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So far this month feels like it is ZOOMING… or at least this past week certainly did.

This piece is much longer than I share typically, but take a break and listen to it all the way through if you don’t already know the piece— trust me.

Wmotd, Week 9

28/02/2014 — Leave a comment

This song has been stuck in my head lately. February is just about over and it seems to have been a tough month for some of us if nothing else because of the weather. Listening to this track on repeat (as I tend to when I write these weekly posts) a number of things come to mind including the greyness of winter but also movement.. and travel. My mind is on traveling lately as it tends to be on and off during the year. There’s something hardwired in me to make me want to travel and explore it seems.

How about you guys? Where does this track take you? What do you hear?

In Every Direction by Junip

Wmotd, Week 8

21/02/2014 — Leave a comment

Hard to believe it’s the eighth Friday of the year already.
In grad school, Fridays often meant taking the train to Stockholm and this album generally reminds me of Sweden. Have a nice weekend, friends.

Wmotd, Week 7

14/02/2014 — Leave a comment

Since it’s Valentine’s Day here’s a little love song of sort. This is by no means a new song, written & recorded in the 1950s originally by Phil Phillips, Sea of Love has been interpreted by a number of artists over the years. This version from 2006 by Tom Waits is my favorite (Iggy Pop’s version is pretty amusing though— truer to the original that one might expect. The Heptones’ version is pleasant as well.).

While I tend to like Tom Waits in general, it’s the dark interpretation of this song that I like. It takes a syrupy song and makes it a little sinister, a little… off; which nails love in my book— it’s a weird thing, love. It makes us a little crazy, a little more inclined to do stupid things, perhaps a bit obsessed. Love can be a wonderful, powerful thing that gives us strength but can also be something that blurs our vision and impairs our judgment. Like many things in life, it’s complicated.

Wmotd, Week 6

07/02/2014 — Leave a comment

Haven’t been feeling so hot this week. Hopefully this weekend things will turn the corner and the haze will lift.

Smooth by Car Stereo Wars

Wmotd, Week 5

31/01/2014 — Leave a comment

This week seemed to simultaneously zoom and crawl. Either way it’s Friday which means, among other things, that it’s time to share another piece of music. This song always makes me think of riding the train for some reason.

Swingtime in the Rockies by Benny Goodman

Wmotd, Week 4

24/01/2014 — Leave a comment

Feeling pretty blah today after a weird week. So here’s a little music to shake up your afternoon.

Always Alright by Alabama Shakes

By the way, on Sunday we’ll find out if these guys win a Grammy for their performance of this song for the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack.

Wmotd, Week 3

17/01/2014 — Leave a comment

I don’t know about you guys, but it has been a crazy week on my end at least. Lots of days that felt longer than they were and a lot of distance covered. But it’s Friday and that means two things, we can (theoretically) sleep in tomorrow and “weird” music of the day for you guys. Enjoy!

Bicom by Monolake

Wmotd, Week 2

10/01/2014 — Leave a comment

Ok, I’ll admit it. This week’s installment of “weird” music of the day/week isn’t “weird,” at least not to my ears. But the pace and mood of it pretty well captures the busy pace of the week so far (Also, I just like this tune.). How about you? How was your week— productive? slow? icy? Here’s hoping for a pleasant weekend. Enjoy!

Hora Decubitus, Charles Mingus

Wmotd, Week 1

03/01/2014 — Leave a comment

A few years ago, when I lived in Colorado, Fridays became associated with weird music of the week or day (or wmotd if you will). At least once a week, usually Fridays, I’d share a piece of music with a co-worker who had a pretty brutal workload and crazy schedule in and out of the office. It was my small way of saying “hi” and “thinking of you” without interrupting workflow or productivity and giving them a little entertainment for their afternoon break.

It’s been a few years since we’ve worked together and the weird music has been shared consistently among friends. So today I thought about revisiting this habit and trying to re-introduce it into the mix for 2014 (though I can’t promise all of the music will be weird). And since it’s Friday, here’s your music for the week, enjoy:

Wire & Flashing Lights by Professor Kliq