As I’m typing up this post, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” is playing on the pop radio station I listen to. My first thought was: no wonder it’s gained renewed popularity. It really does sound fresh and current despite being almost 40 years old. Amazing. And more amazing? That’s it’s being played on a current pop radio station thanks to Stranger Things!
In a totally different genre (folk rock, alternative), today I’m sharing “Rox in the Box” by The Decemberists, which, despite having a somewhat upbeat sound, is about the Granite Mountain Speculator Mine disaster in Butte, Montana on June 18, 1917.
If the rocks in the box
Get the water right down to your socks
This bulkhead’s built of fallen brethren bones
We all do what we canWriter(s): Colin Meloy
We endure our fellow man
And we sing our songs to the headframe’s creaks and moans