I was never really privy to the whole LCD Soundsystem phenomenon. In fact, I’d never knowingly listened to a single song of theirs. But I just heard “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and can’t get enough of it. However, I relate much more to the line “New York you’re perfect, don’t please don’t change a thing” because honestly, I can’t get enough of this city.
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted and now I’m back with a great song. This song plays every day at the gym and it reminds me of the heat and the summer. It also reminds me of Fastball’s song The Way which in turn reminds me of childhood summers.
My past two “Songs for Summer” posts have been pretty NYC-centric so I’ve decided to continue with this theme. These two songs bring to mind such vivid images of the city, especially in the summer. The first is one I will always remember because of the way my Mom sings along to the line “to live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough, tough, tough!” The second is perfect for those INSANELY hot days like the ones we’ve had this week.
This song is perfect for those nights when you’re restless. I used to listen to this song last summer during my walks at night through the city when I couldn’t sleep. In fact, this song is perfect for tonight.
I’m not sure if this song is great or super cheesy – I suppose it could be a combination of the two. I heard No Fear of Heights in The Tourist and it only partly made up for the terrible blue screen/special effects. I feel that this song would pair nicely with Lisa Hannigan’s Lille.
I’ve decided to create a little collection of postings of songs that I always listen to in the summer; and seeing as New York City decided Spring wasn’t important, it’s summer now. This particular song, Second and Dryades, is great for bopping around town. Give it a listen: