Just Another Music Monday: Troubled Tuesday Edition

I know it’s Tuesday, but this past weekend my laptop of three years, my baby, died and I haven’t been able to do much other than work. I’ve been working everyday, I have no time to celebrate the holiday season or prepare – and I’ve been trying. You know that time management thing people are always talking about? I’m actually doing it. But it’s not easy, and I’m missing my alone time.

So without further ado, here are some wintry-feeling songs to reflect my melancholic mood this Tuesday.

Tori Amos – “Winter”

The Cinematic Orchestra – “To Build a Home”

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Chantal Kreviazuk – “All I Can Do” (I was going to recommend “Waiting for the Sun” but somehow I can’t find it on Youtube!?! So have a different dose of this talent)

Nico – “These Days”

Birdy – “Skinny Love” (my preferred version)

And I may have recommended this one before, but I don’t care; give it another go too:

Sigur Ros – “Isjaki”


Happy Tuesday.

Just Another Holiday Music Monday

No matter what you celebrate – Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or a Festivus for the rest of us – your ears have no doubt been assaulted with Christmas tunes for the past month almost everywhere you go.  I, personally, have been sticking with the hard rock radio stations while driving to keep a more melancholic mood about my head.  Darn those cheery, and often ridiculous, Christmas songs!

Nonetheless, I cannot help but acknowledge some of my favourites. I have to say, I am partial to Elvis’ bluesy notes and Diana Krall’s jazzy voice over Michael Buble’s (don’t hate me, womankind), but I have a short list that includes all three.  Enjoy, and spread the cheer… perhaps it will relieve the last of your holiday melancholia.

Michael Buble – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

Diana Krall – “New Year’s Eve”

Barenaked Ladies – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman”

The Bird and the Bee – “Carol of the Bells”

Zee Avi – “Frosty the Snowman”

and the best winter song:

The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt – “Snowday”