Six songs in the dark of the night

Friday, May 22, 2015
This weeks pick six was brought on by another sleepless night with my headphones on, hoping the music will relax me and allow me to go back to sleep.

In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra; Whenever I hear this song, I imagine The Chairman sitting in a chair, smoking a cigarette, feet  up on an ottoman, thinking about Ava. 
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins; This song makes the list for two reasons. First is that it is a mysterious and dark song. The second one is a memory of coming off of hard (very hard) drugs on a summer night in 1981, where sound, movement and visuals all came together to create this perfect moment that I can’t explain. Definitely a ‘you had to be there’ moment
Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues; This is a pick from Diane. It reminds her of sitting on the beach in the dark where you can hear the ocean but can only see the white of the waves as they roll across the sand.
Ride Across The River - Dire Straits; It was a full moon night in February. The snow covered the ground reflecting the lunar light so it looked like day. I was in a sleeping bag, wrapped around the fire pit catching the last bit of heat from the dying embers. It wasn’t an epiphany but it was a moment spent alone that I will always cherish.
Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; The full power of the boss and his band is brought to bear on a song that is both dramatic and quiet. Like a whispered scream.
Charlie Don’t Surf - The Clash; A antiwar song wrapped in a lullaby. A perfect match for that introspective place you go to when you haven’t had enough sleep and dawn is still hours away.


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