Music to Spin By: Cozy Friday

Today, we’ve had an April snow. 6″ of April snow. So this is a list of all the things that would cheer me up on a cold, snowy Friday night.

  1. Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello. No, it’s not very Goth. But it is fun. All of Gogol Bordello’s music is fun, and when I listen to it it makes me happy. Give it a try.
  2. The Night is an Ocean – Winter Aid. This person makes some lovely music.
  3. Elegy for a Solitary Year – Jill Tracy. I love Jill Tracy. She’s a brilliant pianist and composer. This is an instrumental piece, an improvisation that is thoughtful and sweet and a little dark. If you need some new Giftmas music, try out Silver Smoke, Star of Night.
  4. Piece for Solo Flute – Dead Can Dance. An old favorite that I have to listen to a couple of times a year or so. It has a breathy, wooden flute sound to it. I doubt that it is, there are ways that you can get a silver flute to sound that way (or a synthesizer).
  5. Wish You Were Here – Rasputina. Somehow it sounds better when it’s played on cellos.
  6. Pink Moon – Nick Drake.
  7. I Often Dream of Trains – Robyn Hitchcock. I used to sing this to BabyGoth to get her to sleep.
  8. Sea, Swallow Me – Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd. This whole CD, The Moon and the Melodies, was also a big bedtime favorite.

That’s about it for today. It was a long, brutal week that felt like all of us at work were on our own. Which we were. Have a lovely weekend and dream about whatever you like best.