3:01 Pick Me Up: Sonic Youth
Unless you have the good fortune to be unemployed or working as a ditch-digger, 3 p.m. is the cruelest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you desperately reaching for the J. Peterman Urban Sombrero. To get you through the rest of the afternoon, you have a choice. You can raid the vending machine for an old-fashioned (not to mention life-shortening) white-sugar injection. Or you can kick-start your heart by cueing up one of the over-adrenalized videos we carefully hand-select each weekday at 3:01 p.m. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life, chances are you’re dead inside. Now plug in those earphones and fucking crank it.
Today’s offering: If Sonic Youth's "Silver Rocket" doesn't make you want to play air guitar, then you probably hate guitars, and possibly air. This was the second single from Daydream Nation. If that album is not in your all-time top 10, you have no business calling yourself a music fan.