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I am sure I have said it before but it’s true, I cannot play an instrument and probably can’t carry a tune to save my life….. yet music speaks to me profoundly and it never ceases to amaze me how pivotal a role it plays in my memories:

The Elvis tunes that woke us up far too early on Saturday mornings!

Making up lyrics to a well known tune of the time and laughing our asses off! Mel you know I’m talking about you!

54-40 rehearsed repeatedly in a basement. my only real groupie experience

Cheap nights at Moviola’s no diggity, no doubt!

Pretty much anything MC had playing…. except The Tragically Hip yeah, yeah I know. fellow Canadians may hang their heads and shake them in disbelief now

Tubthumping. *shudders from the onslaught of pleasant and horrid memories*

The one that was playing when I kissed the guy in the bathroom of that bar that time….okay, I really only remember the guy….also that it felt more 50 Shades elevator than gross this is a bathroom at the time 😉

Driving fast with the windows down with no real destination in mind.

Metallica playing loudly and tiny kicks in rhythm from the soon-to-be-born boy.

I wonder if I will still feel the same about these songs in another 10 years?

Lambs Become Lions-Not All Treasure Is Silver And Gold

Florence + the Machine-No Light, No Light

Of Monsters and Men-Little Talks

Fun-We Are Young

Dragonette-Let It Go

City and Colour- The Grand Optimist

HA! Who am I kidding? Of course I will because when I hear this

it takes me back to my 12yo self, in my 12yo’s bedroom with the magazine wallpaper, daydreaming things only 12yo girls dream and falling in love….with the music.

*I do not own the rights to any music listed above, YouTube, or videos*


Last week sometime Brittany at Barefoot Foodie posted her soundtrack for the day and seriously if you aren’t reading her blog yet there is something wrong with you because she is HILARIOUS and I thought it was a fantastic idea.

so I am copying it.

only with my own playlist, not hers, because I don’t think we have the same taste in music at all….jokes, she has some great tunes on there, especially Coconut Records – West Coast

and since I will be spending some quality time with my sewing machine on Friday and I always have music playing I thought I would share some with you….you don’t have to like it.

after all these are my faves, you can go make a list of your own to share.

Also, this list is not really in order of preference…just the first 10 random songs that played on my Sony Walkman….yes, Walkman! no iPods here.

1. Florence and the Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)


2. MGMT – Kids – I don’t like the actual video for this song sorry.


3. City and Colour – Sleeping Sickness


4. The Watchmen – All Uncovered – seriously one of MY ABSOLUTE FAVES


5. Deathcab For Cutie – I Will Follow You into the Dark


6. She & Him – Sentimental Heart


7. Kings of Leon – Pyro


8. Adele – Chasing Pavements


9. Arkells – Pullin’ Punches


10. Mumford and Sons – White Blank Page


Also on Friday we will be saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to my beloved country so as with this list, my Friday sewing music will definitely include some great Canadian bands!

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