Friday, June 7, 2013


I am having trouble rocking out. I scroll through my college iTunes and a lot of my old jams leave me cold now-- somebody's else's melancholy, giddiness, absurdity, or anger. (Were they ever mine?) So I find myself listening to mostly classical European and Indian music, Delta blues, and Orthodox hymns. Classical music is appropriately eternal and contemplative, blues is perfectly personal and sincere, and church hymnody is all of those things.

But still, a voice is missing from me.

I am going to try to put together some "popular" songs that still get me, and maybe you can help me find something new?

Here are three, threaded in my thought.

Clearly I'm calmer and quieter than I used to be.


  1. Decemberists?

    Greek music?

  2. wahoo, the zeibekiko was righteous. makes me want to set some cheese on fire!

    I do have a soft spot for the Decembrists. Sometimes I think they're a little twee but the Crane Wife sold me on them again.