Hiiiiiii it's the weekend! This play-list might lead you to believe I am in a bad mood AGAIN, but let me reassure you, I'm not, it's just been gray weather in LA and I love it and I am indulging in darkness with slightly somber music. Also, I've secretly wished my life to be a Gothic fairytale a la Wuthering Heights since I was like, 6; I'm just saying. Okay, okay, MUSIC:
1.) "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" by Neutral Milk Hotel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOx43j9pRI). I didn't even know about this band until Mason Jennings did a cover of this song at a show five years ago and split my heart right open. This is one of those songs that makes me wistful and upset about a childhood I didn't have. Except one time my parents did get in a fight that involved my mom throwing a brick of cheese at my dad (don't deny it, Andrea). So there's that.
2.) "Something Vague," by Bright Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqGqWRgNE70). I am going to this show with Noelia at the cemetery tomorrow and she sent me this song and TALK ABOUT SPLITTING MY HEART OPEN. This song pretty much sums up New York in the winter: you're cold, your romantic partner is being an ASSHOLE, you're miserable, and yet it's all kind of magical and you love it. Am I right or am I right?
3.) "The Crane Wife 3" by The Decemberists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZ3lSurNCI). Okay, this song really isn't sad, but I feel like it's in line with these other two. This tune is like the sun popping through really weird, dark clouds. I sort of have no idea what I am talking about right now. But I do love how the Decemberists always tell a good story in their music.
4.) "I Wish I Had An Evil Twin" by The Magnetic Fields (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO6R276hBeM). I've been doing a lot of Fields this week, and this dude is an effing lunatic and I love him. I dig his very deep, specific 80's voice and his extremely literal and hilarious lyrics. Also, I totally agree with this song.
5.) "Here Comes My Baby," by Cat Stevens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ooKXrJwJAw&feature=fvst). Okay, this song SOUNDS upbeat, but it's totally about the worst thing that could happen to you romantically and fits in with this very Wes Anderson-y list of jams. Cat wrote this song when he was only 18! Facts!
PS Song: "I'm Lonely (And I Love It)" by Future Bible Heroes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoEJQ6ZDzIo). Do I really need to explain this song to you?