I've been dancing around the house all morning, my MP3 player hanging around my neck. Getting into bouncy folk fest mode. Here's whats on my player:
Yoga Music: Enya (The Celts), Acoustic Alchemy (The New Age), and Krisna Das. I do not really have official yoga music, so I figure one or all of these will suffice if I hot the mat during the fest. I've gotten enchanted (heh heh, pun) with Kirtan, and the Krisna Das is very cool for getting me into a sort of trancey space.
Hugh Blumenfeld (Mozart's Money): I'm listening right this second, and I come to appreciate how wonderful an artist he is; this particular album is stellar. Maybe I'll cross paths this weekend if he / wife / kids are at the fest.
Kate Callahan (The Greatest of Ease): I'm not an addict of her music (yet) but I am definitely an addict of her energy and vibe. So Kate in the ears is always a treat, if only for the warm fuzzies. The stuff she played live on the radio recently seems to be a bit edgier, and I like that. Looking forward to new work from her.
Richard Shindell (Live): What can I say. Richard can make a lesbian fall hard. His music is wonderful. Kenworth of My Dreams got me dancing this morning.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Heh. From raucous to queer to delicate, Hedwig continues to entertain.
Jennifer Warnes (Bird on a Wire): I dunno, it was on there, and I left it on there. One can never have too much Leonard Cohen, and Ms. Warnes does such a nice job of interpreting his music.
Jane Bolduc (Misc): I threw some Jane on there cause yanno, you never know when there might be a moment to network and sell. You never know, I'd love to plant a few seeds that might grow for her. And its nice to have her along at the folk fest.
Gendertalk: I burned a couple of recent episodes I have not listened to yet, just in case I get bored! Kate Bornstein is in one of 'em, and I am bringing along her new book (I bought three copies, one for me and two for friends)
In my ears....