Thursday, May 31, 2007
Music is widely acknowledged as a therapeutic mechanism for people suffering with many different kinds of health issues. Very few things pick up my mood these days, but when I remind myself to turn on my favorite iTunes playlist, I find the music really does help.
Obviously you should turn to whatever music moves and soothes you, but here is a sampling of what I've been listening to and gaining comfort from. These were all chosen because I find them simple, beautiful, relatively upbeat and soft, but not too draining.
Feist - 1234
Wilco - What Light
Brandi Carlilie - Throw It All Away
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
TV on the Radio - Playhouses
Tori Amos - Big Wheel
Bright Eyes - Four Winds
I also have a "Wallowing" playlist (seriously, that's what it's called), but I had to force myself to stop listening to it. I don't need any help driving myself over the edge.
Let me know what you think of these choices and share your faves in the comments.
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