Here are a few of my favorite things. Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes are not among them.
Patrick Wolf – Lupercalia
Loved his album “The Magic Position” and somehow missed the three albums he’s put out since. CD is an import, so MP3 version is cheaper.
Charlotte Martin – Dancing on Needles
I’m still on a Charlotte Martin kick. My favorite song on this one is “Tremble.”
Charlotte Martin – On Your Shore
I’d heard of this artist years ago, but I don’t know why it took me so long to get one of her albums. The more I listen to this album, the more I love it.
We Are Serenades – Criminal Heaven
Happy, poppy music from two Swedes from the bands Shout Out Louds and Laakso.
Louise Burns – Mellow Drama
I stumbled upon this Canadian songwriter on YouTube and bought the album on iTunes right away. I suck at describing music, but I know I like it!
Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
I love, love, LOVE Florence + The Machine. I loved the first album and the second one is made of awesome too. It’s one of those rare albums where I don’t have to skip a single song.
The Brain that Changes Itself
Fascinating book about how our brains are constantly changing and reorganizing, affecting everything from balance to intelligence to love and sexual preference.
Scala & Kolacny Brothers – Hungriges Herz
I’ve had this song on repeat track all day. Not sure what the German lyrics mean. Don’t want to :) By the same group that covered “Creep” in the trailer for “The Social Network.”
Switched at Birth
I’m a bit embarrassed to be watching anything on the ABC Family channel, but this cute little show charmed me. Provides an interesting window into deaf culture too. Watch on Netflix streaming.
"In the Plex" by Steven Levy
An inside look at Google written by an editor of “Wired.” Good to learn more about a company that creates so many products I use: Maps, Calendar, Mail, Analytics, Adsense, Docs, Reader, Checkout, News, Image search. (Blogger too, but not by choice.)