This week is all about music. Mostly I listen to it on my drive to and from work, but if I’m at my desk long enough I also listen to it there… and sometimes before bed, and even more occasionally, sometimes when I’m cooking. I’m pretty attached to CBC Radio One (talk radio), so I often have that on instead. I’m not much of a shopper, so I’ve discovered wandering around the grocery store or the mall with a good playlist cheers me up immensely. The one place that I rarely listen to music is when I’m outside. I prefer to simply hear the sounds around me… the birds, the traffic, people talking, etc.
In any case, here are seven songs that seemed to jive with my mood each day. Enjoy!
“Gold” by Wake Owl (Noah Hyde/Magic Sword Remix)
This is my favourite song right now… I find it so soothing, but it also has a quiet energy to it. Usually I like specific songs for certain moments or moods, but this seems to work for almost everything. It makes me happy.
“Growing Old is Getting Old” by Silverson Pickups
I like this song for its moodiness… all sad and kind of angry, but with these pretty sounding voices.
“A Long Time” by Mayer Hawthorne
Thing song just has such a great vibe. I love singing along with the rhythms in it (not with the words). Always put a smile on my face. I find the video kind of distracting actually (prefer just listening to it).
“Blue Belle Lament” by Adrian Glynn
I’m not sure if a song could be more perfectly beautiful.
“Oliver’s Tune” by Peter Katz
The first time I heard this song, Peter Katz was playing live at the CRYK, an arts-house venue in Winnipeg. He shared the story behind the song, and he does the same in this video (before the song starts). It’s lovely and sad and happy.
“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” by Waylon Jennings
This song always makes me bop up and down in an odd sort of chair dance… just a little. The twanginess of it makes me smile.
“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People
Just a happy dancing song… I recommend trying out some dance moves in your kitchen, or outside barefoot in the grass.