Elliott Smith – Condor Ave. (367 plays)
they never get uptight when a moth gets crushed
unless a light bulb really loved him very much
Elliott Smith – The Biggest Lie (5,273 plays)
New Order – Ceremony (1,073 plays)
New Order – Age Of Consent (21,771 plays)
Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit (87,201 plays)
75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South.
Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.
(Source: salsmineo, via blacksupervillain)
Radiator Hospital – I'm All Right (2,173 plays)
I don’t know if you got my letter. I don’t know if your cheeks got redder. I don’t know if you feel better, but I know that I’m alright. I don’t know if your friends are there. I don’t know if they’d even care. I don’t know if you feel it in the air, but I know that I’m alright. I could be strong for you. I could be wrong for you. I could be anything you’d like. I’m not fine, but I’m alright. I don’t know if you’re crying still. I don’t know if you’ve had your fill. I don’t know yet, but I will, and I know that I’m alright.
Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay (3,863 plays)
Right Away, Great Captain! – I Was A Cage (1,797 plays)
Right Away, Great Captain! – Right Ahead, Young Sailor! (1,783 plays)