Melancholy playlist for a rainy day
June 10, 2009 § 1 Comment
It was cool and sort of rainy this morning, so after I dropped Crete off, I switched the iPod over from Sesame Street to my “Melancholy” playlist, for some nice, chill music on my way in.
Here’s my first ten tracks, and what I think about them:
- “Buckets of Rain” by Bob Dylan — Man, I love this song. Dylan is a lyrical genius. (How’s that for an understatement?) “I like your smile and your fingertips. I like the way you move your hips. I like the cool way you look at me. Everything about you is bringing me misery.”
- “Running to Stand Still” by U2 — My all-time favorite song by U2. Just a great, great tune off a great, great album.
- “Soul Suckers” by Amos Lee — People trying to steal your soul with false promises of having your best interest in mind. Sounds like work lately.
- “Gravity” by John Mayer — To this point, probably Mayer’s best song, and this soulful live version from the Continuum Special Edition gives a quick glimpse into the awesome soul of this song.
- “Please Come to Boston” by Jackopierce — Ah, junior year of college. You were the best and worst times of my life.
- “Realize” by Colbie Caillat — This is one of the best debut albums I can remember in a while. I think “Realize” is a better song than “Bubbly” but it wasn’t as pop sounding, so it didn’t get the credit it deserved. This chick can sing.
- “Bittersweet” by Big Head Todd and the Monsters — First time I saw Dave Matthews Band, Big Head Todd was the second band on the bill. Bittersweet pretty much fits in with this playlist, both in music and in name.
- “Mona Lisa” by Guster — I always thought that if I ever made a movie (and honestly, who doesn’t have those conversations with themselves?) that this song would be great at some pivotal emotional scene. (Yes, I’m a dork, and yes, I know it.)
- “Next Year” by Foo Fighters — This was the theme song to one of my favorite TV shows of all times (Ed). I have always loved this song, and Dave Grohl is awesome.
- “The Ballad of Love and Hate” by The Avett Brothers — I’ve talked enough about the Avetts on this blog, but this song is simply good.