Thursday, August 31, 2006 Gray...*


I love it when the weather matches my mood. Today it is overcast and the temperature is mild. The day feels like a blank canvas.

I wish music was rated like wine. Wine has guidelines such as: white wine is only served with chicken, seafood, and other white meats; red wine goes with red meat; certain sweeter wines are paired best with desserts. Perhaps genres of music could be paired with moods?

Tonight I need to buy some music for the upcoming road trip. Recommendations?

*Song by Ani DiFranco


Blogger Mad Ethel said...

I'm not sure what your interests are. Scott and I have a cd that we have deemed our "roadtrip music." Somehow it has always found it's way into the player. It's Collective Soul. I don't know the name of the album, but the cd looks white with a honeycomb design on it.
Otherwise, I would suggest Dido, Nelly Furtado, Morcheeba, Portishead, Air, or something to that effect. Road trips are fun. Good luck finding the music to accompany it!

3:26 PM  
Blogger inkyhack said...

Anything by Tom Waits.

4:01 PM  
Blogger 2complx said...

Sometimes I find my mood matching the weather

12:25 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Driving at night, the soundtrack to Paris, Texas.

Driving in the daytime, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee.

Or else, you can buy Schoolhouse Rocks as a CD now.

7:18 AM  
Blogger RC said...

i love gray days...they're my favorite.

Something fun for a road trip...i always enjoy a little Jack Johnson...or how about India.Aire.

I don't know they were the first two things that popped into my head.

--RC of

5:44 PM  
Blogger Garth said...

I'm probably too late (story of my life) but I would recommend anything by The Thievery Corporation

9:22 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

Inkyhack is smart. Listen to Inkyhack. Also, Mad Ethel's onto something as well. I'd add in some Beck and Poe and it's off you go.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Southern (in)Sanity said...

The recent CD by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris is outstanding and "relaxing," in my opinion.

2:42 PM  
Blogger James said...

M.Ward, Ray Lamontagne, Death Cab For Cutie....and I agree with inkyhack anything by Tom Waits

2:56 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

RWA's right about the Mark & Emmylou, the tracks I've heard are great.

7:51 AM  
Blogger AWG said...

It's not gray here in Oklahoma. Just cooler - and yes, 82 F is cooler ;-)

12:23 AM  
Blogger AWG said...

Oh, and in the fall, chances are I'll pull out some 10,000 Maniacs or The Ocean Blue.

12:24 AM  
Blogger dean r said...

finally waking up to some cool mornings here where I don't have to throw off the cover cause its getting hot, but instead can lay there and enjoy the warmth. ready for some cool weather here in okc.
good post. dtr

6:41 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

There are few words to describe the awesomeness of Ani DiFranco.

Other gray-day favorites:

Counting Crows
Ben Folds

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look into Bryan Ferry - the album "Mamouna" with a Mondavi Reserve Merlot and a Lindt Dark Truffle, scented candle of your choice (make sure you turn off your crackberry).

SHHH. Don't tell anyone... I have exceeded my RDA of "sissy points" with this post. I am a guy.

4:54 AM  

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