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“It hasn’t been my day for a couple years”

Been on a Jawbreaker jag today. Forgot just how easily this song can slay me. Reminds me of everyone I’ve ever known on a crash course of their own devising. As the old toast goes:

“To the lost and the damned; may we all find our way home.”

“Guys stop working for just a second”

Posting this both because the video came up in conversation with my lady the other night, and also because it’s one of the best songs of the modern era.

If the only meaningful thing the 21st century gives us is “Maps” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, it will still have been totally worth it.

“When the nighttime comes I see you straining”

I really can’t recommend the new Silversun Pickups album highly enough. It’s every bit as raucous, noisy, dreamy, and gorgeous a thing as you could hope for. Available from all your finest local Internet record shops.

“You say you want someone to be wasting your time”

At this point, I’m fair convinced that MØ and Diplo could record random street noise and it would somehow still be groovy as hell.

“What the hell am I doin’ here?”

Postmodern Jukebox, “Creep” (Radiohead Cover)

“Least that’s what people say”

Ryan Adams, “Shake It Off (Taylor Swift cover)”, found via friend-of-the-blog Meagan.

“When Jesus coms a’callin’, she said, he’s coming round the mountain on a train”

“You’re a folktale, the unexplainable”

Riot in the Streets

Say what you will about Macklemore, he’s definitely not afraid to do his own weird thing. The fact that this little bit of hip hop camp is filmed in Spokane makes it all the more perfect and bizarre.

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