For those of you who don’t know yet, I’m a big fan of the Counting Crows, and basically anything Adam Duritz does. I know many of you will deride this and that’s ok. I like him not only despite his whiny complaints about his love life, but actually because of it. Maybe it’s a bit voyeuristic to see someone pour their heart out onstage like Adam does at every show, but then again, music is an emotional experience and Adam manages to make sure of that with every song.
Enter Sordid Humor. This late 80s alt rock outfit actually featured Adam on backing vocals for a few tracks, as well as David Immerglück (one of CC’s guitarists) as the bassist for a few songs.
And though Adam’s only singing the background parts, he manages to move the song from an alternative ditty, to an emotional ballad that would fit perfectly on any Crows album.
Today is Israel’s Remembrance Day, a day when Israel mourns the loss of its nation’s soldiers and victims of terror. As everyone in the country has spent some time in the army, this is not like Memorial Day in America; there everyone knows someone who has died; everybody has someone to mourn for.
Since many of us are in school or at work, maybe we can take these songs as our own personal way to remember those who have fallen.
Elliott Smith – Memory Lane
Explosions In The Sky – Remember Me As A Time Of Day