A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere

I'm off to Paris on Friday for April vacation (a perk of being a Massachusetts teacher), so this will likely be my last post until I get back. I was puzzling over what to leave you with while I was driving home from work today and listening to my new iPod playlist when BAM it hit me. How about my new iPod playlist? In anticipation of an 8 hour flight, I figured some new tunes were in order. Here's what I'm listening to these days:

1. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
No real reason. I downloaded this one a while ago and never listen to it because it's not on any of my other playlists, so I stuck it first in line.

2. Memory (Acoustic) - Sugar Cult

3. Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie

4. Better Than - John Butler Trio
I just love this song. It makes me smiley and happy.

5. Sell the Lie - The Damnwells

6. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
I thought I had outgrown Snow Patrol, but this song gets better each time I listen to it.

7. Suddnely I See - KT Tunstall

8. Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

9. Juicy - Better Than Ezra
Now that I've realized this song is in the latest Chili's commercial (I think it's Chili's anyway), it's a bit less appealing. Not quite ready to take it off the list yet, however.

10. It Don't Matter - Donovan Frankenreiter

11. Three More Days - Ray LaMontagne

12. Draive Away - Matt Perrone

13. She's Gonna Rise - Citizen Cope & Santana
This song is me in so many ways that I just can't even begin to explain here. It just seems to fit in my life in so many ways lately, particularly the chorus.

14. Hang Me Up to Dry - Cold War Kids

15. The Way We Get By - Spoon

16. Moment - Gran Bel Fisher

17. The Guy That Says Goodbye to You - Griffin House
An inkling of country, which I generally can't listen to, but this song is fabulous.

18. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
I was done with this one for a while, but now that it's not so overplayed I kinda like it again.

19. The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

20. Let Me Go - Sonya Kitchell

21. Work It Out - Jurassic 5 featuring Dave Matthews Band
So very un-DMB that I just really dig it.

22. Nothing Left to Lose - Matt Kearney

23. I Know I'm Not Alone - Michael Franti & Spearhead

24. Smile - Lily Allen

25. For Us - Pete Yorn

26. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Another warm fuzzy song for me.

27. Face Down (Acoustic) - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
After making this mix, I realized this song is on it twice. Oops! I really like both versions and can't decide which to get rid of, so I figured that there is room enough for both. I mean, really, the playlist is almost two hours long, so I can deal with hearing a song more than once.

28. Fidelity - Regina Spektor

29. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
I wonder when I last made a mix that DIDN'T have a Jack White song on it.

30. Mad World - Michael Andrews & Gary Jules
Bonus points if you know who did the original. Googling is totally cheating.

Those who really pay attention will find today's post title in one of the above.

So know that you know all of my recent musical purchases, I'm wondering what you are listening to these days. Care to share? I'm always looking for something new.

Previous Title: Dave Matthews Band, "What Would You Say?"


MP said...

You've got some great taste in music! Lately I've been listening to:

Gym class Heroes (especially Cupid's Chokehold & Clothes Off)

Makes Me Happy by The Matt White Band

Nothing On But The Radio by Gary Allen

Through The Glass by Stone Sour

She Talks To Angels by the Black Crows

Signs by Five Man Electrical Band

Geek in the Pink by Jason Mraz

Renegade by Styx

Mad World by Gary Jules

And anything by Queen [My favs include I Want To Break Free and Somebody To Love], Billy Joel (especially The Entertainer, Big Shot, Stiletto, She's Always A Woman To Me) and Stevie Wonder {I LOVE Lately.}

MP said...

Oh, and I totally forgot before I hit publish, have a great trip! I've always wanted to visit Paris, so be sure to take plenty of pictures so that I may live vicariously through you!

Elinor said...

Oooooh, have a great trip!!!!! I hope you'll be able to check out La Droguerie!

Anonymous said...

Your IMix is fantastic! Now, I'm a little biased because one of my songs is in there (Drive Away) but it's amazing how many great songs you have.

Here are my thoughts:
1. Bob Dylan - can't go wrong.
2. Sugarcult - just started listening per suggestion of the guys in Pat McGee Band (give them a listen)
3. Death Cab - great song.
4 & 5. i don't know, but i'll give a listen based on your previous songs.
6. how can you not like it.
7. don't know it, but her popular song was good.
8. LOVE "face down". i found it randomly on iTunes one day.
9 & 10 - don't know
11. it's in my iTunes
12. DRIVE AWAY is great. i recommend his other stuff :) such as And I Pray, Leaving Home . . .
13. don't know it
14. free download from iTunes. i dig it.
15. don't know it
16. he is good but i don't know this one.
17. don't know it
18. love it. i bought the whole CD last year. still listen to it.
19 & 20. don't know it.
21. i used to cover DMB all the time.
22. i don't have it, i know it, i'm still deciding if i should get it.
23. don't know it.
24. downloaded it last week. i really like it.
25. Pete yorn: i try to listen to him, but it's hard to get new artists into the rotation.
26. omg, i love this song. i never heard of them and then one day, i saw it on iTunes. it is the best song. this song and Rise Against "swing life away" are terrific.
27. never heard the acoustic version
28. god bless itunes
29. not a huge white stripes fan but this and Hotel Yorba are 2 i do like
30. don't know it.

As for me, my recent additions to iTunes/iPod are all over the place (in no order):
1. Wild Side: Motley Crue - you have to have some Crue
2. On the Dark Side: Eddie & the Cruisers - always wanted it
3. John Mayer: the Village Sessions EP - give it a listen. the new versions of the songs are great. very intimate
4. are you looking at me: colin hay - he is one heck of a singer/songwriter. this is his latest and his terrific.
5. Huck's Tune: Bob Dylan - a new song from the Lucky You soundtrack. i dig it, but really what Dylan don't i like.
6. Permission: Matt Perrone - a new demo that i'm working on. i throw it in the iPod to work on vocals
7. Every Rose has its thorn (country version): Bret Michaels - its a country version of the classic Poison song.
8. I Hope that i don't fall in love with you: tom waits - i heard hootie sing it, so i sought the original.
9. survival: colorful quiet - i found these guys on iTunes. great song.
10. Grace is gone: dmb - from the Lillywhite Sessions. i LOVE this song.
11. the entire Last Kiss soundtrack - i know I'm late, but i just got it.
12. Teenagers: My Chemical Romance - actually the whole album. it may be one of my favorites of 2006.
13. Passion: Pat McGee Band - anything from them, but their live stuff is great. this is from Vintage Stages.

that's all for now. i'm sure i'll find more later.

peace, thanks for listening to my music.

- matt