Music Music I Love Music

When I was in 3rd grade, my mom started me on piano lessons. I hated them. I had a mean old teacher named Nora who had 3 smelly dogs and always wore shorts that were awkwardly short. Spider veins scarred my 9 years old eyes. I thought, "music is for losers."

Now, at 25 years old - I am SO glad I took those piano lessons (a.k.a my mom made me stay in them).

Music is such a huge part of my life.

{pretty cool that I married an audio guy huh?}

Of course I love the Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff music out there. But I love solid instrumental rock music.

Ok that sounded weird.

I am not talking about Yanni

I am talking about rock, folk, pop whatever it is that has an element of instrumental beauty! To illustrate what I mean, here is my latest Weepies playlist (thanks to Martin and Diana for introducing us to this amazing band).

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Instrumental and vocal beauty.

Other bands you should check out if you agree with me: Stars, Travis, Wilco, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Shins, Postal Service, Guster, Imogen Heap, Feist, Frou Frou & Andrew Bird


Cortnie said...

I just found the Weepies. I also find them quite enjoyable.

Kirsten said...

If you haven't done so yet, check out Mr. Gregory Alan Isakov. My favorite song of his? "Big Black Car"

It's transcendent.

christina said...

i've been onto the weepies for a few years now, good stuff. love the shins, sufjan is out of this world, imogen heap is my ringtone, andrew bird is sitting on my desk as i type, and feist is in my fav youtube vids for jonas to watch.

wilco and radiohead are two bands i have neglected since high school, and need to rekindle.

so, ONCE AGAIN, you two have fabulous taste!
wish you lived closer so we could hang out.
we love you!

Lauren Bingham said...

The Relief Soceity (and my mom) also appreciate your mom for making you stick with piano : )

Excellent call on The Weepies--really liking them! And speaking of solid instrumentals, I want to go out on a limb and suggest Nickel Creek to you (assuming you aren't already familiar). They're a bluegrassy band, but cool, no spoon slapping or jug blowing. Hopefully this works--here's a little playlist to introduce you to them: http://www.playlist.com/playlist/17823201035.

First track was their most popular song, second is just an instrumental and the last track is a pretty rocking cover of Britney Spears's Toxic. Love it.