Listening to: Mer de Noms: A Perfect Circle
But not today.
I reserve the right to be completely cryptic at times.
Feeling somewhat temporally dislocated at the moment. My body clock is convinced it is Thursday. Which leads us neatly to KiwiLauren, who arrives in a couple of days, since from her perspective, I am in the future anyway.
I thought I would steal a good idea that Morgue had and ask for suggestions from You, yes you, on interesting and illuminating things to see and do during the four months our canadian is here.
I have a few ideas, but I want to know what I haven't thought of.
Pearl Jam album by album
A random question from Jono on Saturday Night prompted some thought.
"What is your favourite Pearl Jam song?"
Note/disclaimer. A lot of people don't like Pearl Jam, and thats fine. I do however, so deal with it, and don't leave trollish comments about how much you think they suck.
The answer that immediately came to mind was 'Sleight of Hand' from 2000's 'Binaural'. I like the sparse echoy sound of the verse compared to the full noise chorus, and I can relate to the lyrics, about how your life can pass you by if you're not watching, and few of us end up where we plan to be.
I began thinking about a top five, and quickly realised that most of my favourites were not album tracks (eg 'State of Love and Trust', 'Wash', 'I got Id', 'Alone', 'Footsteps'), or even singles.
So instead of being obscure, I thought I'd relate my favourite tracks from each album.
'Porch'. I just like the intensity of the track. It has all the energy of a young band with things to say. I prefer early U2 for the same reason. There is an energy there that gets refocused as bands mature.
'Rearview mirror'. This album is totally summer of '93 for me, the first summer I was able to drive, so it got lots of play in my Mum's mini. Long warm summer evenings. 'RVM' is just a cool song about the benefit of hindsight. Hard to pick a single track off such a good album.
'Corduroy', although closely vying with 'Not for you'.
'Present Tense'. Bit of an epic, but I like how it starts and builds, and the end instrumental is pretty nice too.
'Low light'. Another hot summer night aimlessly driving around song.
Live on two Legs
'F*ckin up'. I think its a Neil Young cover, but it rocks, so is eligible for inclusion.
The previously mentioned 'Sleight of Hand'.
'You Are'. I like its fuzzed out chuggy messiness.
'Unemployable'. Again hard to choose off a good album.
Three days off from the world due to the new shift system at work. I spent most of today asleep in some form or another.