The Top 3 Songs on my Playlist (Today)

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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: Continue reading

The Escobar Music Project

So Pandora may have the Music Genome Project, but around my house we’ve got a subscription to Rhapsody and some wicked free association.*  Every now and then my husband and I will be listening to a song that reminds one of us of  another song, that then leads us to another, and so on and so on until we’ve built a large and beautifully random playlist.

This is never a planned activity.  We don’t ever finish up dinner and say to one another, “Let’s pick a song and then listen to whatever it makes us think of next. . . that would be fun, right?”  We don’t pencil in Music Night on our calendar.  It just happens, on a random Tuesday over a nice post-dinner beer.  Two people who love music with thousands and thousands of songs at their finger tips.  Just a little modern-day music magic.

Here’s our most recent creation:

Battle of Who Could Care Less – Ben Folds Five

Got My Own Thing Now – Squirrel Nut Zippers

Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers

Jet City Woman – Queensryche

Silent Lucidity – Queensryche

Against All Odds – Phil Collins

Separate Lives – Phil Collins

The Next Time I Fall – Peter Cetera & Amy Grant

Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is – Chicago

Saturday in the Park – Chicago

25 Or 6 to 4 – Chicago

Fire – Jimi Hendrix

Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

The Bear – Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers

4th of July – Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers

Gravity – Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers

Defying Gravity – Indina Menzel/Kristin Chenoweth (from Wicked)

Happy random listening and loving, folks!

*Make no mistake, I am in no way disparaging Pandora.  I’m a huge fan and those genomes have led me to some fabulous artists.