sound


sound, originally uploaded by Hot Pants.

arling & cameron – W.E.E.K.E.N.D.
asylum street spankers – taint nobody’s business
beirut – elephant gun
ben gibbard/postal service – clark gable
ben gibbard/death cab for cutie – i will follow you into the dark
bon iver – skinny love
built to spill – velvet waltz
camera obscura -french navy
cloud cult – take your medicine
colin meloy – ballad of el goodo (big star cover)
david dondero – when the heart breaks deep
devotchka – along the way
dntel- (this is)the dream of evan and chan
elvis costello – miracle man
emancipator – when i go
erlend oye – every party
fanfarlo – the walls are coming down
girl talk – night ripper
handsome boy modeling school – the truth
hot chip – wrestlers
jenny lewis – happy
julia nunes – i think you know
magnetic fields – 100,000 fireflies
metric – blindness
ms john soda – misco
neko case – this tornado loves you
neutral milk hotel – the king of carrot flowers parts 1, 2 & 3 (esp. part 2)
the notwist – sleep
old crow medicine show – wagon wheel
optimus rhyme – sick day
phoenix – lasso
pinback – b
pomplamoose – makin out (mark owen cover)
stevie wonder – as
sufjan stevens – that dress looks nice on you
thao & the get down stay down – beat (health, life & fire)
tv on the radio – love dog

what i did instead of writing press releases and various other requested writing things. it was tough to narrow it down. big huge labs noted a 36 pic limit so I had to shave 10 artists off the list. i mean, andrew bird isn’t there and yet he and bon iver got me through a rough January. I had to pick and choose wisely. music has always defined times and places for me. i’ve listened to more music this year then i have in forever simply because i had a lot of time on my hands to do so. i wished i could say the same for reading and books but my attention span for reading was pretty awful this year. I spent 3 months in traction, taking a painfully long time reading ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemna’.

i sat at CTTP today thinking of what songs i listened to the most, songs i knew almost all the words to, and this is what i came up with. some of it is really random. this year sounds more mellow then i’ve ever been.

i’m still a bit tortured that i had to leave out andrew bird, lily allen, bruce springsteen, the mountain goats, friendly fires, the new pornographers, feist, lyrics born, anni rossi and paper route but i guess i can always figure out how to make a larger mosaic on my own without BHL’s limits.

but maybe that’s for later, when it’s not 5:00 AM.

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2 Responses to “sound”


  1. 1 joanna December 9, 2009 at 8:26 am

    you should make this into a mixtape! i would listen to it for sure.8tracks.com!

  2. 2 jen December 10, 2009 at 1:06 am

    thanks for the link! I'll totally make the mix! 🙂


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