Once in a blue moon, I hear a song for the first time and it's just the right song for that moment. I'm hooked, and each time I hear it, the moment I first heard it is contained within. The first Shins album is always that way for me - I remember my friend Miles walking into the cafeteria junior year of high school and handing me his Discman with that CD in it. Just perfect.
This past week, an old Peter Bjorn and John tune hit my iTunes for the first time in months. I heard it for the first time at Royal Tavern (for Philadelphia people: best jukebox in the city) in 2007 when I first moved here, and it was just the right song for where I was in my life at that point. Here it is, along with a few other choice cuts that, for me, have that same "trapped in time" feeling: