This is what I’ve been listening to lately. I have a special place in my heart for Wilco and Jeff Tweedy side projects. I’m convinced Kamera and I’m the Man Who Loves You were written for my enjoyment, and mine alone. It’s fine if the rest of you like it too, though. This record is especially sweet, as his son is accompanying him on drums and the whole album is pretty introspective. It’s a lot of slow, thoughtful songs strung together, but I really like it. Then there’s a few, like Diamond Light, where the percussion makes the song. So, I’ve been listening to it in chunks as I drive around endlessly for family and getting all wistful.
Are you ready for endless links to music that sounds very little like this album? Scroll on.
Here’s where you realize I actually have no taste at all and click away. Anyway, we have a local new and used record shop (that only took a few decades) and I am obsessed with buying Upstairs at Eric’s there and reliving my junior high/ high school memories, which weren’t very exciting, but were fueled by fun music. It’s not a bad album, just not very much like the one I touted, above. In fact I find the Yaz station getting a lot of play on my Pandora. There’s not a lot of rhyme or reason behind what I do and don’t like, I just have to identify it with a certain time in my life.
Lately, when driving, I’m listening to Tweedy or Erasure’s Abba-esque. My husband and I bought that Erasure album together when we were dating and listened to it all the time, along with Chorus. Chorus was, to me, Erasure’s best record. There were no real stinkers on the whole thing and it had a whole broadway musical feel sandwiched between all of the bleeps and blips. (Stop was my favorite when I was in high school.) My kids still remember me listening to Chorus when they were little, though it was a bit dated then.
What Pandora stations or playlists do you find yourself listening to the most? It’s not often what I love most, just what I think I need most. For instance, The Yaz, Erasure, or OMD (remember Electricity?) stations aren’t the greatest music I’ve ever heard, but they make running so much more fun. Then, when I’m all moody and walking alone, I can tune into the Radiohead station. When I take my moodiness into the kitchen, its the Aimee Mann station. Later, if I’m boxing in the garage, it’s the Fatboy Slim station, always Fatboy Slim.
Seriously, I want to know what you guys listen to playlist- wise.