Monday, April 10, 2006

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I went to a baby shower for an old friend (well she's not old and for that matter neither am I, really, but you know what I mean) this weekend in Los Angeles. It was crazy good to see old friends, especially ones with tummies protruding in peculiar ways. It was crazy good to stay with the loveliest of friends who want to talk about what motivates us and inspires us, engaging and inspirational through and through. Anyway, I brought my pal a quiet CD of music, lullabies sort of, kind of, and the idea for that came from a new friend (young friend?) Heather from I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS (I love that she does the whole CAPS THING.) Isn't it odd, but I had always given rousing music, stirring music, not calming music as gifts. What does that say about me? So I made up a CD of sweet beauties, many from Heather's own list of Lullabies, which I share with you from her to me to you. I love being the middle man. She also sent over the peanut butter to this jelly in the form of a "Playtime" mix but I am gonna hold on to that till next week when I'm gone. (More on that later.) So without further adieu, Heather's Cool Kid Lullaby Mix with a few MP3s. Have fun seeking out the rest...

1. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
2. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Mama Cass
3. Be Still My Child - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
4. Blackbird - Beatles
5. Twilight - David Gray
6. La Noyee - Carla Bruni
7. Baby Mine - Alison Krauss
8. The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
9. Out Of The Woods - Nickel Creek
10. The Rainbow Connection - Sarah McLachlan
11. Love Me Tender - Norah Jones
12. Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
13. The Sea and The Rhythm - Iron & Wine
14. Like A Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
15. All My Life - Evan Dando
16. Heartbeats - Jose Gonzales
17. The Long Day Is Over - Norah Jones
18. Common Thread - Bobby McFerrin
19. Can't Help Falling In Love - Eels
20. Can I Stay? - Ray LaMontagne
21. Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) - Dixie Chicks

Thank you Heather. Love the mix, love your blog. If you folks don't read it yet, I highly suggest you do, she's my desert island blog.

More about: I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS; Iron & Wine; Corinne Bailey Rae; Evan Dando; Jose Gonzales; Eels; Ray LaMontagne


heather said...

your post makes me smile so much! thanks for featuring this and sharing the love. I DO THE ALL CAPS THING FOR MY BLOG TITLE for this reason: It is a pearl jam lyric (i know, i know) and I couldn't figure out how to capitalize it otherwise: I am fuel, You are friends looked weird, as did I Am Fuel, You Are Friends, or any other variation therein. Or no caps looked weird too. So I settled on all caps and I've never looked back.

I am thrilled to be your desert island blog, and I am 26. Is that young? I guess maybe? What is age, anyway.

Back to the topic, it warms the cockles of my heart to think of your hip mama friend somewhere listening to some of the songs that I envisioned for a lullaby mix. :)))

Stephen K. said...

I thought I was the only one with a mix like this, but leave it to Heather (I don't think I've once disagreed with her musical tastes over at the Fuelspot). Just thought I'd add some from my mix (which initally started from looking up the originals that Loggins covers very well on his two 'Pooh Corner' albums.):

Your Heart Will Lead You Home - Kenny Loggins (from the Tigger Movie)
Pure Imagination - Gene Wilder (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
Return to Pooh Corner - Kenny Loggins (the original:House at Pooh Corner is an old favorite)
Gracie - Ben Folds
St. Judy's Comet - Paul Simon
Golden Slumbers - Beatles or the cover by Ben Folds (from 'I am Sam')
That'll Do - Peter Gabriel (from Babe)
Baby - Dave Matthews
the Last Unicorn - Loreena McKennitt or America (from the Motion Picture)
Love - John Lennon also Beautiful Boy
Somewhere Out There - (from An American Tale)
Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) - Billy Joel
Flying Dreams - (from the Secret of NIMH)
Lullaby to an Anxious Child - Sting
Goodnight - the Beatles
Imagination - Ernie (from Sesame Street)

I know these are mostly very slow, maybe overly so, but it's a Lullaby Album.

My Blog said...

So I made up a CD of sweet beauties, many from Heather's own
list of Lullabies, which I share with you from her to me to you.