Sunday, January 27, 2013

you make me want to forget what other people look like,

at least for tonight.

Thanks to a friend of mine who was big into Miracle of 86 (named after the miracle Mets baseball team of 1986), I was able to find out about one of my current favorite singer/songwriters. Tonight, Miracle of 86 (Kevin Devine, Mike Robertson, Chris McAllen, and Mike Skinner) played their first show since 2004 as a benefit to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief as they originated on Staten Island. I wasn't able to make it to the show, but luckily they UStreamed the evening for all - for those who couldn't travel down there or get tickets as it sold out! Sometimes, I truly do love the internet.

Now that I've gotten these songs re-stuck in my head, I thought I'd share with you my top five favorite songs by Miracle of 86, all off of their release "Every Famous Last Word."

(Yes, I'm a sucker for making you all playlists now - they'll be a new Mixtape Monday very soon, as well.)

A bit of a story to go along with the below five tracks: when I first started going to Kevin Devine shows, he would 'cover' some of the above five quite a bit, so thanks to that friend and KD I was able to enjoy the greatness that was, and is, Miracle of 86.

"Nice Shirt, Salvador Dali"
"Dance! Dance, Revolution!"
"Sunday School"
"Every Famous Last Word"

You can listen here.

EDIT, as of 4:30 on 1/27: On Miracle of 86's twitter (@miracleof86) they shared two bits of information I think it's worth sharing -- a link of where you can watch the full set and also, that there may be more to come? All things to keep an eye on, of course. Also, worth sharing? A video of Kevin and Mike, along with Chris Bracco, performing "Every Famous Last Word" at KD's 10th anniversary of KD and the Goddamn Band on December 1st of this past year.

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