Midweek Music Break, Vol. 13

This is one of those weeks filled with days of such intense concentration that I hardly notice the music in my headphones. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does I never complain. As much as I love music, sometimes it's nice to zone out and focus on work. Listening to music while I work is so helpful for getting me into the write headspace, whether that's allowing me to sink into intense focus and drown everything out or if I need to have certain songs to get me grooving when I'm in a bad mood. Sometimes I can't stop wiggling, my desk dance move of choice. But today is not one of those days. Today, I look up and realise I've let the playlist run all the ways through without noticing - even my coffee's gone cold!

 

Deep greens and blues are the colours I choose...

 

This week's music choices are quite random. When I make my weekly playlists, sometimes I have a specific theme or sound in mind to organise all the tracks around, but that was not the case this week. I don't know how I discovered most of these songs (well, except for the ones from favourite artists - The Weepies, Panda Bear, Dirty Projectors, James Taylor). But it works in the end. It's not too folk heavy or too down-tempo. I couldn't help but add a couple of my old sentimental favourites, as I do every week. The Weepies album Say I Am You is one of my all time favourites, especially for winter mornings. And of course, after reading a great western last week (Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman), I was definitely reminded of 'Sweet Baby James' - my dad used to sing this one to us as a lullaby.

 

Happy listening, friends!