A friend of mine recently wrote a poignant Facebook post about a song that really speaks to her. It got me thinking about some of my own favorites and I realized that I really haven’t written much about music here. This seems odd to me, since it’s a huge part of my life. I started thinking about all the music I love and trying to come up with a clever way to present it. Maybe my favorite songs of all time? Or I could organize it by decade, or style, or the age I was when I fell in love with that one song in particular? In thinking about it all I realized why I don’t write about music — it’s daunting. Too many things I love and too many reasons I love them.
So instead I’ve decided to simply share the three songs that I find myself playing over and over recently:
Amos Lee – Windows Are Rolled Down: I heard this song for the first time several years ago on a plane. I was on a flight to England to spend a week with a dear friend and was writing a paper for grad school in transit so I wouldn’t have to work while I was there. I’m forever indebted to Amos for keeping me awake and keeping my fingers flying across the keys.
Counting Crows – Anna Begins: In every possible list of music I could possibly think to pull together, something by Counting Crows would show up. I simply can’t imagine a soundtrack to my life without them. One of their songs is always on heavy rotation, this week it’s this one.
Fitz & The Tantrums – Break the Walls: I saw these guys in concert recently. It was an amazing high-energy show, this song totally captures that energy. Almost better than a cup of coffee in the morning. Almost.
I would love to know what’s at the top of your playlist this week. Please share in the comments below.