“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

My top 10…

Well I decided to have a moment of honesty here and sort my iTunes playlist to my top 10 most played songs, and to post it here regardless of how embarrassing that list may be.

Here it goes:
1. Lifeboats – Snow Patrol
2. The Fear – Ben Howard
3. Rest of your days – Mansions on the Moon
4. Leaves Fall – Mansions on the Moon
5. Take a Look – Mansions on the Moon
6. Desert Island – Mansions on the Moon
7. The A Team – Ed Sheeran
8. You need me I don’t need you – Ed Sheeran
9. Lego House – Ed Sheeran
10. Spanish Sahara – Foals

Ok, so that wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. I’m not sure how reflective that list is of my current musical taste though as I think the play count was somehow reset a few weeks ago.

Some of my top favourite songs at the moment off of the top of my head are:
Closer – Tegan & Sara
Dull Tool – Fiona Apple
The Wolves – Ben Howard
Tall Tales for Spring – Vanessa Carlton
Hands Clean – Alanis Morissette
People help the people – Birdy
New York – Snow Patrol
Save Me – Gotye
Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac
The Fellowship of the Ring – Lord of the Rings Soundtrack

Hopefully there is a song in there that inspires you to check out a new artist.

LJ

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ― Jack Kerouac

On the music front I have recently seen All Time Low (7/10) play at Venue in Vancouver and opening for them was a band called Yellowcard – who I have heard of before, but I have never really listened to their music. Needless to say, they were amazing! I’m going to give them a 9/10 for their performance. If you haven’t heard of them either, check out their stuff – http://yellowcardrock.com/

I also saw Benjamin Francis Leftwich (8/10) play at the Media club this week. I was only able to stay for a few songs because I had a 30 hour trip to San Francisco the next day zzz. I took the train from Seattle to Emeryville CA and then a bus over to San Francisco which is where I am blogging from right now – awesome!

Relating back to my previous post on books, San Francisco is actually one of the places where the author Jack Kerouac stayed for a while. There is an alley here named after him, and a book store and a pub nearby that he used to frequent. I checked it out today and have included some photos for you to see.
I’m off to Napa Valley in the morning for some wine tasting, so I best sign off.

And so I guess all of my posts lead up to why I “dug/digged” this article so much – http://blog.oup.com/2012/12/jack-kerouac-on-and-off-the-road-film-movie-beats-vsi/
On the Road is one of my favourite books of all time, so I will be interested to see how the movie turns out.
Jack Kerouac liked the word “dig” too, so I guess it’s kind of perfect…

Happy reading, writing and music listening!

JK AlleyVesuvio Cafe