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One Sunday Morning: A Playlist

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“The making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art.  Many do’s and don’ts.  First of all, you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel.  This is a delicate thing.” (High Fidelity)

Over the past few weeks, one of my work projects has me thinking about playlists a lot: about how they can capture a mood perfectly, about how they can change your mood more effectively than almost anything else, and how they indeed are a very subtle art.

As the first of what might become a regular feature of this blog, I’m going to share a playlist.  This one seeks to capture the feeling of the song title that wraps it up: one Sunday morning.

Here’s the screen shot of the songs and artists; below is a link that will take you to the music itself (technology willing).  Enjoy.

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One Sunday Morning

30 Words of Music, Day 19: Sneaky

Sometimes the best songs are sneak attacks.  They tiptoe up on you and before you know it you have a new companion that is firmly planted in your subconscious.  In a world full of songs that will do anything to clamor for your attention, it’s the sneaky ninjas that are worth savoring.

Here’s a new ninja-like song that’s delightfully difficult to describe.  The artist, who goes by the name Sleepyvillain, is intriguingly described in the following blurb from Pigeons and Planes

Sleepyvillain (Akila Fields) is an artist from Portland, Oregon who spent three years traveling to every major city and living in an 8 x 8 train car as a musician for Barnum and Bailey. He also spent time playing jazz gigs, and his unique musical experiences have led up to this.

Soft Shoe, Sleepyvillain

One of the nice little lyrical turns to be discovered: “I keep climbing this mountain, you keep raising the peak.  I give a period, you give you me question marks.”

In a world littered with shouters, sometimes it’s best to stay sneaky.