We’ve been having beautiful autumn days here in Maryland! The sunshine and temperature is perfect for early afternoon drives with the windows down. And because I’m a big proponent of cranking my music up on long drives, here’s a brief smattering of the songs I’ve been jamming to recently.
- “Tupelo Honey” by Van Morrison. This is a great lazy day, golden-hour-sun-streaming-in-the-windows kind of song. I’m not a huge Van Morrison fan, but this song hits me in a big way, making me feel all kinds of warm and cozy and sometimes (but not very often) kind of sexy.
2. “No Name #3” by Elliott Smith. I remember the day Elliott Smith passed away. It was October 21st, 2003; I was in journalism class, headphones on, clutching my discman tight all day. I suppose it is around this time of year I listen to Elliott Smith most often.
3. “Passport Radio” by Broken Social Scene. This song was my first introduction to the Canadian collective, and I loved it instantly. The album, “Feel Good Lost,” consists of mostly instrumentals. It’s a great album for long drives with a friend; it provides a soundtrack for great conversation.
4. “Autumn Sweater” by Yo La Tengo. I’m a predictable hipster or something. This song has a metric fucktonne of sentimental value to me. That’s all I need to say about that.
5. “The High Road” by Broken Bells. I love James Mercer’s project Broken Bells more than I love The Shins. That sounds blasphemous. I stand by that statement. Very chill track. Great for autumn walks. Great thinking music as well.
What are you guys listening to? Let me know!