March 10th, 2008

The Sound of New Music

I thought I could be excused for not having an iPod because I’ve been working from home for the past couple of years. Then I found out that my mama, yes my 60-plus-year-old mother has one! It’s probably a hand-me-down from my bro but still! Embarrassingly, she had to show me how to use it because I’ve never touched one before! I haven’t even bought a CD this year. Wait, do people still buy CDs?

What’s this talk about iPods? Well, today being “New Monday” and this week theme being “Entertainment” I’m gonna listen to someone else’s playlist – namely my mama and my brother.

Selection from Mama’s List

Habib Koit̩ РBaro
Salif Keita – Folon
Mark Brown feat. Sarah Cracknell – The Journey Continues

Her playlist is quite unpredictable. There will be a couple of world music tracks and suddenly there’s a Clay Aiken or Fergie sandwiched in between. I think I’m in love with African music now, especially the ones coming from Mali.

Selection from Bro’s List

Yael Naim – New Soul
Kate Nash – Pumpkin Soup (Love the fun video!)
Duffy – Mercy

His list is mostly made up of the latest hip/hop and rock artistes. I just picked a couple that didn’t look familiar. They were all quite good. I feel like I’ve heard New Soul somewhere before. (Update: Ah it’s song for the Macbook commercial )

Now, why don’t you guys try listening to something new today?

Music

Related Links
Putumayo World Music
Womad

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Hello Your blog is awesome! I love it! I found a link on the NaBloPoMo site. New Soul is an awesome song - I danced around my parents living room singing to it on the mac air advert which my Dad found hilarious! Han
Hannah J  at 5:34 pm on March 24, 2008
Thank you! It's a very catchy song isn't it?
Ginger M  at 10:20 pm on March 24, 2008

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