Music for the Soul

Songs of My Life – November 2011

Train Wreck by Glen Phillips
This song title summed up how I felt after Halloween weekend. A train wreck. Partied a little too hard on that weekend and it hurt me for days.

Edge of the Moon by Xavier Rudd
A little Xavier always makes me smile.

Coma Therapy by Strata
I really wish this band was still together. They were so good and amazing live. This song is just haunting and beautiful. “I’ve got nothing left to lose but my memories of you…”

Stranger in a Strange Land by 30 Seconds to Mars
Motivated me while I did the NaNoWriMo Challenge which I epically failed at AGAIN.

Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert
November was the land of break ups for my friends. “Lil Sis” Tracy declared this her break up song and played it loudly for me and another co-worker one day. Tracy’s going to be just fine in the end.

Days/Months/Years by Butch Walker
If I had gone through a break up in November, I told Tracy this would have been my break up song.  Butch just does it right.

End Transmission by A.F.I.
When I hear this song, I want to get into my car, turn the radio to 11 and drive fast. Luckily, November was great weather wise and allowed me at least to turn the radio to 11!

Fault Line by The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Love, love, love this song. Maybe one of my favorites from BRMC.

Another Memory by Thornley
Great little Canadian band founded from the ashes of Big Wreck. Just a great song.

Bass Trap by U2
Just a great tune to chill out too.

Skin Tight by Scissor Sisters
I just adore this band and I dig this song. A little song that makes you shake you booty.

Pass At Me by Timbaland featuring Pitbull
Thanks to Boomer playing this in the office next to me, I have another shake ya ass dance song to rock too. I don’t know why, but I just like Pitbull. This makes me want to get onto a dance floor and salsa the night away.

Get It Right by Gareth Asher featuring Nappy Roots
Gareth does Gareth the only way Gareth can…being amazing. He remixed his own song and made a great song even better.

Naked by Opiate for the Masses
“Sitting numb on your throne, how weak your kingdom has grown, I’m going to be the straw that finally breaks it. Once a reflection of you, now you’re a fraction of this. When tables turn the world is recreated.” Enough said.

Bama Breeze by Jimmy Buffett
This song reminds me of my favorite watering hole The Gin Mill. Just like this song, The Gin Mill is family.

Defying Gravity by Jimmy Buffett (from Encores)
Jimmy dedicates this song to a friend who has passed away and says, “I think all you do in situations like that you carry on like how you know they would want you to do it.” I have heard this version over a dozen times, but it connected with me. Just do the one who has left this world proud.

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move on by Jimmy Buffett
This song is a constant reminder to me 2 things: THE TIME IS NOW and to Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On.

Super Bass by Nicki Manaj
Thank God for my youngest niece, Taylor, and her comedic ways. This 2 year old loves this song and has the best dance moves to it. I hear it, I think of her.

Circle by Donavon Frankenreiter
A fantastic cover of Eddie Brickell.