Thursday, December 31, 2009

Track of the Week, 12/31/09--"I Love You, But Goodbye" by Langhorne Slim

2008 was one of the worst years of my life—death, moving, and a crushing incubus of ennui sitting on my chest sucking away all motivation and joy. Not to get all heavy on you, but wow, was I happy to see 2009. It's been good to me. 2009 and I are friends. We get together and rip on 2008 now that it's turned its back. Sadly, it's time for 2009 to hit the road, opening the door for a brand new decade.

This week's track of the week by Langhorne Slim (a.k.a. Sean Scolnick and friends), puts it best: "I love you, but goodbye."

Langhorne Slim's latest, Be Set Free, came out on September 29. I first discovered the Pennsylvania native late last winter while compiling a mixcd to chase away my winter blues. I picked up on his mellow voice in the single "Restless," although I'm not sold on every song I've heard: sometimes Slim has a tendency to get all messy with his vocals and songwriting—and not always in a good way. Still, this track is a great ending to a fantastic year.

"I Love You, But Goodbye" by Langhorne Slim

Download "I Love You, But Goodbye" [mp3]

Wherever you find yourself this New Year's Eve, have a good one. I'll be helping my partner in musical crime play tour guide for his visiting parents. We talked about taking them to First Night Columbia, but it involves buttons and buses—never a good sign. We might end up being lame tour guides and keeping them at home where it's warm.

Happy New Year, and see you in 2010.

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