One of the saddest movies we were ever subjected to as children was based on Ray Bradbury’s short story, All Summer In A Day.
It’s the one where this little girl who lives on a different planet where it rains all the time, gets bullied and ends up locked away during the one day the sun comes out and everyone is too psyched to be soaking up the sun to go and get this poor child out of the closet until it’s too late. That is how my soul feels right now. It’s been a long ass winter and Seattle has basically turned me into a shell of myself.
To put an end to my doom and gloom and try to wake my brain up from its hibernation status*, I’ve decided to listen to music again and even share the stuff I really like with anyone interested in listening.
*I will be doing the same for my body, which currently looks and feels like a white chocolate marshmallow, but I’m giving myself until Monday because there’s a few things in the fridge I’m going to pound into my face before beginning any sort of “lifestyle change” regimen.
And with that…
SONG OF THE WEEK: Nick Hackim – The Want
For the briefest moment, I was like, “Did someone from Duck Dynasty perform at SXSW?” but then this angelic voice came forth and gave my soul a massage and wrapped it in a steamed hand towel.
Final Verdict: Smooth like a Rob Thomas/Santana collaboration.
John Andrews & The Yawns – Painting a Picture
Final Verdict: I can almost see the sunset and feel my feet in the sand.
Afternude – American Spirit [SUBLIME MUSIC]
Final Verdict: Will be listening to repeatedly any time I have a big cleaning job/impromptu Zumba routine around the house.
Sage The Gemini – Now and Later (Merk & Kremont Remix)
Final Verdict: This song makes me nostalgic for my childhood. My friends and I would hit up Mr. B’s after school where I’d spend half of my allowance on Garbage Pail Kid cards and Now & Laters. I lost a lot of brackets on my braces to those.
Final Verdict: My need to dance to this song is a definite sign I’m ready for Spring to get sprung up in this bish.
Adult Karate – Mirrors *Side C (Mix)
Final Verdict: Age of Aquarius vibes
Eye Of The Needle (ft. Grace Park)
Final Verdict: Grace Park’s tender vocals wrapped themselves around my heart.
The Kraken Quartet – Chance The Dog (The Song)
Final Verdict: They tagged their song with #mathrock and I didn’t hate it. It’s dreamy and, if I’m being honest, kind of classy.