Stuff I Dig :: “I Walked”

This may sound weird, but I have relationships with certain songs.  That’s right – my feelings about a song or album change over time.

For example, my relationship with Sufjan Stevens’ song, “I Walked,” evolved considerably over a few weeks.  It went a little something like this:

First Listen: “What the hell is this synth pop garbage?  It sounds like YAZ on a bad trip.”

Third Listen: “Hold on a second…this might not just be weird.  It may be GOOD weird.”

Fifth Listen:  “OMG I PSYCHOTICALLY LOVE THIS SONG AND MUST HEAR IT 10x A DAY!”

100th Listen:  The insane love affair is over.  But when the song comes on my ipod, I turn the volume all the way up and just let the song wash over me.

If you don’t know who Sufjan Stevens is, you really should.  Not only is he a musical genius – his concept albums are pretty amazing.  (He’s in the process of writing an album for each of the 50 states!)

Oh, and did I mention that when I saw him live a few months ago, he looked like this?

Why yes, those are angel wings he's wearing. And reflective tape on his face. It's ART, people.

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He’s a pretty interesting dude.  And his shows include lasers and ironic dancing.  What’s not to love?  So, without further ado, I give you “I Walked.”  Enjoy! (Lyrics here)

 

Happy Weekending!

Ryan

 

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