I’ve seen this done on a number of websites, so I thought I’d give it a try. I talk enough about movies and books, why not branch out to music. Where I go, so goes my iPod. I’ve got close to 2000 songs on this baby, (and many, many more to add) so judge me not by the songs that come up. It will be strange, and probably more than a little embarrassing I’m sure, but a fun sort of game, so here goes:
Pandora, Cocteau Twins
Atmospheric and completely unique sounding. The vocals are strange and unintelligible, more like a made-up language or other-worldly scat. I was given the album Treasure when my Dad was dying, and it became the soundtrack for that period of my life.
Yeah, so like I was saying about embarrassing…This is the music of my yout’ so as much as it makes me cringe, it makes me laugh and sing along. You can’t help but sing along. And as long as I don’t have to look at Steve Perry when he sings, I’m good.
Prophecies, Philip Glass
More of the atmospheric music that I tend to like. For some this would be like nails on a chalkboard, but I really like the soundtrack to Koyaanisqatsi, especially selections like this one with vocals.
All I Want Is You, U2
I like U2’s sound and Bono’s voice.
Wake Up, The Walkmen
I like the unusual sound of this group, a combination of toy piano and rhythmic beat. The last few years I’ve really gotten into singers with, shall we say, unconventional voices. (Tom Waits tops that list.) These are voices some people will roll their eyes at and think “Who told them they could sing?” But I dig ’em.
Candy Perfume Girl, Madonna
While I’m not crazy about the lyrics of this song, it’s got a great driving beat that makes it an excellent song to get me walkin’ briskly down the street.
So ends the first free association iPod shuffle. If you have any suggestions you think I should listen to, bring ’em on. I’m all ears! (hee hee)
5 thoughts on “iPod Shuffle”
If you like unusual singers and atmospheric music, my all-time, take-to-a-desert-island, inspired-me-as-a-musician guy is David Sylvian. Let me know if you would like to try some.
I shall walk down the hall now and ask you for some!
Web site continues to be fantastic–and you told me enough about Ivanhoe that i don’t have to read it–would retain nothing so won’t bother. Am about to begin The Other Boleyn Girl so that’s enuf Englad for me.
Seein’ lots orf birds in KY now–a redheaded woodpecker can be seen from my studio window every morning_______________________________
I feel I could put anything in this box, becuz I can’t imagine it reaching you–so watch OUT!
Ah, the power of the internet!
It makes me so happy to hear that you’re enjoying Journey. When will you open up the pod to Styx’s “Grand Illusion”?