Saturday, June 14, 2008

music love

no, i'm not dead; just been traveling a lot and moving. i've now mostly settled in at my gorgeous new apartment in pasadena, where the weather is beautiful and so are the people. i'm really excited to be graduated (woo!) with my MA and a whole bunch of wonderful possibilities. i have a fabulous roommate who will be arriving in august, but until then i'm just bumming around getting my life in order; cooking, reading, and generally relaxing for the first time in awhile. life is good.

although my iphone was stolen last week and my ipod stopped working the week before, i've managed to keep my chin up, and also keep listening to some really good music. a blog i read from a friend of a friend has this cool feature where more or less monthly the author compiles a group of her favorite songs at the moment and sends them out to anyone who's interested via a file transfer software called pando. i thought this was a great idea, so i compiled a list of Ten Awesome Songs to send to her. granted, these were somewhat tailored to what i thought she might like/already have, but i still think it's a great playlist that i wanted to share. here they are, with links to whatever videos i could find:

1) Against Me! feat. Tegan Quin - Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart (video is live and therefore terrible, here's the original song with no video)
2) Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Counting Down The Hours (also live, sorry!)
3) Panic at the Disco - Nine in the Afternoon (alright, i'm a fangirl who's now in love with the lead singer)
4) Jason Mraz - I'm Yours (i actually prefer his demo version, if you can find the mp3...also, madly in love with him)
5) Chromeo - Bonafied Lovin (going to see them in LA this summer! who's coming with??)
6) Goose - Low Mode (dear god this band is good, just wait for them to explode in the US)
7) hellogoodbye - Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn (with special appearance by old school AIM sound)
8) Stereophonics - Dakota (possibly my favorite song ever)
9) Joseph Arthur - Honey and the Moon (fan video, sorry)
10) Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek (horrible video, UNBELIEVABLE song...really gets to me)

tell me what you think! if you have any top ten lists or recommendations for me, i'd love to hear...if i get a good response to this, i'll do this more often. :)