Some artists just make romance sound so beautiful, which most days make me feel like asking the higher powers if I will ever get my turn. Well, I do remember someone writing a cheesy love song for me with my name in the title (hahaha -- laughing at the memory, not the song!) but let's not go there anymore. Haha.
My little stare-into-space realization reminded me of this line from the book-turned-into-movie, High Fidelity:
What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands--literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss.
Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?
Oh, God. Maybe I really do watch waaaaay too many movies.
Tracks: 1 // Nick Drake - Northern Sky 2 // Death Cab for Cutie - Unobstructed Views 3 // The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms 4 // Bon Iver - Flume 5 // Bombay Bicycle Club - Video Games (Lana del Rey cover) 6 // The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes 7 // Camera Obscura - This is Love 8 // Slowdive - When the Sun Hits 9 // City & Colour - We Found Each Other in the Dark 10 // Iron & Wine - Love and Some Verses 11 // The Clientele - Saturday 12 // Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 13 // Yo La Tengo - Our Way To Fall