ipod shuffle

I keep seeing this fun little game showing up on various blogs. so, I thought I’d give it a try. so here’s my ipod shuffle:

01. keep the car running – arcade fire
there was a period of time when this cd first came out, that dlb and I didn’t listen to much else. I think he had over 100 listens on his last.fm page. for one week. Keep the Car Running has such an upbeat feeling. and I just love it.

02. little motel – modest mouse
another cd that got lots of play in our apartment is the latest one from Modest Mouse. often overlooked, Little Motel is a great song. slow and full of heart.

03. ghost – rogue wave
I’m a big fan of Rogue Wave. {seeing them live on Monday! yay!} ever since a good friend and co-worker of mine got me into them, I can’t stop listening. their sound is so fun. Ghost is from their latest album.

04. there there – radiohead
I knew the hit Creep and I had OK Computer when it was released in 1997, but after that, there was a point where I just kind of dropped the ball on my interest in Radiohead. Hail to the Thief is packed with stand outs, but There There has such a great feel to it. it’s swanky, it’s mysterious, it’s sad sounding. I don’t know why it took me so long to soften up to Hail to the Thief. I liked a few songs, but I always found myself falling back to the old Radiohead that I loved and was familiar with. though, after much more listening, and many more attempts, I do have to say that this cd is what really got me hooked.

05. limit to your love – feist
la, a-la, a-love this song. it reminds me of driving across colorado, through fields and fields of corn and hay. I’d been driving for hours, eight hours I believe, and I was literally ready to close my eyes and drift into a deep sleep. needless to say, I needed a pick me up. and Feist did just the thing. it helps that her catchy tunes are so fun to sing along with.

06. lightness – death cab for cutie
from possibly my favorite DCFC cd, Transatlanticism. I love the melodic guitar riff in between the chorus and the verse. honestly, I don’t typically listen to this song. it’s slow, like quite a few of DCFC’s songs, but after this listen, I’ve added it to my playlist.

07. walking down the hill – travis
I just recently got into Travis, via dlb. their sound is so good, and almost comforting. it’s easy background music for whatever, driving, cooking… and it’s fun to sing along to.

08. scythain empire – andrew bird
from Fingerlings 3. after seeing Andrew Bird live, and hearing him perform his loops and whistles, I’m hooked on the Fingerlings cds. hooked. I love this song, maybe even more now than I ever did before.

09. pink bullets – the shins
quite possibly the song that got me hooked on The Shins. I had just downloaded last.fm and was listening to a similar artist station, and yea, I’d heard of The Shins before, but I’d never really listened to them. so, I’m listening to last.fm, and here comes this song. and I loved it. it was an instant heart. {if you’re not familiar with last.fm, it’s awesome. get it.}

10. one flight down – norah jones
oh, what a great one to end with. I could, honestly, listen to Norah Jones all day. I love her smoky voice, her seamless piano playing, and her ability to capture daydreams in the simplest of melodies. I’ve always wanted to be a jazz pianist. I’m classically trained, and don’t play much jazz. but the day I buy a piano, is also the day I’ll buy a Norah Jones piano book.

7 Responses to “ipod shuffle”

  1. Amy Nieto said:

    Oh my Feist,I am so in love with her.

    Many bands I’ve heard of but never listened to.

    Norah Jones… I like her, but there’s only so much i can listen of her. Though gotta say I LOVE Thinkin’ About You. Prob ’cause it describes my love life down to a T.

    Darn Ts.


  2. Jess said:

    I love this one.

    I got:
    1.) Expo ’86 – DCFC (as you call ‘em)
    2.) Carry Me Ohio – Sun Kil Moon
    3.) I’m a Flirt – R.Kelly
    4.) Let My Burden Be – Bobby Birdman
    5.) Armellodie – Golzales
    6.) Jim Dodge Dines at the Penguin Cafe – L. Pierre
    7.) My Life – Milosh
    8.) Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – Beatles
    9.) Dance Away – Roxy Music
    10.) Landmines – St. Vincent

    This is fun.

  3. alyson. said:

    Jess – I love that the Beatles popped up in your list!

  4. Jess said:

    I love that R.Kelly made an appearance. Gavin would be proud.

  5. Steele said:

    speaking of radiohead…do you have the new album…me gusta.

  6. ali said:

    I just put up my list today, too! I must say that if one of them was going to be made into a mix cd, I’d definitely choose yours.

    Plus, you have such nice descriptions for things. Always. What a way with words.

  7. Chelsea said:

    Nice mix. I’ll be at Rogue Wave tonight too:)