While I'm working, I'll frequently click play on iTunes, starting with the first song in my library's playlist which is always the newest song added. I love letting the songs just play through one after another, especially when a song I had kind of passed over, whether it was old or was really, really new to me, catches my...ear. Then the song goes on repeat for awhile, or even a group of songs. It really helps me stay motivated, as rather than albums it's just songs that I like that populate my library, and this helps define certain periods of my life. If I listen to a set of songs, I can be transported back to a season, a year, a month, 3rd year of university...
Two songs that will probably help define this period of my life....one is called "I Could Be Your Friend" by Viva Mars, an indie-rock band based out of Oshawa, Ontario. I've recently become infatuated with their music, surprised by the overall great quality of the songs and entertaining live performances. I wanted to share this song through their Facebook page, but because they haven't published it there yet, I decided to share it here. If you would like to hear more, email them (viva_mars [at] hotmail [dot] com) for a copy of their new 4-song demo "Smile With Viva Mars".
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Then there's the much discussed new album from Radiohead, and at first, "Lotus Flower" was interesting, but it wasn't until I saw the video and Thom Yorke's quirky dance moves, that I really starting loving the song. Awesome, awesome, awesome.
Thanks music, for helping me stay motivated and adding new dimensions to my memory.