25 September 2011

Moving Musical Finds

This past week I found some really good musical surprises that I wanted to share. The first comes with the song Guaranteed by Eddie Vedder {from the movie Into the Wild}. I finally downloaded it along with Beautiful Things by Gungor recently. I listened to these songs briefly before heading out with the kiddos last week and then I picked up my iPod earlier this week and really listened to the songs. When Guaranteed ends, there is a 2 minute period of silence followed by a humming vocal of the song. I thought somehow iTunes botched or merged the recordings until I researched it a little and found out that it was on purpose. Beautiful movie and a beautiful song too.

I know all the rules
But the rules did not know me...guaranteed

I found a goosebump-inducing cover of "Creep" (Radiohead) performed by Scala (a Belgian girls choir) while checking out Danielle's blog, Knotty Yarn. [Side note: I was sad to see that she'd deleted her blog of 9 years but glad to see she's still around and can't wait to read her new content.] You can listen to this song on her theme songs page or on the trailer for the Social Network (which I still haven't seen) or on YouTube. They even make the eff word sound beautiful...

I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I wanna perfect body
I wanna perfect soul
I want you to notice when I'm not around...
You're so fucking special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here...

And earlier this week I found out that I am a fan of Train. (I know! I mean, Drops of Jupiter has been out for only 10 years, right?) I didn't know who sang Hey, Soul Sister before this past week; I thought it was Bruno Mars for some reason. A friend of mine got free tickets to the Train/Maroon 5 concert at the Zoo Amphitheater and she turned me on to her favorite song of theirs, Marry Me. Now that I've heard that song and a few others (including Hey, Soul Sister) I definitely need to download Save Me, San Francisco.

Have you discovered any good music lately?


  1. How coincidental is this: I just fired up some Eddie Vedder (Ukulele Songs) - and here you've mentioned one of his songs from the Into the Wild soundtrack! I recommend the whole soundtrack - beautiful tunes on there. Thanks for the other suggestions as well!

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  2. Ukulele Songs is definitely in the queue! I saw EV on SNL playing bluegrass type music last year and was amazed at this departure from Pearl Jam. I told Emi today that maybe she should learn to play the uke (or maybe I should). I don't know if that music I posted is good running music, but definitely good thinking music.


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