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Monday, April 26, 2010

Live Fast Playlist

DISCLAIMER: Sachi Subterranean has a bad case of the sniffles and black lung. She made this post under the influence of several doses of cough syrup.

For a long time I’ve had this philosophy that when you sleep, life keeps on happening, and you miss it. Even when my insomnia slides temporarily into remission, I yearn to be awake and out in the night. And now that I have a 9-5 with four hours of public transit to nap through, the urge is especially strong. Basically, I run on a couple hours of sleep and a gallon of black coffee a day until my body just collapses into sickness, forcing me to gear down. Unfortunately, I’ve learned first hand that the combo of cold medicine, alcohol, and shows seem to result in my public narcolepsy, broken glasses, and a strong suggestion from security to leave the establishment.

I’m sure that some people (Hi, mom!) will be of the opinion that I need to adjust my lifestyle to better suit my employment reality. But, I’m not sure this is a lifestyle. This might be my inherent way of life. I refuse to buy into a stationary existence on the couch, settling for frozen dinners and a mediocre relationship based around mutual tastes in 8/7 central television. Late night debates are too interesting, men are too attractive, whiskey is too tasty, and 3am is too full of possibilities. I want it all. Inertia is death. I won’t slow down, because I can’t slow down.

Enough of my ranting. In this spirit, I begin the live fast playlist. Here’s what you really want: the tracks.
1. Live Fast, Die Young – Circle Jerks
2. Live Fast Diarrhea – The Vandals
3. We Laugh At Danger - Against Me!
4. Young Hearts Spark Fire - Japandroids
5. Live Fast, Die Strong – King Khan & The Shrines
6. Live Fast, Die Old – MUNK with Asia Argento
7. Time To Pretend – MGMT
8. Go! Go! Go! – Roy Orbison
9. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Eddie Cochran
10. Where Did The Night Go – Gil Scott-Heron

Big thanks to my friends Chris and Corwin for their witty video repartee that inspired this playlist theme.

Finally, have I most likely missed the song that is your personal and obvious living fast anthem? Comment below to notify my of my grievous error, and I'll be sure to add it. (Note: I do not particularly like Alkaline Trio or GG Allin. They were purposefully left off the list. Feel free to argue otherwise.)
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