Just Another Music Monday

I’d rather be a hammer than a nail
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

Looking Too Closely by Fink

El Condor Pasa (If I could)

Walk Unafraid covered by First Aid Kit

Honesty by Fink

To a Poet by First Aid Kit

How can I be
What I want To be?
When all I want to do is strip away
These stilled constraints
And crush this charade
Shred this sad masquerade

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Bored, haven’t updated in a while, planning on changing that!

Enjoy some music in the mean time

“One Heart” by Leftover Cities

“Providence” by Lisa Mitchell

“We Won’t Run” by Sarah Blasko

“Alta/Waterfall” by Fear of Men

“Emmylou” by First Aid Kit

Just Another Music Monday

“New Housie” by Soldier’s Heart

“Girls” by Decorations

“Les Squelettes” by Essential Machine

“Mad World” by Jasmine Thompson

“Top Notch” by Manchester Orchestra

“My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit

Just Another Music Monday

Spring is here never coming.

So yesterday I decided to make a compilation of soft indie rock that’s slightly depressing, because this is my favourite stuff to listen to in the Spring when I’m feeling slightly hopeful but want to feel slightly hopeless and a little depressed, because it’s just more comfortable to be that way.

Especially when it’s still -20°C (if it’s not above zero it may as well be minus a hundred) and I have anxiety over silly things and I have too many bills to pay and I’m just not FEELING it. Ya know? (Also I watched Secret Life of Walter Mitty and I love those movies, but they only make me feel sorrowful – but still not as bad as one would feel watching “UP”)

Anyway, here’s the CD line up:

  1. “Brother” by Mighty Oaks
  2. “Hopeless Wanderer” by Mumford & Sons (Okay, this song makes me laugh because of the amazing video. But it still fits the mix tape requirements)
  3. “Blood” by The Middle East
  4. “Dirty Paws” by Of Monsters and Men
  5. Skinny Love” by Birdy (I actually don’t even like this song, but I love Birdy’s voice and it helps me to feel sadness)
  6. “I Lost Myself” by Laruen Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk
  7. “Dying Day” by Brandi Carlile
  8. “Your Rocky Spine” by Great Lake Swimmers
  9. “Just One Day” by Mighty Oaks
  10. “Your Bones” by Of Monsters and Men
  11. “Youth” by Daughter
  12. “Bugs” by O’Death
  13. “The Chain” by Ingrid Michaelson
  14. “Stranger at the Gate” by Passenger & Pilot
  15. “Hand Grenade” by The Almost
  16. “Things That Stop You Dreaming” by Passenger
  17. “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart
  18. “Paint” by The Paper Kites
  19. “Get on the Road” by Tired Pony
  20. “Lost Coastlines” by Okkervil River

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 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!)