November 10, 2003

Songs To Feel Down To

This year sped by so quickly that I barely had time to whine about August, before realising that November has crept up from behind to outdo August as the most gruesome month of the year.

The year’s almost over. It’s not quite the holidays. Your battery’s almost flat. The holidays loom ahead like a big question mark. You don’t know whether to look forward to them or to dread them.

So, just in case you decide to curl up with an old blanket and count the things you haven’t done this year or other equally suicidal thoughts, you’ll need this list, compiled by Adriano.

1. Jeff Buckley � Forget her
2. The Smiths � That joke isn’t funny anymore
3. Elliott Smith � Needle in the hay
4. Pink Floyd � Don’t leave me now
5. The Beatles � For no one
6. Simon & Garfunkel � Kathy’s song
7. Pearl Jam � Black
8. Maybees � Leave me in bed (I don’t want to argue)
9. Belle & Sebastian � The boy done wrong again
10. Coldplay � We never change

Posted by Karen at November 10, 2003 01:01 AM in movies & music

If I may make yet another addition… if you want a whole day of blueness, these albums will “help” you:

Beck - Sea Change
Radiohead - The Bends and OK Computer
Belle & Sebastian - If You’re Feeling Sinister and The Boy with the Arab Strap
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
The Smiths - Singles
Frank Sinatra - In the wee small hours

Posted by: Adriano at November 10, 2003 01:21 AM

I have The Smiths � Singles, thankfully it’ll only make you blue if you listen to the lyrics.

Posted by: Karen at November 10, 2003 01:28 AM

Smiths Singles album is actually quite cheery.

Their self-titled first album or Hatful of Hollow are much more melancholic.

“It’s time the tale were told, of how you took a child .. and you made him old.”

child molest, mass murders etc etc - all terribly cheerful topics covered by Morrissey in those albums.

Posted by: jimmy at November 10, 2003 04:04 PM

My Concrete Blonde songs to feel down to
Cold Part of Town
Simple Twist of Fate
Side of the Road
Everybody Knows
I Don’t Need a Hero

and then some
Hello by Shakespeare Sister
Goodbye to Love and Rainy Days and Mondays from the If I were a Carpenter tribute album

Posted by: Karen at November 11, 2003 07:24 PM

Then again Verve’s Drugs Don’t Work is probably the saddest song I know.

Posted by: Karen at November 11, 2003 09:39 PM

If Karen were still alive, The Carpenters could probably sell out in Singapore.

I confess - I DID see the Carpenters in concert, in Hawaii; sometime in the ‘70’s. I was a little kid and I don’t remember anything except Karen looked kind of skinny. (!)

Posted by: Callahan, John at November 14, 2003 11:33 AM

Hi. Nice blog, Karen.

The saddest song I can remember of right now is “Caroline, No”, by Beach Boys. Ah, there’s also “Life in A Glass House”, by Radiohead.

Posted by: Eduardo at November 17, 2003 10:29 PM

Hey, thanks for dropping by. Somehow I managed to miss this post. Silly me.

Posted by: Karen at November 27, 2003 09:45 PM

“funny how it seems I alwys wind up here with you.
nice to know somebody loves me”

thats just depressing

Posted by: muhhahah at March 19, 2004 02:24 PM

How come? it’s nice to know somebody loves me.
Or is it depressing that only onebody loves me?
So I always end up here with you?

Posted by: Karen at March 20, 2004 11:49 PM

The Postal Service - Nothing Better

My sad song of 2005.

Posted by: Randy at October 3, 2005 12:14 PM
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