Musical Keepsakes are the Best Kind

I used to be diligent about taking pictures, printing them, and then slapping them together in an elaborate scrapbook. Sure, old yearbooks and photo albums with ticket stubs and prom photos is a guaranteed good laugh, but honestly, who has the time and money anymore? I suppose this blog is my easy way of still keeping track of memories, just with digital bells and whistles instead of boxes and boxes of stickers and decorative scissors.

Pictures are great, but for me, music can be just as powerful a time machine. I still love making mix-cd’s. Am I a pack rat if I archive all my old playlists? Apparently Summer of 2007 was all about Andrew Bird, The Weepies, Regina Spektor and Greg Laswell.  Summer 2006? The Format, Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, Josh Rouse & Guster. Going further back, I’ll have to admit it would be mostly Michelle Branch and Avril Lavigne…even further? Definitely Backstreet Boys, No Doubt and the Spice Girls of course! It probably doesn’t mean much to you, but each era brings a smile to my face just thinking about them.
And now, for your listening pleasure, an end of September 2010 playlist if you will…

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  1. Too Afraid to Love You – Black Keys (Pretty much the entire Brothers album)
  2. Heavy in Your Arms – Florence and the Machine
  3. Helicopter – Deerhunter
  4. Little Lovin’ – Lissy
  5. Graceland (Paul Simon Cover) – Tallest Man Alive
  6. But My Heart Told My Head – Mumford & Sons
  7. Age of Adz (entire album is streaming on NPR right now — friggen amazing) – Sufjan Stevens
  8. Berkeley Girl – Harper Simon
  9. Like Rock & Roll and the Radio – Ray LaMontagne
  10. Hurry Hurry – new summery single from Jessie Baylin *gotta click the link, it’s only streaming from Spinner right now
  11. Crash Years – New Pornographers
  12. Excuses – Morning Benders 
  13. Down River – Temper Trap
  14. Cold Spring – Cymbals Eat Guitars
God Bless Grooveshark.
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