everything we did

American Football – Never Meant

American Football and I have a past, and I might get into that someday but for now let’s just remember how fucking great they were. And how good this video is. Did anybody else’s heart swell upon seeing the house they’ve looked at a thousand times before, both literally on the album cover and figuratively as you remembered your own college digs? The dirty walls with seventeen layers of paint, the crowded dance parties where you knew everyone around you was one of your people, the porches and basements where you lingered that extra minute to cross paths with a particular someone at the keg so you could start a conversation without risking rejection? It’s all there. We never mean to live in the past but it’s always cropping up somewhere in an old photo or a song on the radio. We wear it like a shadow and every now and again it casts itself long as the sun sets on our day.

i’d love to turn you on

Much like our recent post about Bon Iver, there’s no criticism here,  just a string of videos chronicling our whole-hearted love for Paul McCartney. The video quality isn’t the best, but the sound is pretty good. Enjoy these Beatles hits performed on August 1, 2011 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

The Night Before

Eleanor Rigby

A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance

Let It Be

Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End


Magical Mystery Tour, Junior’s Farm, All My Loving, Jet, Got to Get You Into My Life, Sing the Changes, The Night Before, Let Me Roll It, Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover), Paperback Writer, The Long and Winding Road, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Let ‘Em In, Maybe I’m Amazed, I’m Looking Through You, And I Love Her, Blackbird, Here Today, Dance Tonight, Mrs. Vandebilt,  Eleanor Rigby, Something, Band on the Run, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Back in the USSR, I’ve Got a Feeling, A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance, Let It Be, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude
Lady Madonna, Birthday, I Saw Her Standing There
Yesterday, Helter Skelter, Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End