FALL PLAYLIST (PART 2)
Continuing the list from the last blog [link], here are few more songs in our library that I think fit the upcoming season so perfectly.
Frederic Chopin - Nocturne In Eb Major, Op. 9, No. 2
Chopin’s compositions always have a sort of tenderness about them. I’m ashamed to say, but for a long time I just dismissed a majority of classical and piano music as “boring.” Then I started listening to Chopin. Like I said about the Joni Mitchell song in the last blog, imagine starting your morning with this!
Simon and Garfunkel – Sound of Silence
Simon and Garfunkel were made for fall. Paul Simon’s lyrics are something of legend. Listening to this song is like reading a few pages out of a great novel. Personally, I envision walking on a dark, rainy night listening to this song. Very wondrous.
R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
Maybe it’s the mandolin or the distinct wobble in Michael Stipe’s voice, but this song has always been able to capture me. This is especially true when the weather is grey and cold (as it often is up here in Seattle). It’s desperate but not too bleak. More so, it makes think about the lyrics and play it over and over.
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
A far cry from “Surfin USA” or “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” but “God Only Knows” is easily my favorite Beach Boys song. It still has their hopeful lyrics but with a more contemplative tempo and tone. The light horns at the beginning and the bass breaks are a great pick-up when things get too gray.