Wednesday, November 20, 2013

music on Wednesday

This is why you should always have a post in reserve during NaBloPoMo, because there are days when you just don't feel like doing it. Actually I do have a couple of them, but both of them would require significant editing, and I don't think I can even manage that today. Words on Wednesday has to be created from scratch and it's not gonna happen. So you get a lame one.

We do a lot of driving in the summer--often long road trips, sometimes just back and forth to various different places to hike. This year we did several trips to Bozeman while PellMel was moving. So we always have a summer playlist. It evolves over the summer, and every year I think it is the best playlist ever. Then a few months later, it just seems like your basic average playlist, but it has served its purpose.

There has to be a mix of new stuff and oldies, usually one or two country songs mixed in even though I am not much of a country music fan, and there is always at least one song that each kid hates and groans miserably when it comes up. To be entirely honest, I'm a bit embarrassed about some of these because a few of them are pop in the extreme, and also they're not all politically correct--I think I've told you before that I never listen to the lyrics. When one of the kids says, "Doesn't it bother you that ...." I look at them blankly because I never noticed.

So here is the Summer 2013 playlist:

I'm Gonna be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
My Songs Know What you Did in the Dark - Fall Out Boy
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons
Panic Station - Muse
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Dude Looks Like a Lady - Aerosmith
Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
I Love It - Icona Pop
Pompeii- Bastille
True Love - P!nk
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
Bad Blood - Bastille
Stay Stay Stay - Taylor Swift
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (I did delete this one once I found out what it was really about, but it was there for the first two road trips)
Young and Dumb and In Love - Mat Kearney

And just in case you haven't been introduced to Bastille yet, here's the link to the Pompeii video: The video is pretty bizarre but love that song.

There may be another one of these toward the end of the month about workout music, so tell me: what gets you moving? What are you listening to these days?

1 comment:

  1. Never apologize for music. It is the sound of our soul, and it can be whatever we want it to be.

    I love P!nk right now. And Ingrid Michaelson. Also, Hanna met Z.Z. Ward yesterday in the radio station, she is now our new favorite.

    Although, we heard a group called Vintage Trouble last night on Craig Ferguson. Need to find more from them.