With all that seems to be wrong in this world, sometimes it’s good to have a daily does of sunshine.
Enter some of the cutest little Japanese kids you’ve ever seen, left to stand alone for a moment at a train station – only to have the stranger next to them drop their wallet. Not surprisingly, all the kids do their part to return the wallet, and they do it with some serious style. Every single one of these tiny good samaritans dresses better than I do. To be honest, my cynical butt wouldn’t be surprised if this is like a Uniqlo ad in disguise.
Ad or not – enjoy watching these tiny humans be way better at life than you in every way, including wearing beanies.
It’s a well-known fact that the soundtrack to Elizabethtown is one of my favorite soundtracks/playlists/albums/whathaveyou of all time. And the crowning jewel on that soundtrack (and also from his album, I know guys, cut me some slack) – is “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams. It’s Ryan Adams just doing what he does and the harmonica riffs make my soul hurt.
Superchunk was a staple in my musical catalogue my early “see, I listen to cool music” years – and when they made their re-emergence in 2013 I was the happiest little sunbeam on the planet.
So, imagine all the feelings that went rushing through my body when I saw this post on SPIN, which pointed to this post on Pitchfork, about Superchunk covering “Come Pick Me Up” in honor of Bloodshot Records upcoming 20th anniversary. Spoiler alert: IT WAS A LOT OF FEELINGS.
The song is part of While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, a collection of 38
musical acts covering songs from the label’s catalog, will be released on November 18. Seriously, this cover is so good it deserves a statue that somehow moves so is a person playing guitar who is probably a robot spray painted silver…ya feel me?
Take a listen for yourself here.