Just Another Music Monday

I think it’s time for another classical post. I’ve been feeling pretty “zen” lately, trying to take things easy, and setting up some good habits for myself – yoga and sleeping well for starters.  Here are a few songs that are great for before bed or while you’re trying to sleep:

“Claire de Lune” – Claude Debussy

“Air on a G String (from Suite III)” – J. S. Bach

“O Mio Bambino Caro” – André Rieu and Carmen Monarcha

“Gymnopédie” – Erik Satie

“Asleep” – The Smiths (not classical but still…sleep!)


I crinkle my nose.
I reserved judgment for a time well before we met.
I already know how this moment tastes in my mouth,
as I’ve imagined it before.
Smooth, coy, alternative, messy and perhaps musky.
And I already know I don’t like the way his smile curls,
Just so, almost friendly but a pinch too suave.
I pressed my tongue against my teeth, gritted,
raise my voice half an octave, and give false charity to a face.
It’s already happened in my mind, in slow motion,
although now it passes before I notice it happening.
There is no time for new analysis, no time for decisions renewed;
they have been made, and they are enough.
A compliment flies past my ear, I pretend bashfulness:
It’s not my first time riding Humbleness at the rodeo.
A falsetto laugh, a wrinkled nose, toothy grin aside,
I am a viper in deception.
I mimicked not knowing anything about him,
spoke as though I’d never heard a malicious thing he’d done,
touched his arm earnestly as though we were long lost friends,
and in my mind I vomited the counterfeit bile my body
longed to release into the dishonest void,
cleansing me of this disparate attitude
and healing a forked tongue.

Just Another Music Monday

This week’s theme is resonance. (oh you didn’t know there were themes? There aren’t really.)

“Agoraphobia” by Autoheart

“Francisco (Where the Heaven Are We)” by Swim Deep

“Loud Like Love” by Placebo 

“On Our Way” by The Royal Concept

“Candlelit” by Frightened Rabbit

Once more, all these songs, and more, can be found on the new September Indie Rock Playlist for your personal downloading and listening enjoyment.