Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Musical Therapy

A few months ago, some of the girls on my LP message boards decided that we had had enough of IF getting us down. We were sick of stuffing our faces with junk food and taking our frustrations out on our bodies. Bottom line: we needed a healthy method of cheering up.

One of my dearest online buddies came up with the fabulous idea of a "mix-tape chain mail". Similar to Mel's distractions, there were 4 CD's of music that would take us away from the stress of TTC. We would mail the 4 CD's in rotation - burning each CD and then sending off to the next person on the list.

Well, I just got my first CD today! Just in time for the holiday and in the 2ww no less. I'm not yet sure if it will stop my binging of sweets but it's a good way to begin. I am happy that I haven't heard the vast majority of songs. Maybe I will find some new favorites.

Here is the track listing for anyone who wants to play along at home:

1. Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
2. Ecstasy - Rusted Root
3. Diner - Martin Sexton
4. When Two and Two are Five - Jonatha Brooke & the Story
5. The Best of What's Around - Dave Matthews Band
6. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - The Jayhawks
7. Bablao - Angelique Kidjo
8. Soulshine - Gov't Mule
9. Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
10. I Wish - Stevie Wonder
11. That's Just What You Are - Aimee Mann
12. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
13. Little Plastic Castle - Ani DiFranco
14. Simple - Phish
15. Move - Miles Davis
16. When I Was a Boy - Dar Williams
17. Apeman - The Kinks
18. Windfall - Son Volt
19. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

For those playing along, which song is your favorite and why?

For those not playing along, what do you use as a cheap(er) form of therapy?


Fertilize Me said...

such good choices!

Courtney said...

I think something creative is a good form of therapy. It can span from painting, to scrapbooking, to wrapping gifts (my personal favorite).

Anonymous said...

Just looking at the list, I luv Tiny Dancer. I might even like the Tim McGraw remake of a few years ago better than the original (gasp!).

My therapy is working on my house - painting specifically. My husband is starting to groan every time I break out the paint swatches though, so I'm going to have to pick up a new form of therapy!

Pamela Jeanne said...

I'm a Motown girl so for me it's the Jayhawks and "I'm gonna make you love me..."

Music IS therapy for me. It's transformative in so many ways.

In and Out of Luck said...

The Beatles ones are my favorite: I love Aimee Mann, but that is not one of my favorite songs of hers (though it's good - all of hers are). I love music too, I listen to it all the time.

Grad3 said...

I like music for when I am really sad. I play the piano and just belt along with the songs, cry a little, and feel better. Two that I really like are My Immortal by Evanescence and Billy Joel Lullably.

As far as other forms of therpay, I like working outside when I can. There is something about working in the dirt or planting flowers.

Hope this 2ww is going quickly for you and have a nice Thaksgiving!