I have a confession. I pretty much only listen to 1970s and 80s punk and New Wave. In my defense, it’s hard to “ACDC” at work because ADHD. I can’t drive and listen to new music because I don’t have a car. I live in New York! The city of eight million stages, but when you’re chasing your own dream (and it’s not music) you don’t have time to seek out new tunes.
Bullshit. Here’s some old and new music I discovered this week.
La La Love You, Pixies — Spun by the baristas at my favorite coffee shop.
Surrender, Cheap Trick — I’ve only heard it a few times and, singing it in my head since then, it sounds like Weezer! Come at me.
All the Small Things, Blink-182 — heard in a bar in Murray Hill
The Boys of Summer, The Ataris — my fave rendition
Knockin’, Night Spins, garage pop — discovered via a review by Pancakes and Whiskey
Garage (pop) could = “sleeping on patio furniture out there w no shower for 2 nights.” Night Spins = 35% scent of gasoline rags & 65% “just rolled up the garage door on a July afternoon.” #music #NightSpins https://t.co/tHRZV2vO1v
— Sara Harvey (@SaraHarvy) January 3, 2019
Tell Me I’m Wrong, Night Spins
We Live in Brooklyn, Baby, Roy Ayers Ubiquity — heard in my WeWork
Everybody Loves the Sunshine, Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Last Days of Magic, North by North, Chicago ghost pop — via Pancakes and Whiskey
— Sara Harvey (@SaraHarvy) January 4, 2019
Pistoletta, North by North
Stay Gold, First Aid Kit — the first song I heard in the new year, spun for me by my beloved