It’s weird that I’ve been doing this Monday music thing for a while now – but haven’t really talked much about my favourite songs. Well, “Like a Friend” by Pulp is one of such songs. I like the shift from slow and melancholy to fast and melancholy, and how a sense of irony keeps the entire thing in check.
When I first started listening to this song, I was still a kid, and it had no bearing on my daily life whatsoever. It has bearing on my daily life now, and you’d think that would be weird and uncool, but it’s actually the opposite of that. Music like this is a light in dark places, when all other lights go out.
But I’m not really in a dark place right now, ya’ll. It’s nice to be able to say that.
Like a Friend – Pulp
Lost on Cahuenga – David Lynch
Give – Tori Amos
Теплые Коты – Fleur
Lady Madonna – the Beatles
Andromeda (Prelude to the Future) – Meanderthals
You’re a Big Girl Now – Bob Dylan
Fuck You I’m Drunk – Bondo
Hit the Road to Dreamland – Betty Hutton
Rocky Top – Loretta Lynn
I’m kind of in the mood for this video right now, as well. Just the way it’s filmed alone is already kind of spectacular.
“And I’m going to be drunk ’till the next time I’m drunk.”
4 thoughts on “Monday music: “you’re like a car crash I can see but I just can’t avoid””
THis may be truncated, as Zune is in contract negotiations with Warner Brothers and, as a result, random albums I have leased out appear as unavailable. So long, parts of The Jam (and Mahalia Jackson and ALbert King)
1, In the Garden of Earthly Delights by Combustible Edison // 2. Open Your Book by Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup // 3. The Last One by Au Revoir Simone // 4. My Butcher Man by Memphis Minnie // 5. Neon Shuffle by XTC // 6. I’m Hanging Up My Heart for You by Solomon Burke // 7. Before the Kiss, A Redcap by Blue Oyster Cult // 8. People are People by Depeche Mode // 9. It’s Nasty by Grandmaster Flash // 10. The Best of Times by Styx
And yet #10 isn’t deleted to save me from my own bad taste.
Hey now! There is a time and a place for Styx! 😉
Yes, but those places were outlawed by the Geneva Conventions.