Music Round Up! Week 4

Each Sunday* I’ll share my thoughts on the music of the week. Please keep in mind I am not a music critic, just a girl with a musical obsession that needs to be tempered.

Yoga+Music365 is my effort to expand my musical horizons by listening to a new album every day in 2010.

I’m always looking for new music, so please send me the titles of albums that you absolutely can not live without, albums you wish were on everyone’s iPods and albums you play over and over despite no one else “getting it”.

The albums don’t have to be new releases, just new to me (or at least something I haven’t yet listened to in 2010**).

NOTE: I’m linking to MySpace when it’s available because of the ease of listening to songs, not because of a love of MySpace.***Click on the band names to LISTEN for FREE!

MUSIC ROUNDUP!

Day 21: Sad Panda – no music today…

Highlights:

Will I listen again?

Day 22:

Title: Chimneys and Fishes by Little Sue

Highlights:

  1. Whiskeyhat
  2. Spring Becomes You
  3. When You Lie
  4. Bonnet
  5. Bad Girl

Will I listen again?

When I lived in Portland I would go to Happy Hour at the Laurelthirst Pub every week to hear Little Sue play. In between shows I’d listen to this record on repeat. It still makes me happy every time I hear it.

Day 23:

Title: Actor by St. Vincent

Highlights:

Learning that St. Vincent is a girl. A girl with a very serene and pretty face. Finally listening to the album that made some many Best Of lists.

Musically, nothing jumped out at me. Apperantly, I’m not cool enough.

Will I listen again?

Maybe. It’s really just not my style of music, however that could mean it’s good for getting me out of my comfort zone.

Day 24:

Title: Killed by Bears – Self-titled

Highlights:

Ryan Martin’s sweet voice and catchy pop songs. I honestly loved them all.

Will I listen again?

YES!

Jed gave this to me two years ago when it came out and saying I would love it. He was absolutely right!  This is why I’m doing this project. So I can actually make the time to listen to new records I will love if I would just listen to them. 

Day 25:

Title: Carried by Dust by Calexico

Highlights:

The singer kinda sounds like Guy Kyser of Thin White Rope and Doc Holler.

  1. Writer’s Minor Holiday
  2. Slowness

Will I listen again?

I’ll probably just listen to Thin White Rope.

Day 26:

Title: Cardinology by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

Highlights:

  1. Go Easy
  2. Let Us Down Easy
  3. Like Yesterday

Will I listen again?

Here’s the honest truth. This album is falling into the category of what I heard first from an artist, I like best. I’ll probably stick with the mellow and rockin’ mixes my friend Stephanie made me. She picked songs she thought I’d like and she was absolutely spot on. If only my girlfriends would include song titles and albums when they make me mixes (hint, hint).

Day 27:

Title: We Started Nothing by The Ting Tings

Highlights:

  1. Shut Up and Let Me Go (very Franz Ferdinand)
  2. We Started Nothing

Will I listen again?

I’m not really feeling the super poppy synth pop girlie singer. Should I ever want a little of this, maybe.

Day 28:

Title:  Changing Horses by Ben Kweller

Highlights:

I absolutely loved every song on this record!

Old Hat – watch here.

Very old Willie Nelson/Gram Parsons.

You need to buy this record today!

Will I listen again?

Absolutely!

 Please leave a comment about what you think I should be listening to this year.  Or what you’ve listened to from the list and what YOU think.

Or send me a CD – Yoga+Music365 c/o Tami Hackbarth PO BOX 188616 Sacramento, CA 95818.

Today’s yoga brought to you by: Michelle Marlahan at It’s All Yoga in Sacramento.

Today’s music is Golden Delicious by Mike Doughty.

* Saturday keeps getting away from me, so Sunday is the new Music Round Up! day.

** All this new music is craziness and I miss listening to some of my favorite records. Hopefully you haven’t heard them yet and will add them to your collection as well.

*** If you click on the band name, you can listen to a few songs for FREE that the band has on their MySpace pages. That way you can actually take a listen and then go buy some new music. 

Don’t forget FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up online www.itsallyoga.com

I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar.

For the month of February, I’m teaching a Level 1/2 on Mondays at 5:45. Come join me.

4 thoughts on “Music Round Up! Week 4

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