Monday, October 09, 2006

Fall music

I believe it has been established (on this very blog) that I am a big fan of Autumn.. October especially. The leaves turn, I get to start wearing sweaters again, the Booker prize gets awarded (again this year on my birthday!), and I get PRESENTS.

It has also been established that I like the music. So now, now I will contemplate the music I listen to at the start of fall:

The Velvet Underground, all albums: Not sure why. I think I got the Best of VU in the fall when I was 12, so maybe it's just a coding thing. But also, the mellow songs have a pretty melancholy that work well with the Indian Summer.

Van Morrison, Moondance: Well, it references October. And how October is romantic. I adore Van Morrison, and Astral Weeks is all about the spring, so this is more appropriate.

Early Harry Nilsson: I don't know why, I just do.

Wilco, Being There: Again, I code some Wilco albums by season (Summerteeth is Summer, YHF is winter), and this is certainly the autumn listening album for me.

Belle and Sebastian, If You're Feeling Sinister: It just reminds me of emotionally stunted smart kids, which TOTALLY reminds me of the start of the college school year.

Vince Guaraldi, A Charlie Brown Christmas: It is never too early to start listening to "Linus and Lucy".

So... what do you listen to in the autumn?

Prolix, prolix, nothing a pair of scissors won't fix...