OK - So I have my cushy headphones plugged into my ibook to get some end of the evening destressin' going. You know, stripping my mind of the worries, details, and projects of the day to facilitate quality rest and intersting dreams. I just gotta share some GREAT tunes with you. This is totally related to management because our success depends on us being able to focus and relax our brains (I'd share it even if it didn't relate, though :-)
You GOTTA go to itunes and buy Home by Marc Broussard. Listen to it with headphones, pretty loud. Be prepared to be amazed. It's full, soulful, rockin' and intricate. Love it!
I really like the rhythm and whimsy of Bruce Hornsby's Gonna Be Some Changes Made. This song has great movement and artistry. Well written. Just a smidgen of Sting.
Can you say COOL? Rick Bruan does in Daddy-O. Such a sexy groove and fluid sound. I love brass instruments. OK, so this is not Wynton Marsalis playing Flight of the Bumble Bee (his Baroque CD is one of my favorites), but it's a well played cool jazz tune. Perfect for my pre-sleep chill-down.
Another super cool song is Art of Love by Michael Franks. It's so darned perky and relaxing at the same time.
How about some Cold Duck by Al Jarreau. This is a great chillin' song, but also a great driving song. Jarreau is such an overlooked talent by the younger generation I think (hint, hint,).
I've blogged before that I really dig Dead Can Dance's song Spider's Stratagem - it is one of the most UNIQUE songs I have heard. Amazing, really. Unfortunately, this one''s not available on itunes. But the CD is great (Into the Labyrinth).
Did I mention Home by Marc Broussard? I'm playin' it again....... Go spend $.99 and buy it right now.
All except Dead Can Dance are available on itunes. Enjoy, and please share your favorite mood music with me.