. This song has been in my head constantly since Sunday. It's unique for me, as far as earworms go, because I actually know all the words to the song from endless replays during my college years. So when it's in my head, I'm usually running the song all the way through. I've been whistling it and singing it out loud on my bike, too!

Artist: Liz Phair
Year: 1993
Rating: Hot!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Captain of Her Heart

Cheesy McCheese. Followed somehow from Arcade Fire's Sprawl II, which had been lingering in my head for several days until I employed the good old Mozart reset trick.

Artist: Double
Year: 1986
Rating: Cold (though the melody on the refrain is indeed catchy).