“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

Way, way back,  Jodifur tagged all her readers with the “what are the 7 songs you have been listening to lately” meme that was making the blogging circuit at the time.  I kept meaning to post them. 

 I rarely procrastinate, but when I do, I do BIG TIME.

So, after Great Delays, I give you the top seven songs I can’t get enough of:

  1. White Stripes, “Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn”.  I am a late discoverer of the White Stripes.  I chanced them only after I got a Zune Pass, which means new stuff isn’t such a committment.  Okay, I’m a gutless wimp.  But, I am glad I did finally check them out.  I LOVE them.
  2. The Eagles “Long Road Out of Eden”.  The title track of their new (yep, new) album.  I love this album.  It’s not “Hotel California”, but quite frankly, I didn’t like “Hotel” that much back then, anyway.  I actually PURCHASED this one.
  3. Anuna’s “Gaudete”.  This Irish band is also a recent find.  They are a mix of traditional Irish and liturgical music.  They have been soothing the savage breast in my office a lot in the past week.
  4. Jeff Buckley’s “Halleluah”.  I know this has been VASTLY and inappropriately overplayed in the media (listen to the LYRICS, people, sheesh), but I still love it.  And it’s resonating with me lately.
  5. Peter, Paul and Mary’s “Puff the Magic Dragon”.  My son has discovered this song with the advent of the children’s illustrated book based on it.  He likes to hear us sing it to them while we go through the book.  And it’s nostalgic enough for me that I will do it over and over again.  If that doesn’t date me, I don’t know what will.
  6. Rusted Root’s “Send Me On My Way”.  I am a Rusted Root fan dating back from their first album.  When I am down and I need happy rhythms to pick up my spirit, I go back to the Root.  They were my “driving-with-the-windows-open” music from college.  Everyone needs that kind of music.
  7. Son Volt “Trace”. More traveling music.  Say what you want about Wilco, but Jay Farrar was the real songwriter in Uncle Tupelo.  Okay, so his voice talent is a little, quirky, but I’m a Jonathan Richman fan, too.  His words speak to me, no matter how quavery the voice.

So, what’s tickling your eardrums lately?

January 18th, 2008 at 6:11 pm
5 Responses to “My latest soundtrack”
  1. 1
    jodi Says:

    Wow, that was so long ago I forgot about it.

    Thanks for playing.

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    maggie Says:

    Fascinating. I have six versions of Hallelujah on my iPod – Buckley being one of them. It’s a beautiful song.

    And Puff is in constant rotation in the car, due to the small person I ferry about. Do you have the Peter Paul and Mommy record that it was on originally? That is a great record that has stood up well over time.

    And the other songs? I’ve never heard them. Huh.

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    Casdok Says:

    An interesting collection. 🙂

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    Harp Says:

    Jim Croche
    Andre Bocelli
    Kansas
    James Taylor
    Sinatra
    Michael Buble’ (No Laughing!)
    Biebel’s Ave Maria
    Great Big Sea
    Sean Keane

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    Harp Says:

    Not Sean Keane- Kevin Conneff- Bohdran player and singer from The Chieftains.