New Year's Eve 2013

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On this very gloomy, rainy (sleety? I really haven't been outside) New Year's Eve, I thought it would be fun to post a gloomy day playlist for those of us who will be staying inside with tea and the SyFy Twilight Zone marathon, rather than going out. 

1. The Enemy by Mumford and Sons
Lovely, lovely Mumford and Sons recorded this for Andrea Arnold's 2011 version of Wuthering Heights, which also makes for great gloomy day viewing. A word of warning though, it is as harsh and violent as the novel. Sadly, The Enemy is not yet available for download on iTunes or anywhere that I have been able find it. It is on YouTube however, as are all the songs in the list. (And everything except The Enemy can also be found on Spotify.)


2. On the Bus Mall by The Decemberists
Two words: Teenage. Prostitution.
 
3. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
Nautical tragedy #1
 
4. House Carpenter as performed by Nickel Creek
Nautical tragedy #2
 

5. California Dreaming by the Mamas and the Papas
Yay for harmony.
 
6. Country Mile by Camera Obscura
Is Scottish saddness the saddest saddness of all?

7. Don't Let Me be Misunderstood as performed by Nina Simone.
I first heard this on the fabulous BBC cop drama "Luther," starring the also fabulous Idris Elba who played the title character in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" which did not play in Butte. Can someone explain this to me? We didn't get "The Book Thief" either, but "Bad Grandpa" played forever. What's that about? But I digress.

Happy New Year to Everyone! And for those of you venturing out into the loud, boozy throng, have fun, be safe, and for God's sake don't drive if you're drinking.">The Enemy">On the Bus Mall">







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