Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Musicology

I think of this a lot, but man. I would not want to live in a world where I couldn't hear music. Blind or deaf? I'd choose blind every time. Music is so unbelievably affecting -- it makes me happy, makes me cry, makes me able to articulate thoughts that I couldn't put into words. It calls up memories -- and there's nothing like the unexpected pang you feel when you hear a song you haven't heard forever and a memory comes rushing back. I love musicians. If you play an instrument, it's a good bet I'll get all swoony over you. I admire that talent, because I don't have it. Sigh. Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my latest playlist. Because I can.

Only You – Yaz – Yes, I realize that this album came out in 1982, but damn, this is such a great song. For some reason it reminds me of jr. high…and I love it. All I needed was the love you gave, all I needed for another day, and all I ever knew, only you…

Afterglow – INXS – This is the NEW INXS, featuring J.D. from the first season of Rockstar. Which I didn’t watch, but his voice is amazing on this. I can’t stop listening to it. This song is unbelievably sexy. UNBELIEVABLY. In between the longing to hold you again, I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control, my mind drifts away…

Into the Ocean – Blue October – I don’t know why I like this guy’s voice so much, but I do. I thought of just your face, Relaxed, and floated into space, I want to swim away but don't know how, Sometimes it feels just like I'm falling in the ocean, Let the waves up take me down, Let the hurricane set in motion, Let the rain of what I feel right now...come down…

Run – Snow Patrol – I was making a mix, and I figured “Chasing Cars” was getting overplayed, so I chose this one. Light up, light up, as if you have a choice, even if you cannot hear my voiceI'll be right beside you dear…

Dark Blue – Jack’s Mannequin – I love the night – the sky, the stars, the quiet. I have some nights that were a perfect shade of dark blue. Dark blue, dark blue, have you ever been alone in a crowded room well I'm here with you, I said the world could be burning 'til there's nothing but dark blue..

Such Great Heights – Postal Service – Love this. Love the lyrics, the melody, all of it. It’s something I would totally write if I were any good at writing songs. Its thoughts like this that catch my troubled head when you're away, when I am missing you to death, when you are out there on the road for several weeks of shows and when you scan the radio, I hope this song will guide you home…

I also currently love “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” and “It Ends Tonight”. And speaking of the All American Rejects, I also LOVE this song: I'll keep you my dirty little secret (dirty little secret), don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret (just another regret, hope that you can keep it), my dirty little secret, who has to know…

Because everyone needs a dirty little secret…or two…

11 comments:

The Husband said...

for the record...i played saxophone as a youngster. i was fantastic at it. to this day i regret giving it up. i didn't want to be labeled as a band geek and have to carry the thing around in high school.

Sass said...

yay - blue october rocks! and they are a houston band that finally made it big

Miladysa said...

I loved the original INXS and to be honest have not really listen to the new line up. I will though :]

Marissa said...

this is so funny -- i was JUST thinking of posting something like this! great minds think alike! :) we have very similar music tastes, and we definitely feel the same about music. it has the ability to totally shift my mood and invoke such strong emotion. anyway, i love love love 'such great heights' too. it's an amazing song.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Okay, help me out. I don't know any of these songs. Is that because:

A) I am old (44)
B) I am unhip
c) Both

Edge said...

This has definitely dated me. Yaz, became Depechemode I think. I had a friend in college who loved Yaz. I like a lot of new music and I find myself asking my 13 year old, "Hey, what is that song," and it ends up being Blink 182, Simple Plan or All American Rejects. That's cool you posted this, I was just commenting on another blog how interesting it is to see other's music choice.

~Jef

Cheryl said...

Excellent choices. I happen to think you can't go wrong with any Snow Patrol song, personally.

dasi said...

I side with Mr. Fabulous... why don't I know these songs?? I mean, I DO have an 11 year old, so I SHOULD know them, right?? Maybe I do, but just not the names/artists/lyrics...

Now, give me some 80's lyrics and GAME ON!!!! ;)

Amanda said...

i am so checking out all these songs and on the ones i already know, i agree with you. "only you" is so wonderfully familiar and simple - the first time i heard it i am sure i thought i had heard it my whole life. it's great.

xo

Baba Ganoush said...

I hear what you're saying. I had this Biz Markie song stuck in my head last week when I was on a plane.

Oddly, when I landed and got in my car, it was on the radio.

Made my day.

Have a great weekend.

Jill said...

I'm a week behind and I can't believe I'm the first person to ask WHY YOU ARE NOT BLOGGING THOSE DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS YOU JUST ALLUDED TO.

???

Other than the fact that they wouldn't be secrets anymore.

But dirty? Awesome! Amber, are you holding out on us?