Talk about revealing yourself. Today at Tim Russert's funeral, what music did they play? His ipod. I thought that was very cool; a very ingenious way to say who someone was. You can know a lot about someone without knowing anything about the music they listen to when they're alone. I love putting my iPod on Shuffle Songs and taking whatever comes up. Sometimes it's exactly the right mix. Today, for instance, at the gym, the first song was a Caribbean beat, perfect for getting me started; John Mayer was next, then Jack Johnson, Chris Isak, and so on. It was just right.
So, baring my soul, here's my iPod list, by genre.
Alternative: Ditty Bops
Blues: Amos Lee, John Mayer, Keb Mo
Classical: English Ladymass, Chant, Yo Yo Ma, Joshua Bell
Country: Alison Kraus, Brooks & Dunn, Dixie Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Rascal Flatts
Easy Listening: Paolo Conte (Italian jazz)
Folk: Ray LaMontagne
Jazz Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock & guest artists
Latin: Buena Vista Social Club
New Age: Ramon Bermudez jr.
Pop: Carol King, Jack Johnson, Madeleine Peyroux, Norah Jones, Van Morrison, Yusuf
R&B: Alicia keys, Corinne Bailey Rae, Destiny's Child, India Arie, Mary J. Blige, Michael McDonald
Rock: Chris Isack, James Taylor, Los Lonely Boys, Santana, Sting
World: Edith Piaf, Malaysian beats, French Caribbean
Soundtracks: Big Night, Boys on the Side, Bridget Jones Diary, I Still Love this Game, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Sleepless in Seattle, Smokey Joe's Cafe