» Listen to Jack Blackfelt’s ‘Generation X Y JaZz’ show on East Village Radio
For more mood, my favorite moment in Crash was when Ryan Philippe sat in his car and listened to country radio (what song was it?) on a dark road somewhere above Los Angeles. Carrying the lonely car cowboy theme a little further into contemporary territory is Richard Buckner’s Figurea song that deserves better than singing back-up for Friday Night Lights.
» Listen to Figure by Richard Buckner at So Much Silence
Love Mazzy Star, love Ray Price and Dolly Parton, love Luna and Carl Smith. Love that slide guitar. Love Beach House? Rarely do I love precocity, pretension, precisely designed vamp lounges. But listen to Apple Orchard and imagine they’re not trying so hard.
» Listen to Apple Orchard by Beach House at Gorilla vs. Bear
For all the strugglers, for the dedicated and determined, for the vying early risers, for those who compete with themselves to get things done, for self-mitred but still-anxious types, for worker bees and aspiring queens, for the lonely and desiring, for the serious paradise seekers, for the pompadours, for the sentimental wallflowers, for the second-string quarterbacks, for anyone who’s fighting, for the poor and fair, for anyone running, waking up or reconsidering the right angles, for the never satisfied, for those with stick-to-it-ness, for anyone who lights a candle in church: as much Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want as I’ve ever seen.
» Listen to Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by the Smiths and many others at My Old Kentucky Home