Yesterday as I read my draft PHD proposal for what seemed like the thousandth time (I actually think it was), I was getting desperate for something to listen too. It felt like I’d exhausted Spotify and Pandora – was that possible?
I was starting to think it just might be. I’d got an email from Pandora a few days before saying I’d listened to 1244 songs in the last month which when added to Spotify, iTunes, and The Sound made my song count for September more than I could bare to think about.
Then I stumbled upon a playlist from my iPod that I’d transferred to Spotify “Gym4.” It was as the name suggests a playlist for listening to when at the gym and like my going to the gym, it was just a memory.
What an eclectic mix and so refreshening. Songs and artists I hadn’t listened to for at least a couple of years. It was the breath of fresh air that I needed.
Some of the highlights for me were:
Vampire Weekend – Cape Cos Kwassa Kwassa
Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi – listen to it loud!
Jackson Browne – Just Say Yeah – I’m a sucker for his love songs.
Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye – I love the guitar in this song.
Kinda Dawson – I like Giants – it seems like fun but it’s got a hard and important edge.
REM – Nightswimming – I don’t think I’ve listened to any REM in the last 2 years which given they were one of my favourite bands was quite astounding.
Letters to Cleo – Cruel to be Kind – from one of my favourite movies 10 Things I Hate About You
British India – Tie up my Hands – a song my son introduced me too. It was British India’ s first hit and is in my opinion one of the best songs by an Australian band.
The Donnas – Take me to the Backseat – a girls band that just rocks!
It might just tide me over for the next few weeks as I round out the study year and get ready for our trip.