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No D-Day: A Lighter Note.

SuperG said it's time time to take a day off from talking about the D Who Shall Not Be Named.  And for once, I'm doing what I'm told.

I do what I'm told.  :)  For once.

I love music.  Even when I worked in an office setting, I was constantly listening to music all day long (and often infecting the ears of my coworkers ... thankfully, dLife had a kickass and very tolerant editorial department who didn't mind Beyonce bursting from the speakers now and again.).  Now that I'm working from home, it's a rare day when there's silence in my home.  The notes of a song are always streaming out from speakers somewhere, and thankfully, Birdy is a tolerant coworker.

Most of the time, I lean towards music that's moody.  Evocative.  Stuff that favors minor keys and sort of makes you want to write, or go for a quiet hike, or hug someone close for a really long time.  I also like rappy-type stuff (stop laughing at me, Linds), or stuff that fun to run to (if anything makes running fun, that is), or stuff that i if I play it, it makes me feel peppy.  (Yes, that whole sentence was hijacked by the 90 year old woman who lives in my head and says words like "peppy," dagnabit.  Oh, and like "dagnabit.")

So, for No D Day, I wanted to share some of my favorite tunes that are populating my Spotify playlists.  I've mentioned some of these before, but they're all on constant rotation either in my ears or simply in my head:

What are your earworms?  (And please don't say the theme song from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.  That is completely stuck in my head at all times.  Ugga-mugga.)  I'd love, love to hear any musical recommendations you have that are topping your playlists.  I am always on the hunt for something new to play on repeat to the point where Chris knows all the words without meaning to. 

(And hooray for No D Day!  Thanks George, for organizing this, and for writing another one of my favorite songs, Not By Choice.)


Comments

My current favourite song is from the Hunger Games Soundtrack. Not a huge fan of Maroon 5 (I always think moron 5 when I see the name, but I digress) - but their song "Come Away to the Water" is my new fave. Hope it garners some airtime in your world.

I will now be looking to listen to all of these songs. Current earworm o' the day: "For Your Entertainment" by Adam Lambert. Yeah yeah. Don't judge. You try not to dance to that.

anything by KC and the sunshine band to get me off my butt and on my feet
Birdy would have the lyrics down in a few minutes

A rock chick in my younger years, I loved everything from Black Sabbath to Journey & Toto, and most especially Bruce Springsteen and Meatloaf. I also loved catchy pop songs, particularly the one everyone loved to hate. So not cool, lol. I didn't care, I danced around the house and garden to all of them. When Gemma was a baby, I had a figary for Garth Brooks (don't ask what figary means) and spent many a day after work dancing with her to Friends in Low Places. On cue at "Low" we dropped down to the floor. Poor child is scarred for life. Still surprises me all the songs she remembers. But now, God help us, I'm entranced by Classical music. I inherited a digital radio from a friend and a classical station was first up. And I left it on.i have no idea what half of it is, but I'm on a mission to learn more. Absolutely love hearing those pieces I strained my parents ears with on the piano as a child! so there you have it, a life in music. Love, love, love it. Birdy will be forever reminded of you when she hears your favourites when she's a little older.

Love it, although my music choices are far different from yours! About the word "earworm", did you know that hundreds of years ago, they called that a "maggot"? How amazing that we came up with the same basic idea! :-)

I am obviously old and out of touch. I've never heard any of those songs and only heard of maybe five of those groups. These are songs to rock the joint:

Who - David Byrne & St. Vincent
Hurry Down Doomsday - Elvis Costello
Shallow Grave - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Mrs. Robinson - Booker T. and the MGs
Magnolia Soul - Ozomatli
In the Stone/ Dialogue - Earth, Wind & Fire & Chicago (Live at the Greek Theater)
After You've Gone - Frank Sinatra (from "L.A. is My Lady")
Rosanna - Toto

I'm a big fan of the Xx's "Angels" and Of Monsters and Men's "Love Love Love." Both are catchy, yet haunting.

I have a lot of "better" musical interests, but after seeing it on SNL, my husband keeps playing the "Gangnam Style" video on our Google TV every time he gets home from work and we dance around the house to it with our 18 month old. Then we also get a big kick out of the "Roll a D6" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54VJWHL2K3I (parody of Like a G6 - and yes, we are D&D nerds who think this is hilarious.) If you tell anyone else I'm listening to these 2 songs, I will deny it emphatically.

OK, for reals, on my playlist right now:
Duran Duran, Skin Divers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g2VYhQQpgo
Alex Clare, Too Close: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYXjLbMZFmo
The Wanted, Glad You Came: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiEEJds8JFE
Fatboy Slim, Praise You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpSmRLaLesc
Ellie Goulding, Lights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLGuRX_nLM
Billie Myers, Kiss the Rain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkCAaFhYev8
The Old Ceremony, Til My Voice is Gone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frE7W-wh2JQ


Lately I run fastest when Doctor Hollywoods "Make You Move" feat. Martha Washington comes into my ears. And I always think, "I wonder if this is too cheesy for Kerri's playlist."

It not only makes me run faster, it also makes me smile and laugh while running.

We party hard like Bacardi, her body's hard from pilates

Tim Armstrong 'Into Action'
It will never. Leave. Your. Head.

So... um... no country?

Add some, maybe?

I've been looking for some new running music, so I'll check these out! Here are my personal playlist favorites...
Mandisa--Stronger
Intergalatic--Beastie Boys
Brave--Nichole Nordeman
Fighter--Christina Aguilera
E.T.--Katy Perry
Eyes Wide Open--Taylor Swift
Slow and Low--Beastie Boys
Barefoot Bluejean Night--Jake Owen (shoutout to my country peeps. It's a little slower, but it has an infectious beat!)

I missed the boat yesterday but my new favorite jam is Sunshine by Matisyahu.

Push through the Reggae (if it's not your thing), the chorus is the bomb!

just in case teena in canada is subscribed to comments, i urge her to check out the performance of 'come away to the water' by the dude who wrote the song, in case she's not familiar with it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qINNy7xMDK0

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