20 January 2010

list two: songs I listen to over and over



1. here comes the sun- nina simone (for when everything is wrong)

2. love- mos def (for when everything is right)

3. lo boob oscillator- stereolab (for when I need air)

4. crayon- caribou (for when I need color)

5. feel that way- gift of gab (for when I need light)

6. predatory wasp of the palisades- sufjan stevens (for when I'm steeped in uncertainty)

7. anthems for a 17 year-old girl- broken social scene (for when I'm steeped in melancholy)

8. kissing the lipless- the shins (for when things need to be loud)

9. galaxy of emptiness- beth orton (for when things need to be quiet)

10. starfish and coffee- prince (for when the rain won't stop)

11. from the outside- deepspace5 (for when I miss my brother)

12. will not be sold- dust and poems (for when I miss my hometown)

13. go west- liz phair (for when the road calls)

14. gymnopédie no. 1- erik satie (for when I need to get lost)

15. we have a map of the piano- múm (for the dances in my head)


(two lists down, fifty to go)

37 comments:

  1. This is my favorite yet, and I'm going to make a playlist of those songs right now (downloading the ones I don't have) and be glad I love people who love music.

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  2. I love this list. Some I know some others our new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. best. music. list. EVAH. i second april. i'm going to make a playlist this weekend. i still owe you a mix come to think of it. hmmm.

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  4. Wow...seems that most of blog posts I've read today have been about music (including mine!*LOL*)! Love your choices :)

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  5. Sweet as. This list is perfect. So many of my favorites. You are the cool senior to my geeky freshman.

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  6. You know, this is a great idea for a list. Mine would include:
    California Stars, by Billy Bragg & Wilco
    Bermuda Highway by My Morning Jacket
    Do You realize by The Flaming Lips
    The Blessed Breeze by Fruit Bats
    and
    Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by Fleet Foxes.

    Just for a start.

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  7. when i was in high school the paper interviewed me and asked what the theme song was for my life, to which i naturally replied "anthems of a 17-year-old girl," because i was definitely 17 at the time. and because it's such a great song!

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  8. I love your lists. I've thought of making a similar one myself. Now I think I will. Thanks!

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  9. I love this! Great suggestions! Thank you!!!!

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  10. This list (things that made me happy today). Thank you :)

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  11. thanks... I love the list of reasons why/when you listen to these songs too.

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  12. starfish & coffee is favorite. so is this list idea.

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  13. oh you are making my life so easy. my list #2 - listen to a's list! nice way to gear up for some LA studio time coming up in the next month. this time we get to take the 3 mo. old gson along for the ride. music is a MUST have to survive the midwest gray.

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  14. Hi Sweet Andrea. It was such a joy to share a meal with you and yours. You have a beautiful sweet family.

    let's keep talking about our cup and saucer brain storm- I think there is big potential and fun in that!

    big huge hugs!
    V

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  15. You have so inspired me to want to make lots of lists. This one is beautiful and I am going to make my own right now!

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  16. i love any list that involves music

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  17. i'm so into your lists, as a list girl myself.

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  18. this is an awesome list! I already have some of the songs from your list but I will definitely be perched on iTunes later for the ones I don't have. I especially love 'la boob oscillator'.

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  19. Hm, this one list a week thing is a great idea. Maybe I'll catch on...

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  20. Enjoying your lists, Andrea.

    Had to comment that I LOVED the use of the Satie piece in "Man on Wire."

    So magical.

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  21. Thank you for this. It's been a horrid day and I really needed that Stereolab song. **rule**

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  22. OH weeeeeeeeee - i just went and listened to every one! i am a whole hearted agree-er with this list, mama, but you knew i would be.

    and HEY, can we buy that damn deepspace 5 'from the outside' track yet or what? pickleboy is jonesin' and so am i!!

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  23. awesome list! and great reasons for the songs

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  24. My Mom always said imitation is the highest form of flattery.
    So I have shamelessly copied you.
    I love your lists and I posted my first one tonight.
    Thank you for the great idea.
    Greta

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  25. loving your lits, and a music list? Perfect!

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  26. Giving some of these a spin right away.

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  27. I just found your blog through ramblins...I'm looking forward to exploring.

    I love your list project. I couldn't survive without lists.

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  28. great collection of songs
    have you heard this version :

    http://www.besthousemusic.net/nina-simone-here-comes-the-sun-francois-k-remix.html

    it's great for an afternoon in the studio-
    cheers-
    beth

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  29. I haven't thought of anthems for a seventeen year old girl since my sophomore year of college when I was in-between boyfriends and played it on repeat as I tried to sleep. +Chelsea

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  30. love this list... and most of the songs on it :)

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  31. oh.

    i needed a new cd for my new-to-me wheels and my 45 minute-each-way-commute...thanks for the suggestions!

    i'm definitely going to check these out!

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  32. great list. thanks. makes me want to make one of my own.

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  33. I think I love every single Nina Simone.

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