new soundtrack

I’ve bought more music (and seen more live performances) in the past few weeks than I have in the past year. This artist, and this one, and today this group have found their way to my iTunes library. I’m seeking a new soundtrack. Adele’s love songs are OUT. “Nevermind I’ll find someone like you”? No thanks. Those days are done.

I still love females with unusual voices. Folksy melodies. Lyrics I can understand. A beat I can twirl to. Any suggestions for me?

Along with a new soundtrack, I’m groping around for a new ‘normal’. My life has been in flux since last October (OK, since Feb 11), and still feels in an interim stage. The foods I do and don’t eat, my exercise and meditation habits, the way I spend my leisure time, the things I’m learning — let’s just say I’m figuring out my new groove.

I’m looking for a place to start
but everything feels so different now.
Just grab a hold of my hand,
I will lead you through this wonderland.
Water up to my knees
but sharks are swimming in the sea.
Yellow Light, Of Monsters and Men

While I know this current phase is not long term, I really want to find some equilibrium now. I’m tired of being off-kilter, not-right, off-my-game. I want some daily self-care and peace.

So much of that is just a choice to change the way I think, the way I carry myself, to breathe deeply. To let my new reality unfold, without fighting it. I know that often I am my own worst enemy, and what’s the point of that?

Wasted hours, before we knew
Where to go, and what to do
Wasted hours, that you made new
And turned into
A life that we can live.
Wasted Hours, Arcade Fire

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  1. My current favourite album on my playlist is Macy Gray, the Sellout. While I got it for my favourite song “Beauty in the World” I cant seem to stop playing the album over and over. I might have to look at more of her music. As a one off I think Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good” always makes me feel great (the Nina Simone song). I just like this slinky, jazzy version.

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  2. Jess

     /  April 13, 2012

    Christina Perri? Florence and the Machine?

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  3. Lisa Mitchell
    Florence and the Machine
    The Waifs
    Great Big Sea (no girls to be seen, but have never heard a stadium of 10000 girls scream to a sea shanty until I heard them on a live track. Plus great for dancing.)
    The Audreys
    Nano Stern (not a word of English, but the guy is brilliant and you’ll be singing Spanish before you know it)

    Have fun searching! I love finding new music.

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  4. You hit the nail on the head. It’s all about choice. Choose a way of feeling and being and point yourself in that direction. You want to feel happy? Well, feel happy (by doing the things that make you feel happy). It’s really just that simple. The more you fill up on happy things, the more those things will make you happy.

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  5. (((Hashi)))

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