Thursday, December 31, 2009

On the Road.. to 2010, and Barcelona

In the last 3 days my sister and I drove from Baltimore to Las Vegas, some 2300 miles. Also just yesterday, I bought my Primavera Sound Festival tickets. Yes, I am referring to the three day long, 4 pm to 7 am extravaganza hosted in Barcelona, Spain, and featuring headliners Pavement, the Pixies, and Wilco. Also announced to show so far are the Antlers, the XX, Panda Bear, Circulatory System, the New Pornographers, Here We Go Magic, Dr. Dog, etc. I obviously don't need to hype this, it speaks for itself. Forget the green paper and get yours here, or at least read a little more about all the fun we'll be having without you. In honor of both this and my recent trek through the desert, I give you a Pavement song I once heard Robert Schneider call "the most beautiful song I've ever heard", which if nothing else probably explains a thing or two about the Apples in Stereo:

"Range Life", 1994

Now, with nothing to do but await the New Years celebration in Vegas tonight, and being just a little excited for it, I put together a little ten song 'New Years' playlist. Featured is a selection of old and modern classics which either look forward, back, or at least have some general relation to the passage of time. Download link below, enjoy.

1. The Past Recedes - John Frusciante
2. Yesterdays World - Circulatory System
3. This Will Be Our Year - The Zombies
4. In The New Year - The Walkmen
5. This Time Tomorrow - The Kinks
6. Countdown - Phoenix
7. Time Has Told Me - Nick Drake
8. Time Trap - Built to Spill
9. Memory Lane - Elliot Smith
10. When It Begins - Kevin Drew

Download here.

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