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Tuesday 20 April 2010

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets - Appreciation Week. Day 2.

Day 2

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets Appreciation Week

Today is the celebration of

Everything Is Borrowed


Everything Is Borrowed is my favourite of all The Streets albums. I think this album is Mike Skinner at his finest to date.

A persons life span is a very short lived experience in comparison to our expectation of achievements. Some people are born takers, dog eat dog and all that. Then there are those who lead by the only example they know how, they are out there, they haven't necessarily been taught so they just give what they have and sometimes, most times in Mike Skinners case, what they give puts others to shame and teaches those of us who yearn to learn a better way of doing what we want to do.
Everything Is Borrowed is the perfect example.

Mike Skinner said to Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian
"I feel like we quite possibly mean nothing, but we've got this ability to appreciate ourselves and each other. We're only here for a nano-second, we'll probably be extinct, and we'll never know why, but don't you feel great to be alive?"

Every track on this album was worthy of single status imo. According to my playlists, these five video's are my most played songs on Everything Is Borrowed.

Listed in reverse order : Play these songs, share them on your blog and just enjoy the true greatness of each song.

Number 5

Never Give In

But I love you


Number 4

I Love You More (Than You Like Me)

I hardly even know you but I like what I know

Number 3

On The Edge Of A Cliff

Laying in the moss, in the same way I was would be another man looking like he needed a change of luck.


Number 2

Everything Is Borrowed

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed


Number 1

This song is perfect in every way and I love this video. This song is rarely added to the setlist, but Mike Skinner performed this song live at the Camden Roundhouse 2008 and did a really beautiful job of it.

The Strongest Person I know

You gently take things slowly

You softly bowl them over
That's the delicate way you've shown me
You're the strongest person I know


Everything Is Borrowed was well worth all the stress it caused Mike Skinner in the making.

Mike Skinner Talking about The Escapist to Dorian Lynskey for The Guardian
"I walked from the start to the finish. Well that's what this album's about. It's a parable. It's about starting where you are and walking to where you think you want to be."

1 comment:

  1. I really like your Mike Skinner appriciation weeks Addolorata! Thanks for sharing!!



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