Monday, September 26, 2011

What I'm listening to

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
Well, it's 10:20 and I haven't blogged yet today! I've had a busy and super fun day today but instead of telling you about it right now, I want to tell you about some of the music I've been listening to lately!

Music, like I was saying the other day, colors my experiences so I like to share it from time to time. So without further ado, these are the songs that are currently in heavy rotation on my iPod:

Ice Cream by Sarah Mclachlan. Oh, you forgot about this song? Yeah, me too! Until I remembered it! And now I can't stop listening to it. So good.

Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People. I liked this song more before I looked up the lyrics. I still love it, I just try not to think too hard about it. Super catchy. I dare you not to bounce a little  bit when you're listening to it. Can't be done (medically speaking).

The soundtrack to Fiddler On the Roof. Yeah, I didn't say there was any rhyme or reason to what I'm listening to. (Favorites: Sabbath Prayer, Tradition, To Life, and If I Were a Rich Man)

Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Um, that's a really stupid band name. Kinda reminds me of Animal's band, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, except that Animal's band name is only the coolest band name ever! But I digress. Home is a really good song. My only complaint is the talking near the end because I hate when songs have talking in them. It makes me uncomfortable. Still, good song, if you don't mind fast forwarding through talking.

Changes by Tupac. Oh my gosh, I sound like such a poser putting this on here. Like I'm trying earn street cred or something! K, I promise I'm not trying to sound gangsta, I just love this song.

Hands in Pockets by Laura Gibson. Calming and soothing. Lovely. I think you'd like it.

Find the River by REM.  If you only listen to one REM song this year, make it this one. The lyrics don't really make a lot of sense, but they also kind of do. They're like word jumbles, but in the end you think you maybe know what he means by them. This paragraph is a word jumble now that I think about it.

So there you have it, the songs I'm listening to the most right now. I love them all. What are you listening to?


Katherine said...

Can you imagine limiting yourself to only one REM song per year?! That'd be rough. Animals' band name really is the best!! I think the song I've listened to the most lately is Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer (thanks for the recommendation!) - it keeps me going!! Other than that I mostly listen to various playlists on my iPod that range from NKOTB to Kings of Leon to Silly Fools (a Thai rock back I really like). I've also been listening to some Agatha Christie audiobooks, and those have been quite enjoyable! :D

Ben said...

I've had "Changes" stuck in my head all afternoon today, and here you are talking about it on your blog! Coincidence? I think not.

Savd said...

On repeat in iTunes right now, "Don't Feel Like Cryin'" by Abra Moore. Her voice just makes me happy! :)

k nelle said...

Oh! I LOVE Home and Pumped up Kicks! I would also highly recommend Replaceable (My Dear Disco), Skinny Love or RE:Stacks (Bon Iver), Kick Drum Heart (Avett Brothers), Like U Crazy (Mates of State), Breakin' Up (Rilo Kiley)...need I go on?

Liz said...

I think you might actually be too white to say 'gangsta'
Sarah McLachlen; did you ever see the episode of Portlandia where Aimee Mann is the house cleaner and Fred and Carrie make a piñata of Sarah and say they hate her.