Pedestrian at Best | Courtney Barnett


Becky Stanish

Celebrate your mediocrity today with Courtney Barnett’s “Pedestrian at Best” from her 2015 album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Midterms are right around the corner, so revel in how pathetic and hard your life is right now with Barnett’s raging anthem singing, “I’m fake, I’m phony, I’m awake, I’m alone, I’m homely, I’m a Scorpio!”

The self-defeating lyrics of this hit mash with its upbeat tune, setting up the best way to feel good while ultimately just feeling bad for yourself. Courtney Barnett demands your attention with her witty and unrelenting rhymes like, “I wanna wash out my head with turpentine, cyanide. I dislike this internal diatribe when I try to catch your eye.” She’s like Dr. Seuss, but with an attitude.

You have a lot on your mind this weekend, so be like Barnett and embrace just how normal and insignificant you truly are. It’s a blast.