before i became a blogger, before i was a Facebook addict, and cable addict, back in the time of friendster and myspace…i was a music junkie. i spent hours searching the internet for new music, listening to that music, getting lost in that music, and stalking concerts. that music was my comfort, my “boyfriend”, my best friend. it gave me something to escape into, identify with, and something to always make me feel good. i don’t spend as much time searching anymore. i still obsessively play a song over and over, but those songs are intermittency replaced with NPR or the satellite folk rock channel on my tv. i guess, i am getting kind of old.
over the past few days i have been listening to old playlists of my favorites as i am packing up my memories of LA. these songs seem to be the only thing to get me emotional about this change, otherwise it just feels like i might be moving down the street. nothing seems real yet. i know, when i am in my new house, i will ask myself “what the fuck did i just do”. i just hope that is a brief moment! fingers crossed. and don’t worry, you will be sure to hear about it all over the next few months. it will be interesting to see what kind of blog posts come out of this move!
these songs take me back to the different era’s within the last ten years. remembering everything good about my life, everything and everyone I love here! music has always easily transported me back to a certain time, place, person, feeling. sometimes so…a little too much.
i always had the intention to do more music posts on the blog…it just got pushed aside by food posts! maybe this post will inspire me to do more of that, or perhaps, it is just a way to have a playlist to listen to when i want to transport myself back to LA, my friends, my memories. the songs are in the general order according to date of obsession from 2002-2012. it is certainly not a ten song playlist, more like an epic two disc soundtrack…the soundtrack of my life.
donna g- most of these songs go out to you!
click on the blue link to listen to the tunes on spotify
1. yo la tengo- today is the day 2. mojave 3- between the bars 3.blur- out of time 4.broken social scene- cause=time 5. gorillaz- DARE 6.neil halstead- martha's mantra 7.the magnetic fields-smoke and mirrors 8.cat power- crossbones style 9.band of horses- our swords 10.french kicks- trial of the century 11. andrew bird- fake palindromes 12. billy bragg/wilco- california stars 13. beach house- tokyo witch 14.kings of convenience- misread 15. matt pond PA- new hampshire 16. feist- how my heart behaves 17.daft punk- make love 18. my morning jacket- wordless chorus 19.dead meadow- at her open door 20. brightblack morning light- amber canyon magic 21. tortoise & bonnie prince billy- love is love 22. midlake- we gathered in spring 23.beirut- postcards from italy 24. black mountain- no hits 25.benoit pioulard- corpus chant 26. beach house- 10 mile stereo 27.jens lekman- pocketful of money 28. my morning jacket- golden 29. the notwist- consequence 30.bon iver- re:stacks 31.tapes n tapes-in houston 32.vetiver-luna see 33.electrelance- to the east 34.sun kil moon- truckers atlas 35.neko case- hold on hold on 36.neil young-hey babe 37.yeasayer- 2080 38. whiskeytown- jackson skyline 39.the middle east- blood 40. mount erie- between two mysteries 41.neutral milk hotel-king of carrot flowers pt 1 42.junip-dont let it pass 43. grouper-heavy water 44.lightning dust- antonia june 45.phosphorescent- wolves 46.cocorosie-smokey taboo 47. warpaint-warpaint 48.kurt vile- peeping tomboy 49. the lord dog bird-the gift of song in the lions den 50.local natives-warning sign 51.the antlers-i don't want love 52.rihanna and drake-whats my name 53.ray lamontagne- i still care for you 54.bahamas- southern drawl 55.others lives-tamer animals 56. karen dalton 57.jonathon wilson-desert raven