Happy Thursday to all, only two weeks until Christmas and things are definitely not slowing down, it seems like every night there is something going on which makes it hard to get a moment's rest, which brings us to our second week of advent theme: PEACE. As I design cards, labels, logos, mailers, and whatever other crazy last minute requests come my way this month, I need a few tracks that will calm my mind and remind me that I am better equipped to master a task if my head and heart are in the right place. Stay hungry, friends!
1. Theme - Jon Brion: This is one of the most beautifully simple pieces of music ever written. For those of you who don't know it, it is the main theme for the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It sums up two characters who have tried to erase each other from their lives but realize no matter how many times they do it, something of their love remains. I put this one on repeat and zone out.
2. Blue Angel - The Love Language: This song comes on and I want to dive into a brilliant blue pool and float there for a blissful four and a half minutes.
3. How To Disappear Completely - Radiohead: This gem was sent in by my most musically inclined friend. It reminds me of what it feels like to be in a dream, you're there but you're not. A filmy ghost that will disappear upon waking.
4. Lighthouse - Patrick Watson: One of my all time favorite artists. He is the stuff dreams are made of. The sonic pictures he paints with his delicate lyrics just suck me in.
5. The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack - Liars: I was not familiar with this band but another superbly musical friend turned me on to this track. It's a calm road of escape in a maddening hubbub of our existence. It reminds me that getting lost can be the same as getting found.
6. Even If We Try - Night Beds: A year or so ago I stumbled on this band when they gave a free download of this song and it's my favorite on the whole album. For some reason I think of standing outside on a cold winter night and snowflakes falling around when this tracks come on.