|Writing About Boredom|
Trying to write a story about boredom that doesn't end up being Madame Bovary, because afterall I am perpetually bored. Thinking of incorporating some sort of musical journey, Cam's blog got me thinking. Anyhoo, here's 20 songs that are essential to my being. Fads come and go, but these will last forever in my heart. You could say that these are my 20 favourite songs of all time, but that's too temporary.
On the Nature of Daylight
Oh to lament the ones left off. So many, and yet I feel this is definitive.
|18||Neutral Milk Hotel|
Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2
The National Anthem
|12||Red House Painters|
Come on Feel the Illinoise
Road to Joy
Left & Leaving
So Come Back, I am Waiting
|7||Godspeed You Black Emperor!|
Hymn to Freedom
Temporary Titles: Velvet Waltz, Until Sunshine Scorch the Last Pine Needle, Bronze Statues, Are Running at Roads of Eternity, idk yet, other stuff.
What Goes Around
Big Band turned upside down. Play count the melodies interacting and you'll lose your mind, 11/4 basslines running for 18 minutes. Trombone solo with triad chords. Yep.
|3||Built to Spill|
So far my novel is about a small town where one families kid accidently kills another one of the same age. At first it seems like the two fathers dealing with it, but then the one father kills the other because he snaps and the rest is about the two older siblings dealing with that crazy shit in high school, in a really dull, boring town. This is a perfect song as a study in how to create tension and release to awe-striking effect.
The Manifold Curiosity
Best 14 minutes of music ever made? Arguably
|1||Do Make Say Think|
Like a conversation turning into an argument and slowly boiling over into violence.