VanderMusic on the NYT Papercuts Blog: What’s the Soundtrack to Your Life?

The New York Times Papercuts Blog has posted a list with notes of the music Ann and I have been listening to recently. Everything from Ray Davies* to Willard Grant to The New Pornographers to Supersystem. Check it out.

What’ve you been listening to? And why do you like it or hate it? What’s the soundtrack to your life right now?

*JB’s gonna hate that one.


  1. Timblynod says

    I’ve been listening to Symphonic Chronicles for going on a decade now (gah! what happened to the years?!)

    Some of his music is more electronic, ambient-rich, but mostly it’s an altogether unique experience, like being seized up and transported into Some Other Place.

  2. says

    Right now it is Earth‘s The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull. I have been so enamored by it, that not only did I blog about it, I also created a video for one of the songs.

    I also just found, and am really digging, Shearwater. Both Rook and Palo Santo are awesome albums.

  3. says

    Well, I just got home from walking downtown and back. Here’s what popped up on the ipod during the trip, when, for an hour or so, it literally was the soundtrack to my life. Lou Reed, Los Lobos, Steely Dan, Tom Waits, Peter Perrett, The Beatles, Brian Eno, Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, The Bongos, The Turtles, Rank and File, The Pretenders, Yo La Tengo, Genya Ravan.

    A fairly representative sample of the kind of stuff I listen to. Guess it’s fairly obvious which musical era I developed my tastes in.

  4. says

    Love Arcade Fire’s “Intervention”!

    Lupe Fiasco’s wonderfully apocalyptic “Streets on fire” has got me giving rap music another look.