Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Comfort Blanket For Your Ears

The weekend was good and it was nice to be somewhere quiet. The weather in Texas has calmed down for the time being and we spent most of the weekend outside. By the end of May it will be too hot and too full of mosquitoes to really enjoy nature without layers of bug spray.

I did some thinking, but not too much. Mostly I just tried to relax and not worry too much about my accounting final tomorrow or what the next month might have in store for us. I also listened to a lot of music. I taught music for six years and although I no longer teach for a living, music is always there for me.

I put together a mix of songs that I like right now. I posted it, but if you don't own that particular company's gadgets (ryhmes with snapple), I listed the songs so you can find them however you wish. The mix is named Kicking Inside if you need to perform a search to find it.

Nothing Left to Lose Mat Kearney
Touch of Grey Grateful Dead
This Is It Kenny Loggins
Something I Must Tell You Aberfeldy
The Littlest Birds The Be Good Tanyas
Learn to Live with What You Are Ben Folds
Waiting for My Real Life to Begin Colin Hay
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues Eels
Over My Head (Cable Car) The Fray
Let Go Frou Frou
Least Complicated Indigo Girls
Just a Ride Jem
Reasons Why Nickel Creek

I read the blogs that everyone writes and there are some that take my breath away. There are some truly talented people writing beautiful and honest accounts of their struggles. I will never be a great writer but I can at least organize a little musical therapy. Obviously it cannot heal the deep wounds that some have endured, but I hope that it helps just a little.

Please let me know if there are songs that you find particularly comforting or uplifting during hard times. Obviously, cheesy songs are accepted. I would love to hear what everyone else is listening to.

Also, please dance around your living room if you like the songs and the mood strikes. Dancing is good for you.


Baby Blues said...

I love music. And being a frustrated singer, I love karaoke too. Singing is my therapy. Not quite a good dancer but I enjoy dancing too.

Great choice of songs! I like your list.

Anything Beatles is uplifting. Mr. Kite loves the Beatles and it rubbed off on me.

thirdtimelucky said...

Hi Kate,

Thanks for the comment and welcome to our little community (the one no-one want to join). I'll be checking in on you to see how things are going.


hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

Thanks for the music ideas. The only song I repeatedly link to my infertility struggle is the 'Breathe, just breathe' song. I don't know who sings it or its official title but it has lyrics that go:
"But you can't turn back time, we're like cars on a cable. Life's like and hourglass glued to the table. No one can push the rewind button now. So cradle your head in your hands. And breather, just breathe"

Its not particularly cheery, but I like it.

Inconceivable said...

Ok i am playing catch up on your journey and WOW- i can totally relate to the music/dancing .. that is therapy for me posted about that a few days ago ...