5 things – Dan Saffer

The brief: Tell us about 5 songs *and/or* films. It could be the ones you think are the greatest. Or that move you most. Or that are under-appreciated. Something along those lines.

The people: Webstock speakers and assorted Webstock people.

Today with Dan Saffer.

These Fangs – Say Hi To Your Mom

A song about vampires that is really about acceptance and vulnerability.

I Let It Go – The Thermals

There was a dark period in my life where I listened to this song on repeat, yelling its lyrics until my voice was hoarse. It helped pull me through. Sometimes you do have to let it go, and what that it is is your sense of self, of who you should be.

All You Need is Love – The Beatles

I have often considered getting a tattoo of the lyric “No where you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” Profound wisdom from a trifle of a song.

Devil Town – Bright Eyes

A cover of the Blues great Daniel Johnson. “Turns out I was a vampire myself.” (I really didn’t mean for there to be a vampire theme to these songs.)

You Got Yr Cherry Bomb – Spoon

The song that according to a decade of data from Last.fm is the song I actually listen to the most.