I hate Valentines Day. Every year, I watch a select few people receive bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolate, etc, while the rest of the population (myself included) sits quietly and pretends to be happy. Secretly, we want to shove those roses and chocolates and stuffed talking animals up the collective ass of Valentines Day.To most of us, it’s nothing but another Hallmark-holiday, with an extra side of misery, loneliness, and self-loathing.
Clearly, today is not my day. Like the rest of the country, Vermont is in the midst of a good old-fashioned New England blizzard. The city’s like a ghost town under three feet of snow. There’s got to be some poetic irony to this, no? Either way, I’ve spent most of my day forgetting about the world outside and listening to the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. I even managed to dig out some rare B-sides and live recordings from my hard drive. Karen O’s voice is really the perfect anti-Valentine’s Day voice. So, for everyone out there just waiting for this horrible to day to end, here are a few tracks to pass the time. May Karen O’s voice tear your Valentines Day in two.
And a .rar file (63.4 MB), with a few more tracks.