Song of the Day #3,539: ‘Thirteen’ – Elliott Smith

As soon as I decided to blog about ’31 Numbered Songs’ I knew #13 would be Big Star’s ‘Thirteen.’ It’s one of my favorite songs, named after a number or not. The only problem is I’ve already featured it.

But that problem turned into a blessing when I discovered this cover version by Elliott Smith. Who better to capture the melancholy ache of this adolescent anthem?

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Song of the Day #1,556: ‘Thirteen’ – Big Star

This week I’ll feature songs by some of the artists I was steered toward by my genome project research.

If the genome theory is solid, all of these artists should appeal to me on an instinctive level. Whether they’ll have the added mystery ingredient that leads me to full embrace them remains to be seen.

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