What I’m listening to… #febphotoaday #day29 #whatimlisteningto (Taken with instagram) Really, this comes down to what’s going on in my life on any given day. I have a fairly broad selection of music at my fingertips, and sometimes I need it to pick me up, settle me down, or sometimes I just need something to fill the gaps in my day.
Some of my fondest memories of growing up were centred around music. It was a part of our lives, even if we weren’t a musical family in the strictest sense. I hung on to a lot of the nostalgic sounds of my childhood (I’ve heard that at the age of 14 we first start to develop our “own” musical preferences) — maybe because they remind me of my father, or maybe because they’re just stuck there.
Anyway…here’s what I’m listening to today. Something new and local (Joel Plaskett’s “Through & Through & Through”), something recommended to me by a friend (Miike Snow’s “Animal”), and something for my father (Harry Chapin’s “Mr. Tanner”). The last selection brings me back to being five years old again, standing barefoot on our orange living room shag carpet, helping my dad thread the reel-to-reel and trying on his headphones which were far too big for my head, but which made me feel grown up.