Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Music is such an important part of the creative process for me - it not only relaxes and inspires, but can sometimes even change the direction of a piece in progress, taking it in a soothing, mystical direction, infusing it with playfulness and whimsy, adding gypsy-like elements, vivid colors, or sometimes a darker theme...

I like to think my musical taste is pretty eclectic, but the truth is I'm not really big on anything loud - no heavy metal or rap to be found in the collection here (although John's taste runs a little more toward the noisy stuff).

So without having it play automatically (kind of tricky for those reading in the workplace, eh?) I thought I'd share a few personal favorites. Just scroll down to the purple playlist on the right, and click the arrow to begin the tunes. There are, of course, many favorites which are more obscure, but I had to go with what was available on the playlist website.

I hope you enjoy it, and would also LOVE to hear recommendations!

(Did I mention I'm a bit of a CD junkie?)

~ Carolee


Gypsy Lace said...

Hi Carolee,

What a great playlist!

Have you heard of Laura Powers? Her website is laurapowers.com where you can listen to her music. A note from her website:

"Reach through the portal of time with a mystical experience at Stonehenge with song, "Circle of Stone"......fly on the raven's wing as Morrighan prepares to meet her destiny with song, "Morrighan's Quest"......and journey to the quiet place "in-between my thoughts and my dreams" with song, "My Avalon"."

I love this saying, "Music washes from the soul the dust of everyday life" (author unknown)

Have a great day!
Gypsy Lace

Carolee said...
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Carolee said...

Thanks, Connie - Sounds wonderful and I'll definitely look for it! My computer won't let me play it from the site without installing a real-player update though, and every time I do that real-player asserts itself over windows media....I'll have to work on it. :)

~ Carolee

Anonymous said...

Can't go wrong with Van Morrison

Sandra Evertson said...

Just stopped by for a visit, you have been busy! Beautiful!
Sandra Evertson

piwackit said...

Hi Carolee~

Music huh?
I'm a big soundtrack junkie, so here's a list of nifty things to listen to:
Art of Noise: In No Sense? Nonsense!,
Orff: Carmina Burana,
Clannad: Legend,
Alan Silvestri; Contact,
Copland: The Music Of America,
Bernard Herrmann; Day The Earth Stood Still,
Deep Forest; Deep Forest,
Enigma; Most anything you can find,
Ever After Score,
Les Baxter & Martin Denny,
Fantasia; Leopold Stokowski & the Philadelphia Orchestra,
Forbidden Planet score,
The Incredibles score,
Iron Giant score; Michael Kamen,
Auric: La Belle et la BĂȘte score,
The Order score; David Torn (really cool),
The Time Machine (60's)Russell Garcia,
Tron; Wendy Carlos,
Vangelis; Mask,
James Newton Howard; Atlantis score, Waterworld score, Treasure Planet score. Listen, don't watch.

More later if you like.
Have at it!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Carolee ~ FINALLY some music on your blog! Yay! :-)