One of my 101 things in 1001 days is to listen to a different CD on the way to and from work each week. I have a relatively short commute–20 minutes in the morning because no one else is on the roads at 6:40 and 30 minues in the evening when I sit at the same stop light 3 times in a row because of all the idiots who try to cut through a shopping center parking lot to skip a light and end up jamming the intersection.
But I digress.
My purpose in doing this is to dig some of the CDs out of our collection in the cobwebby basement that deserve a listen. CDs whose songs weren’t cool enough to make it onto my mp3 player, CDs I haven’t listened to since college. There are some real gems in there, I just have to brave the basement to find them.
However, this week I didn’t bother to get out an old CD (baby steps, people), I instead chose a CD that Mike picked up for me on an impulse a few weeks ago–the soundtrack to the movie Juno.
This soundtrack features Kimya Dawson and the Moldy Peaches, plus classics from the Kinks, Buddy Holly, Mott the Hoople, and The Velvet Underground. If you’ve seen the movie, the soundtrack is absolutely perfect for it. Mostly upbeat in an odd, quirky sort of way (except for the depressing Sonic Youth song), it allowed me to start off my day in a great mood and let me forget all of my frustrations once I left work for the day. I couldn’t ask for more in a soundtrack.
GEM OF THE WEEK:
Anyone Else But You by the Moldy Peaches
Just try to get it out of your head.