Tuesday, February 1, 2011

songs for cold weather

I keep hearing about these epic snow storms but haven't seen much. Supposedly the big one is coming in tonight, and while I drove down due to being at the station, I'll probably be taking public transit and/or walking home.

We peons always seem to make it in, while the Powers That Be claim they can't get out of their driveways and it's just too much! to get downtown.

Despite the lack of playlist posting, I am still on the air, but decided this morning to theme it with sundry wintry songs. The sweet sounds of Africa/Thailand/the Middle East/Latin America just wouldn't cut it on a morning where my car is rolling over piles of snow and I'm crawling through the dark downtown streets.

I left my playlist in the car, but here's what can be recalled....

Mogwai - 2 rights make 1 wrong
Agalloch - the Hawthorne Passage: Song for a Gray City
Siouxsie & the Banshees - the Sweetest Chill
The Clash - London Calling
John Frusciante - This Cold
Curve - Frozen
My Bloody Valentine - Soft as Snow
Radiohead - Morning Bell
Gil Scott-Heron - Winter In America
Morphine - Let's Take a Trip Together
The Chills - Pink Frost
The Pixies - Winterlong
The Cure - Winter
The White Stripes - In the Cold Cold Night
Cave In - Seafrost
Massive Attack - Weather Storm
Team Sleep - Ever Since WWI
Kristin Hersh - Winter
Dead Can Dance - American Dreams
Husker Du - Back From Somewhere / Ice Cold Ice
the XX - Crystalised
Mazzy Star - Still Cold
Queens of the Stone Age - Long Slow Goodbye

Next time, there will be more planning...

3 comments:

Cookbook said...

What a great playlist. Kristin Hersh's "Winter" is one of my favorites of her more recent stuff. It actually sounds very wintery. Perfect.

Randal Graves said...

I've got to get you some more Agalloch, especially Falling Snow. Time to dig up more wintry goodness.

thatgirl said...

@Cookbook,
I almost played half that CD this morning because there's a quite a few gloriously wintry songs on there.

And I really wish Kristin would come back through here again, especially since I've never seen her with Throwing Muses or 50 Foot Wave.

@Randal,
As you know well, new and old sounds are always appreciated.