Sunday, April 4, 2010

Music, sweet music.

After yesterday's serious post, I'd like to talk about something more upbeat and easygoing... Music. I don't discriminate, I love all genres. Well, that's not completely true. I can do without new country and new rap. I stopped listening to anything newer than, oh, probably 1994. Anything after that just doesn't do it for me.

Music plays a very large part in my life. It inspires my writing, can lift or drag down my mood, and I like to think my iPod as the soundtrack to my life. Someone at work recently told me they were "not really into music." This idea floored me. I can't imagine a day, no... an hour, of my life without music. Honestly, pick any song, and I can relate it to some incident in my life. Most of my major scenes in my WIP were sparked by music.

I've done a couple of blogs about We Were Promised Jetpacks. Don't worry, I won't tarry too long here. (Sorry boys, you'll have to share the limelight for a bit.) They are definitely the best band I've heard in a long time, and their album "These Four Walls" is IMHO the best release of 2009. And here my obsession threatens to take over again. Let's move on, shall we?

Here's my current playlist (artist-album). What are you listening to lately?

Heartless Bastards-The Mountain
Mark Knopfler-Golden Heart
Ray Lamontagne-Trouble
The Black Keys-All You Ever Wanted
Panda Bear-Person Pitch


Shana said...

Just found your blog and really enjoying it! Thanks for putting in the time! Recent playlist has been a bit strange, but would look something like:
M.I.A. - Kala
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers - Honky Tonk Union
A3 - "Exile on Coldharbour Lane" and "La Peste"
They Might Be Giants - self-titled and "Flood"
Various - Soundtrack from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Hot Chip - One Life Stand

BTW, this is Josh, in case the electrons try to tell you that it's Shana. Her playlist would be very, very different.

Aven said...

Hey Josh-Glad you're enjoying my chaotic ramblings :)
Thanks for posting your music. I'm always looking for new (to me) stuff.

Jamie & Claire Tour said...

I'm with you Aven; a day without music is unthinkable! I gave up a lot of my familiar music and artists when I moved to Scotland - they play lots of things here on the radio I'd never heard. But I've gained some great artist as a trade off. Many evenings I can be seen dancing to music on radio while making dinner - is that too much information?! I play certain cd's while cleaning and other specific pieces while writing. Hope you like Celtic - you'll hear quite a bit of it when you come over! Cheers, Sam

Aven said...

Hey Sam,
I love Celtic music. Enya and Loreena McKennitt are my favorites. I've seen Loreena twice live. It was amazing!