Thursday, February 09, 2006

Weighing In

On Music: I prefer storytellers over bee-boppers.

It's not out of any particular animosity toward the performers themselves (unless they're acting in ways utterly unbecoming of role models), but I want to know the story through the song itself. Not the backstory, not the behind-the-scenes. I want to experience the whole gamut in one tidy package. Story-told songs can always take me back to the moment at which I first identified with the song.

"Old Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" by Pearl Jam or "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd, "Under the Milkyway" by The Church and "32 Flavors" by Ani DiFranco, "Breathe (2 a.m.) by Anna Nalick.

Separate pieces of my soul resonate with each song.

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