Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Counting Stars


"She thinks she missed the train to mars;
she's out back counting stars."

Crumpled, yellowed sheets of Daisies
sleep under black-eyed skies,
tear-streaked green
from the Moon.

So in the midst of all our travels lately, we've been listening to a lot of music (60 hours in a car over a span of 2.5 weeks...we've listened to A LOT of music). So, here are my favorite songs right now (some are old favorites, some are new songs, some are just whatever seems good - basically this is my "Recently Played" list in iTunes) in alphabetical order by artist...naturally:

  • "Rolling In The Deep" - Adele
  • "Changing" - The Airborn Toxic Event
  • "Jump On My Shoulders" - Awolnation
  • "Sail" - Awolnation
  • "Effington" - Ben Folds
  • "From Above" - Ben Folds
  • "Kylie from Connecticut" - Ben Folds
  • "40 Day Dream" - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • "Home" - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • "Om Nashi Me" - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • "Echo & His Brother" - Hopewell
  • "Windy Day (Giant Dancers)" - Hopewell
  • "Stars" - Hum
  • "Pyro" - Kings of Leon
  • "Daylight" - Matt & Kim
  • "This Bitter Earth/On The Nature of Daylight" - Max Richter & Dinah Washington
  • "Sigh No More" - Mumford & Sons
  • "White Blank Page" - Mumford & Sons
  • "Animal" - Neon Trees
  • "O Children" - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • "Don't Look Back In Anger" - Oasis
  • "Nasty Letter" - Otis Taylor
  • "Ten Million Slaves" - Otis Taylor
  • "Talk Show Host" - Radiohead
  • "Kill Monsters In The Rain" - Steel Train
  • "Dancin' In The Moonlight" - Toploader

"A Good Place to Listen to Music."
Photographed 2011: Grandma Gazdag's House - Kalamazoo, MI

So...maybe you'll find some new music, or maybe you already like some of it, or think it's just repulsive. It is what it is. Either way, enjoy! (And feel free to send me some of your favorite music suggestions)


P.S. Oh, and as far as entire albums go..."Way to Normal" by Ben Folds, the "Apollo 13" soundtrack, and the "Twister" soundtrack were played numerous times during said travels. Maybe Stephen will do a post like this soon?


  1. I love Matt & Kim and Mumford & Sons! Maybe I just love bands with ampersands in their names...