It never ceases to amaze me how much listening to music can really enrich my life. No matter what I'm feeling, I've always been able to find a song that fits just swimmingly.
Lately, the heat has really gotten to me. I sit in the cube, looking out the window and stewing about how I can see little heat lines in the air. Those little heat lines that steal your breath, make you sweat and make tacky people think that tube tops are appropriate attire for non-beach situations. I hate those heat lines. I hate their little heat line guts. When it all seems to be too much, I hop on YouTube and listen to some Irving Berlin. I can't believe how refreshing this song can be when you're sweltering and grumpy.
"Snow," from White Christmas
When I'm feeling utterly depressed and loving it. When I'm simply revelling in how fucking miserable I am, I can't help but put this one on repeat until either I'm feeling slightly more jaunty, or until I'm tired of hearing it. Even Morrissey can wear out his maudlin welcome. With that being said, when I'm sick of this song...I'm usually on to another Morrissey/Smiths song. Except "Meat is Murder." That song sucks.
The Smiths, "Asleep"
When I'm in the most jovial mood and almost laughing at nothing at all (it's probably some kind mental disorder), there are some many songs that I can't help by smile about. I blame The Simpsons for making this song stick out in my mind, because it's being featured in a particularly hilarious scene made it unforgettable. Pairing this with Herb Alpert's "Spanish Flea," and you'll be sure to find that my head would explode with joy and happiness. I feel like this is the closest thing to knowing what it's like to be Buddy the Elf. "I like smiling. Smiling's my favorite."
Lesley Gore's "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
Finally, I was at the thrift store the other day, feeling alright (I guess) and I heard this song and I didn't know WHAT to feel. I was upset and enthused and scary and confused. Someone please help me understand this song. It's one of those songs that makes you feel like some big rock breakdown is going to occur...but never does. Kind of like every song by Phil Collins. F-U Phil Collins.
Al Stewart's "Time Passages."
(He probably should've just stuck to "Year of the Cat," so that Psapp could do an awesome cover.)