Friday, November 20, 2015

Live With a Soundtrack

Good music is 90% of this farm. New music is 99% of what keeps me going, constantly inspired and wanting to live my life with a soundtrack. I have been listening to a few fantastic albums this month and wanted to share songs like Here, by Alessia Cara. Which is a soulful and gorgeous song I wish I had to listen to in college when I hated being at every single stupid party I got talked into going to. That woman can sing.

I am really enjoying Upstate New York's own X Ambassadors, whom you know from recent hits of theirs like Jungle and Renegades - but this song... Wow. So amazingly beautiful and perhaps even more so with none of the effects and just a piano. If you haven't already downloaded VHS or picked up the album, do yourself that little favor.

Every single morning here starts with songs and caffeine. Everything from Miley Cyrus (who I think is amazing) to showtunes. It cranks me into a higher gear, getting me excited about the day ahead and the life I chose. What are you listening to?


Blogger Kate said...

I absolutely love X Ambassadors. My Pandora stations started playing them a couple months back and I was wondering how I'd never heard them before? SO GOOD. Free & Lonely and Unsteady are my faves. Gorgeous is my current soundtrack :)

Currently listening to the new Adele album at work...

November 20, 2015 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger fitgardenerkristine said...

So, I'm embarrassed to even admit this right now, but I have been listening to Christmas music. I know, I know it's not even Thanksgiving and I'm breaking my cardinal rule of NO CHRISTMAS ANYTHING BEFORE THANKSGIVING!

But it's not just any Christmas music. I love the old stuff. Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry, but I also like Trans Siberian Orchestra.

My favorite and what I really like to listen to is big band music especially when they play patriotic songs. Loved this music since I was a child.

November 20, 2015 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger papersparrow said...

Such a neat coincidence you mention X Ambassadors. I heard "Renegades" on the radio as I drove into work this morning and was instantly enthralled. Stayed in the car at my job's parking lot until the song completed. Thank-you for providing the group name and song title :)

November 20, 2015 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Renegades is lovely! You know Jungle from TV spots, here are the bellas singing it:

November 20, 2015 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Christmas music already!?!?!

November 20, 2015 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Went to the used book sale at the library, night before last, scored 4 CDs for $1@. Alison Krause, Mumford & Sons, Steve Martin, and Glee: The Warblers (because Blackbird & Raise Your Glass).

Haven't had a chance to listen to any of them yet, though, because I'm listening to "The Dirty Life" by Kristin Kimball.

November 20, 2015 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger English sheep gal said...

Still on a 'Shovels & Rope' kick at the moment, playing their CD's over and over on my commute to work. Actually I went online last night and ordered their CD's to give as gifts this Christmas, have a few people in mind who may enjoy the documentary about them too (by Moving Picture Boys).

When I'm knitting on my lunchbreak at work I pull up Youtube on my Kindle and watch them perform, via those searches I discovered NPR Tiny Desk concert series where bands cram into the NPR offices and play a short live set of about 3 songs. Some great bands I'm familiar with, and seeing lots of new ones I'd never heard of but like a lot.

My fave live Shovels and Rope performance (on Youtube) is Lay Low recorded at Pickathon - just amazing vocal talent.

Had a great surprise when I got online last night and spotted they released a new album TODAY! 'Busted Jukebox volume 1' is now on order - a treat for me.

Jenna - to balance out all those anger spewing haters here's a message from another perspective. I had never heard of this band before you mentioned them on the blog, posted links to their songs, a trailer to the documentary. Listening to their amazing talent makes me so happy, and now I am excited to pass on their music to my friends and family too. Sure there's a poetic phrase about you putting 1 pebble in the pond and how far the ripples reach, but can't quite get it, so I'll just say THANKS.

November 20, 2015 at 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listen to Katie Herzig or Metric when I need to get in the frame of mind that makes me most productive and even-keeled. Crowded House when I want to go back in time. Pink Martini when I'm cooking. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear is getting a lot of airplay near me. I like it, but not sure I 'get it' the same way I do Fleet foxes, Father John Misty, Bon Iver, or Broken Bells.

November 20, 2015 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Richard Green said...

Rising Appalachia's new album Wider Circles is gorgeous.

Jenna, big fan. Thanks for sharing all your great stuff!

November 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Agricultural Blog said...

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November 24, 2015 at 4:52 AM  

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