My bestest friend and avid blogger, Nici, aka: Dig This Chick, from Montana, challenged me, and some other bloggers, to share our favorite music: past and present.
Here’s the challenge:
THE ORIGINAL RULES:
List seven songs you are into right now. Tag seven other people to see what they are listening to.
List seven albums you were into ten years ago.
And because I love music, I decided to play along. So here’s what I said, with a couple of changes because it means I get to add more….
The Bluebellies have to be on my list, because the lead singer is super hot (see photo above) and I love songs about chickens. But because I am engaged to the lead singer, they don’t count, so this is just a shameless plug.
Bon Iver, love love his whole album. His voice fills my soul with love and I get all emotional. Favorite songs: skinny love and flume.
Thao Nguyen. She is amazing rocking little woman, especially when you see her live. Favorite songs: Bag of Hammers (click to see a cute video) and Beat.
Modest Mouse jumped on my list 4 years ago with album ‘Good News for People Who Love Bad News.’ And my current old favorite song of theirs is Baby Blue Sedan.
Flight of the Conchords: If that’s what you’re into tied with Business Time (click to see cute videos.)
The Knife sung originally by Heartbeats and then remade by Jose Gonzales, I like both versions equally but for different mood swings.
M Ward’s Chinese Translation… (click to see a cute video.)
And for the last one… this is so hard because I have a million others… but here goes:
The Bright Eyes song: First Day of my Life makes me well up every time (cute video.)
And as for my favorites 7 years ago… it was more about albums and less about songs… maybe that is evidence as to how the music industry has changed with the ipod shuffle phenomenon.
Counting Crows: August and Everything After. Still love it, but it is a little embarrassing to admit now, because everything after their ‘everything after’ album is not so good.
Indigo Girls: Swamp Ophelia. I was singing at the top of my lungs in the car with Nici.
Outcast: Aquemini. I went to UGA (go dawgs) and saw them in concert, way before Hey-Ya, although they are a good example of a group that actually improves with time.
Sublime: Sublime (all-purpose cd just like flour.)
Dave Matthews Band: Under the Table and Dreaming (it was unavoidable.)
Smashing Pumpkins: Adore.
Ani diFranco: Living in Clip
Feel free to post your lists in the comments below, or post on your own blog and link, either way, it’s fun to discover new music.
Ready. Set. Go!
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yay. dang, sister. you are so speedy! I heart Bon Iver and Thao Nguyen. Didn’t know them and am happy to now. Modest Mouse! You know I love them although quite disappointing in concert…First Day of my life is sweet. I also have to add this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqlY0VOFtyA. ROCKS. love you from montana to london.
That Bright Eyes video is a great. A pretty solid list all around, I’d say, too.
Your list makes me realize how out of the loop I am when we are not living together and you are not managing my music awareness. I haven’t added songs to my Ipod since I moved 2 years ago and the only CD I’ve been obsessed since is Foo Fighters acoustic concert, which John bought me, and I don’t even know the name of it. Ironically, I was listening to Foo Fighters 10 years ago. I think I need some help. I can add that I love Arcade Fire, and only because Rachel clued me into it b/c she went to high school with several of the members. But they’re really great. And I’ll sheepishly admit, that when I’ve had a really long day and I’m trying to get excited to go out or to go work out (it works just as well either way) I listen to JT- Future Sex Love, which I’m sure discredits me from joining any and every good music club.
i do believe your record collection and my record collection should go bowling.