Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Feeling Feisty

Last year for Christmas Steve got me the album The Reminder by Feist. I had discovered her, as so many other people did, through the iPod Nano commercial that was out last year. I had downloaded 1,2,3,4, but hadn't heard any of her other songs, so it was a great discovery for me. I love her voice, which reminds me a lot of Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders, one of my favorite bands. I think this album was my favorite Christmas gift from last year, and I still listen to it all the time. In fact, I also ordered Feist's first album Let It Die shortly after, and these both have become the soundtrack for my life over the past 12 months. There's something sweet about her songs that capture what my life feels like, and here are the videos to some of my favorites:

1,2,3,4: The one that started it all. You can see why Apple chose it for the bright colors that correspond to the Nanos, but I love it because when we were watching it with the boys on YouTube both Steve and I looked over at each other and saw we were crying. Yes, we're total saps, but there is just something so beautiful, free, an unashamedly happy about this song and the video that I had to download it onto my iPod so I always have it with me. It never fails to make me smile.

Mushaboom: This one really reminds me of life with my kids. I don't know why; probably because the images of snow and living and appreciating life together that I feel when I hear it. The subtitle of this blog "We'll collect the moments one by one, I guess that's how the future's done" is from this song. To me, that's the secret of a truly happy life; appreciating every moment. I also love this video and my kid's reactions when they watch it. They love that the toast flies, and the first time they saw it they were all "Woah, woah, woah..." when Feist starts flying. It reminds me of happy moments when I feel like I could fly too.

I Feel It All: Another song that just reminds me of happiness, and when you feel all the wonderful things in your life hit you all at once. I love it's energy.

My Moon, My Man: I think it's genius that someone could make something creative out of people movers at an airport. It reminds me of those moments when the world is just clicking away and you can feel the rhythm of it buzzing inside you.

Thanks for indulging me. I just was listening to this music today and realizing just how fantastic my life is. I Feel It All.