It's my first day back at school today, and to celebrate I considered posting Sting's "Brand New Day" or U2's "Beautiful Day." Oh wait, no I didn't.
Because it's been a few years since I finished my degree, I've forgotten about all the excruciatingly boring lectures, the late nights writing papers on coelacanths or copyright law. I'm still looking at it optimistically, like the world is my Silly Putty. That's right, I'm going to build your town one day.
So anyway, I've been on a bit of a nostalgic kick, thinking back to my first days on a college campus. I remember getting really into The Dismemberment Plan's "Emergency & I" right at the start of my first college semester, so what better way to start off my second-first-college semester, than with a track from that album?
Dismemberment Plan - Life of Possibilities
I was trying to figure out which other Emergency & I song I should post, but fuck it- this album rules. It's upbeat and manic and funny and bleak and depressing as hell all at once. Some of the best lyrics I've ever heard are on this album. One of the best bands I've ever seen was this band. "Spider in the Snow"? "Girl O'Clock"? You can't beat it! I'm starting to get way too excited about this album so I'll just end it here.
Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
1) Life of Possibilities
2) Memory Machine
3) What Do You Want Me To Say?
4) Spider In The Snow
5) The Jitters
6) I Love A Magician
7) You Are Invited
9) The City
10) Girl O'Clock
11) 8 1/2 Minutes
12) Back And Forth