Thirty years ago this month, The The (best band name ever) released the understated “This is the Day.” It just came up in my playlist, capping off a 5-hour session of note-taking; I’m sadly not done yet. This is perhaps one of the most inspiring songs in my collection and I dream of the moment I play it on my final graduation day.
Like most people my age, I came by this song through Empire Records (1995) and perhaps one of the best rooftop dance parties ever.
This song is timeless and lovely. I only wish more people had accordion solos and let this instrument shine.