Lies by Low is my track of the year for 2015.
Lady of the North by Gene Clark is my track of the week.
Keep On Runnin’ by Cat Power is my track of the week.
A Better Son/Daughter by Rilo Kiley is my track of the week.
You want fantasy? Here’s one… There’s this species that lives on a planet a few miles above molten rock and a few miles below a vacuum that’d suck the air right out of them. They live in a brief geological period between ice ages, when giant asteroids have temporarily stopped smacking into the surface. As far as they can tell, there’s nowhere else in the universe where they could stay alive for ten seconds.
And what do they call their fragile little slice of space and time? They call it real life. In a universe where it is known that whole galaxies can explode, they think there’s things like ‘natural justice’ and ‘destiny’. Some of them even believe in democracy…
I’m a fantasy writer, and even I find it all a bit hard to believe.
You And I by Field Music is my track of the week.
Beautiful Blue Sky by Ought is my track of the week.
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again by Bob Dylan is my track of the week.
30 Century Man by Scott Walker is my track of the week
Euphrates by The Main Ingredient is the song of the week in another installment of I miss “This Is My Jam“.
Track of the week
Opening credits: “Agaetis byrjun” Sigur Ros
Waking up: “Sleepy Time In The Western World” Blitzen Trapper
Falling in love: “Felton Lonnin” Rachel Unthank & The Winterset
Breaking up: “Basement Scene” Deerhunter
Getting back together: “Too Far Gone” Neil Young
Wedding: “No” The Wedding Present
Birth of child: “Into The Valley” The Skids
Final battle: “Tasogare” Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat
Death scene: “I Got The Feelin” James Brown
Funeral song: “Oh My Golly” Frank Black
End credits: “Piano Sonata No 18 in E flat major Op 31, No 3 ‘La Chasse'” Ludwig Van Beethoven
‘Weight of Water’ by Low
In the time that I’ve been using This Is My Jam I have never posted a jam by the same artist twice.
With the site due to go into archival mode I’m picking Low once more because Weight of Water is my favourite song of all time and will become my ‘eternal jam’.
‘Via Chicago’ by Wilco is my new jam.