Sometimes you just get fed up to your eyeballs with work and need something to help you power through. Here are some of my favorite songs for that situation:
The Flaming Lips – Bad Days
Weezer – The Good Life
Franz Ferdinand – Jacqueline
Not related, but awesome music video: Daft Punk – Around the World
Apparently my knowledge of music completely ended in the 90′s. That’s what happens when you listen to nothing but NPR. You guys have any updated selections for me? Please?
I went and bought a new CD this weekend, the first in ages. In fact, I bought two, and I have been obsessed with them ever since. They’re “To Lose My Life” and “Ritual” both by the White Lies. Hubby adopted “Ritual” right away, but I’m fine with “To Lose My Life”. I find the music swirling through my head endlessly, even though I only listen to it in the car.
I know this is one of those bands that everyone already knows about, and I’m standing here wondering, “How did I not notice this??” I did the same thing with Nirvana, Green Day, and pretty much every other band I’ve ever liked.
The White Lies are just fantastic. They sound straight out of the 80′s, but not in a copy-cat kind of way. It’s like they time traveled here. The music is like brand new cold wave, beautiful, romantic, and dark, with hints of the Cure, Depeche Mode, and Joy Division. It has permeated my brain. On the Clever Chick Scale this gets a “I will probably listen to my copy on repeat until it disintegrates, then buy a new one and start over again”.
For some reason I’m listening to lots of Western/Indie/Kunf Fu type stuff this morning.
“Knights of Cydonia” by Muse – sorry the video quality isn’t great.
All that of course leads me to “Man with the Harmonica”, the theme song from Once Upon a Time in the West.
It’s kind of strange, since I’m going dancing to 80′s music (hopefully) tonight.
I love Pandora Radio. Today I put the band Gogol Bordello in for my channel, and it is my absolute favorite so far. Gogol Bordello is a gypsy punk band, and so lots of gypsy, ethnic, random music pops up. It has introduced me to tons of new bands, and it is very motivational for cleaning and other things requiring energy. You don’t have to do what I say, but it will make your life easier. Ciao!