Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Put on a slow, dumb show for you.

Sometimes you need to slow down. This past weekend at the cabin we were up into the wee hours of the morning listening to energetic dance and rock music -- and as people started drifting off to their bedrooms, I decided to provide a more subdued soundtrack so that everyone still awake could decompress. At least, that's what I needed, so I took the controls.

I've been having an extreme love affair with the Pixies the last three years; I'm not sure why, but I listen to them at least once a week. This week I've been waking up to "Bam Thwok!" every day, which is great because that song makes me happy. I still nod my head to it while I'm brushing my teeth even though I can only hear it in my head. But for the slow down, especially after the day we had had, I started with "Where is My Mind?"

Here's the whole list, listenable below on Rdio with the exception of Metric's "Twilight Galaxy," which was unavailable...

01. Where Is My Mind - The Pixies
02. Jesus - Brand New
03. Wonderwall - Ryan Adams
04. If I Didn't Know Better - Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen
05. I and Love and You - The Avett Brothers
06. Title and Registration - Death Cab for Cutie
07. Twilight Galaxy - Metric
08. For You to Notice - Dashboard Confessional
09. Call It Off - Tegan and Sara
10. Slow Show - The National

I should note that this morning I decided to listen to Brand New's "Jesus" while on the walk into work  and I was in such a trance I tripped on the top stair up the subway and busted my ankle and knee. The song is mesmerizing and I'm extremely uncoordinated.

What are some songs you listen to to slow down?

Painting: "The Weather Girl" by Alexandra Levasseur


  1. I love 'Jesus' by Brand New so much! When it first came out I used to listen to it before bed each night because it helped me relax.

    Awesome mix!

    1. Thanks, lady! I had an inkling you'd like this one... ;)