Wednesday, June 11, 2008

There is Sweet Music Here

I love music. There isn't a minute of the day when I don't have a song in my head. My life has a constant soundtrack and music can take me back to certain points in time and even bring back the feelings associated with it. Elliot Smith reminds me of a time when I felt really lonely and hearing Holla Back Girl makes me think of waking up the morning of my wedding when that video was on TV.

I believe that music can heal and sooth. Music will try to cheer you up when you need it, or simply commiserate with you when you need a shoulder to cry on. I received a wonderful cd from Alison this week and I realized that I was listening to her soundtrack of the moment. I felt like I knew a little better just by looking at her song choices. I went to my iTunes account and decided to create my own soundtrack.

What is your soundtrack? What music gets you through the day or through the darkest nights? I say we fill the blogosphere with music! If you have an iTunes account, you can easily create your own mix. Or, just list it out on your blog. Let me hear what you hear!

Kate's Soundtrack - Click on the Sweet Music icon on the sidebar to go to the iMix directly

Logical Song-Supertramp: I love this song. "Please tell me who I am..."

Viva La Vida-Coldplay: I find a lot of people who are annoyed by this band, but I love them.

Crazy Faith - Alison Krauss: Is this song about religion? I can't tell, but it speaks to me.

Jane-Ben Folds: I am in love with this man's music. "It's your life/You can decorate it as you like/beneath pain and armour in your eyes/The truth still shines/Jane be Jane" Great lyrics.

Between the Bars-Elliot Smith: I still get sad when I think about Elliot Smith. He was so talented.

The Way I Am-Ingrid Michaelson: I am annoyed that Old Navy used this in a commercial. I love her voice.

Good People-Jack Johnson: I have a big crush on him. I ask myself this question every day when I listen to the news.

The Authority Song-Jimmy Eat World: What a great track. It brings me back to a summer when I was thin, and tan, and only had to worry about paying my rent and getting to work on time.......

Summer Sun-Koop: An odd Swedish band with a very good sound. That's a 14 year old Japanese girl singing, by the way.

Smile-Lilly Allen: The girl had balls. It's a great "F-You, you dumped me" song.

Minneapolis-That Dog: Just try not to sing this every time you hear someone mention

Take Your Mamma-Scissor Sisters: This is another weird sort of band that I love. There is a definite Elton John influence.

Bottle it Up-Sara Bareilles: I think of this song when someone asks me "How can you be a Cubs fan?" I do it for love, love, love....

Sweet Caroline-Neil Diamond: Go Red Sox.

Be Careful-Patti Griffin: This album is so incredibly good and so depressing. If you need a shoulder to cry on, Patti is your woman.

When You Come Back Down-Nickel Creek: I don't know what this song is about, but I always thin it's about letting go of a person or idea that you've held on to for a long time. It's beautiful.

Casimir Pulaski Day-Sufjan Stevens: I really wonder if this story is true.


seussgirl said...

drat, no itunes on the laptop; I'll have to do it later. Fun!

Kelly said...

You can go to and add all these songs to your blog!! How cool would that be?? They give you the HTML code if you pick the songs!!

Nit said...

Hola from NCLM :) Thanks for stoppin by my blog!

I agree that life is nothing without music! I can hear a song on the radio & it reminds me of a specific time/event...sometimes good, sometimes bad.

Take care :)

Alison said...

Oh Kate, I am so happy that you liked the cd and even happier that you shared your songs!!! I agree with you that music is an amazing gift. How one tune can change your whole attitude, good or bad. I cannot wait to go home and listen to your picks!

Aunt Becky said...

Oh, I LOVE Allison Krauss. She's amazing. I'm going to have to check out that song :)

DC said...

Great song list! I'm constantly singing something in my head, and often out loud, without even realizing it. It drives my poor hubby crazy!

Alison said...

Ok, I bought Crazy Faith, Summer Sun and Bottle It Up. Awesome!

Mel said...

I am a total music junkie, too!

Staples in my life at the moment, literally love them all so much:
"It's Amazing" Jem
"There is So much more" Brett Dennen
"Live High" Jason Mraz
"Sky" Joshua Radin
"Heal Over" KT Tunstall
"Jump" Madonna
"How Lucky We Are" Meiko
"Keep Breathing" Ingrid Michaelson
"Wonderful World" James Morrison

You can find me in the corner hugging my ipod! =)

Thanks for sharing, several of your songs are on my tops list and several I have not heard of so will have to check out!!

Nine said...

you have great taste in music!

alicia said...

oh what a great idea! a soundtrack to life. I think my whole soundtrack would be alanis, ha ha maybe just cause I love her and I am down in the dunps right now!

here from nacomleavmo

Pepper said...

The soundtrack to my life ... what a wonderful question to ponder!
I'll be thinking of it as I listen to music this weekend. Great post.

Visiting from NCLM

Kim said...

Music is wonderful! NCLM

Candid Engineer said...

Ingrid Michaelson is awesome. Coldplay makes a lot of appearances on my life soundtrack... all of that intense music... Cheers from NCLM.

Stephanie said...

I am the same way with music! I am a music junkie. We have similar tastes in music.

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