soundtrack of your life…

November 14, 2007

I have constant music in my head, I feel compelled to mark an event with a song. I often pretend that my life is a movie, it’s all so dramatic. The score is almost always playing “Little Women”.This is why I love Ann*, a dear friend whose super power is making the best cd’s. You know those friends that introduce you to all the cool musicians/music and make the perfect mix for the party or moment.

She handed me one just before I was to give a lecture a few weeks ago. I had a hard time concentrating because I was dying to hear it. This cd has been following me around ever since. It inspired me to gather all the music I hold dear in one place. So here goes:

All the music of my life that makes me laugh, cry and dance, sometimes all at the same time…don’t laugh okay ?

With My Own Two Hands by Ben Harper (Jack Johnson/Curious George version)

Let Go by Frou Frou

Kindness by David Wilcox

Seasons of Love from Rent

Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez

Little Women by David Newman (main score)

Book of Love (rose cousins version- rosepose88) you tube only- thanks jen!

Love is my Religion by Ziggy Marley (acoustic version)

One Voice by The Wailin’ Jennys

Ain’t No Reason by Brett Dennon – thanks ann!

This is just the dreamy CD of course, the sassy one would be much more interesting ….what is the music on the soundtrack of your life? It’s the song you can’t live with out, it always finds it’s way back to you.

Leave a comment telling me your favorites and Lucy will pick one winner to receive a copy of The Soundtrack of Kindnessgirl.

*Ann also happens to be the infamous “Nora’s mother“…she’s even cooler than I knew back then.

p.s. Sandie– you HAVE to do this, this is one of your best superpowers too!

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7 Responses to “soundtrack of your life…”

  1. kelly Says:

    ok here goes. god, am i a geek or what? all of a sudden i am really self-conscious because i leave a reply like every day on your blog and i feel quite sure you must think i have no life. the truth is that logging onto this life-saver of a blog and leaving a reply is often the only thing i do that is purely mine in a day. thank you, pache. so here goes–selections from the soundtrack of my life:

    Ain’t No Way-Aretha Franklin

    Stir It Up-Bob Marley

    Pride(In the Name of Love)-U2

    You Can Leave Your Hat On-the Etta James version

    It Makes No Difference-The Band

    Wild Horses-The Rolling Stones

    The Rain Song-Led Zeppelin

    You Turn Me On (I’m a Radio)-Joni Mitchell

    Ghost-Indigo Girls

    Nothing Compares 2 U-Sinead O’Connor

    Kiss-Prince

    Tomorrow Is a Long Time-Bob Dylan

    32 Flavors-ani difranco

    Take It to the Limit-The Eagles

    Helplessly Hoping-Crosby Stills and Nash

    Let’s Get It On-Marvin Gaye

  2. patience Says:

    how could I forget ani and the indigo girls????? I love this, the cd burner is just crankin’ up.

    I was thinking the same thing, it’s like some one caught you dancing in your room in front of the mirror. next we should post all the songs we secretly love.

    p.s. kell- it brings me so much joy every time i to see your name here…

  3. Ann Says:

    Your list is fantastic … Seasons of love — excellent! I always wanted to be a writer or a musician, but don’t have the talent. Instead I feel best when I’m surrounded by good writing and good music. Isn’t that the best feeling? I keep on hearing more songs I should have put on the cd, maybe there will be a part 2 …

  4. Sandie Says:

    Ooh, I love both your picks (the ones I’m familiar with, anyway — got You Tube/iTunes the rest) and Kelly’s. Mine are pretty similar to Kelly’s, actually, in terms of artists…

    Isn’t She Lovely — Stevie Wonder (the year we were born, Pache!)

    Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing Baby — Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

    Don’t Give Up — Peter Gabriel live version

    Sunday Bloody Sunday — U2 especially in concert when the audience shouts “No More War!”

    Closer to Fine — Indigo Girls

    This Woman’s Work — either Kate Bush OR Maxwell’s unplugged version

    Asleep in the Light — Keith Green

    Suite: Judy Blue Eyes — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (or as Delia calls it, “The Judy Song”)

    Sweet Thing — Chaka Khan & Rufus

    At Last — Etta James (my wedding’s first dance)

    As — Stevie Wonder

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World — Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)

    I could go on and on, but the Schmoopette wants more cereal!
    Oh, and my blog is sadly not urbanmama.com (that has been taken forever) it’s http://spa.typepad.com/mamas/

  5. kindnessgirl Says:

    Sand- I knew there would be some Stevie in there, and how could I forget Keith Green?….that version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow is Josiah’s favorite. It was on the CD Ann gave us and Josiah asks me to repeat it over and over…..

  6. krystyn Says:

    I love mixed tapes! Soundtrack of my life, hmm? I think it’d go a little something like this:

    Clear Day – Ulrich Schnauss
    Your Hand in Mine – Explosions in the Sky
    milk – rosewater elizabeth
    Don’t Save Us from the Flames – m83
    A rush of blood to the head – Coldplay
    Weightless & Horizontal – Jesu
    Fake plastic trees – Radiohead
    In the sun – Joseph Arthur
    even the color green will leave – allegra gellar
    sub:space – underwater

  7. kindnessgirl Says:

    krystyn- so nice to see you here…my sisters adore you, i hope we get to meet someday! much peace, p


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