the child grows enormous but never grows up
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“Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley.

Download the mp3.

Watch a performance of the original.

P.S. Thanks for your requests — keep ‘em coming.


Dave Rawlings - To Be Young (live at Amoeba)

Kind of a cover, but he co-wrote this song with Ryan Adams, so not entirely. Gillian Welch is such a treasure and the marriage of hers and Dave’s voices is a beautiful thing.


Bob Dorough - Three Is The Magic Number
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Bob Dorough - “Three Is The Magic Number”

It makes me happy when multiplication and music are combined so nicely.


Into Giants - Patrick Watson

Saw Patrick Watson play the seaport last night and I believe he successfully enchanted every last stray person who just happened to be wandering around the piers then. I feel disheartened slightly that his live performance totally outshone the recorded works (in the best way, it was that great of a show!), but none the less you should see him if you get the chance and listen to the records. If Jeff Buckley had a younger Canadian brother with a folky orchestral outfit to back him, well it sounds just like that. 

It was just gorgeous. There is something about the sky slowly darkening out there and some band I always somehow really want to see (in previous times: Veronica Falls, Asobi Seksu, Radio Dept., Raveonettes..) transforming the pier if only for an hour away from from it’s touristy garishness and towards something bordering the sublime. It’s just, well, it’s this city and more specifically, it’s summer in this city. I feel almost drunk on my own enthusiasm for it. 

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Tina Fey’s verse on “Real Estate” from Childish Gambino’s ROYALTY mixtape.





John Darnielle’s final encore song from his west coast solo tour June 25 2012, at the Mission Theatre in Portland, Ore. His guitar string broke the song before and after some capitulation decided to give this song a try on piano.

The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton!

Can’t hear the banter, but this is great.

The official hymn of the church of John Darnielle.

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This song is like, the best, ever. 


I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe. I was not offended, for I knew I had to rise above it all or drown in my own shit. 

Deer Tick - Christ Jesus
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Okay but really this is the best three minutes of music ever written for television.


Some songs make for great anthems.

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Vocals Only)
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The Beach Boys / Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Vocals Only)


I’ve never seen a bad live performance by Beach House. “Myth” on Later.


Jack White
Love Is Blindness

U2 cover
from the trailer to The Great Gatsby

Princeton - Sadie & Andy
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Princeton : “Sadie & Andy”

This is a great song for people who are sad every day that the Kinks aren’t going to make any more music.

you are nothing but a memory
I haven’t thought of you at all
And i don’t wish to now


Bon Iver - I Can’t Make You Love Me