Song From Your Favorite Band
Sorry for the delay on this. I believe I suffered my first migraine ever today. Those are truly awful. I spent the day in the darkness of my basement trying to put pressure on my eyes and fighting nausea.
But I feel better now. And I like this category, so the day is looking up.
My favorite band is a four-way race between Okkervil River, Silver Jews, Flaming Lips, and (if you count solo acts) Tom Waits. I'm throwing out TW since he's not really a band. Silver Jews because they are no more, and Flaming Lips because they peaked like 10 years ago. Which leaves Okkervil River. Which must be a good pick, because I can think of like 10 songs I would like to share with you people.
Here's the one I decided upon. This song came out as a little one-off single. I'm always impressed when an artist can just whip something out and have it be this good.
Chuck's song. This was immediately my favorite song on this album when Chuck got it. Then I decided I didn't like for some reason.
Wendy. It took me forever to like this song. But I like it. And one thing I really like about this list is finding out that Wendy likes New Pornographers as much as I like them. You should really come to Omaha, Wendy. No one here likes them that much.
Kent's song. I have been trying to avoid live recordings, but Kent and I were actually present for this one!