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Jammy’s Jam of the Day – September 15, 2012

Today’s jam of the day is “Bright Whites” by Kishi Bashi.  I was turned on to this artist earlier this week by the good folks over at You, Me & Charlie when they posted an interview with Kishi Bashi from the FYF Fest held recently in LA.

I’m really enjoying the vibe of the tracks.  It makes me just want to chill in my backyard and read, take a long drive somewhere, or just enjoy the music and think about life.  Somewhat perfect for me right now.

You can check it out on band camp or on Spotify.

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend 🙂

The xx “Coexist”

Now that I have Spotify, I actually hear more new music when it is new and also by the original artists, and not just via covers from Glee.

As a result of this development, I’ve been listening to “Coexist” by The xx this week.  And you should too. Seriously. Go. Listen.

This seems to be the perfect music for the fact that the weather is getting colder.  Just the perfect amount of mellow with out being too angsty.   I can’t wait to spend some time this weekend listening to this album while reading and just enjoying some me time.  Maybe even while reading by the fire in my backyard.  Decisions!

Oh, and if you’re Spotify, you can listen to this album here.


Inspiration can hit at any time


As I was leaving work today, I was struck by the beauty of the sunset. I captured it the best I could with my phone, since it was the only gear I had with me today. When I got home, I was able to get a few snaps with my lomo cam.

Enjoy. I know I did.

I came to an odd realization this weekend. . .

I will admit, I never really listened to Bjork before, a sad byproduct of the apparent musical cave I live in.  (I’m working on it, the whole “expanding my musical horizons thing”).  However after I saw a mention of one of her songs somewhere, I fired up one of the best things I’ve ever had to feed my addiction to music, Spotify, and did a quick search.  Other than a brief period where I was in a Natalie Merchant mood, I’ve pretty much been on an all-Bjork-all-the-time kick.

Luckily for me, I have quite a lot to catch up on, but already have some favorites among her songs.

What was this realization I came to this weekend?  I’m a fan of her music, really dig the vibe of the tracks, and am upset that I didn’t listen to it sooner.  It’s like she found a way to turn the randomness that goes on in my head and in my life into music.

Her songs are varied – some are upbeat and peppy, while others are much more low-key and almost sad.  They go from very electronic to songs having orchestral elements and everything in between.  They are quite random, and quirky and I enjoy it immensely (even if most of the time I have no idea what she is saying).

Even after a few days of listening, you can see how her music has grown and developed and changed, while still staying the same at its core.  I’d like to think this is a reflection of the journey that any one of us goes through over time.  We are constantly adapting to our life experiences and adding to taking away things that maybe just don’t fit anymore or that add value to what we are doing.

Long story short, I really am loving this musical journey I’ve been on as of late.  I’ve found some great new music, added a few tracks to my Me playlist.

I may be unexpectedly counting myself as a fan of Bjork, at to a greater extent “electronic” music, just don’t expect me to start wearing some of the “outfits” she does.

And with that, I will retreat back to my comfy chair and do some more reading.  I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend and that you took some time to do something for you.

Much <3 to you all.

Cheers 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my latest and greatest adventure!