Monday, July 19, 2010

Staff Infection: Sonic Shoulder Mixtape

It’s one of those weeks. You know, the kind where it seems like we’re all living Nintendo cheat sequences (up up, down down, left right, left right…). Even for a tragically optimistic, glass-half-full kind of girl like myself, the weight of the world feels just a little bit heavier at the moment. For those of you who are hitting a rough spot, are feeling the teeth of life sinking in, or as Jeff Tweedy of Wilco says, are in need a “sonic shoulder to cry on,” I’ve complied a few cheer-up songs that have been floating through my speakers, as a reminder that what goes down must come up. (This is a scientific fact according to Roberts’ Law of Emotional Physics). Until that happens, here’s a little audio bear hug courtesy of Green Light Go.

Wilco, “Wilco (The Song)” from Wilco (The Album)
The Flaming Lips, “Do You Realize??” from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Electric Light Orchestra, “Mr. Blue Sky” from Out of the Blue
George Harrison, “Here Comes the Sun” from Let it Roll
Eels, “Beginner’s Luck” from Hombre Lobo
Modest Mouse, “Float On” from Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Nada Surf, “Always Love” from The Weight Is a Gift
Ryan Adams, “Chin Up, Cheer Up” from Demolition

Each Monday a different Green Light Go staff member will let you in on what songs have infected their ears for the week, while giving you the opportunity to share in the experience yourself.

This week:
Lauren Roberts, Green Light Go Talent Coordinator/Publicity Client Scout