At the moment (adult beverage in hand), I am not feeling hip to new music (though I have become smitten with the Twilight Sad and still am devouring all things Menomena).
Rather, I went on the equivalent of a crate dig through my iTunes library to see what was hiding in there. There is no logical reason to why I am posting this song, no sense to it. (Tomorrow the Green Grass came out in
2002 1995, for crying out loud; look how uncool I am!) Blue is one of those songs I liked at the very instant I heard it â€“ and the hundred times that followed. And again right now after not listening to it for probably a good year or two.
Plain and simple, this tune is a must-have. It makes me wish I had been into the Jayhawks when it first came out (what was I listening to in
2002 1995 anyway? Answer: A Tribe Called Quest.). Favorite lyric: “Always thought I was someone / turned out I was wrong.” The Jayhawks | Blue
6 thoughts on “The Jayhawks: Blue”
You might have been listening in 2002, but this album was released in 1995. And this brilliant record was followed by the even-more brillianter Sound of Lies.
Still, a stellar track to return to, whether it’s five or twelve years old.
Not a month ago, I dug that CD out of a crate untouched since 1995, put it in my iTunes, then deleted every other track except “Blue” because it’s the only one I could listen to forever. So weird that you are randomly posting this, and this is also my first visit to this site. Thanks!
good call man. great track
Funny you mention this now — I just put “Two Hearts” on a mix for a friend. “Blue” is great, too. Even the Thorns couldn’t ruin it.
Awesome tune. I completely forgot about that song until I came across this. I used to listen that album over and over. Now I’m listening to it again.