The soundtrack for this you ask? Well that's kinda up to you since you're all captains of your own ships (as my dad would say) but I'll get you started...
Dan Auerbach -When The Night Comes
Pausingly beautiful. Auerbach is the lead singer for the Black Keys, an excellent group in their own right so it should come as no surprise that his solo is as complex and carefully crafted as his recent release I Keep It Hid. This song speaks to my heads tendency to run amok at night and the need to put effort into calming my thoughts down or knowing who I can rely on to help with the effort.
Guillemots - Trains To Brazil (acoustic)
I adore the Guillemots. Their music is honest and varies enough to touch on a number of soundtrack moments (which is why they've been TV soundtrack friendly for a while now). The album version of this song is grand but I really like this pared down version. Mostly because it plays up their ability to craft a good lyric.
The Weepies - Can't Go Back Now
Another group you've heard on any number of TV shows. I was v. pleased when they started to get much deserved attention. This song is unabashedly on the feel good song but there's nothing wrong with that is there?
Innercity Pirates- Companimals
I just discovered this indie punk/pop gang from the UK. They are cheeky and irreverent and all in all a good time for the ears. They are charging through the blogosphere right now and I'm happy to join the pack. This song seemed particularly appropriate for this post. We are all a spot improved by a little companimal action, especially with sprinkles.
Ben Gibbard feat Jenny Lewis - Nothing Better
The original is fantastic but the addition of Ms. Lewis' fine vocals gives it a much appreciated softness. The crowd noise is a lil distracting but if you just listen to the lyrics and embrace the spirit of the moment it'll do its thing.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.- Gildna Radner