Monday, February 21, 2011

this laugh reserved for a friend

From The Blurred Crusade...hands down one of my top 20 favorite albums and maybe even top five. I heard this in a bar last week. Its tugging my heart and I can't get the song out of my head now. I'm not complaining.

Who you trying to get in touch with
I'm almost with you
I can sense it wait for me
I'm almost with you
Is this the taste of victory
I'm almost with you
See the dust which fills your sleep
Does it always feel this chill near the end
I never dreamed we'd meet here once more
This laugh reserved for a friend

-Steve Kilbey

Friday, June 29, 2007

June 30

You can pull out your Simon and Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, or Jeff Buckley for rip-your-heart-out fists-to-pillow crying when you miss someone so much. I go to an old folk song.

And I dreamed of a rose in a Spanish garden,
And I kissed you and placed it in your hair.
And, if I'm ever on my feet again, I will,
I will run all the way just to meet you there.

--A Rose In A Spanish Garden (or Last Letter Home)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

a flag day mix

This isn’t a political, nationalistic playlist by intent. To that I say, "Schmolitics."

One can say it is patriotic or one can say it is about one badass seamstress or one can say it is simply homage to The Simpsons when Mr. Burn's fortune cookie said, “You will find true love on Flag Day.” That is reason enough for me.

Flagging Down Love: A Mixedtape.

Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag

Wilco - Ashes of American Flags

Cat Power - American Flag

The Housemartins - Flag Day

The English Beat - I am Your Flag

Poster Children - Flag

Cursive - Flags and Family

The Stills - Lola Stars and Stripes

Broken Social Scene - Capture the Flag

Friday, June 1, 2007

inspiration quote

"[M]aking a tape is like writing a letter — there's a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You've got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention (I started with "Got to Get You Off My Mind," but then realized that she might not get any further than track one, side one if I delivered what she wanted straightaway, so I buried it in the middle of side two), and then you've got to up it a notch, or cool it a notch..."

--Nick Hornby, High Fidelity