I have been fortunate this winter to be able to walk about five miles, most mornings, around the retirement development (Century Village) in Deerfield Beach, Florida, where my parents fly the Canadian cold and coop. I love walking! I simply adore it. But my feet are not the best; nor is my voice for, that matter. Trust me on both counts. Nevertheless, I put my earbuds into my ears, crank up the volume, walk briskly, and sing aloud. Below are links to official websites of some of the musicians/composers I listen and sing to. You will be able to peruse these sites and get a feel for some of my favourite walking music. So… (drum roll)… and in no particular order…. “Music to Walk By” :
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds : http://nickcave.com/videos/
Tom Waits : http://www.tomwaits.com/videos/
Sigur Ros : http://sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/videos/ and https://vimeo.com/sigurros/videos
Jonsi : http://jonsi.com/media
Merdith Monk : http://www.meredithmonk.org/media/concerts.html
Bjork : http://bjork.com/#!page=videos
Steve Reich : http://www.stevereich.com/ (click on mp3 or video to listen/watch)
Leonard Cohen : https://www.leonardcohen.com/videos/
Kate and Anna McGarrigle : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGfQaYnBP5Y | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ZCcSWaDfc | https://www.google.com/search?q=you+tube+mcgarrigle+sistgers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=youtube+mcgarrigle+sisters
Jane Siberry : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC93d8JDe9YOaGzZwVHscalQ
Lana Del Rey : http://lanadelrey.com/videos/
Neko Case : http://nekocase.com/site/videos2/
The New Pornographers : http://www.thenewpornographers.com/media/
David Byrne : https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidByrneMusic
Souad Massi : https://soundcloud.com/souad-massi
Mariem Hassan : http://www.mariemhassan.com/index.php/videos
Wim Wenders’ Soundtracks : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSJ28vGa6dY (this happens to be a snippet from one of all time favourite movies, “Wings of Desire” | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSJ28vGa6dY | http://www.wim-wenders.com/music/
Manu Chao : http://www.manuchao.net/tvlina/
Arcde Fire : http://arcadefire.com/site/music/ (to really get you to walk quickly)
The list goes on and on and on…. but these folks are my mainstay – some of them for decades, now. If you have any music recommendations please let me know. Next blog posting: Working Music.
Watch out because “Big Brother is Listening” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but i don’t have a big brother. whose big brother???
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i love this music!!!!
Thanks Tamara, it’s a great list and for me sone new discoveries 🙂
nice to hear. any recommendations from you to me?