A blog begun upon returning home to NYC in 2010, after two decades away. Observations focused on Brooklyn the first two years, then extending from a new home in Harlem to all of Manhattan and beyond ~ from right outside my door to deep inside my head.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Autumnal Melancholia Greatest Hits
A couple decades ago I put together a cassette compilation of songs under the banner “September”. A collection of songs driven by something like mid-life-questioning, wrapped in the colors of autumnal songs, it’s melancholy tone and introspective lyrics segued themes of passing time, disillusionment, frustration, confusion, regret, sadness, and loss.
Over the years I added and removed songs in pursuit of a perfected image of that elusive mood. In 2011 I chose to bring to completion this ongoing project.
Below is the cover art and song titles - Autumnal Melancholia Greatest Hits.
“There’s a bit of magic in everything / and then some loss to even things out.” – Lou Reed
You can hear 37 of the 40 songs via this YouTube Playlist. Click, play . . .