Friday, December 31, 2010

And a new year begins... (Glen Phillips, Band of Horses, & Heather Nova)

I have been on vacation and a little lax with the writing. I had every intention of posting on Christmas, but I was sick and completely unmotivated. To save you the anticipation of having to wait an entire year to finally hear what my favorite holiday song is, I'll just tell you because it's always the same: Wham! - Last Christmas.

Well, it has been one hell of a year for me and I'm both surprised and proud of myself for actually keeping up with this blog. I have no idea if or who actually reads it, but it is cathartic. Anyway, to make up for not writing enough, I've picked three pretty spectacular songs.
Glen Phillips - Blindsight

I can't remember the last time that a song hit me as hard as this one. It both unsettles and calms me. In the soundtrack of my life, it perfectly feels like the last month I've had. Granted, it is a little sad, but it is still so beautiful and aware.


Band of Horses - Part One

This song has a perfect mood. It is difficult to explain, but it is almost like that feeling of absolute vulnerability and intimacy. I find it both sexy and emotional, which is pretty awesome.

You really caught me, dear, at the bottom when I'd fallen...


Heather Nova - Like Lovers Do

Ok, I admit it. The beginning of my Christmas vacation was spent in a Felicity marathon. I love Ben Covington with those sexy, sexy eyes and that soft whispery voice. Plus, it takes me back to my college days. I've always loved listening to Heather Nova, but back in those days, I was a religious listener. Her voice is beyond amazing and it has a quality that completely ups the ante of my sexual divaness. And you are welcome for all the words I just had to make up to explain it.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Songs that make me happy...

I took a trip back home to Ohio last weekend. It was the first time that I had been back and seen snow in about 14 years, and it ended up being a pretty awesome experience. It was coupled with my yearly reading of The Tao of Pooh, which was perfect for the plane ride. I feel good and I'm enjoying my moments. Maybe that is my Christmas miracle.

Violent Femmes - Prove My Love

Went to Vinyl Fever with my friend the other day, and he showed me a new(ish) deluxe edition of the Violent Femmes self-titled. It is most definitely on my top ten list of albums I would need to have on the island while hanging out with Desmond.

Special favors come in 31 flavors. We're out of mints, so pass the Lifesavers. I'm dropping hints, candy for candy coated tongues.


Foo Fighters - Miracle

This shuffled in on my iPod and all I could think was Dammmmmmn Dave Grohl, how many awesome songs do you have in there? This song makes me feel good.


G Love and Jack Johnson - Give It To You

This is a puppy song. I love puppy songs... especially ones that make me want to dance.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Songs that make me feel...

I love when a song perfectly captures the way that you are feeling at a specific moment. These are a few of my moments from the week.

John Lennon - Jealous Guy

Music is my religion. John Lennon is the one that I go to when I want to understand life and my emotions. There is an honesty to his songs that is almost painful, but they are so beautiful and real that you want to listen. It's was 30 years ago yesterday that he died. II am amazed at the impact that he still has on the world and on me.


Dave Matthews Band - Crush

This song is so crazy, sexy and personal that sometimes I feel embarrassed hearing and knowing all the personal details. Whatta puppy.


Violent Femmes - Good Feeling

I have listened to the Violent Femmes for pretty much all of my life, so pretty much anytime something really fantastic happens, this song is playing on the soundtrack in my mind.