Archive | May 10, 2019

Certain Songs #1534: Pete Yorn – “Closet”

Album: musicforthemorningafter
Year: 2001

Right around the time that musicforthemorningafter came out in late March, 2001, Rox and I decided that we might want to buy a house.

I’d recently switched jobs, back to working in San Francisco after over a year of commuting to Sunnyvale from Oakland — the dictionary definition of Hell — but the housing market was heating up, and we thought that maybe it was our last chance to buy one. So every Sunday morning, we’d look up all of the open houses — I think there was a real estate section that came with either the Saturday or Sunday San Francisco Chronicle — map them out with a Thomas Guide, and then spend Sunday afternoon driving around Oakland looking at the ones we found interesting.