Friday, February 1, 2013

Hey, Who Turned Out The Lights?

"Silence In The Library" - Murray Gold (Doctor Who: Series 4)
I do not have triskaidekaphobia, however that doesn't mean I couldn't love The Bloggess's fix, In The Library.
"Everything that happens in the library is just preparation for the next year. That means if you fuck something up this year it's fine."
And after reading it, I knew what my first track would be with certainty.

"The Spicy McHaggis Jig" - Dropkick Murphys
This is just a song I could not get away from. Not that I was actively trying to. But I know I only have this one version, in all of my songs ever, and only this one version just once on my iPod, yes it came up on shuffle a numerous amount of times. And I smirked every single time.

"Secrets In Mirrors" - Spitalfield
This one just stuck. For some reason the chorus of "How long..." would keep ringing thru my head at odd hours. And I've always loved Mark Rose's voice.

"Ocean Avenue" - Yellowcard
A lot of Yellowcard came up throughout the month, but Ocean Avenue made the cut not only because of nostalgia from my late teen years, but longing for the future where Ocean Avenue won't require a plane.

"So So Cold" - Hot Hot Heat
I wish I had something more introspective, but what made this linger in my head was the chorus relating to current life. Winter weather, and a penchant for feeling cold even if it were 70.

"Imagineer" - The Imagineers
You can thank Craig Ferguson for this one. I didn't even have an antennae hooked up to the telly until New Years Eve, and it was some point after that, that a random Late Late Show episode came on from when they were in Scotland. And thus, I learned of The Imagineers.

"Lazarus" - David Byrne & St. Vincent
Despite everyone I (trusted and) knew raving about David Byrne in general, I always kept my distance. Not actively, I just didn't seek out his music. But then St. Vincent came along and changed that. I had to hear this new album, regardless of who else participated. And now I am plotting the owning of everything else from David Byrne's catalog.

"Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)
I kept hearing bits and blurbs about this group called "Macklemore." Initially, I thought they were indie, in the misclassified sense of them sounding folky and mellow. Slowly, still without hearing them, I started to gather that they were hip-hop. Not a genre I'm against, but not one I seek out. However, some of the folks I was hearing about them from were from on of my favourite bands, Minus the Bear. So I got off my ass and did some research. Without knowing it was a hit of any sort, I randomly picked "Thrift Shop" to listen to on my way to work. It. Was. Glorious. When I got off work, I subsequently googled for a video, and found this. I don't care how many times you have or haven't heard it, if you haven't seen the video click that link. RIGHT NOW.

And this one is not on the mix, as I keep it strictly 8 tracks. But this was a (last-minute) runner up:

"Together We'll Ring In The New Year" - Motion City Soundtrack
I won't make it a habit of posting runner ups unless it was an agonizing decision. The only reason this one caught my attention (and with only days to go) was of the lyrics "I'm trying to find out if my words have any meaning. Lackluster and full of contempt when it always ends the same." It just felt appropriate, blogwise, especially for how this one started off. Maybe this year will tell me what meaning my words have.


  1. Love this. Doctor Who at number one got my attention! The Library episode is one of the most memorable for me.

    1. It probably sounds cliché, but I think Blink is most memorable. Although Silence in the Library is definitely in the top 5.

    2. Er, most memorable *FOR ME. Didn't mean to sound stubbornly opinionated.