Reversing the Numbness

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

I've missed Friday Music these last couple of weeks, but I'm happy to be back -- hopefully I haven't lost all of you.

This week's topic is: Music you would listen to if you were sitting alone on a bench in the park in the pouring rain. I realize that this scenario is perhaps unlikely, but put yourself there anyway and let's see what you come up with. As always, please post links to all suggestions.

Me? I would listed to this.

18 comments:

jeffk said...

This is mine, and I actually have listened to it - on repeat - while walking alone in the rain. So that's pretty close!

Rob Zero said...

I couldn't resist.

Obvious choice.

Melissavina said...

I love this theme. Music and rain are like milk and cookies. I am from Oregon, so rainy days are in my blood. Living in Southern California doesn't afford me many of those afternoons, I crave them.

Here are a few of my choices:
These boys doing Bandits
This girl singing Today has been Okay
This dude doing All of my Days - also killer for a road trip.

Melissavina said...

That's it. I'm making a Rainy Day playlist. I'm going to make it nice and long and then go outside and watch the sky.

Raoul Duke said...

throw in a sick Echoes, my man.

Shine on Rick Wright!

Clash said...

I wasn't as dedicated to my song as Jeff was, but still one of my favorites.

Nick Drake: Things Behind the Sun

*dalyn said...

all time favorite song of mine...
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths

and from my husband Zoltan... quadrophenia Love reighn O'er me - The Who

tüth+gnail said...

New Slang—The Shins

Perfect Day—Lou Reed

Cloudbusting—Kate Bush

Shenzi Rubani said...

No hesitation. The Shins, "Wincing the night away".....

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

The Smiths and The Shins, some good choices.

Depeche Mode | But Not Tonight - "Oh God, it's raining and I'm not containing my pleasure at being so wet..."

Freshlyground | Nomvula - which is Xhosa for "after the rain".

Dubstar | Stars - "we'll take our hurts outside..."

SleekPelt said...

jeffk: Very nice. I can definitely imagine walking through Brooklyn with this playing.

SleekPelt said...

rob: I really didn't realize how much I can't stand "Aqualung" until just now. Even that show we saw back in the day didn't do it; Beatles -- great song.

SleekPelt said...

melissavina: A great selection of all-new (to me) music. This is the type of music I would listen to in the rain as well. Maybe you can send me a copy of your mix?

SleekPelt said...

clash: Nick Drake -- excellent rain music. Sus and I saw Bill Callahan in Pittsburgh last night (opening for the amazingly unbelievable The Swell Season), and he reminded me of a Nick Drake with a deeper voice.

SleekPelt said...

dalyn: Smiths -- How can this band always sound so miserable and cheery at the same time?

zoltan: This is probably my favorite Who song, which may sound cliche, but oh well.

Melissavina said...

Done!

Clash said...

teoh always brings me back to the "Mode."

I have started off the last few days with jeffk's Stolen Moments. Goes down smooth with a cup of coffee before sunrise too.

melissavina: Your thoughtful collection defines your Northwestern roots and missing those days of the past. My years in Southern New Mexico had me longing for a brisk Fall wind that would stir the leaves, or a snow covered field before it was molested by footprints. I no longer take those little things for granted. (Unfortunately, I have the same reaction when I travel to Southern California and it’s abundance of brown.) Thanks for the tunes!

gnail: Nice trifecta with Reed, The Shins, and Kate Bush. One of the coolest things with FM is sparking a memory of a loved, yet taken for granted artist. I spent some time reacquainting myself with Lou Reed and a fraction of his work with your spark.

dalyn: I fully understand Sleek’s view on KISS, but he and I are worlds apart on The Who! The Smith’s are without question at the top of the list for this topic.

SleekPelt said...

I have some great suggestions from last week to catch up on -- and I will this weekend.