Apr 18, 2009

For your ears...

So in this post about the cover I made for my ipod Aminta mentioned she was curious as to what was actually on my ipod. I was also inspired by Ali Edward's documenting Music for Baby post...
So I though it might be fun to share some tunes...
here are some of the songs in my current 'Favourites' folder:

"Bruises" by Chairlift - This is off the ipod nano ad. Does anyone else agree they pick such fun songs?
"How I spent my Summer" and "When your small" by Rachel Bishop - From CA. I've actually had a few email convos with this girl, she is so super sweet & has an amazing voice :)
Angus & Julia Stone, particularly
"Just a Boy", "Mango Tree" & "Paper Aeroplane" - an Australian brother and sister duet from Sydney, currently on tour in the States!
"Louis Louis" by Teitur
"The Dessert Song" by Hillsong
"My Eyes" by Travis
"Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" by Vampire Weekend - not all their songs but this one is kinda catchy!
"The Luckiest" by Ben folds
"No more Blues" by Emma Pask
"Rock and Roll" by Eric Hutchinson
Brooke Frasier, particularly loving
"The Hymn" at the moment
"Chelsea Dagger" by The Fratellis
"Divine Romance" by Phil Wickham - we have already a picked out as a wedding song.
The Weepies -
Just all of it!
"Don't Let Me Fall" & "The Show" by Lenka
"1 2 3 4" by Feist
"Happy Birthday" The Innocence Mission
"Suddenly I see" by KT Tunsell
"99 Red Balloons" by Nena
"Fidelity" "Hotel Song" & "Better" by Regina Spektor
"Carried to the Table" by Leeland
The Juno soundtrack
"Lucky" & "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
"Bannana Pancakes" "Better Together" & "Breakdown"- all the super good Jack Johnson stuff
"I'm gonna break your heart" "If You Knew it All Along" by Joy Williams (& plenty others and older stuff)
"The Beetroot Song" by the Lads - they sing about how God's love is like a beetroot stain and it will never ever go away awesome! & "My Forever Smoochy Girl"
"Circling Birds", "Shelter The Sea" & "Love is Lovely" by Mike McCarthy - this guy is from my area.
& do check out Vanessa Jade - I actually know this girlie :) Check out "Rocks in My Shoes"
"Homebird" by Foy Vance
"Grace Kelly" by Mika
"Heartbeats" by Jose Gonzalez
"Hey There Deliah" by Plain White Tees
"Ocean Sized Love" by Leigh Nash
"Don't Be Howling" by Holly Throsby

I also had a lot of fun getting together some fun 'oldies' for mum's 50th. Some of which are currently in my favourites folder:

"Living Next Door to Alice" by Smokie
"You Sexy Thing"
Hot Chocolate

"Hey Mickey"
Toni Basil

"Isn't She Lovely"
Stevie Wonder

"My Girl" & "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" The Temptations
"Video Killed the Radio Star" Bangles
"God Only Knows", "Do Wa Ditty Ditty" & "Wouldn't it Be Nice?" By the Beach Boys (Wouldn't it be nice is my mum and dad's 'song')
"Years May Come, Years May Go" by the Irish Rovers - waaay corny but reminds me of my grandpa and home movies of dad as a little boy.
"Heaven Must be missing an Angel"

And of course Abba thrown in for good measure.

I can also often be found with either Chelle or Fairlight's blogs open listening to their music players while working away - these girls have pretty good tastes!

And I must also make mention of Morgan and Luke's band new band 'Inflight Conversation" (you can listen to them here.) There is even a little video of my M drumming away :) And I may be biased but I think it sounds pretty good for a recording they did themselves!

So what about you? What songs are in your top favourites? I would LOVE to know!


  1. I love so many of these songs you are listening too and very much loving the oldies you picked out for your mom's 50th!

    I'm gonna have to stop buying nanos for Christmas and just get one for myself lol


  2. I don't have one either, go figure... love your list though, and loved that post from Ali too... so darling.. I was oogling it a few days ago.

  3. Well I didn't have one for ages either girls. And probably still wouldn't... It was only purchased as that train trip each day was getting so boring!!
    Definitely worth the cost I say, and so great to be able to plug one small device into a dock instead of all those cd's. And you can always have all your music on you always :)

  4. I think I am in love with Jose Gonzales... ;) I love both the original Heartbeat (The Knife are one of my fav bands) and Jose Gonzales' cover.

  5. Actually, another favourite cover by Jose Gonzales is Hand on Your Heart, originally by Kylie Minogue. The original is atrocious, but his version is very touching.

  6. oh kt...so, so excited to check out your list...thank you for sharing...I have not heard of most of these artists but I am guessing I will love them...I really enjoyed Ali's list too...

    project playlist on my blog is my
    ipod...and then we use David's actual ipod when we are in the car...