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Tue Sep 23

"Sexuality" by Billy Bragg

Thu Sep 18

"Sam Stone" by Johnny Cash

It’s one of my favorite John Prine songs, and Cash does a good job with this cover.

Tue Sep 16

"Hard to Explain" by the Strokes

Thu Sep 11

"I Saw the Light" by Hank Williams

Tue Sep 9

Because I’ve always wanted to hear “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” played on the ukulele.

Sun Sep 7

"Cut Your Hair" by Pavement

Sat Sep 6

This past week, I’ve really only been listening to two bands: Pavement and the Smiths. I just discovered the Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead (yeah, sometimes I’m really behind on these kind of things…), and I’m absolutely floored by how great the album is, especially “Frankly, Mr. Shankly.”

Frankly, Mr. Shankly, this position I’ve held
It pays my way and it corrodes my soul
Oh, I didn’t realise that you wrote poetry
I didn’t realise you wrote such bloody awful poetry, Mr. Shankly

Morrisey’s Mr. Shankly is almost as good as Dylan’s Mr. Jones. Almost.

Tue Sep 2

"Stay Free" by the Clash

Today is my last first day of school because it’s the beginning of my senior year of college, and in honor of that, I present “Stay Free,” a song with one of my favorite verses about school:

We met when we were in school
Never took no shit from no one, we weren’t fools
The teacher says we’re dumb
We’re only having fun
We piss on everyone
In the classroom

Mon Sep 1

My girlfriend Nadia moves to Boston today to go to Emerson College for grad. school. While thinking of a song to post for her about Boston, I immediately thought about “More Than a Feeling,” but I couldn’t bring myself to do it, so instead, here’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys.

More Boston-related videos soon.

Sun Aug 31

"I Shall Be Released" by Wilco and Fleet Foxes