With winter well and truly on its way we’re now experiencing dark mornings and dark (early) evenings. Well maybe not everybody gets to see the dark mornings, some may not have the displeasure of having to arise at 6am but i do and by the time i get home from work it’s either half 5 or 6. Sometimes later. Basically at this time of year i feel like a vampire, i hardly see any daylight, between the hours of 8am and 5pm i’m stuck in a garage all day and because it’s cold this time of year the huge shutter door is left firmly closed, opening only to let vehicles enter and leave. So i get the odd glimpse of daylight but not much, apart from when break time comes and it’s outside to bask in the cold, frosty air while i can!
But even though it may seem like i’m complaining about the dark, it’s the exact opposite. Now before you get the wrong idea, i’m not some strange guy who likes to sit in the dark all the time on my own and plot the worlds downfall but there is something very appealing and calming about being in the dark. If you’re alone, it can be relaxing, especially with music and if you’re with someone then it heightens and alleviates everything that goes on, your voice is clearer, your senses get stronger, right through from smell to touch, pretty much everything. I’m sure everybody has sat late into the night with friends and talked in the dark at some point. Especially in the days when you’d have friends staying over. I used to sit up obscenely late into the dark hours of the morning with a really good friend of mine and just talk for hours about everything and anything.
And in the dark there are no illusions, there’s nothing to see, nothing to hide, its just, well, dark i suppose.
So, here’s the most apt tracks i could come up with…
With The Lights Out, It’s Less Dangerous
1. M83 – Dark Moves of Love
2. The Music – Turn Out The Light
3. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You into the Dark
4. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
5. Placebo – InfraRed
6. Yo La Tengo – When It’s Dark
7. I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – Lights
8. Free Energy – Dark Trance
9. D.C LaRue – Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
10. Lamb – Darkness
DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World
IAMX – Nightlife
Depending on which way you look at it this video is slightly contradicting the whole post but it’s that good that i couldn’t leave it out….and it’s The Smiths so it’s allowed.
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
“Take Me Out Tonight. Where’s There’s Music And There’s People And They’re Young And Alive.”
S.I.T Wolf X