Thursday, October 16, 2008

Raw & Juicy Music Exchange: Try This at Home!

Hey, I've been on vacation (hurray!) and haven't posted, but now I have lots to share so there will be many in the next few days. I start teaching again on Monday for my second semester - how time flies!

Last week Wild Rose (the yoga studio I practice at) held a Music Exchange and Potluck party with the theme of Raw Food & Juice (several people in the WR family had just done a juice fast and wanted to continue that theme of food). It sort of morphed into healthy food + any form of chocolate, but I was completely okay with that. We decided that chocolate is exempt from all the rules: it's vegan, raw, and calorie-free. The idea was bring some food and the 10 best songs you can think of and share.

It was a great party, and WOW, I ended up with some really cool music. I wouldn't hesitate to say the WR community is eclectic; we have people from all over the world who have lived and traveled all over the world. It's funny how you still gravitate towards what you love though. I listen to a playlist of all the collected songs and a song will come on and I think, "hey what a great song - oh, I put this on here." In the spirit of love lists, here are 10 songs I love that I chose to share.
1. World Spins Madly On - The Weepies
2. Helen - Nizlopi
3. These Streets - Paolo Nutini
4. What About Everything? - Carbon Leaf
5. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
6. Rainstorm - Matthew Brookshire
7. Closer - Joshua Radin
8. Collide - Howie Day
9. Tears & Rain - James Blunt
10. Wait for Love - Matt White

What are yours?

Even though I took the time to look through all my music, I could have just cliked the "Top 25 Most Played" button in itunes, because my top 10 were, of course, the ones I have listened to the most, each with a play count of over 50 (and that's just in itunes - when I get into a song, I listen to it over and over again!).
Despite my gravitation towards my own contributions, I do love a lot of the music I received, especially "Sweet" by Jehro, check it out and do a music exchange in your community!


Jackson said...

What, roasting coffee beans doesn't count?

Ali said...

you mean the chocolate?
I was just joking, chocolate is not raw, vegan OR calorie-free!

Oh and forgot to mention, Thanks to you for introducing me to most of the music on my top 10 list :)

Jackson said...

Of course =).