Feb 10, 2011
Life's Soundtrack - Musical Journey
I have been home for over 3 months. Which, thanks to my crazy work/travel schedule, is the longest period I've had at home in 5 years. It's been nice to have so much time with friends and family, but, the wanderer in me is starting to wonder where I'm headed next. Don't get me wrong, I'm not ready to pack my bags for a few weeks (at least) but I can feel that need for an adventure getting stronger. To hold me over for a while, I thought I'd get you to help me put together a playlist of songs to take all of us on a journey.
Artists and performers have been recording songs forever about home, places they love and places they dream of going. Let's put together a list of songs that can take us on a journey even when we don't have the time or cash to plan a trip. Here are a few of my favorites (and yes, one of the places I want to go include Mr Darcy's estate - I blame my romantic dreams on the love songs you suggested last week.)
Ryan Adams - Oh Sweet Carolina
Duffy - Rockferry
Grace Potter - Paris (Ohh la la)
David Gray - Babylon II
Griffin House - Amsterdam
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Leaving Netherfield
Band of Horses - Laredo
Death Cab for Cutie - Meet Me at the Equinox
Please take a few minutes and share the songs that take you away in the comments so we can all fly off on a musical journey. I have a feeling at least a few of you are snowed in today - thinking about these songs may just help you avoid cabin fever.
I was feeling very anti-Valentine's and anti-love last week when I kicked off the Love Songs playlist. But after listening to your suggestions, I'm swooning and thinking love may just be the most glorious thing ever. This playlist is now one of my very favorite that we've put together. I love how diverse it is - songs from the last 50 years, songs from multiple genres and all guaranteed to put you in the mood for love. Bee completely won me over when she suggested a song (Ion Square) that uses one of my favorite poems as part of the lyrics - e.e. cummings' "I Carry Your Heart with Me." How can you hear this poem and not fall a little bit in love with love.
Thanks again for your help in putting these playlists together - each week I discover a new song or artist to add to my favorites, and this week you reminded me how gorgeous love can be. Don't forget to share the songs that take you on a journey in the comments for next week's playlist.