Friday, March 02, 2007

What I'm Listening To Lately



Those of you who read my blog often may have gotten the idea that I love music in a big way. There was a time in my life that I had the time and energy to write a lot of music. Alas, this is not the season for that.

So, I have enjoyed listening to others' music. And I find that the music I listen to most really is a backdrop for my inner landscape. If you want to know how I feel about myself, my world, others -- just listen to the music I'm listening to.

So, here are some of my latest favorites:

Galileo by The Indigo Girls -- Classic. Also many memories tied to this. Two of my favorite roommates from my freshman year of college used to blast this through our house. That was a good year. Also, I attended a lovely birth with an amazing couple and this song was playing in the background as their gorgeous daughter was born. Wow.

See the World by Gomez -- I love the feel of this song. Can't explain it. Too much a of a vibey thing and I'm afraid if I tried to explain it I'd kill the magic. This is the video embedded at the beginning of this post.

32 Flavors by Ani DiFranco -- "I am a poster girl with no poster..." I love the emotion that comes through in her voice and I love the simplicity of this song. The drumming at the end is superb.

This Woman's Work by Kate Bush -- This is a failproof song when I need something to meet me where I am and help me keep going.

Let Him Fly by the Dixie Chicks -- Nope, not letting JDub go. Hanging on tight. But there have been some ghosts to let go of (again) lately.

Heaven by Moonpools and Caterpillars -- You may have never heard of this band. They only put together one CD in the late 90's. I went to a small concert with one of my favorite friends from college. I was enchanted instantly.

Sundays by Moonpools and Caterpillars -- "Is there a yearning inside that makes the spirit free? Is there a yearning inside that reminds us we'll succeed?" She has a very distinctive voice.

Feels Like Today by Rascal Flatts -- Love their music. Such an inspiring song.

I'm Movin' On by Rascal Flatts -- The lyrics to this song are exquisite. Perfect. And it's gloriously beautiful music.

Nessun Dorma! From Turandot sung by Placido Domingo -- Never ceases to move me. Never. I cried the first time I heard it.

If you're interested at all in buying any of these songs from itunes or in hearing pieces of them, you can click here for the imix. Happy listening!

1 comment:

Duchess said...

Heather!
I loved Moonpools and Caterpillars when I saw them in concert. I will be downloading the album soon! Thanks for bringing back a great memory!