Thursday, September 2, 2010

13 playlist

So I inherited an I-pod after Buddy got a new one the other day, I never really wanted an mp3 player, I like to listen to the radio, see what's new out there, station-surf while driving. But lately there seems to be nothing to listen to, all talk, or the same old songs over and over.

Now I have this new technology, and started loading it up, there are about 300 songs on there so far. When looking over the list, there are a lot of oldies, guess that is who I am, an oldie. A few new things, some songs from my favorite movies.

I love the old lyrics, some songs make me smile from the picture in my head.

Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce - our first apartment in surburbia of Atlanta, Jim Croce on the stereo - there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them

Young and newly married we went to concerts - Elton John at the Atlanta Stadium in his electric suit, Three Dog Night, and of course John Denver - I've been lately thinking about my life's time, all the things I've done and how it's been

Our first dog was named after John Sebastian - Do you believe in magic?

Great beach songs: Kokomo by the Beach Boys - Aruba, Jamaica ooh I wanna take ya to Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama,and Bobby McFerrin's Don't worry, be happy, and a newer one, Toes by Zac Brown - I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world

Fun movie tunes - Summer Love from Grease with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and again John Travolta dancing to Chain of Fools in Michael, and that young Tom Cruise in Top Gun - You've lost that lovin feeling

Our traditional family vacation traveling song - On the road again just can't wait to get on the road again by Willie Nelson

Songs that tell stories like Don McLean's American Pie - A long long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile, and Let it Be by the Beatles - When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, Harrin Chapin's Taxi, and Cat's in the Cradle.

Throw in some John Mayer, Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow and the list is starting to round out nicely.

New music? Some Zac Brown, Sugarland, Taylor, Kenny, Brad, maybe someday these new songs will bring back memories, but for now the oldies are in my head and on my playlist.

What's on your playlist?

Music makes pictures and often tells stories
All of it magic and all of it true
And all of the pictures and all of the stories
All of the magic, the music is you
~John Denver

Thursday 13


Self Sagacity said...

Very nice to have all those memories linked to your 13 songs playlist. I like many of them too. :-)

colleen said...

I never could get used to how to find the songs easily, not like a CD you just put on. Then mine got stolen. I do miss the songs, like you I had my own personal collection.

Eddie said...


I relate! I inhterited my son's MP3 player which suited me just fine. I enjoyed it to much he gave me an ipod for Father's Day and I am having a ball scrutinlzine my main list and picking a wide variety of songs to cover the upcoming week. I'm trying to go A thru Z too... which complicates my system. And to just make things interesting I just subscribed to NPR's free PODCASTs on history and science stuff.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I'm trying to load books on my MP3 player. Hoping the library has free ones to download soon!

I am Harriet said...

I have a few of those on my iPod as well.

Have a great Thursday!

Alice Audrey said...

A playlist full of oldies but a tendency to listen to new stuff on the radio, you sound like me.

Danielle said...

Great playlist. I love songs. Especially don't worry, be happy...the kids love dancing to it!

Ana said...

I listened to Kokomo today! :) Love Jim Croce!