Friday Genius Ten “Rain Is Less Depressing When It Ushers In Fall” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, September 18, 2009 13:52 EDT
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No big theme today. Today’s song to run the iTunes Genius function off of was picked simply because it came up on my random generator last night, and I love it. (Lauren from Feministe turned me onto this cover.) But it does suit the amount of rain we’ve had this week, because it’s created a rather slow mix. Of course, all this rain has meant that it hasn’t broken 90 all week, and just recently it was hitting 100 nearly every day, so it’s more a blessing than anything. This has meant people have been exclaiming that they’ve been able to wear a) jeans b) long-sleeved but light shirts and c) sneakers with socks. Joy all around. Leave yours in comments!

Original song: “Thunder Road” by Tortoise and Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Bruce Springsteen cover)

1) “Hatchet”—Low
2) “Burned by the Christians”—Califone
3) “The Shape Is In A Trance”—Thurston Moore
4) “Do You Believe In Rapture?”—Sonic Youth (Genius is cheating.)
5) “Rebel Jew”—The Silver Jews
6) “Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House”—Yo La Tengo
7) “The Perfect Me”—Deerhoof (where this starts to pick up)
8) “Be Quiet Mt. Heart Attack”—The Liars
9) “Rise Above”—The Dirty Projectors
10) “War Is Dead”—David Pajo

Videos and cat pics below the fold.

Only one cat picture, but I think this one’s adorable. I was sorting laundry, and made a pile of jeans and other stuff that doesn’t go in the dryer, and Dusty immediately burrowed into it.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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