It's been too long, RTWers! It's nice to be back on the highway.
Maybe it's because I've spent a lot of this summer outside, but my soundtrack has largely been birds and bugs and breezes. And booms, because I live next door to a construction site. (Always. No matter where I move, municipal projects will find me.)
I did see Sigur Rós at Prospect Park last week, and it was an awesome show.
I loved them as a kid, and I love them now. Sure, some songs are light and cheesy ("Fun, Fun, Fun" and "California Girls" come to mind.) But do not underestimate Brian Wilson's musical genius. Pet Sounds is an American classic, and there is real depth to songs like "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times," "'Til I Die," and "God Only Knows."
Don't believe me? Listen to Slate's curated Spotify playlist here.
This topic reminds me that as I do the prep work for a fall first draft, I should make some new writing playlists.
What have you been listening to?