Make All the Rest Just an Afterthought :: An Acoustic Playlist

Keep Art Alive :: “Barely Interested” :: Art by Michael Carson Make All the Rest Just an Afterthought :: An Acoustic Playlist Listen here at Spotify (Day 24 of September Month of Playlists) Days Go By (Acoustic) :: Dirty Vegas Collide (Acoustic) :: Howie Day Titanium (Acoustic) :: Collin McLoughlin Miss Misery (Early Version) :: Elliott Smith Everlong (Acoustic) :: Foo Fighters Perfect (Acoustic) :: Alanis Morissette Possession (Piano Version) :: Sarah McLachlan Harder to Breathe (Acoustic) :: Maroon 5 24 :: Emmy The Great Stay (Acoustic) :: Lisa Loeb The Only Living Boy in New York :: Simon & … Continue reading Make All the Rest Just an Afterthought :: An Acoustic Playlist

My Top 300 :: 76-80

76. Fire With Fire Truly in the category of dramatic adolescent teen love stories from the 80’s, infused with a post-modern Romeo and Juliet edge, well versed in parochial school girl meets bad boy stereotypes, and yet I love it. Virginia Madsen is stunning in a David Lynch kind of way (surprising that she was never in any of his films/TV series), breathtaking in that Botticelli kind of way. The music is a treat, too, with songs from Prince, Bryan Ferry and John Waite. Trailer Fire With Fire :: Wild Blue Slave to Love :: Bryan Ferry If Anybody Had a Heart :: … Continue reading My Top 300 :: 76-80

I thought you were special :: VOTD

Special :: Garbage from the album, Absolute Garbage and Version 2.0 Directed by Dawn Shadforth Special is an alternative rock song written, performed and produced by Garbage, and was the third international single to be released from the band’s platinum second album Version 2.0. Special gained much attention in the music press upon the 1998 release of Version 2.0, as it contained a vocal interpolation of a lyric taken from Talk of The Town by The Pretenders. A moderate hit in the United Kingdom and Australia in October 1998, Special became a sleeper hit in the United States the following year. The song’s success was marked by becoming nominated in the Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group categories at the 2000 Grammy Awards, and winning a Wisconsin Area … Continue reading I thought you were special :: VOTD

And the smile and the shake of your head :: SOTD

“Say goodbye on a night like this, if it’s the last thing we ever do; you never looked as lost as this, sometimes it doesn’t even look like you. It goes dark, it goes darker still, please stay. But, I watch you like I’m made of stone, as you walk away.” Snapshot of a tiny apartment on the top floor of a built in the late 1920’s apartment, there was a wall-sized poster of The Cure in our bedroom. We bought it in this store in Berkeley during one of our many trips up the coast. I remember holding it, … Continue reading And the smile and the shake of your head :: SOTD