A lot of the websites I read do a Friday Random Ten (see here for a brilliant example – good luck to Jill’s dad in his quest for Cool) as a musical exercise, but I find I need music most on a Monday. Monday is the second day of the work-week in Jordan, and even though that should technically be better than a Monday back home, it’s my most depressing day of the week regardless.
So here are some songs and videos to cheer me up, and anyone else who needs it:
Machine Gun – Manu Chao
Acquiesce – Oasis
Jesus Was a Crossmaker – The Hollies
The Guests – Antony & the Johnsons
Over My Head – Lit
Teignmouth – Patrick Wolf
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles
Hammering in my Head – Garbage
Alex Chilton – The Replacements
Suzy Marie – Bombadil
Now, Bombadil actually formed at Duke. And I used to know one of the members pretty well, and the rest of the band I think is terrific as well. I think one of the best moments of senior year was standing in the backyard at this house party, on a warm night, listening to them play after just the right amount of beer.
So here’s a video of them, singing “Three Saddest Words”:
And here are they again, doing “Tall Grass”: