Sunday, January 2, 2011

The New Year

So this is the new year
And I have no resolutions
For self assigned penance
For problems with easy solutions
--The New Year, Death Cab for Cutie

Friday, December 31, 2010

Safe and Sound

It is New Year's Eve and I just watched White Oleander on my Netflix. I have seen the film many, many times. I find it haunting and beautiful, and this song plays through the end credits. I love it. I'm feeling a bit like this melody right now. Farewell 2010...Safe and Sound, Cheryl Crow

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Adventures in Solitude

I love this title. I feel it describes my life. I think I'm definitely most at ease by myself. I was never much for crowds, and as soon as I am in my apartment, my "nest," I just feel freer. Ah, and it's Friday night, a night when I love to listen to music when I have the chance, and it's always the perfect time for some New Pornographers. So here you go...

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Youth

I just got done watching "The Kids Are All Right." I had wanted to see it long ago when it was in the theater but of course never got there. I really liked it. And the soundtrack is great. I wanted to post something from it and just couldn't really decide, so I just closed my eyes and picked, and here is The Youth by Mgmt.

Friday, November 12, 2010

On Your Porch

I forget the first time I heard this song, but I remember crying. And I remember hearing it again and crying. And yeah, since then, I've heard it a lot. And cried. I can't help it, I'm a song sap. The part where he sings about his dad...seriously, just typing that has brought tears up in my eyes. I'm hopeless. So here is Friday night's selection...On Your Porch by The Format

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Heart and Soul

Ah, looking back with great affectionate to my decade, the 80s. I was ages 7 through 17 in this decade, to me the most significant in development. And absolutely the most significant for music. I still hold so many songs dear. So many songs tell a story of where I was at that time in my life.

This song finds me sitting on the back porch at my parents' home with two childhood friends...sisters. We used to play my "box" (portable radio/cassette player) and sing everything on the radio. We'd play our mix cassettes on there...ones we had taped from countless request hours with DJ Mitch from Power 92. One of the sisters especially liked this song, and she and I do this one together...I'd do background and she'd do the main part. What a wonderful time of life, even if then things seemed so dramatic. And what two wonderful girls who are still my friends to this day.

Heart and Soul by T'Pau