Its early Sunday morning and I'm wide awake, as usual. I was never much of a late sleeper, besides, my cat starts making noise and being generally annoying if I'm not up by 6:05. So cat fed, and coffee consumed, I'm ready to start the day. There's only one problem, my husband, the night owl is still sleeping, so whatever I do, I must do it quietly. So if I want to enjoy some music in these early hours, I must rely on that marvel of modern technology, the i-pod.
Being old school, I never thought I would have much use for an i-pod, heck, I still had a Walkman that had a radio and played cassette tapes, I even had a portable CD player, why did I need an i-pod? I might as well have said, "why did I need a digital camera?" Once I saw the little I-Pod Shuffle, I was hooked. I couldn't believe something that small could hold so much music.
So here is a random sampling of the over 3 hours of music I have stored on mine.
Norweigan Wood, You Won't See Me, and Drive My Car - the Beatles
Yes, I know that Sgt. Pepper was their masterpiece, but I prefer the simpler, sometimes catchier songs from Rubber Soul and Revolver.
Guinevere - Crosby, Stills and Nash
Sigh....some of the sweetest harmonies on the planet.
Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
I've loved this song since I was kid. Believe it or not, Al Stewart is playing at a music venue nearby. Wish I could go.
End of the Innocence and New York Minute - Don Henley
Definitley Don Henley's best solo album, I love Bruce Hornsby's piano on End of the Innocence.
Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft
Saturday in the Park - Chicago
Both songs from my childhood, they always evoke happy memories of a simpler time.
Dreaming with a Broken Heart - John Mayer
Yes, I do like some contemporay music.
Make Love Stay - Dan Fogelberg
I know, I know, more mellow 70's music, but I did say this was music for a Sunday morning.
Moondance and And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
Fantastic album, enough said.
Somewhere Down the Crazy River and Fallen Angel - Robbie Robertson
Most people only know Robbie Robertson for his work with The Band, but he's had some incredible solo albums that showcase his deep, smoky voice.
Closer to Fine - the Indigo Girls
Some of the best (female) harmonies on the planet. This song came out when most of my friends were college age, I remember hearing this coming from many a dorm room.
Forgive me if this list sounds like a classic rock radio station without the commercials, but the point is music should make us feel good and this music is kind of like my comfort food. Which reminds me, its time for breakfast. Enjoy your Sunday everybody!