Friday, May 9, 2008

Make Me A Playlist

I am so tired of my music.

I feel like I've overplayed every CD I own. My iPod has nothing interesting on it. I've been just listening the the local Top 40 station in my car, but I swear to you, if I hear "No Air" and "Bleeding Love" back to back one more time like I have for three consecutive mornings now, I am going to puncture my ear drums with an ice pick.

So I turn to you, dear readers. Point me toward some good music and artists. Lead me toward the fountain of iTunes and tell me what to drink.

In case you're wondering what kind of music I like...I kinda like everything. Except newer country. I don't hate any music except for overplayed pop, Toby Keith, and Nickelback.

Currently on my iPod I have everything from Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks to Nirvana and Disturbed. I have one playlist called "Sad Songs" that's nothing but weepy overwrought ballads one might hear on Delilah (if you're into that sort of thing.) I also have a playlist called "Alt" where I hide a lot of my favorite lesser-know artists like Regina Spektor. Then there's my "Running" playlist, which features a tune each by Kanye West and Eminem, because rap-lite gets my feet moving during a 5K. So you can see I'm pretty much open to anything.

If you can insert links to a You Tube video for said artist or song to better plea your case, awesome! Otherwise, just list some song titles or performers who are rocking your world and who might shake me out of my current musical rut.

5 comments:

Robert K. said...

Some of my personal faves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXCuwkTJbgI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-BU_Vty6gw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INn1C6ImJKg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QotZ7TIaztw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWoMq46g0XU

Robert K. said...

Maybe I should have tried that with working links. Can anyone tell I work in IT?

Scissor Sisters

Massive Attack

Zero 7

Joseph Arthur

Sia

Beth Orton

BR Blast said...

Hey, here's a few of my favorites right now.

Arcade Fire (been around a bit, but the latest album "Neon Bible" is great. Here are 3 highlights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFFpL6Jj5II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJDsm1Y4kUk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4PoGkPpiFc

Avett Brothers - a string band that is the next Old Crow Medicine Show. (BTW, they're at Southgate next Friday)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L6XJOjCaAE

Here's one that is just fun to listen to. If it doesn't put a smile on your face, then I'll buy you a cold one next time we see you.
Paul Thorn is a great singer/songwriter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7g14QbXu28

dd said...

OK, so it isn't as creative as the other suggestions posted, but I know we have very similar taste in music (in fact, you may already have these on your playlist) but some of my favorites:
anything by---
Chili Peppers
Sublime
Barenaked Ladies
Jett
Jane's Addiction
Bob Marley

Anonymous said...

Hey, Cranky, it's dross!

I am technologically challenged, so I can neither come up with You Tube links nor remember a password to Google/Blogger, but here are some tunes that are burnin' up my ipod these days. They're not brand new, but I love them anyway.

"Wordless Chorus" My Morning Jacket
"Thank You Too" Ibid.
"Theologians" Wilco
"The Bitterest Pill" The Jam
"My Moon My Man" Feist
"Bring on the Comets" VHS or Beta
"Hell, No, I Ain't Happy" Drive-by Truckers
"The Righteous Path" Ibid.
"Fade Away" V-Roys