Mazzy Star: Fade Into You
Neil Halstead : Digging Shelters
Tom Waits: Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
Gravelly crooner Tom Waits comes from the perspective of a hooker writing to a past acquaintance about how her life has changed for the better only to resolve the song by saying it was all a lie and she needs money and is in prison. While my time in Minneapolis hasn’t been quite as eventful as Waits described it has been a blast. Hopefully your weekend has been as equally enjoyable.
Sufjan Stevens: Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance!
Time for an energetic Christmas carol to propel you out of that bed, down those stairs, and straight into a pile of presents. Hopefully Santa was good to you leaving a plethora of goodies. Grab some hot cocoa and have yourself a Merry Christmas!
The Pogues: Fairytale of New York
From the bottom of the gutter, nothing quite gives hope and prospects of a better future than the joys brought on Christmas Day. This is perfectly summed up by those saints of St. Patrick in The Pogues. Pour a little whiskey into the morning coffee and get ready for a more prosperous new year.
Cat Power: The Greatest
Let the high hopes and sultry swoon of the Great Cat Power caress you in the faint morning light. An angelic choral harmony beckoning you back into the land of dreams and coziness. Take some extra time before your mourning croissant to ponder how you are going to be the greatest you can be on this Sunday.
Imogen Heap: Hide and Seek
Hopefully you and having nice cozy mourning snuggling up with a loved one, but if that isn’t the case settle into this sweet tale of mistrust that an army of robots surely will serenade our broken hearts with in the future. Hopefully you stocked up on pancake mix and hot cocoa because I think heading out to brunch is a lofty goal at this point.
Kevin Devine: Ballgame
Ok folks it’s been one hell of a ride this week. Thousands of miles traveled to see one killer show after another after another and capping it all off with an unforgettable performance at Royale last night. It is only fitting that as a culmation of the week we go out with the first song that really got me into Kevin Devine and also the one that as time changes and life changes, the songs message and meaning changes with it. Take some time to be a little contemplative this morning and enjoy, that’s ballgame folks.