Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday Thirteen: Labor Playlist

I'm trying to come up with a collection of songs to put on a labor playlist--songs I can listen to while I'm in labor. Here are my choices thus far in no particular order. Jump in in the comments if you want to throw out some more ideas. I'm still on the hunt.

1. & 2. Maya Raviv's version of Avinu Malkeinu and Shalom Aleykhem (one of my very favorite songs of all time). She has such a wonderfully full voice that keeps me calm, but energizes me as well. Watch Maya in this great clip.

3. 10,000 Maniac's Verdi Cries. That's one of my very favorites. I worry that it's too slow and that maybe I'll need more drums.

4. Tori Amos' Etienne. LOVE that song. It's gorgeous.

5. Liz Phair's Rocket Girl

6. Tori Amos' Raspberry Swirl

7. Dave Matthew's Band Lover Lay Down

8. Carebears on Fire Everybody Else

9. Tori Amos Space Dog (I'm still undecided about that one, but Tori will definitely be prominently displayed on my playlist)

10. Mattisyahu, although I can't decide which one. I'm leaning towards Jerusalem, but I'm sure I'll add more from him.

11. Vienna Teng's Soon, Love, Soon (wishful thinking)

12. Vienna Teng's Eric's Song

13. Sublime's 5446 That's My Number/Ball and Chain (yes, I'm an odd duck) Be forewarned, that's Sublime, so you must assume lyrics are NSFW

I'm hoping for some more suggestions. Don't worry if your musical tastes vary from what you see here. I'm open to all suggestions.

11:57 am EDIT: I just got this all typed out--ready to jump back in the TT game, only to find the TT link no longer works. I'll try to find out information and until then, I'll post this as is.

ANOTHER EDIT: Thursday Thirteen has moved. Get the TT code here.


Jaden Paige said...

Oh I love this idea for a TT! And I love Tori, so I assume you might like some of the other artists I like as well.

I love Ani Difranco, so I'd suggest her... Almost anything by her is awesome, but one of my faves is "Evolve" and another is "Fuel". You might also like Sara Bareilles or Ingrid Michaelson.

Best of luck with your labor, and happy TT!

Reiza said...

My daughters love Sarah Bareilles. Hadn't even considered her or Ani (how in the hell did she slip by?). I haven't listened to Ingrid Michaelson, but I will now. Thanks. :-)

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

You are organized to have a play list for labor! What a great idea and best of wishes!

Brenda ND said...

What an exciting TT!

Jaden Paige said...

Ingrid Michaelson sings that song from the gap commercial- "If you are chilly, here take my sweater..." lol. That's how I found her, but I really like her style and I think you might too :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit Bendy Ruggles!

Jenn said...

That is a great list. I wish i would have thought to make a playlist.

Best of luck.