Given that I turned 46 this month, it seems only fitting that February’s subscriber playlist, titled “Vibrations from 46 Years of Life,” be a collection of some of my favorite songs from each year in which I’ve been alive. Obviously, I didn’t listen to all of these songs when they originally came out, but for many of them, I can still remember when and where I first heard them. In any case, these songs — in one way or another — help explain the sort of person that I am, and the sort of (better, hopefully) person that I’m becoming.
Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special and meaningful. In this episode, I discuss “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody),” an unexpectedly, and unashamedly, romantic song from Talking Heads’ 1983 album, Speaking In Tongues.
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