Playlist for Jeanne-marie

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My friend Jeanne-marie is my only friend who writes letters. On stationery. And sends them. It's awesome. A few weeks ago she wrote and asked me what I was listening to. So I picked this little playlist of the music that is playing in my studio these days with her in mind. I tried to send it to her but I couldn't get it to go over the internet (the irony) so I thought I'd post it. Should you find yourself listening to it and thinking that I am missing some band I've never heard of that I need to hear, let me (and JM) know, 'kay? We'd love that.


This is a really fine list, but it is missing lovely female voices! Try Alela Diane, "White as Diamonds."
All the best to you. And I'm jealous of your correspondence.

Great List... thanks for sharing! Jamie V in MT

Kelly Chambers says: March 22, 2010 at 07:41 PM

Mumford and Sons-- I heard them on NPR and cannot stop listening!!

ooh -- great list!
i've been listening to lots of avetts and the shins lately.
also, i have to plug my hubby's band, dehlia low:
they are awesome! i'd be listening even if i didn't know them -- really!

Thanks for sharing! I love, love, love your playlist. It does, however, make me wonder what's my deal lately. As much as I love your list it makes me realize how much more (let's say) downbeat mine crafting playlist is these days. I've been listening to Diane Birch, Hem, Josh Rouse and Richard Hawley (Coles Corner) lately.

I have been incredibly stressed out at work but sheesh! I hope I'm ok. Maybe you can give mine a try when the baby arrives. I'd say it's pretty good lullaby music.

Nice list!

I am having a "Blue Monday" Giveaway...come by and take a peek.

Have a terrific week!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Ah... you're a "boys with guitars" kind of girl (just like my other half). Can I suggest a couple of my favourite New Zealand artists that you might enjoy?




I also love Gin Wigmore ( who is worth a listen to for her incredible voice. Thanks for sharing your list!

love it I have a few friends that still write real letters and I feel SO lucky to get snail mail.
They all happen to be European!

Love this. Being older and out of touch...this is such a treat! By the way, thanks so much for the fun evening and awesome food.

Fanfarlo, they're British, there's a free EP for download on their website, enjoy!

This is kind of corny but the last couple days I have listened to "Wild Montana Skies" by John Denver and thought of you and how you wrote about your future little one and the big sky.

I agree--terrific playlist but more female voices are needed! Give Amy Seeley's album "Eight Belles" a shot. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Jennifer Grenko says: March 22, 2010 at 09:16 PM

I love your playlist and discovering new music through others by listening to their playlists. If I run across a blog with songs I like, I leave it up even after I'm done reading it so I can listen as I surf the net or just hang out around the house. Your sewing reminds me of the adorable things my grandmother made me in the 70's (probably some of the same patterns!).

Cool playlist, thanks for sharing.
It also made me decide that yes, we do need to go and see Wilco again (this will be 4th time) so tickets are now secured for State Theater Sydney show, thanks for the reminder.

Some great songs! And some that I haven't heard... I've just been to see Old Crow Medicine Show who are touring New Zealand, I loooooove those boys! (It helps that they are a bit handsome).

You'd love Hayes Carll.

And thanks for posting your picks!

Claire Ashworth says: March 22, 2010 at 09:36 PM

HOLY CRAP. ALICIA. seriously, attention!!! with a little one coming at some point in time (even REGARDLESS of that fact), you have to check out the indie, children's band LunchMoney. My friend JP is in the band and they are from Columbia, SC. and THEY ARE AWESOME! awesomely fun kid's music that doesnt make you want to punch yourself in the face. indie music for kids! you will looooooooove them; check it out:

Claire Ashworth says: March 22, 2010 at 09:37 PM

haha also, i tooooooootally love that your mom just left you a comment and signed it "mom." i love moms.

I am going through a huge Avett Bros. obsession right now. You have a nice list, there! Alela Diane is divine, as is Elvis Perkins, Great Lake Swimmers, Maritime, Sibylle Baier, South San Gabriel...some stuff you might like. :)
xo Jenny

OMG! I can't wait to listen to every song. I am so out of touch! But I will throw my two cents in. I love everything Neil Finn (most recently "Don't Stop Now" with Crowded House), and the new Sade album is awesome and smooth!

Stitch Sista says: March 22, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Liam Finn was a great suggestion. I'm also listening to The Dears, Phoenix, Elliott Smith (New Moon), and Hotel Lights.

She & Him.

Great list! Check out...
Aaron Espe
JJ Heller

This is a good list. I've been loving Josh Ritter lately. And the Police.

Nothing better than a letter on stationary!

I've updated my iPod list recently and spent the entire weekend in my studio quilting while listening to my new albums: I'm loving James Morrison, The Weepies, Ingrid Michaelson, and Josh Radin. Kind of a melancholy mix but it worked perfectly for sewing on rainy days! Of course, Chase McBride's band is awesome as well! Can't wait for his new CD coming soon.

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My name is Alicia Paulson
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