Screaming Trees 1987

1987: The year after I graduated from high school. My bands used to play with Screaming Trees now and again when they came to Eugene. They’ve always been one of my very favorite bands. I still don’t understand how they weren’t huge.

Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations

Why haven’t I posted this before? This is one of my favorite bands: great lyrics, great music, great energy. And a fucked up perspective. Yay.

I picked this version because it sounds pretty good (not as good as the official video, but live is better for me). This version of the song performed live at Bonnaroo is great too. The sound isn’t as good, but I feel good every time I see how happy Craig Finn seems at the start of the song. It reminds me of how playing shows used to make me feel.