Recap of yesterday’s live show — I talked about Bon Iver’s “Flume,” Ryan Gosling in Dead Man’s Bones, the uncanny resemblance of Monday’s sold-out The Neighbourhood show (10/14 at Paradise Rock Club) to a tween-y Justin Bieber/Jonas Brothers concert, how most EDM/dubstep songs sound like robots crapping on each other, and the movie Closer.
According to @bostontweet, Wednesday was the last time the Boston sunset occurred on/after 6PM until March 2014… Colder, darker days — ay, I don’t quite have the wardrobe or the heart for winter!
Last weekend was also a long weekend for most of us, so if you’ve been partying hard, I see you!! It’s definitely fun, but some nights, there is no better feeling than just going home, wiping off all my makeup (hair up, nails chipped, makeup off — GET COMFY), stuffing my face with food (#datcollegediet), and binge-watching TV (I just started getting into Friends, haven’t been living under a rock for the past ten years, I swear).
This week’s mixtape is titled “grey” because I think grey can describe a certain weather or feeling in a strangely accurate way for such an ambiguous word. It’s that feeling you get when you’ve been too busy or having too much fun till you’re exhausted, and all you want to do is to cozy up in bed, dim the lights, and nap into long quiet afternoons. I thought of acoustic guitars and songs with a focus on vocals, and Bon Iver was a great inspiration and example for this playlist. This is probably as close to an angsty mixtape as it gets…
Catch the live show/derps every Thursday from noon-2PM EST at WECB.fm, and follow @nurdalurt for updates. As always, playlist annotations after the jump!