Friday, December 14, 2012

Best Tracks of 2012 (in no particular order)


Hey Jane – Spiritualized
Song for Leigh – The Walkmen
Reagan – Killer Mike
Dauoalogn – Sigur Ros
I’m Shakin – Jack White
From Finner – Of Monsters and Men
You Ain’t Alone – Alabama Shakes
Myth – Beach House
Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
It’s Only Life – The Shins
The Full Retard – El-P
Applesauce – Animal Collective
Octopus – Bloc Party
The Salton Sea – Divine Fits
I Bought My Eyes – Ty Seagall Band
Evening’s Kiss – Willis Earl Beal
Races – Glen Hansard
Elephant – Tame Impala
No Future/No Past – Cloud Nothings
High Water – Trampled by Turtles
Laura – Bat for Lashes

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Train Delay

These middling grunts
How despicable and bare
Crowd the entryway
A scurry to nowhere

The fabricated flaps flap
In mundane reprise
Of electronic devices
Igniting blinded eyes

The bell sounds sadly
Steel memorial march
Along the rusty rails
To an endless parch

Aimless uniformity all
In moderate hues
Grays and blacks
But sometimes blues

These unbearable wretches
Act as if royalty bestowed
If one moment should ever
Be perceived disposed

“Sound the horn ever so
My coworker down below
I shant make it in on time
How should the world go?”

The mousy one upfront
Straining her eyes indeed
For other wanton glares
Drinking narcissistic greed

The window’s green tint
Paints the day so ill
A world moving so quickly
Yet staying ever so still

And I among them a fool
Hardened numb spite
Given to it all
With so little fight