Waiting For A Ride in the Dark 01| Second Song by TV on the Radio
02| Why I Love You by Jay-Z & Kanye West
03| One Pure Thought by Hot Chip
04| Fences by Phoenix
05| Swimming in the Flood by Passion Pit
06| Islands by The xx
07| Nothing Compares 2 U by Evan Voytas
08| Wicked Games by The Weeknd
09| Ride by Courtship
10| Playing House (Houses Remix) by Active Child f/How to Dress Well
11| Midnight City (Man Without Country Remix) by M83
In M|H’s weekend feature, songbook, I’ll be looking at some of my favorite songs. Some I haven’t listened to in years, some I keep in regular rotation, but all having in some way informed my life, my taste, and and how I view music.
TV on the Radio – Wolf Like Me
Like a bite from a werewolf, TV on the Radio’s “Wolf Like Me” is infectious and won’t leave me until a silver bullet pierces my heart and shuffles me off this mortal coil. From the first time I heard it, I knew we were one. The drumbeat gets me dancing before the song even starts to take off, and the breakdown is as close to spiritual as I’m going to come. The lyrics serve a dual purpose, literally spinning a werewolf’s tale as well as playing out as an allegory for all-consuming passionate love. Mostly though, it’s about the music. I rarely get away with just listening to it once through, going so far as to rewind, so to speak, when it pops up on shuffle. I dare you to listen and not catch the disease.