I have been able to get into music again since quitting my day job.
There was a period of about 3 years or so where I did not listen to music.
It was a sad period.
So, now listening: Darker My Love, Alive As You Are. Local band. Love this record -The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo meets The Grateful Dead. Psychedelic Awesomeness.
13 Most Beautiful. See this post. I heart Dean and Britta. Their cover of the VU's "I'm Not A Young Man Anymore" kills. The instrumental pieces on this album are great. "It Don't Rain In Beverly Hills" is also a highlight.
Because of Lisa Cholodenko: Mercury Rev's "In a Funny Way" from their album The Secret Migration and Joni's "All I Want" from her classic album Blue. The Mercury Rev song is used in the opening credits of Cholodenko's film Laurel Canyon...besides Frances McDormand's performance, the opening credits were my favorite part of this film- 3 minutes of Los Angeles perfection. The Joni Mitchell song is featured in Cholodenko's new film, The Kids Are All Right, which I have yet to see.
Because of Linger & Quiet: Steve Miller Band's song "Journey From Eden." Check out Linger & Quiet's brilliant free podcasts if you haven't already done so.
Also- IRM, Charlotte Gainsbourg. No explanation needed really- she just may be the chicest woman alive.
Portishead's "The Rip" love it when this song gets all synth-y. From their album Third.
Chemical Brothers " K+D+B" from their album Further.
Avi Buffalo's self titled album. They are cute.
So- what have you been listening to?