I am a nerd. Earlier this week I walked all the way over to the west village to the cool magazine store to buy a special edition mag about the f-ing Eagles, a band I like and hate in equal measure. When I got there I was excited to see they had the mag displayed in the window (pic above, plus look at that superhot Winston Churchill mag) but I couldn’t go in to get it because something was being filmed in the shop and it was packed with crew people. F-ing New York City. And so I trundled back home empty-handed. I went back the next day to get it because now the nerd had to have it on principle. And here I am today listening to Eagles guy Don Henley ( whom I like and hate in equal measure) sing “The Boys of Summer” ( which I only got love for) for the billionth time and thinking of a particular day about five years ago. I was at work and having an absolutely crap afternoon. “The Boys of Summer” started playing over the sound system and all of a sudden I felt the urge to cry. I literally had to hustle to the bathroom to hide. As I was lightly losing it, I remember thinking something to the effect of, “damn, this song is so good, it’s so poetic and well-constructed”. Even in the heat of human emotion, I couldn’t stop being a f*cking nerd.
It is now time for the latest WEEKLY NEW WONDERS PLAYLIST starring the finest songs we have had the pleasure of meeting over the past two weeks. It is hefty with melodic amazingness. It is full of swoon-inducing magnificence. What I’m trying to say is that there were a lot of wondrous songs that joined the world over the past couple of weeks and I hope you find one to adore. Listen below on Soundcloud or Spotify. I feel it in the air…
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Totally awesome!! Eric
I too am a nerd! As a subscriber to Mojo and Uncut here in the U.K. , I love the sound of the magazines hitting the floor as they are delivered through the letterbox as I know I’m in for some great interviews and reviews. The sampler discs that come with them can also turn up some great new music that I might not have listened to otherwise. Imports to the states must be rather expensive though!
I look forward to listening to W.N.W.P #14 on the way into work tomorrow – you’ve turned me on to some great stuff. In return – can I recommend this from Jools Holland/Later last week. The track is top 5 here, and this is a great acoustic version – I think you might like it –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ZIDhb2ocs (Cat Burns – Go)
Yes, the mags are expensive, but I have to read/have them ;)! I don’t always listen to the discs right away and I need to get more conscientious about that because I am 100% sure I’m missing stuff!
Oh man, thanks for this link, totally hadn’t seen it! Can I tell you, I think this is better than the studio version, damn. You know what’s weird, it made me think of Tanita Tikaram, remember her?!
Hope you dig the playlist!