Time Warp Tuesday: Meg’s Tracks for August 27, 2019
Guess what? It's Tuesday. Did you know that? Did you know? DID YOU? I'm about to drop seven retro tracks as Time Warp Tuesday is upon us. I would write more in this introductory paragraph, but I am severely under-caffeinated this morning, so let's just do the damn thing.
I am SO STOKED about seeing Beck at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater tonight, so I am going wayback with a song from Midnite Vultures. I may or may not have sang this karaoke-style at several college parties, but... yeah.
In One Ear/ Cage the Elephant
The video for this song was shot in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky. This is where I went to college, and those crowd scenes? That's Tidballs, my favorite dive bar. I remember seeing Cage there when they were still called Perfect Confusion.
How to Disappear Completely/ Radiohead
Kid A is a perfect album. This is a perfect song. I will spare you (most of) the details, but I have struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life. "How to Disappear Completely" captures the overwhelming sense of melancholy, dread, and sadness that consumes me on occasion; listening to it is so cathartic.
Danger! High Voltage!/ Electric Six
Things got pretty dark there for a second, so... how about an uptempo banger?
Just Like Heaven/ The Cure
If a) romantic love were real and b) that process/feeling had a tangible sound, it would be this song.
Holy Roller Novocaine/ Kings of Leon
This was the soundtrack for my, uh, wild days. I love this song.
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues/ The Eels
The Eels are a criminally underrated band. This song is in regular rotation, especially on days when I need to get my mind right.