Song That Makes You Happy
Also very difficult. I have many to choose from. And it's hard for me to discern happiness from amusement, and I feel confident there's going to to be a "Song that makes you laugh" category at some point. So I will go with Elliott Smith - "Bled White". There's nothing intrinsic to this song that makes me happy. But I've been listening to it for as long as I've known Chelsey. And in that time, I can always count on her to sing the Ah Ah Ah Ah part at the 2:00 mark. No matter what she's doing. She always sings along to that part. We can be in the middle of an argument. It doesn't matter. I probably just ruined it for us both, but that's one of my favorite Kosterpelding things.
It also has an F-bomb in it, which would have to be a prerequisite for any song that makes me happy.
Kent's song. I actually considered this song too. But then I started thinking of other songs on that album and realized that I might enjoy "Bottle of Smoke" more in that way. And then I was like "Do I even own that album?" And I decided to look elsewhere.
Chuck's pick. What I love about this song is that for the longest I had a copy of this album that didn't include this song. So to find out that there was yet another song on this album that I already loved. And then to find out that it was the best song on the album. Well that was a really great feeling.
Chelsey's song. Just like with the other three, I have a connection to this song. Peter Ryan and I used to sing it to eachother with great expresssion back in New Orleans. Now he's dead. But that's one of my favorite memories of him.