I will not try to go into details about why this was a bad week, but I would rather just give you some music that is just now pulling me out of it.
The three tracks have absolutely nothing to do with each other, but are merely how iTunes shuffle chose to present them to me. And for that lack of effort on my part, I am thankful.
The second is from Emmylou Harris’s most exquisite album from 1995, Wrecking Ball. If you do not own it, you need to buy it. Seriously, as in right now. It is produced by Daniel Lanois and has parts by Steve Earle (a beautiful version of Goodbye, which you can listen to below:
The album also features Neil Young, Larry Mullen, Jr. and others. Brilliant. And this is my favorite track from the album.
MP3-Emmylou Harris-Goin’ Back to Harlan.
The last is another of my favorite bands, Beirut. If you haven’t heard of this band, you should have. Go and listen. My mother would not appreciate the title of this track. Mom, it is all about the music and where it takes you. Emotionally, that is. As in not to Marseilles.
And this is what I have chosen to for the work week that just ended on 11.20.2009. This, I suppose, is what mattered to me now.