Play That Funky Music

I’m in a funk. My whole mood is…in a word…blurgh. Which is why I haven’t been on twitter much.

The doc thing at the beginning of the week really shook me. You know how when you know you’re a good parent, but then someone questions you and you end up playing the “are they seeing something I’m not” game. Yeah. Oh, I know I’m a good mom (a bit egotistical maybe, but hey). But I’ve still spent the week going over the past two years in my head with a fine tooth comb. Like I said… blurgh.

ipoddance Play That Funky MusicI find when I’m in these moods I spend a lot more time listening to music. It speaks to me, soothes me, helps me escape. Music has always been a huge love of mine. As a teenager my most prized possessions where my ghetto-blaster and my walkman. Now I covet my multiple iPods.  Yes.  Multiple.  As in orgasms.  Because one’s never enough.  Because sometimes I run through the batteries of one, so I at least have a backup.  With the volume turned way up.  Blocking thoughts.  Only allowing the feelings that flow with the music. I’m positive I’ll need hearing aids in the future, but at least I’ll be sane. Or at least as sane as I’ll ever be.

Both Bil and I have fairly eclectic music tastes. About the only thing we don’t listen to is hardcore thrash. Flipping through my iPod sometimes makes me laugh. Especially when Jonathan Coulton plays right after Loreena McKennitt and P!nk. Throw a little Wyclef Jean in there for good measure and you’ve got quite the play list.

So, just cause I’m in a sharing mood, here’s what’s on my play list right now while I’m writing this:

Forever – Chris Brown
River Flows In You – Yiruma
The Old Ways – Loreena McKennitt
Talk Dirty to Me – Poison
Cruisin – Huey Lewis & The News & Gwyneth Paltrow

What’s your life’s playlist? Do you have a song that really speaks to you?

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8 Responses to Play That Funky Music

  • Clarance Carter’s Strokin’ BEST SONG EVER! lol If you have never heard of that song then I meant to say Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
    .-= midwest mommy´s last blog ..I like to make friends =-.

    Jenn Reply:

    Bwahahaha! *snort* OMG.. I haven’t heard that son in a long time. Not one I have on my iPod either. Must go find it now.
    One of my favorites of that… topic… is Shaggy’s remake of Marvin Gaye’s sexual healing.

  • avasmommy says:

    I have a special relationship with the music of Edwin McCain. He’s my favorite artist in the world. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him in concert numerous times and the honor of meeting and speaking with him on several occasions.

    His music is ALWAYS my go to stuff, no matte what the mood. Sad, upset, happy, there is something there that speaks to me.

    One song in particular has special meaning. The name is “Shooting Stars”. The basic premise is that people need to be grateful for what they have, not what they don’t. The reason this song has so much meaning for me has to do with the time Darin was laid off, and we were about 1 month away from losing our house. The CD that this song was on had just been released and I listened to it for the first time on my way to work one morning. The line “Free your mind let your heart sing
    And just remember that they’re only things” hit me like a ton of bricks. I realized the house didn’t matter. As long as we were together, we’d make it. It was like a weight was lifted from me.

    I was fortunate enough to be able to share that story with Edwin a few years ago. When I was done, he hugged the stuffing out of me. I was shocked and touched. I think so was he.
    .-= avasmommy´s last blog ..Milk, It’s What’s Not For Dinner =-.

    Jenn Reply:

    WOW. What an awesomely cool story (which you like totes have to blog, dude if you haven’t already). I love his song “I’ll Be”. I haven’t listened to much of his other stuff. Will have to go find more now. Thanks!

    avasmommy Reply:

    @Jenn, Blogging about it today, and totally plagiarizing my own comments for the blog. :)
    .-= avasmommy´s last blog ..Helpless =-.

  • Deidra23 says:

    Blue Monday – New Order is my classic “goddamn it this is MY song” song..

    But my most recent obsession is with Rusted By The Rain – Billy Talent

    Look up the lyrics and you’ll see
    .-= Deidra23´s last blog ..Green and Copper Tendril Glass Pendant =-.

  • Deidra23 says:

    Blue Monday – New Order is my classic “goddamn it this is MY song” song..

    But my most recent obsession is with Rusted By The Rain – Billy Talent

    Look up the lyrics and you’ll see
    .-= Deidra23´s last blog ..Green and Copper Tendril Glass Pendant =-.
    P.S. – Sorry, forgot to tell you great post!

  • Chantel says:

    I can relate to this post Jenn. I tend to listen to talk radio driving to work and local news while at work but when I’m going through something music is a great cure all. :)

    When I’m in a certain mood I like to listen to:

    Heal Over by KT Tunstall

    Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill

    I Alone by Live

    I’m gonna check out everyone’s else go to songs. I love discovering new music. :)
    .-= Chantel´s last blog ..Blogger Faux-Pas =-.

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