the soundtrack to
been a very dedicated listener to music, though lately i find myself in a
bit of a rut. still, the right album has very often gotten me through those
gloomy phases when i didn't know what else to do with myself besides listen.
cohen, songs of love and hate
- when i was about 12 i went to replay
records in modesto with my mother and mike, the owner, gave me this record,
on vinyl, complete with the little booklet inside because i said i was depressed.
this is, undoubtedly, the perfect record for depression--maintaining or instilling.
- the feelies, the
- the feelies are one band that i
don't think i could ever get tired of hearing...this is probably my favorite
of their albums, but i could stack the stereo with all of 'em and listen back
to back and be happy.
- johnny cash, patsy cline and hank
williams, any and all
- my mom was the johnny fan, my dad
gave me patsy and hank...i love them all, particularly in a bar jukebox.
- husker du, new day rising
- probably my favorite from the du,
though candy apple gray has a lot of memories, too. still, "celebrated
summer" and "eiffel tower high" trump almost anything.
- bob mould, black sheets
- i love bob so much that it's painful
to me, sometimes, to not-love something he's done. i love him like a friend
who fucks things up sometimes or like a family member that you can't unlove,
even when you sometimes want to. we're definitely having some growing pains
with the latest stuff, but the solo albums are fucking golden, every one up
to modulate...and sugar kicks ass, too.
- the lemonheads, it's
a shame about ray
- now that's a catchy album. i didn't
know anything about evan dando as sex symbol crack-head and it's probably
better that way...i just knew i loved these songs and they covered one of
my favorite songs from hair.
- emmet swimming, arlington
- this is a band that i love, but
am sometimes a little embarassed about loving because i suspect they're really
crap. but i can't help it!
- matthew sweet, girlfriend
- perfect summer driving music...i
think of joe and the things about the central valley that i didn't hate.
- tom waits, rain dogs
- k introduced me to tom waits when
i lived with her in yosemite. i have a ton of his stuff, but this was the
first i heard and it's still my favorite.
- brian eno, another green
- it's just so good. same with taking
- the mountain goats,
we shall all be healed
- i love the mountain goats and i
could have as easily put protein source of the future now
up, since that's another favorite. when we shall all be healed came out, i
actually thought it was a little over-produced, but it's really stood the
test of time...even though there aren't any songs about the easter bunny.
- the weakerthans, reconstruction
- i don't love them now as much as
i did when i first heard them on swedish punk rock radio, but i still like
them a lot...good ol' commie emo angst.
okay, i guess i should call it a night
on that list for now. we'll see if anyone climbs the ranks or falls from grace.