Directed by Roman Polanski, whose pregnant wife actress Sharon Tate was murdered in 1969 by Charles Manson and his followers, who titled their death spree “Helter Skelter” after the 1968 song by The Beatles, one of whose members, John Lennon, would one day live (and in 1980 be murdered) in the Manhattan apartment building called The Dakota - where Rosemary’s Baby had been filmed.
o1. “Fembot” by Robyn o2. “Rocket’ by Goldfrapp o3. “Time Machine” by Robyn o4. “Black Sheep” by Metric 05. “Criminal Intent” by Robyn o6. “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae o7. “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn o8. “The Rabbit” by Miike Snow o9. “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do” by Robyn 1o. “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” by Florence and the Machine 11. “Indestructible” by Robyn 12. “Sprawl II” by Arcade Fire 13. “Hang With Me” by Robyn 14. “Trepanation Party” by Voxtrot 15. “Get Myself Together” by Robyn 16. “Written On The Forehead” by PJ Harvey
And this closes out my holiday/end of the year mix. One of the other three from “Midwinter Graces” that I like. (The third one is “Comfort and Joy.”) 2010 has been quite possibly a combination of the worst year and the best year all rolled into one for me, so I’m kind of glad to see it go and looking forward to the new year.
The Twelve Days (Before) Christmas: 7. “Winterlong” by the Pixies
I know this isn’t really a Christmas song but I’ve always gotten that kind of remorseful/remembrance/reflective vibe that seems to fit most other modern Christmas songs. So maybe it’s more of a Winter solstice song, right?