Friday, June 17, 2011

Music for the Masses

So ever since I was born music has been in my life. Just ask my dad, he was in and out of 70's rock bands from the word go. Ever heard of Apple Jack? Well that's ok, it's a secret of the Pacific Northwest. From 70's rock to 80's love and of course my own 90's addiction to bands I would love to not admit that I listened to, music is seriously the soundtrack to my life. I still love the moment in my 20's when I shocked my step dad, by naming the artist of Little Red Riding Hood (I will spare you the search, Sam the Sham and the Pharohs). I take my music seriously and yes while I love me some  JT and have every song ever by him (including Motherlover and 3 Way) I do have a bit more in my arsenal. So this while watching the Voice, who covered some of my favorite song this week, I was inspired to share a few of my favorite voices, bands, moments and full on love music with you. How my brain works is within moments, thoughts and connections to music so I hope you get from it what you should...Pure joy and love of talent. This is what I have in heavy rotation this week.

Dolly Parton - Jolene
    Goodness me. First of this woman is amazing and there are a million songs I could pick from her vast music library, but this is and will be always one of my favorites.

Colin Hay - Overkill
   I have an unhealthy obsession with this man from Men at Work who rocks it out in his solo albums. His gritty voice and guitar absolutely draw me in every song. This just happens to be the top of the heap. There is also the song " I just don't think I will ever get over you" for the erie yet relatable moments we have alone.

Broken Bells - The High Road
     With lyrics like 'Come on and get the minimum, before you open up your eyes, Come on and get your overdose, collect it at the border line' and 'They know and so do I the high road is hard find' how can you not want to check this out!

Cold Play - The Scientist
    This song (not to mention the video) has captivated me from the first time I heard it on the 'A rush of Blood to the Head' album. It's a a soft, symphonic song that makes me calm, happy, yet sad at the same time. How is that even possible?

Joshua Radin - Paperweight
    One of the most beautiful songs of love in this day and age. Buy it, love it and if you need an extra JR fix please check this out.

Joe Cocker - Woodstock
   Seriously an amazing performance. This song makes me feel love and his voice so crazy awesome and raw.  Also I think I need the boots.

Thanks to my father, Paul and my mother for sharing your love of music with me. Let your iPod soar!

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