Saturday Jukebox: Blue Moon

Saturday Jukebox

I’m so tired of being alone
These penitent walls are all I’ve known
The songbird calling
Across the water
Outside my silent asylum

Oh, don’t leave me on my own
Left me standing all alone

It’s like looking in a mirror. The most beautiful, poetic, heartbreaking mirror ever written.


Saturday Jukebox: Time

Saturday Jukebox

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Maybe my favorite Pink Floyd song.

Skip to 2.13 for lyrics.

You know, that long ass intro does kind of throw you off…especially if you’re stoned. You get wrapped up in that trippy clock ticking sound and lose track of time, almost falling asleep, then all of a sudden the vocals come on and you jerk awake thinking, “Oh fuck, when did this happen and how long has it been?” Which, if you think about it, is basically what the song’s all about.


Saturday Jukebox: Nostalgic Indie

Saturday Jukebox

Indie tracks often have a tinge nostalgia in both lyrics and tune. It’s one of the most compelling qualities about this genre of music. With Christmas and all the festivities winding down, I’m feeling a bit beat and bittersweet. Another season, another year. Maybe we’re just growing up too fast.

1. Cigarette Daydreams – Cage the Elephant

2. Fluorescent Adolescent – Arctic Monkeys

Saturday Jukebox (One Day Late): Coffeehouse Favorites

Saturday Jukebox

I guess I should jump on the bandwagon and start sharing Christmas songs, but I don’t listen to jolly music so here goes another indie/acoustic playlist. Happy Sunday, everyone.

1. Paint – The Paper Kites

2. Lost Stars – Adam Levine

This one is more soft rock than coffeehouse, but the lyrics are so beautiful that I just had to share it.

3. Till the Morning – Bahamas

Saturday Jukebox: Blower’s Daughter

Saturday Jukebox

It’s not quite Saturday yet, but oh well. I only have one song this week. Been playing it nonstop while I’m confined to my hospital bed. Actually, just check out anything by Damien Rice if you ever feel like dying or something. You’ll feel a hundred times more depressed but it’s the sweetest depression you’ll ever experience.


Saturday Jukebox: The 70s

Saturday Jukebox

This week I wanted to do a little throwback. I’ve always wondered what it would have been going to prom in the 70s, slow-dancing to Pink Floyd and rocking out to Led Zeppelin. That decade just has so many insanely good artists and records; everything from heavy rock classics to folksy ballads to dance tracks has so much class. Listening to those tracks feels like going on an acid trip and stepping into a world infinitely more colorful and exquisite than our own. These are a few of my favorites that I play on repeat all the time.

1. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (Honestly, if I start naming all of my favorite PF songs, this list will never end)

2. Baba O’riley – The Who

3. The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel

4. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin