"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to."
Fortunately, I haven’t been burdened with anything too awful over the last few weeks, here’s what I’ve been singing to myself:
Red With Purple Flashes - The Times –Had a good back and forth with a friend about the Prisoner, which turned into a discussion of how many bands that show seemed to have influenced (ie. The Times’ I Helped Patrick MacGoohan Escape”). Anyway, I’ve had this song stuck in my head and it seems to come up just about every time I hit “shuffle” on the iPod.
I Wanna Know Girls – Portastatic – Pretty much the very definition of a summer/spring song. Fast, peppy, witty; just a great song to sing along to with the windows down. Whenever the sun is out, this song (and the album it’s on) is sure to be played on the way home.
Feel the Love -or- Unforgettable Season – Cut Copy – Really, I could just throw this whole album up there as it has become the album easily getting the most rotations over the last few weeks. Spend some of your precious downloads at eMusic on this one, you won’t regret it.
The Robots (Live) – Kraftwerk – Another song my iPod refuses to let go of, but I do not mind at all. Just an amazing live show (I caught them in Milwaukee a few weeks ago) and this one has stayed with me. Maybe it’s just because those robots really creeped me out. Plus, my 5 year-old loves these guys. He always asks that I play the “robot music” when he’s in the car. Here’s the live performance:
Thanks to Kevin of finding that for his SXSW post, so I didn't need to hunt it down.
Heroes – David Bowie – At least one day of every week for the past few weeks has been a “Bowie Day”, meaning that I just pull all of my Bowie from iTunes into a play list and just let it shuffle through all day. This is the song that I inevitably end up singing to myself as I walk around the office. Sorry co-workers.
Foundations – Kate Nash – Bought this album after hearing a good review on NPR, but it just hasn’t clicked with me. I thin the problem is that there are a few good songs, a few OK songs and one or two out-and-out awful ones (ie. Dickhead). Anyway, this one always gets turned up when it comes up on shuffle.
Underwhelmed - Sloan - Really, Sloan is Summer in many ways. Those crazy Canadians are the very sound of cooking outside, drinking watery domestic beer and having good times.
So that's what I got, I'll try to update later with a muxtape of it all, but their interface is moving rather slow right now. Feel free to share your own.