In class the other day, we got to talking about the seasons: how differently we interact with and feel about each season of the year, memories they bring up, and also alternative seasons to mark our time by rather than just the nature cycle. I was browsing my ITunes and found myself instinctually reminding myself to watch Walk The Line after Christmas, and I started to realize how I have some pretty consistent music seasons. I'm pretty sure this is what they've sounded like the past few years.
Johnny Cash, Ralph Stanley, Dolly Parton
Rameau, Handel, “Marie Antoinette” Soundtrack
Simon & Garfunkel
Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service, Iron & Wine
Blind Melon, Counting Crows, REM
Eastern European Folk/Pop
William Byrd, Josquin Desprez, Arvo Part, Meredith Monk
Of course, I've got Christmas music playing from late October through mid January, but themes emerge even through that. And I was surprised (but not surprised) to notice that I really do kind of go into internal hibernation during summer. Hibernation or denial, not sure, but first day of Summer is apparently the day the music dies.
What are your music seasons?
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