Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
So here are the mix of songs I've been listening to to close out this short month.
Bayside- "Winter (Acoustic)"
I love this acoustic CD of Bayside's even if it is 6 years old now. This song in particular is perfect for right now. Changes are about to be happening and I think the lyrics perfectly express that feeling. This song was written as a result of John Beatz's passing and its pretty damn perfect. There is so much raw emotion coming at you. For me this song also represents growing up and dealing with those changes. I walk away from this song knowing no matter what life goes on.
Adele - "Set Fire to the Rain" and "Someone Like You"
SHE IS AMAZING! I could easily go on and on and on and on about how much I love her voice, her music, just her in general. I'll spare you this time. Her latest '21' has just hit stores in North America. I was lucky enough to get a UK copy weeks ago. It's in my car now and has been on repeat since. She is the perfect example of a true talent. No fancy gimmicks needed here. So here are 2 of my favorite songs off of '21'. If you don't truly enjoy them than we cant be friends.
The Black Keys - "Never Gonna Give You Up"
The best way for me to describe The Black Keys is this: picture 60s Motown and the current group of indie/hipsters got together and had a love child this would be it. They're cool, sexy and funky all at the same time. This song is probably the best example. Hell, even my dad would love The Black Keys.
Bedouin Soundclash - "Brutal Hearts"
I came upon this song while watching The Romantics. The movie was pretty horrible, but this song made up for the hour and a half I'll never get back. The song is dark and moody, but Coeur de Pirate's vocals wrap you up in a cozy blackout where you want to spend the rest of the night.
Bossanova - "Blue Bossanova"
Another Pandora find. I play this song when I'm driving down the road with the windows down a bit and the sun shinning. It just makes me feel like a badass. It's just plain cool.
Paper Route - "Second Chances"
"Nothing's good, nothing's right, but I love you."
Picture the sweetest female voice singing that to you. Pretty heartbreakingly beautiful right? This song fits in so well into my anti-love song collection. Ever had one of those relationships that is just so unhealthy and so not good for you, but you cant stop yourself? This song will bring you back to that point. And you're secretly love it. There are so many perfect lyrics throughout the just over 4 minutes of this song.
Unkle Bob- "Swans"
I first heard this song while I was on the treadmill running to Grey's Anatomy. (That show has an awesome soundtrack by the way) Another song for my anti-love collection. Love isn't all hearts, flowers and rainbows. Most of the time its everything you don't want it to be and here's a good example of that.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Now I'm heading down a path I wasn't planning on. Let try this again.
I couldn't come with a good enough theme for this mix so I'm just going to go with the playlist it came from. Just about every month i start a new place simply titled the month and year. Sometimes there's an underlying theme other times its just a mix of song i really like at the time. Most of the time its song i just happen to be obsessed at the moment. I get into a couple songs and play the hell out of them for about a month. The good ones go on to be favorites, one I will always listen to and the rest are more one hit wonders. Sometimes you're just in the mood to for something that's not always you're 'type'.I love keeping track this way so i can go back and see what mood I was in for the particular month. some months are more embarrassing than others.
Below is January's play-list broken down into two different mixes. I split it up since half of the songs were more up beat while the others were more down-tempo and somber side.
January One (http://www.sendspace.com/file/f9pzyq)Ingrid Michaelson - Parachute
I consider her the thinking girl's pop artist and this single is by far her popist. kinda sexy too and i have listened to it about 20 times since yesterday. Cheryl Cole from the UK's X-fator has a version of this song herself, but I love Ingrid a thousand times more
Kesha - We R Who We
RI like Kesha, I will admit that, I will not put a dollar sign in her name tho. This is just good fun music. There's not point in analyzing it past that.
Metric - Blindness
If you haven't listened to anything by Metric before, you need to. Or if you watch Grey's you might have heard a bit of one of their songs here and there. It's good guilty stuff that no one should be missing out on. And they're damn good live too.
Fefe Dobson - Stuttering
I like her, she's Canadian and reminds me of myself, personality wise. Fun pop music and you can sing your little heart out to in the car.
Little Boots - Symmetry
If you like Bat for Lashes or Goldfrapp you'll enjoy Little Boots no matter what size shoes you wear.
January Two (http://www.sendspace.com/file/68zs1c)
Citizen Cope - Sideways
1st time i really listened to this song was on a flight bound for Jersey. It was November, cold, and I was feeling homesick for the East Coast. So for me, this isn't just a love song about a person, but a whole way of life, friends, family, and skylines.
Ray LaMontagne - Sarah and Let it be Me
It's Ray LaMontagne! Just fabulous. He's the perfect long drive kind of music. Pretty sure at least one of his songs has been used in a car commercial- its that fitting. Enjoy!
The National - Anyone's Ghost
There is something old school about this band/ this song. I picture a group of grungy, bearded, plaid wearing but attractive guys jamming out in someone's 70s styled basement recording this song on someone cassette player. Sag carpet and lots of cigarette and other plant smoke fill the air. I totally think its hot.
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their OwnIf you've forgot how amazing Ms. Winehouse's voice is and can only picture her drunken drug fueled ways here's a reminder. Man, I wish she could sober up just enough to record some new stuff. I don't care if she goes on a bender five seconds after its been mixed.
Greg Laswell - Comes and Goes (In Waves)
It's a repeat, but is worth it.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I grew up with the Air Force. I've moved around a bit. I consider many places, states, and countries 'home'. I always consider music to be my hometown. Music has been the biggest constant of my life. I may more around, change and grow as a person but music will always be there for me. Sure, there is music that comes and goes. Its not easy to stay the exact same, do and act the same way your whole life. But as often as my music choices change there will always be bands and artist that stand the test of time. They might not be on my top ten favorite of all time list, but it something I know I’ll always be willing to listen to.
Below are a few songs that will always has a place in my heart. Just like how my many hometowns will always be a part of who I am.
Snow Patrol (“You're All That I Have”, “Run”, “Ways and Means)
I loved listening to this band while I would be hauled up in the library studying like a crazy person. They have a nice mix of up-tempo songs as well as tearjerkers. Keeps the brain's wave flowing with out over loading the system.
Jimmy Eat World (“23”, “Kill”, For Me This is Heaven”)
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned J.E.W. Before. This is a special band since not only are the one of the “hometowns” but they are also one of my all time favorites. They're song 23 was my life that year of my life (and maybe still a little bit true today). 23 is perfectly heartbreaking. Funny, most of their songs that I love are kinda painful love songs, but things never seen to work out the way they should. That there is my life in a nut shell.
The Weakerthans (“Aside” “Left and Leaving”)
I first time I heard The Weakerthans was on a mix tape (an actual casset tape) that my friend James had made for me since my little Nissan only had a crappy tape player. I always thought of the tape as my “late night driving with the windows rolled down” soundtrack. I drove around a lot when I was in high school. It was really the only place I had too quite and privacy. I normally drove by myself and late at night and in suburban Colorado there are not many people out late at night. All these songs remind me of the sense of freedom and pure relaxation all my late night driving trips left me with.
*Gas was a lot cheaper when I was 16!