24: Now Let’s Talk About Music! (10/2013)

Sometimes I get into ruts where I hate every single song in my music library. Sometimes I get into ruts where there are three things I want to listen to, and only three things, and I will listen to those three things Ad nauseam.

I don’t know if I’m in one of those  ruts right now, but my sister and I did see an off-Broadway performance of Once a few weeks ago, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to the Glen Hansard version of “Leave” since purchasing it on iTunes late Saturday afternoon.

Some songs deserve to be played at their highest volume, and “Leave” is definitely one of them. I’m pretty sure my officemates hate me. …I’m also pretty sure I don’t care.


Aside from sad Irish music, I’ve been really obsessively listening to “To Build A Home“, by the Cinematic Orchestra. It was used in the trailers for Brit Marling’s Another Earth a few years ago, and has been rattling around in my head ever since. I’ve been doing a whole lot of fiction writing lately as well as trying to keep this blog as up-to-date as possible, and when I’m writing, I definitely fall into past comforts.

With that said, I’ve also been obsessively listening to “Skyscraper” from Demi Lovato on repeat, too, because my brain goes into a very singer-songwriter-y, yearn-y place whenever I’m trying to write. Say what you will about the Demster, but she’s sure got a set of pipes on her.

On Friday, I listened to Chris Bathgate’s “A Corktale Wake” the whole way through at least 30 times, and I still want more of it. I’m going to attempt a longer, more focused post on that guy and how astounding I find his music, but those types of posts take focus and also time, two things I am strongly lacking on the Tuesday after a long weekend.

If you’re interested — and you should be interested — check out, well. Check out the whole album, really, but especially the song “Serpentine“. I promise you won’t regret it.

What are you guys listening to obsessively? Do you sometimes hate all your music too? Come by and tell me and maybe we can share some tunes!

(All links provided are from YouTube. Thanks, YouTube! None of them are NSFW, either, because I like to provide you with a clean, PG experience every time you drop by.) (…this is a total fucking lie. :D) (This post was not sponsored by YouTube, but if anyone from YouTube is Google Alertsing themselves? I would totally be up for that.)


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