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Music From A Dear Friend

My music tastes tend to be quite eclectic and varied, spanning the divide between musical generations and genres in a unique and sometimes surprising fashion. The playlists in my iTunes are most often a reflection of my current mood or something important happening in my life at that very moment - as I would suspect most people's are. Thus "My Playlist" tends to be an ever evolving thing and rarely is a list kept for longer then a week. The exception being a rather permanent playlist that is listened to quite loudly whenever I feel the need to dance around my living room in order to dispel feelings of frustration, anger or sorrow.

Recently, however, most of the music/playlists I have been listening to were suggested to me or created specifically for me by a friend and I've kept them for quite some time. I've listened to the first one he sent at least 100 times already, and that's probably under estimating the count. His tastes quite mirror my own, which is surprising to say the least and for awhile we even had a "game" of song suggestions for each other, most of which were chosen because in one way or another they described our friendship. Thanks to him I've discovered some of my new favourite artists and songs that will now always hold a special place in my heart.

In the last week I asked him for a new one and he created this playlist for me, it being a compilation of songs that are amongst his favourites and just contains some really good, mellow music. I've been listening to it continuously today as I try to write and accomplish things at home (neither of which tasks have been as productive as I had hopped) and decided to share it with you.

Hopefully you discover some new favourites or re-discover some old ones in the list. Either way I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. 

Warning: It's a little long. Just deal with it!


Titanium - Gavin Mikhail
Crazy - Shawn Colvin
Crazy Love - Brian McKnight
Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Fall On Me - R.E.M.
Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp
He Went To Paris - Jimmy Buffett
Pumped Up Kicks - Chamberlin
Southerner - Trent Dabbs
Never Be The Same - The Kin
Every Day - Rascal Flats
Standing Outside The Fire - Garth Brooks
It's You - Tony Lucca
Rejoice - For The Kings
Window Blues - Band of Horses
Windows Are Rolled Down - Amos Lee
Autumn - Paolo Nutini
Brick - Ben Folds
Hazy - Counting Crows
Inside These Lines - Trent Dabbs
The Riddle - Five For Fighting
Remember When - Alan Jackson
Never Say Never - The Fray
Overcome - Live
The Drugs Don't Work - Ben Harper
Collide - Howie Day
Alive - Pearl Jam
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Drifting Further Away - Powderfinger
Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground - Willie Nelson
What a Good Boy - Barenaked Ladies
Truly - Lionel Richie
Stop And Stare - OneRepublic
Lifetime - Beth Hart
If I Should Fall Behind - Bruce Springsteen
Breathe In Breathe Out - Mat Kearney
Angel - Jack Johnson
Mustang Sally - Buddy Guy
Sailing - Christopher Cross
Hook - Blues Traveler


Thank you, so much, to my friend for creating this.

* big hugs*
Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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Ooo, there are some really good songs on that but so many I don't know. Still have to listen to that version of Titanium. You're lucky to have such a good friend. I miss the days of mixed tapes. I have a close friend who made a CD for me, but that was a few years ago. I made one back for him, and they've now combined into one playlist on each of our iPhones. The playlist has our names and "Our Best at Our Worst" as the title. :) Every time we listen to it, we smile with the memories of much mischief.

There are a lot of awesome songs on here! I love how mixed tapes/playlists and songs can bring back me oriel and feelings, make us smile and remember with fondness.

Me oriel? Really auto-correct? Memories, it's supposed to be memories.

Lol. Damn autocorrect. I thought we were switching to baseball or ornithology. ;)

Yes, songs and smells instantly take me back.