24 Jun 2013
In the never ending search for new music, I often become drained at the thought of all the new songs out there that are waiting for me to hear them. I’m one of those people who routinely loses 3 hours to the ‘listeners also bought’ feature on iTunes. Just yesterday I went to find a particular song on youtube and found myself looking up from my screen an hour or so later. I have total fear of missing out when it comes to music; I know my next favorite song is just around the corner if I can only find it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr said’ “What refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt to read a hundred?”. I feel like that about music sometimes (books too, as evidenced by my overflowing nightstand), like I’ll never get enough time to hear all the songs I want to hear. It’s an exhausting way to think!
Luckily, there’s a reserve of music that I always come back to when I’m feeling overwhelmed. The songs that never leave my ‘top 100 most played’ in iTunes. These songs are like old friends that you can call when you need and pick up where you left off, seamlessly and without effort or explanation. Today I’m going to be sharing a song that’s consistently played in my life, whether I’m getting ready to go out or longue on the couch with a good book. It’s one of my very favorite versatile beats, it’s sexy and sweaty and perfect for todays sweltering heat. I’m not going to pepper you with a long paragraph about Queens of The Stone Age, you probably already know who they are and I’m in the middle of kitchen renos with no time to spare if I want to eat dinner tonight. So just trust me here: grab your coldest beverage and hit play. I hope that this one of my favorites becomes one of your favorites. Enjoy.
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