New Music Monday: Lion Babe

Reminiscent of early Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, Lion Babe is the latest artist to creep into my playlist and stay on repeat all day. Have a listen – it will make being back at work after a lovely summer weekend just that much easier.

Treat Me Like Fire

Jump Hi

Don’t Break My Heart

Little Dreamer

Movie Soundtrack Day

I have 4301 songs on my iPhone. That is enough to play straight through for several days without hearing a repeat song. But somehow, still I get bored with my music selection, and turn to Pandora for inspiration. But what is a girl to do when internet connection isn’t available? In the subway, or particularly when travelling, music is even more important to help me get through the transit. In general I tend to be more of a playlist person than an album person. I like to mix it up with tunes of different musical genres and artists all in one loop. This is why when I am in a music slump, and stuck with only my own library to choose from, I enjoy what I like to call Movie Soundtrack Day. Soundtracks have a natural variety to go with the movie’s emotional ups and downs, and it’s rare to have one of just one artist through and through. When I can’t think of what else to listen to I pull up one of these old favorites, and I am set for a few hours at least. Check one out to match your musical mood.

One Fine Day

one fine day

  1. One Fine Day: Natalie Merchant
  2. The Boy from New York City: The Ad Libs
  3. For the First Time: Kenny Loggins
  4. Mama Said: The Shirelles
  5. Someone Like You: Shawn Colvin
  6. Love’s Funny That Way: Tina Arena
  7. Have I Told You Lately: Van Morrison
  8. The Glory of Love: Keb’ Mo’
  9. What a Diff’rence a Day made: Tony Bennet
  10. Isn’t It Romantic?: Ella Fitzgerald
  11. This Guy’s in Love with You: Harry Connick Jr.
  12. Just Like You: Keb’ Mo’
  13. One Fine Day: The Chiffons
Grey’s Anatomy – I know it’s technically a movie, but after 9 seasons, that show has enough drama for one

grey's anatomy

  1. Such Great Heights: The Postal Service
  2. Ruby Blue: Roisin Murphy
  3. Song Beneath the Song: maria Taylor
  4. Where Does the Good Go: Tegan and Sara
  5. Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well: Mike Doughty
  6. Wait: Get Set Go
  7. Could Be Anything: The Eams Era
  8. Portions for Foxes: Rilo Kiley
  9. The City: Joe Purdy
  10. End of the World Party: Medeski, Martin and Wood
  11. Catch My Disease: Ben Lee
  12. There’s a Girl: The Ditty Bops
  13. Whatever Gets You Through Today: Radio
  14. Fools in Love: Inara George
  15. Cosy in the Rocket: Psapp
500 Days of Summer Soundtrack


  1. Us: Regina Spektor
  2. There is a Light that Never Goes Out: The Smiths
  3. Bad Kids: Black Lips
  4. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I want: The Smiths
  5. There Goes the Gear: Doves
  6. You Make My Dreams: Hall and Oates
  7. Sweet Disposition: The Temper Trap
  8. Quelqu’un M’a Dit: Carla Bruni
  9. Mushaboom: Feist
  10. Hero: Regina Spektor
  11. Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel
  12. Vagabond: Wolfmother
  13. She’s Got You High: Mumm-Ra
  14. Here Comes Your Man: Meaghan Smith
  15. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I want: She and Him

Lennon and Maisy Stella

I came to love these two gifted girls when I became obsessed with the ACB show Nashville and all of the music in it. I even embarked on this tour of all of the country music venues around NYC. Then I was talking about Lennon and Maisy Stella’s version of the Lumineer’s Ho Hey, and I realized that most people have not had the pleasure of hearing your music. They do covers like no other. So, here you are!

 Ho Hey: Lumineers Cover

Call your girlfriend: Robyn Cover

I Won’t Give Up: Jason Mraz Cover