Lana Del Rey - Prom Song (Gone Wrong)
So I’m sitting here with some frozen food, a Calpico lychee drink, and a cookie I put in the fridge yesterday (what? yes.). Finals. It’s not beautiful.
Turn Me Up - Carly Rae Jepsen
I don’t even care, ok?!?!?!? (OK, maybe just a little bit) This album is satisfying all my pop vices. Sometimes, it is easier to just cave. Come at me. And then, in a few months, the only thing it’ll remind me of is spring of 1L, at which time I will promptly hurl it into the proverbial garbage bin of disposable drivel.
Or not… stay tuned.
The Modern Age - The Strokes
I eschew productivity for The Strokes. No contest. Can it just be 2010 again?
Pale Flesh - Crystal Castles
1L. Finals. Outlining. Periods. Dashes. Bullet points.
Nonstop Crystal Castles.
This is how we do it?
I am afraid of becoming classmates who post their neurotic angst all over the internet. Thus, I will keep my mouth (and keyboard) shut. Not because I am afraid of becoming like them, but because I see how euch it is from the sidelines. At last! Clarity and self-awareness. Oh wait.
Except to say: this album is amazing. How great is Crystal Castles.
Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War - Paul Simon
Somehow, it’s already the middle of the summer. Tunes are easy to come by, for better or worse. Another mix appears in the wild! Time to catch them all.
1. Here, There, and Everywhere - The Beatles
2. Werewolf - Fiona Apple
3. Flapper Girl - The Lumineers
4. Sidecar - Kathleen Edwards
5. Towers - Bon Iver
6. Stuck On The Puzzle - Alex Turner
7. How (Live at Tower Theater) - Regina Spektor
8. Genesis - Grimes
9. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks - The National
10. Cloudy - Simon & Garfunkel
11. Two Hearts in 3/4 Time - The Avalanches
12. Clone - Metric
The poor narrative implies… a rather lazy summer, actually. Wish I had done more. But when is that ever not the case? Next week: Chicago.
Neko Case - Nothing to Remember
A wonderful song emerges from the Hunger Games soundtrack. Sadly (or is it ‘w/e, I have shame and am not ashamed to admit it”?), I have already seen the movie. Read all three books in one night over the summer and decided: this is sufficiently terrible. But hey, entertaining enough on screen?
I have somehow already watched five movies in the theater this year, a far cry from passing the theater every week last year and cursing never-ending midterms. A noticable improvement. Alternatively, does claiming this secure me in the realm of low expectations?
It’s been a while since I’ve made a mix… but March has had me traveling all over the place, with more to come. Plane rides and train rides tend to have a bit of musical consistency, songs begin to adhere to specific markers. And, of course, this Sunday is the return of Mad Men. Is it gauche to say that the show introduced me to Frank O’Hara? Either way, here goes nothing.
1. Emmylou - First Aid Kit
2. Letter to Elise - The Cure
3. Pawn Shop Blues - Lana Del Rey
4. The Girl - City and Colour
5. Six O’Clock News - Kathleen Edwards
6. Back Home - Gold Panda
7. All I Want - Joni Mitchell
8. Videotape - Radiohead
9. Dory Previn - Camera Obscura
10. Girlfriend in A Coma - The Smiths
11. At Last - Neko Case
Let us all meditate in emergencies. Or run towards the nearest glowing sign. I suggest the latter.