Arts & Entertainment

Spring forward: Music to lose an hour to


With the recent "spring forward" in time, we'll get to enjoy more sunlight in the evening. Check out some of these songs as you get used to the longer days. (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Daylight savings time is awesome. Longer days are just more fun. And who doesn’t love being able to grill delicious meats after 7:00 with ample natural light? Alas, there are whispers of phasing out this much beloved and time honored tradition. There is no doubt a conspiracy between lobbyists in Arizona and Hawaii to impose their way of life on the rest of these United States.

In honor of what may soon become a thing of the past, here are some songs from the past and present to accompany your daydreams about daylight savings joy.


Belle & Sebastian – “Song for Sunshine”


The Velvet Underground – “Sunday Morning”


XTC – “Senses Working Overtime”


Yo La Tengo – “Periodically Double or Triple”


Wye Oak – “Holy Holy”


REM – “So. Central Rain”


Wilco – “I Might”


Television – “See No Evil”


Weezer – “Buddy Holly”


The Cars – “Just What I Needed”


Nick Skiles is arts & entertainment editor for The Aviso AVW.

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  1. Your lack of midwest emo disturbs me. It looks like there is some new stuff on Bandcamp that I’ll be checking out for sure:

    Good call on “Buddy Holly” and “Just What I Needed”! Those songs are easily forgotten, yet always enjoyed.


  2. Nick, I really appreciate this piece! Very clever idea, and some excellent music suggestions. Made me feel nostalgic for something that’s not even in the past yet.


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