“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” – William Congreve

Despite the new technology, I still listen to music mostly via old-school CDs. I’m not big on adapting technology for technology’s sake – and the visual artist/writer in me just loves the cover art and liner notes.

This page will be updated – features some of my favourite music/artists. Lately, I’ve been listening to Toronto-based indie artists (see the list below).

Favourite artists:

  • Adele
  • A-ha
  • Jann Arden
  • The Beatles
  • The Carpenters
  • Chopin
  • Holly Cole
  • Neil Diamond (early work)
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Heart
  • Elton John
  • Norah Jones
  • Eurhythmics
  • kd lang
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Annie Lennox
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Mozart
  • Once movie soundtrack
  • U2

Some fave local Greater Toronto Area-based artists/bands:

I also dig:

Favourite recordings/albums:

  • 21 (Adele)
  • Amadeus soundtrack (Neville Marriner conducts The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)
  • Carpenters Gold Greatest Hits
  • Commitments soundtrack
  • Free (Jann Arden)
  • Hunting High and Low (A-ha)
  • Hymns of the 49th Parallel (kd lang)
  • Joshua Tree (U2)
  • Magnolia soundtrack (Aimee Mann)
  • Once (movie) soundtrack (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova)
  • Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Synchronicity (The Police)
  • Touch (Eurythmics)
  • Uncover Me (Jann Arden)

Some lyrics I really love:

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. – Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)

There’s only us, there’s only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way. No day but today. (Rent soundtrack)

Oh I wish you could wrap yourself around me, I am gripped by a loneliness. Oh I wish you could wrap yourself around me, I’d be released in your tenderness. (chorus from Water’s Edge – Cyndi Lauper)

I need your grace to remind me to find my own. (Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol)

Feet on ground, heart in hand, facing forward be yourself. (Good Mother – Jann Arden)

You fail, you fall, you rise again… (Second Chance – Heather Hill)

Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice / You’ll make it now (Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard)

Who can  say if I’ve been changed for the better / but, because I knew you I have been changed for good. (For Good, from the musical Wicked – Stephen Schwartz)

Adele’s Someone Like You is one of my favourite songs right now – and I love this version even more than the one on the CD (plus it features a short description of the song’s orgin at the beginning):

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