Dinosaur Jr. “What Was That” from I Bet on Sky (Jagjaguwar 2012) N Buy it!
Cursive “Sucker & Dry” from The Difference Between Houses and Homes (Lost Songs and Loose Ends 1995-2001) (Saddle Creek 2005)Buy it!
Sex Mob “About A Girl” from Solid Sender (Knitting Factory www.knittingfactoryrecords.com 1999) —Nirvana coverBuy it!
Robert Glasper Experiment “Afro Blue ft Erykah Badu (9th Wonder's Blue Light Basement Remix feat Phonte)” from Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP (Blue Note 2012) N —This has such a gentle low end thud, Badu kills it. Great song and simple but b*tchin remix.Buy it!
Cody ChesnuTT “Love Is More Than A Wedding Day” from Landing On A Hundred (Vibration Vineyard 2013) N —Been waiting along time for this album, first got wind of it two years ago.Buy it!
Roman Gianarthur “Depraved Valet (feat Kevin Barnes)” from Believer Magazine July/August 2010 (believermag.com 2010) —A track from literature magazine's annual music issue.Buy it!
Indigo Girls “Mystery (acoustic duo mix)” from single for 'Power Of Two' (Epic 1995) —A song that within a week of connecting made us both think the other was someone we should hang out with a bit more.Buy it!
Adam Sandler “Grow Old With You” from soundtrack to 'Wedding Singer' (Sony 1998) —She walked down the aisle to this song. It's kind of short, she had to hustle, it was cute to watch.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Little Trip To Heaven” from The Early Years Vol. 1 (Bizarre/Straight 1991) —I sing this to my daughter at bedtime and she calls it 'the song about Mommy'. Would have been a good first dance.Buy it!
Jens Lekman “She Just Don't Want to Be With You Anymore” from I Know What Love Isn't (Secretly Canadian 2012) N —And a song about where she is now.Buy it!
Eels “End Times” (Vagrant 2010) —Mark Everett wrote this entire album around his own divorce, I was reminded recently that I joked this would be my soundtrack if I got divorced, and, well, I certainly understand it better that's for sure.Buy it!
Liz Phair “Divorce Song” from Exile In Guyville (Matador 1993) —Better than most rock songs, this track looks at both sides of failure (after all, it takes two make a thing go wrong)Buy it!
Metric “Clone” from Synthetica (Mom+Pop 2012) —This song is about making a choice in a moment and not sure if it's right or wrong, but knowing you have to make it. This is for my wife, hoping she's happy with the choice.Buy it!
Bob Mould “Missing You” from Body of Song (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com) —How I felt all of this song pretty early on; bits of this are still true, others not as much now.Buy it!
Cracker “Hand Me My Inhaler” from Sunrise In the Land of Milk and Honey (429 Records www.429records.com 2009) —This cracks me up because I used to have asthma pretty bad. http://www.the-van.co.uk/songs/index.php?item_id=820Buy it!
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Apologies (Live)” from Live at the Fillmore San Francisco December 13th, 2009 (Live Nation Studios) (Hollywood Records 2010) —So much in this song for me, listened to it all summer. The lyrics are only part of it, the solo is short but heart shattering.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Most Of The Time (Alternate Version)” from Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8 - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia 2008) —Ahhh...the insane comfort of self delusion.Buy it!
George Harrison “All Things Must Pass (demo)” from Early Takes, Vol. 1 (UMe 2012) —Yes they do.Buy it!
Funkadelic “Uncle Jam” from Uncle Jam Wants You (Priority) —"This is Uncle Jam's army and you're on groove maneuvers" "I'm your thrill sergeant". Just a couple of samples of lyrical goodness.Buy it!
Public Enemy “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” from Power to the People & the Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (Def Jam Recordings 2005) —In the past I've tended to ignore letters from the government. No one to open it, read, and be told I'm a sucker.Buy it!
Gary Clark Jr. “Things Are Changin'” from Blak and Blu (Warner Bros. 2012) N —The EP version of this has the same laid back groove.Buy it!
Mike Doughty “Sunshine” from The Flip Is Another Honey (self 2012) N —Based around John Denver sample.Buy it!
Ben Folds Five “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later” from The Sound of the Life of the Mind (Legacy Recordings 2012) N —Ever notice that you keep running into a person that you have a tiny thread of connection with all the time? Like someone you used to work with but never hung out with? This song is about that.Buy it!
Lou Reed “No Chance - Regret” from Magic and Loss (sire 1992)Buy it!
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