The Last Time

The Last Time In The Countryside

No one usually ever realizes the last time that they will do something or be somewhere until after they’ve already done it. Not many people remember when the last time they crawled, the last time they were picked up by their parents, or the last time they ever saw their best friend from pre-school. As time passes, you experience the first of everything and the last. Some experiences you miss and regret, but the majority of these experiences fly by without anyone noticing. I came to the conclusion myself that I was (most likely) visiting the town where I grew up for the last time when I exited the main highway going north this past weekend and let my tires hit the familiar trail of dusty road. Continue reading “The Last Time”


Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve

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Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve is my all time favorite song. The song is off the The Verve’s third studio album, Urban Hymns, and it is based on an Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral version of The Rolling Stones‘ song, “The Last Time.”

It reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100was nominated for Best British Single, at the 1998 Brit Awardsand at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, the song was nominated for Video of the YearBest Group Video, and Best Alternative Video. In 1999, the song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The song was number one on Paste Magazine‘s list of the 25 Awesome One-Hit-Wonders of the 1990’s. BBC Radio 1 listeners voted it the third Best Track Ever. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it number 392 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time“. In 2007, NME magazine placed the song at number 18 in its list of the “50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever“. In September 2007, a poll of 50 songwriters in Q magazine placed it in a list of the “Top 10 Greatest Tracks“. In the Australian Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, 2009, the track was voted the 5th best song of all timePitchfork Media included the song at number 29 on their “Top 200 Tracks of the 90s” list. In 2011, NME placed it at number 9 on its list “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years.”