Musical meditation

Creating a playlist (formerly known as a “mix tape” to anyone of my generation) can be a nearly religious experience.

I’m in a funk tonight, not being as productive today as I want to have been or feel I should have been and feeling lonely and sorry for myself because of it.


mixtape (Photo credit: miss_rogue)

But taking a cup of hot tea, a glass of Kahlua and cream, my soft old coat and my new cashmere scarf onto the porch, I find myself in a near trance as I slowly place one song after another on my iPod into a mix of songs.

The flow of sound, mixture of voices, and my mood shift ever so slightly as I progress. The mix begins to feel like a story or a journey and I discover things about the music that I’ve never heard before.

I find a small window of peace as I look at the stars, feel the cool Easterly wind on my face, and try to find epiphany within.


Nightcall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s a work in-progress, but so far I have:

  1. “Nightcall” by Kavinsky and featuring Lovefoxxx
  2. “Wrong (Thin White Duke Remix)” by Depeche Mode
  3. “The Fly” by Gavin Friday (cover of U2)
  4. “The Rip” by Portishead
  5. Rabbit In Your Headlights” by UNKLE featuring Thom Yorke
  6. “Single (Photek Remix)” by Everything But The Girl
  7. “Days Go By (Acoustic)” by Dirty Vegas
  8. “Hey, Jupiter (Dakota Version)” by Tori Amos
  9. “The Wanderer” by Johnny Cash and U2
  10. “Under Your Spell” by Desire
  11. “Your Woman” by White Town

Where should the journey go next?

Copyright 2013 by T. E. Wilson

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