Today was a day for the making of the reeds.
As I worked, I decided to let my shuffled iTunes have it's way with my ears. Do you ever let your <insert music-listening device/program/app/demon here> speak to you, free-reign and uninfluenced, except by what it may have collected in regular use? Fun exercise in randomness and beats the heck out of having to choose something on the tv.
The following list is what my iTunes had to say to me, start to finish and maybe a tad embarrassing in parts, but ultimately reflecting a bit of the hodge-podge eclecticism that is "My Kind Of Music".
Carnival of the Animals: Final (Flamingos) ~ Camille Saint-Saens
Hotel California ~ Gypsy Kings
God Bless Mom ~ the Frames
Told You So ~ Barenaked Ladies
Respect Chant ~ Adam Sandler
Sonata Breve for Violin ~ Manuel Ponce
Love is an Open Door ~ Frozen soundtrack
There She Goes ~ Boo Radleys
Spiderman ~ Moxy Fruvous
Dialogue from Suite pour trio d'Anches ~ Alexandre Tansman
Brian Wilson ~ Barenaked Ladies
Punky's Dilemma ~ Simon & Garfunkel
The Aristocats ~ Disney/Maurice Chevalier
Humoresque from Trio ~ Pierre Max Dubois
Ask ~ the Smiths
Zhao ~ Moon Over Guan Mtns / Zhao Jiping
Post Punk Progression ~ Cut La Roc
Let It Be ~ the Beatles
Picturebook ~ Young Fresh Fellows
T.C.S. Rap ~ Prince and the NPG
A Cage for Two Nightingales (cello/piano) ~ Lubos Sluka
Divertimento 1: Allegro ~ W.A. Mozart
Talula ~ Tori Amos
Gone to the Movies ~ Semisonic
A Brief History of Time (part 4 of 23)
Witty Banter (live) ~ Barenaked Ladies
Mad Flava ~ Fatboy Slim
Treat Me Right ~ Elvis Presley
La Lizeta ~ Cuban Dance?
Carnival of the Animals: Intro & March of the Lions ~ Camille Saint-Saens
Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of Unhatched Chicks ~ Modest Mussorgsky
Wait ~ Sarah McLachlan
The Marrying Kind ~ Prince
Lolita ~ Prince
Learning to Fly ~ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Closer to Fine ~ Indigo Girls
*Also an interesting way to track just How Much Time 2-3 little steps of the reed-making process can take. All I did today was to profile, shape, and form five reed blanks. They still need to dry out (1-2 days), have the wires tightened, be wrapped with pretty thread, sealed/glued, shoulders cut, and finished up.
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