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Metric - Gimmie Sympathy (Acoustic)
I have been enamored of Emily Haines for a lot of years. I got all the Avalanche guys into Metric by relentlessly playing their records in the van. This song makes me think of all the loves who have been in and out of my life.
The Replacements - Alex Chilton
This song reminds of two things: being a little kid and jumping up and down on my bed when i got stoked on a song, and also getting drunk with my friends and singing at the top of our lungs in some bar as ” adults “. I’m in love with this song.
Wavves - Green Eyes
This is one of those bands that took long time before I checked them out. But this song is raw and sincere and snotty and awesome and basically says ” who gives a fuck? “
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
I saw Justin Townes Earle open for John Prine a few years ago here in NYC and he blew my fucking mind. Everyone who knows me knows I am a huge fan of traditional country music. This song hits the nail on the head, and is also a great New York City song.
El Guincho - Bombay
My darling friend Betsy showed me this song one very hungover morning at Pearl’s ( the bar we own together ). We were both pretty grumpy and tired and this song took away all the pain. I don’t speak Spanish so I have no idea what the hell he’s saying, but it sounds great (watch the video if you aren’t at work, it’s fucking amazing).