Our Bonnaroo contributor and friend suggested this category not that long ago (we’re like John Prine and Steve Goodman . . . or something nowhere close to that). We discussed it, but have been too busy the last week or so trying to figure out how best to communicate with each other. To this point we’ve found the fax machine and rotary dial telephone the most reliable. The carrier pigeon idea was for the birds. See what we did . . . never mind. Moving on.
The idea of Lost is to highlight hidden tracks, b-sides, unreleased whatsamawhosits and the like. Effectively, we’re hoping to give you the best of these things. It should be a fun one. As always, tips and suggestions are welcome (DO IT!).
Running out first in the debut of Lost is a band who just so happen to have a song titled Lost!/?, but that’s not why they’re in this space at the moment. The reason is because this song kicks much ass. Coldplay has become a rock behemoth . . . worldwide sensation . . . a favorite of nearly every generation . . . kids, teens, pre-midlife adults, retirees . . . you get the picture.
I’ve got a special place in my heart for these guys because a long, long time ago on a humid, early, summer morning (yes, like 3:00 or 4:00), my friends and I saw the Yellow video for the first time (amazing days of commercial free MTV2). No one – and I mean NO ONE – I knew had ever heard of Coldplay before then. We were almost unsure why we listened, then someone broke down and bought Parachutes, burned a few copies legitimately purchased the album for their friends, we listened, enjoyed and on it went.
At the end of the album, unbeknownst to many, was this special piece of handiwork. The album version, impressive as it was, was understated and all too brief. The live version, on the other hand, was . . . well . . . here. See for yourself.
Lost category debut. A crescendo of a song: Life Is For Living, the hidden track from Coldplay’s Parachutes.