Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More local musician's winter tunes selections

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM

There just wasn’t room for everything in this week’s Winter Tunes playlist article, which featured multiple local artists and the songs they listen to each winter to keep the seasonal blues at bay. Here are even more awesome answers from area musicians.

9. “My Evergreen” by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Christmas Caravan album is my must have for winter, and "My Evergreen" is my favorite song. The band is so original; they stand apart for me from all other Christmas music out there. — John Blakesley of Hey! is for Horses

10. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" by Irving Berlin
Generally, I would say “Summertime,” is our band’s song, but we don't play it between Labor Day and Memorial Day. So strictly from a winter/holiday perspective it would have to be the Irving Berlin song. — Jamie Flanery of 6 Foot Swing

11. "Transatlanticism" by Death Cab for Cutie
Nearly half of our band (including myself) is partly color blind so when winter rolls in the world becomes a sad, muted, dull place. Our call to spring is manifested in the grandiose build when Ben Gibbard is pleading, "I need you so much closer.” — Jason Oliveira of Runaway Symphony

12. "The Blue Sky" by A-ha
I'm not sure why this song makes me feel better in tough times because it is about struggling to fit in and whatnot. I guess it's just nice to know that even the people you look up to go through plenty of struggles in life, which helps. Winter sucks. — Justin Hynes of Summer in Siberia

13. “Stuff the Turkey” by Alien Sex Fiend
In the winter I tend to get pretty grim, I listen to a lot of dark stuff but the one song that definitely gets my spirits up fir the holidays is this one. It's just so silly that it washes all the slushy cold weather and seasonal depression out of me. — Ian L. Miles, singer-songwriter

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