Day 22 – a song that you listen to when you're sad

Band of horses – The Funeral

I remember hearing this track on a youtube video for Danny MacAskill (, a BMX superstar who was performing all kinds of tricks in and around Edinburgh. Initially the video grabbed my attention because his abilities are amazing, but also a lot of it is shot  around the Filmhouse where we go to see Dead by Dawn each year, and it was great to recognise the locations.

While watching the video I fell in love with this track. The little guitar chord that plays though it is so mournful, but doesn’t make me fell sad. Instead I think more of a dawning day, with the sun just coming up, the air cold and crisp, with few people about. That hour in the spring just where the sun rises and if you’re lucky you still get the world to yourself.