I love NPR so much. They've had this music feature up for the week, but I haven't gotten to it until now and I'm loving it. I'm listening to a song titles My Most Meaningful Relationships Are with Dead People and it's pretty great. I especially love the description NPR provides:
At seven funereal minutes, The Late Cord's
"My Most Meaningful Relationships Are with Dead People" feels about as
uplifting as its title would indicate. Amid a moody, molasses-slow
arrangement that would do Angelo Badalamenti proud, great young singer
Micah P. Hinson applies his prematurely world-weary croak to an
oppressively sad dirge. "Is it too far gone," he asks, "to be saved?"
The "Yeah, probably" is what gets me. Wonderful! And the cheerful "Enjoy!" at the end of the summary. Enjoy!
NPR Music: So Your Tiny Black Heart Is Broken
These five songs — all great, all released in the past five years — are for those wishing to wallow in the holiday's sheer, soul-wrecking brutality. Each is carefully selected to provide a vivid soundtrack for those moments when alcohol isn't even necessary, so drunk is the listener on his or her own misery. Enjoy!