(Note: I originally planned to post a vlog today, however my crappy 3G plug-in modem’s bandwidth sucks. I’m getting wifi next week and can’t wait. Expect a whole bunch of slightly out-of-date – but awesome – YouTube vids to follow.)
This is a picture of Thurston Moore, lead singer and guitarist for Sonic Youth, at SY’s free 4th of July concert in Battery Park last year. I was there. It was awesome. A few weeks later, Sonic Youth played the final concert at McCarren Park Pool over Labor Day Weekend. It was also free. I was also there. It was equally awesome. In fact, my banner pic is Thurston Moore playing guitar at that very concert.
New York is an awesome place to be in during the summer: free concerts, scantily dressed women, and hours upon hours you can spend outside partying.
Yesterday, we got hit with a snowstorm. It’s presently 26 degrees. I haven’t been out in weeks because it’s too damn cold.
In other words, Memorial Day weekend needs to get here. NOW!
1. “Lost In The Supermarket” by The Clash
I didn’t realize until last year that this song is actually sung by Mick Jones. My favorite Clash song is not sung by Joe Strummer. Now I know how it feels to be a Ringo fan. Angst, anxiety, depression – Jones hits all the right notes with this one. One of the best pop songs ever.
2. “Night Moves” by Bob Seger
This song reminds me of Nicole, a girl I hooked up with during the summer of 2000. I was 17.
3. “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2003. College. Sophomore year. Angry. Bored. That was the same year I discovered Brooklyn and Karen O. Thanks MTV2.
4. “Can’t Hardly Wait” by The Replacements
I’d like to think that if I never got into emo, I would’ve found my way to The Replacements. Say all you want about their post-Stinson era, I love this song. Very raw and very heartfelt. That was The ‘Mats in five words or less. This song pulls at my heartstrings.
5. “Incinerate” by Sonic Youth
Any song that opens with “I ripped your heart out from your chest.” is bound to go nowhere but up.