Pete Shelley – Yesterday’s Not Here

I went on a trip down the Spotify hole and somewhere around 2am realized I’d only ever heard “Homosapien” (best snotty coming out song ever?) from this Pete Shelley solo debut. How could that be?!? Turns out, not surprisingly, that there are a bunch of great songs on the record. This one is my favorite. You’re welcome.

Metric – Dreams So Real

I’m such a sucker. This line totally gets me:

“Have I really helped anybody but myself
To believe in the power of song?
To believe in the power of girls?”

Music has always had the power to move me, but since Phenon got sick there are some things that really get to me. ¬†When I hear Emily Haines sing these lines in the context of a Metric song that sounds to me like what made me fall in love with her years ago, well let’s just say I feel all fist-pumpy.

Oh, yeah and that one that made me fall in love with her years ago?