… Thurston? Is that you?
I’m a big fan of Halloween.
Nope, still marveling at the pretentiousness of it all.
That album is killer. They’re fantastic live, too.
Too many songs to have to cull to a top 10. Loving your take on the list since it’s pretty different than mine—may have to revisit a few of the songs in your top 10 with some of your thoughts on the songs in mind. Thanks!
“Lauryn Hill say her heart was in Zion/ I wish her heart still was in rhymin’/ ‘Cause who the kids gon’ listen to? Huh?/ I guess me if it isn’t you.”
… LAURYN HILL, COME BACK. YOU LEFT US WITH KANYE.
And if he’s curious, there are numerous photographs of this happening. http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/06/live-pyrrhon-anicon-interarma/
Peep that corporate-classic-rock-station-in-Florida sleeveless tee!
…. In what world are Sufjan, Damien Rice, Death Cab, or Iron and Wine not mainstream? They may have started out indie, but they got INCREDIBLY mainstream, and maybe it was because of their inclusion on TV soundtracks, but you have to wonder how they got included on things like the OC soundtrack in the first place. For Modest Mouse, at least, it was not that they created music that HAPPENED to get included on the OC. Their music became increasingly commercial (PLEASE contrast songs on This Is a Long Drive… and The Lonesome Crowded West with the songs on Good News.) to the point where the hook from Float On got used in a hip-hop song.
I think, for bands that don’t have this broad commercial appeal, that starting the discussion to get music licensed for TV and commercials is incredibly difficult. This sort of discussion isn’t impossible, but it does become a lot more difficult. If you don’t have the kind of commercial appeal that Iron and Wine or Death Cab had, you HAVE to figure out a different strategy.
Man, they should have given you 20 songs for this one.
Sunset Tree is a GREAT starting place. Give yourself time to listen to the lyrics for whatever album you choose.