I was in the car listening to one of those classics stations and Don McClean’s American Pie came on. I certainly know that song, but I haven’t heard it in, like, forever. Man, I forgot what a fantastic song it is. It’s poignant, mysterious, epic, and full of veiled references, like T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, but as a song. I was floored. How could I have not remembered how awesome that song is?
As far as newer stuff, I can’t get enough of this song from Nina Nastasia, which makes me really sad. That YouTube video is just her on the guitar, but it holds up nearly as well as the full version on the album.
Okay, what about you guys? Old stuff, new stuff?