Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What Am I Listening To?

I have a ridiculous amount of music on my iPod.  I have my music, plus the kids' music, plus podcasts and audiobooks. I recently had to take some music off to make room for new music, which had me in a discussion about what I am listening to these days.

So, here's a rundown of the most played music on my iPod these days --

Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. - This album is a great morning commute album and helps get me ready to face the day!

Sting, Symphonicities - This one was released this week.  It has no new songs, just old songs re-worked with a symphony and his vocals, but I adore Sting and love this album just like I love them all. I have listened to Sting for so long, that almost every one of his albums marks some point in my life and evokes memories.  Listening to this compilation is like going through an old photo album in a way.

Jewel, Sweet & Wild - Another recent addition.  I like the sound of her voice, and listening to her reminds me of the time in my life when I first started listening to her and all that was happening.  Sweet times connected to a sweet voice.

Joan Jett & The Black Hearts Greatest Hits -  Another walk down memory lane with this one!  My sister was 3 when "I Love Rock & Roll" was a big hit and I remember teaching her the lyrics and how she would dance and play air guitar on my bed whenever it came on the radio. Nate likes this one, too, but Colin wishes we'd learn to turn down the volume.

Putumayo Kids Picnic Playground - Lydia absolutely loves the Ice Cream song on this album, as well as Bowl of Cherries.  She asks for the Ice Cream song every time she sees my iPod (doesn't seem to matter that I loaded it on hers . .. it apparently sounds better coming from mine.)  The greatest thing about these albums is that all my kids enjoy them, and so do I.  Every one we've ever listened to has amazing musical choices.

Putumayo Kids Rock and Roll -  The latest Putumayo Kids release, and just as fun as all the ones that came before.  We've just started playing it in heavy rotation, so I'm not sure what favorites will come out, but I am sure there will be one or two.

Pancho Sanchez, Raise Your Hand -  I think I've wrote about Nate's love of jazz before, and Sanchez is still one of his favorites. I especially like the song "Raise Your Hand" and Nate & I like singing loud to this one.

That's a brief look at my playlist -- what's on yours?  What music is moving you these days?  I'd love to know!

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