Welcome to Sideways Infinite, a series of mood playlists by MVSW.

Each episode contains eight tracks. Where possible, the links are shoppable vinyl or really interesting merch that you can also find in our shop.

Episode: Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt

Mood: #SoItGoes

I know I am definitely in some kind of mood when Kurt Vonnegut makes more sense to me than usual. Here’s a selection of tracks I have in rotation lately:

JJ ~ Things Will Never be the Same

“Living next door to challenge

Things will never be the same again

I close my eyes and remember

A place in the sun where we used to live”

Frank Ocean ~ Novacane

I miss Coachella. I miss live shows.

Dessa ~ Dixon’s Girl

There aren’t a lot MC’s that can rhyme tight and sing the hook right.

The Five Stairsteps ~ O-o-h Child

“I said it always brings me back when I hear, ooh child.

From the Hudson River out to the Nile I run the marathons ’til the very last mile”

Ad-Rock, Beastie Boys

Ride ~ Vapour Trail

“First you look so strong, then you fade away

The sun will blind my eyes, I’ll love you anyway

Thirsty for your smile, I watch you for a while

You are a vapour trail in a deep blue sky”

Fugazi ~ I’m So Tired

“I’m so tired

Sheep are counting me

No more struggle

No more energy

No more patient

You can write that down

It’s all too crazy

I’m not sticking ’round”

Low LifeGreen Shirt

“Age never gonna waste it. Time never gonna chase it” 

Evan Bliss was talented, and it still stings that he died. Sometimes 8 years can feel like a week.


Bonnie Raitt ~ Angel From Montgomery

“Just give me one thing that I can hold on to

To believe in this living is just a hard way to go”

This song has been heavy in my rotation since John Prine died from Covid-19 complications back on April 7th. #SoItGoes. John Prine wrote it and they sang it together multiple times, but Bonnie Raitt absolutely crushes this version.


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