For your musical education

I made a CD for one of my cousins yesterday. It started out with me burning a copy of a local band’s EP for my uncle, who was interested in hearing them (They are Saintseneca, by the way, and three of its four members are from my small hometown). After I burned that, I decided to make a playlist of some Pandora finds I had recently downloaded. Then I burned a copy of it for Brett, who seems to like a similar stream of bands as me. I didn’t really know what he’d think of the gesture, or even the music, since it’s a little heavy on female vocalists. But I did it anyway, remembering that Owen used to keep me well supplied with a steady flow of music when he was in college, and even after we were both graduated, on occasion. As a result of having a sibling, my musical tastes are well integrated with his, and I’m really okay with that. More so, I am really glad for it. I’m not sure if Brett will like my CD, or even listen to it, but it seemed like the right thing to do. Worst case scenario, he hates it. Best case scenario, he makes me a CD right back.

The “What I am Listening to This Month” Playlist (Feb. 24, 2010)

  1. Rogue Wave, “Chicago X 12”
  2. Ani DiFranco, “Both Hands”
  3. Brand New, “Jesus Christ”
  4. Tegan and Sara, “Living Room”
  5. MGMT, “Kids”
  6. Loquat, “Swingset Chain”
  7. Ben Folds feat. Regina Spektor, “You Don’t Know Me”
  8. Eisley, “Trolley Wood”
  9. Iron & Wine, “Boy With A Coin”
  10. Metric, “Twilight Galaxy”
  11. Peter Bjorn and John, “Young Folks”
  12. Levy, “Rotten Love”
  13. Bloc Party, “So Here We Are”
  14. Tegan and Sara, “Where Does the Good Go”
  15. The Airborne Toxic Event, “Sometime Around Midnight”
  16. Rogue Wave, “Lake Michigan”
  17. Sufjan Stevens, “Chicago”

When I gave it to him he said he’d heard Rogue Wave and liked them, anyway.

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