I finally felt better today (I knew the Lugaw would help!) and had to crawl back into reality…which meant starting back on the data cleanup for my practicum and finishing an assignment for my online class (last class EVER for my MPH! woot woot!) Music always helps along the working process for me, so I thought I would share some of my favorties from my work soundtrack today, provided by Pandora on my favorite “Ray Lamontagne” station. There is something I just love about Pandora. So many times it plays the songs I didn’t know I wanted to listen to until they came on. Smart little program…*smiles*
Otis Redding – “These Arms of Mine” While “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” is a classic…I tend to prefer Otis’ earlier, more soulful songs. He was even bestowed the title “King of Soul”, which was also given to two more of my favorites: James Brown and Sam Cooke. In this song, one can just feeeeel the emotion he poured into it.
Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah” Originally a song by Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley’s rendition is my all time favorite version of this song. Many people have covered this song but no one invokes the emotion for me in this song like Jeff Buckley (One that came close was in New Orleans @ dba by John Boutté, one of NOLA’s best-kept secrets. He sings the theme song for the AMAZING show Treme on HBO)
Robert Pattinson – “Never Think” RPatz is a completely guilty pleasure of mine, but I truly enjoy his music (what little you can actually find of it) and think he is actually very talented as an actor and musician.
Music keeps me company…I hope you enjoy these little ditties as much as I did today!