Thursday, December 29, 2011

At Sea Soundtrack Session #25

I was rifling through the medical records room at work and a home-mixed CD appeared out of nowhere. In blue Sharpie it's labeled "Blueglass" in handwriting I don't recognize. It must've been jammed between charts and old office supplies. I consider myself a fair fan of bluegrass music, but even if I wasn't, I would deem this semi-magical (I was going to say "miraculous," but that seems more appropriate to describe raising someone from the dead than finding a piece of plastic buried in a shelf of dusty junk). The CD looked scratched up, but I've been listening to it pretty much non-stop for the last several days.

This song in particular has been on repeat:

This song isn't on the CD, but I just like it, so...
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME -Zooey Deschanel (Though I do love the Louis Armstrong version. Classic.)

And how cute/lovely/charming is this?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR'S EVE? -Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt

Monday, December 26, 2011

Soundtrack #24



POISON AND WINE - The Civil Wars

SAFE AND SOUND -Taylor Swift, featuring The Civil Wars

(I am supa excited to see this movie.)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Soundtrack #23 "You're my sweetheart"

I heard this the other day and it just makes me smile. Can't help it.

Ho HEY - Lumineers

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Portrait of a Lady

Remember back on October 15th when I said I was going to read The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James? I finished it tonight. I know, six weeks seems a little... slow. But I was reading other things at the same time! And Henry James can wax a little verbose. And while I was always interested while reading, it's not exactly action-packed. There doesn't seem to be a lot that actually happens as much as you get to know people's motives and thoughts and complications. That may sound lame, but it's not. (Okay, enough with the excuses.)

I loved this book. The characters came to seem like old friends to me. At first I was annoyed with all of them (except Ralph), but as I got to know them better and knew them longer, they became dear to me. Their mistakes and lapses in judgment felt genuine. I saw myself in them—all of them—at one time or another. When Isabel returns to Gardencourt, I felt like I was returning too.

Anyway. It was good. It's considered a "classic." Read it.

“To live only to suffer—only to feel the injury of life repeated and enlarged—it seemed to her she was too valuable, too capable for that.”

Monday, December 5, 2011

Soundtrack #22, C-c-coldplay

I heard this the other day while driving home and now I'm convinced that it needs to follow me around like theme music. Or something.

PARADISE - Coldplay

Thank you, itunes, for letting this be a free download last week. I've been waiting for this song to come out since Coldplay did that interview with 60 Minutes or whatever it was like a year and a half ago:


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Birdy, At Sea Soundtrack #21

I am in love with this album by Birdy. I cannot get enough of it.

I am most especially enamored with this song:

And this one too:

Send it post, Soundtrack #20

I love getting mail. Real mail, not junk mail. Today some imported music came that I had ordered a while ago. I love that it came to me from Britain. I love things that come to me from far away.

Just to liven things up:
TIGHTROPE -Janelle MonĂ¡e
*YouTube wouldn't let me embed it.