Wednesday, February 09, 2011

songs of 2010

Do you ever find that you might  listen to an certain album or artist regularly (almost daily!) for a certain period of time?  That's how it is for me.  Slowly that music starts to fit that time: I'll listen to the song later and I'm sometimes reminded of where I was for those months and what I was doing, etc.  Last year was a year of transition: we were living in Saskatchewan until the end of April before moving to Ontario in early May.  Summertime brought travelling, autumn was a time of grieving deaths in our family, I was off work for October and back again in November until Christmas.  Different times of life, different songs that spoke to those times.

Here's my favorites from over the past year (not all are new).  Some of them were full albums, some were just one song here or there.  Enjoy!

(Right click link and choose Open in New Tab if you want to play the song and keep surfing the blog).
Late Winter/Springtime:
  • Jack Johnson, Ocean, "You and Your Heart" - Acoustic/Reggae
  • 30 Seconds to Mars, "Kings and Queens" - Alternative/Rock/Pop
  • Eminem, "Not Afraid [Clean Version]" - Hip Hop/Rap | This song surprised me when I first heard it.  It depicts his road to recovery and his change of mindset after having gone through rehab.  Admittedly, it's not perfect, but there aren't a lot of songs in this genre that relay something hopeful, let alone handling family responsibilities.
  • Gavin DeGraw, "In Love With a Girl"- Rock/Country
  • Brett Dennen, "Ain't No Reason" - Folkrock/Indie/Pop

What about you?  Do you have certain songs that remind you of certain times or seasons?

Be well,


  1. Great to see you have a blog. I didn't know you liked Ray Charles! I do too. We saw him once in Winnipeg, years ago at the Centennial Concert Hall! He was amazing!

  2. Me again, Your blog design is great! Love the leaves!

  3. Thanks, Auntie! That must have been a good concert, hey?

  4. Kings and Queens very epic pick. And of course..Jack.

  5. I really like Ray Charles' version of Let it Be.

  6. Today I listened to and watched Ray Lamontangne's video's "Trouble", which I think I've heard before as it sounded familiar, and "Shelter" which I'd never heard before. I liked both songs. He is good, has a nice voice and reminds me a bit of John Mayber. I will definitely be listening to more of his songs!

  7. Loved Jack's video of "You and Your Heart"!! Man that looks like fun!!


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