Today is the day that schoolchildren begin their year around here. The anniversary of Beslan. The symbolic (if not scientific) beginning of autumn. The day the harvest of a particular grain begins (damned if I remember which one right now). I walked all over town in high heels, my feet are torn all over the place, my body sore, I saw a Jack Russell terrier wearing pearls, and I’m happy.
Swagger – Flogging Molly
Angel Dream No. 4 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Malena – Astor Piazzolla
Nothing’s Gonna (Change Your Mind) – Badly Drawn Boy
Hussel – M.I.A.
One More Time – Daft Punk
Too Bad About You – Eleni Mandell
The Ohio Song – The Brak Show
Quicksand – La Roux
Lenochka – Soncekliosh
“Sing a little song of loneliness,
Sing one to make me smile.
Another round for everyone,
I’m here for a while.”
Here are Soncekliosh with the “Lenochka” video. I think you can figure out who they’re channeling here, at least part of the time: