Sunday, January 30, 2011


I have thought so many times that I want to talk about music.  But I never seem to get around to it or I'm occupied by other things and I tend to skip over important details in any story I try to tell, so usually I just don't.  But right now it's late, my kids are asleep, and my husband is busy playing the Wii, so I think I'm free to let my mind wander. 

One of my husbands best qualities is finding great music.  He had an impressive collection when we met and he's only added to it since.  On New Years Eve we happen to be at his parents house before heading out for the night.  He was flipping channels (I was learning to make a super yummy Japanese dish) and found a music video channel.  As we were driving that night Jay played "100 Yard Dash" by Raphael Saadiq, I think he got it off his phone or Pandora.  I was instantly hooked, I love soul music and man this album did not disappoint.

Then later that night we heard another great song, "Moneygrabber" by Fitz & The Tantrums.  Even better the kids love it so Bonnie will ask to hear it again and as you can imagine I'm happy to oblige.  Again I'm hooked and can't get enough.

Then I'm lead to discuss my most current bank I just discovered.  Jay & I do not have an antenna to get digital television, so we don't see a lot of ads or commercials.  But I had been noticing this song a lot and since I've now said it, I don't have tv, so hearing a song over and over again made me finally do the investigation it deserved.  I did the investigation because I thought maybe it was a soul song but then I couldn't figure out why all these ads would be playing an old soul song.  Little did I know it wasn't an old soul song but another new band (yes I realize I'm probably very behind the times but I live in Idaho and spend 90% of my time with kids or working) "How You Like Me Now" by The Heavy.  So today I've been walking around the house and say to everyone, How you like me.  I'm pretty sure Jay is sick of hearing it but he loves me so he doesn't say anything.

It's late and I've probably pushed my limit on the writing abilities for the evening.  This little rambling just barely scratched the surface of my love of music.  Another time and another post may reveal more.


Urban Parks said...

I too love music and wish I could sing or play, but can do neither. My tastes have varied over the years, but on Sunday morning, on the way to and from work, and on my early morning walks I frequently listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The bring me a sense of peace and serenity. On long drives I listen to some of Mom's rock and roll classics, which I also enjoy. I'm glad you enjoy a mix of music.

michael said...

Moneygrabber has a realy cool music video to go with it. It was a free download this week or last week on itunes.

digestibletrax said...

Raphael Saadiq is great. I am in touch with his PR girl and she represents a bunch of fantastic bands.
Here's here list and maybe you can find something else you like:

Adam Freeland /Annie Mac / Anoraak / ArpLine / AutoKratz / Bumblebeez / Casxio / Cazals /Dan Black / Delilah / Dragonette/ Drums of Death / Erik Hassle / Evil Nine / Fenech-Soler / Fires of Rome / Grum / Human Life /
Kap Bambino / Kaskade /
Mathemagic / Melanie Laurent /
/ Midnight Juggernauts /
/ Natalia Kills / O. Children /Parallels / Paul Oakenfold /PANTyRAiD // Penguin Prison /Pretty Green - Liam Gallagher /Raphael Saadiq / Shadow Dancer / Sherlock's Daughter / Sky Larkin / The Aikiu / The Fire & Reason /The Library is on Fire / The Maccabees / The Presets / Tck Tck Tck / Via Tania / Webster Hall, NYC / Winter Gloves / Woodhands / You Say Party

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

I love music - but I love hearing you talk about it!!