Time Warp Tuesday: Meg’s Tracks for August 6, 2019
It's Time Warp Tuesday, so I'm sharing my essential retro tracks for the week. I know it has been a hot minute since I shared a Time Warp Tuesday post, but I just got back into my groove after having surgery a few weeks ago. Also I am lazy. ANYWAY. Let's delve into the depths of my memory...
It's No Good/ Depeche Mode
I have finally made peace with the fact that I am kind of a goth girl. I'm not "Burn Down Hot Topic" goth, but I have an affinity for ominous synths and all black everything, so... I realize Depeche Mode is more gothpop, but whatever. This song slaps.
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb/ Spoon
I've been a fan of Spoon for years, and I finally have a chance to see them in a few weeks at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater. This particular song reminds me of a nasty post-college breakup. I drank a lot of wine and frequently cried in the bathtub. Fun times.
Turtles All the Way Down/ Sturgill Simpson
I remember seeing the title of Sturgill's album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and thinking "What in the fresh pretentious hell is this?" I'm glad I gave it a chance, as Sturgill is one of my favorite songwriters. Oh, and shameless self promotion here: if you dig Alt-Country, check out Front Porch Radio, my two-hour specialty show devoted to all things y'allternative Sundays at 10 a.m.
Queen/ Perfume Genius
I discovered this song when it was featured in the first season of Mr. Robot. I can't believe the final season airs this fall. I'm bummed because a) that show kicks ass and b) Rami Malek is so fine, and knowing I won't see more Elliott on my big screen sucks.
Down in It/ Nine Inch Nails
Y'all know your #1 goth gal has a MAJOR thing for Trent Reznor. He's like male model hot, but he's such an incredible composer and lyricist as well. I was in my early 20's when I got really in to Nine Inch Nails, and I haven't taken Pretty Hate Machine out of regular rotation since.
Lay Low/ My Morning Jacket
True story: I used to follow MMJ on tour. Meg circa 2005-2006 was obsessed. I was feeling insanely jealous this weekend when seeing a ton of my concert friends at MMJ's shows at Red Rocks. I forgot how kickass this band is live. "Lay Low" is incendiary live. The album version above is ridiculous, too.
Strange Attraction/ The Cure
I would GLADLY share my lipstick with GothDaddy Robert Smith any day of the week. And no, there's never a bad time for a Cure song.