Monday, July 25, 2011

Five Songs I Needed Today...

Mondays are hard. So there's nothing better than unwinding with some beautiful melodies after a long day at the office (okay, so I hung out with Anna and watched The Bachelorette first and that put me in a great mood because the season is so terrible that we ignored it and just watched amazing youtube videos like this one: Anyway, this is what I am listening to tonight:

1) "Parade" by Delta Spirit ( I think this is a great band. I've seen them live like, 5 times and every single performance they just kill it. I think they occasionally live in Silverlake, and I am hoping to see Matt Vasquez at Forage any day now. I fell in love with this band when they performed this exact song at this awesome venue called the Bootleg, which is like a tiny barn with a stage magically located on the East side of Los Angeles (

2) "I Cry Alone" by The Black Keys ( I mean, sure, who doesn't? This is my boys all gritty and stripped down and I DARE YOU not to like this song.

3) "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells ( Not-so-arguably one of the greatest songs of all time, as in, it fucking IS so don't argue with me. This song is romantic, sexy, fun, and when Tommy James does that strobe-light voice thing angels weep.

4) "Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac ( Sometimes I just need some Stevie. This is one of those songs that just builds to this awesome climax and then quiets back down in the most satisfying way. It also makes you want to ride on a white stallion in a flowy dress through a meadow. 

5) "Hear My Train A Comin' ( I guess this is my obligatory "27 Club" shout-out in the wake of Amy Winehouse's untimely and wasteful death. This song rocks.

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