This morning I’m taking my 32 mile trek to work in crappy Chicago winter weather, feeling tense as I pass the scene of one car accident after another, when a song that I had never heard before came through my car speakers. It sounded so smooth and silky, and it harked back to the R&B of the early to mid 60’s. All the tension that I was feeling melted away, and I found myself cruising along the article wasteland as if it was a breezy summer day by the lake. Music simply makes life better.
It’s been a while since I’ve heard a love song that felt as powerful as Father John Misty’s “When You Are Smiling and Astride Me”. It’s everything a love song should be, passionate, sensual, awkward, and real. Happy Valentine’s Day you crazy kids.
P.S.: If your interested in the lyrics ai will post them below so you cansingg this little jam to your S.O.
There’s no need to fear me
Darling, I love you as you are when you’re alone
I’ll never try to change you
As if I could, and if I were to, what’s the part that I’d miss most?
When you’re smiling and astride me
I can hardly believe I’ve found you and I’m terrified by that
I’ve got nothing to hide from you
Kissing my brother in my dreams or finding God knows in my dreams
You see me as I am, it’s true
Aimless, fake drifter, and the horny manchild models for to boot
That’s how you live free
Truly see and be seen
Today I managed to get my wife mad at me at 5:30am, had a rough day at work where I couldn’t focus on the task at hand, managed to get my car stuck in the snow, tried my best and failed at calming my crying baby boy who was not feeling well, while my two dogs that come in at a combined weight of 160lbs hounded me for attention, all while struggling to keep my anxiety at bay. All in all today was not one of my better days. Thankfully music still goes a long way at soothing this anxious beast.
Tonight’s Music to Get Lost In presents: Peter and Kerry “The Shadow”.
Hope you enjoy this track as much as I do.
I’m gonna try something a little different here tonight. Usually when I post for my Music to Get Lost in section, I tend to feature one song at a time. But this time I figured why not set-up a small playlist of some of the songs I’ve been playing as of late on Spotify.
This mixtape is a bit on the chill side. Nothing too heavy. Just a bunch of cool tracks to get lost in the moment with. I hope you get to enjoy it.
1) Chela – “Romanticise” (Ego Official Vedio Remix)
2) Born Ruffians – “Needle”
3) Caveman – “Where’s The Time”
4) Dan Croll – “From Nowwhere”
5) Sucre – “Light Up”
6) Alexander – “Truth”
7) Rhye – “The Fall”
8) Blue Hawaii – “Try to Be”
9) James Vincent McMorrow – “Red Dust”
10) Typhoon – “Hunger and Thirst
Since I am not planning to spend much of my time online tomorrow, and since I’m pretty positive that it is Christmas somewhere on the globe, I figured now would be as good a time as any to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas. And if you’re the type to be offended by that sort of thing, then I wish you a Happy Holidays. And if that still bothers you then how about I hope you have a nice, regular, non-denominational, Wednesday.
With all that being said I would like to leave you with this little Christmas diddly that I heard being featured on Radio M the other night. It may not be the most traditional Christmas song that I’ve ever heard, but it is still a cool little jam. I present you Nahid Akhtar – “A Happy Christmas to You”.