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02 April, 2012

A Playlist –Making Life Decisions in the Bath

YANN TIERSEN | Guilty
SUFJAN STEVENS | Futile Devices
THE XX | Fantasy
SHE & HIM | Don’t Look Back
ELVIS PRESLEY | Blue Moon
AIR | High School Lover
APHEX TWIN | Avril 14th
JACK JOHNSON | Banana Pancakes
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH | Little River
NANCY ADAMS | Love
YANN TIERSEN | La Valse Des Vieux Os
THE BEATLES | I’m So Tired
JOHNNY MATHIS | Tenderly
THE SHINS | Sleeping Lessons
NOAH AND THE WHALE | 5 Years Time
I’ve written on how to take a bath like you’re in a film, but I didn’t include the tunes that go along with having a peaceful time while taking a bath.  Bath time is pretty special time, and ever since the first time I heard Alana Dafonseca croon “Don’t Cry Baby” in the movie Aquamarine, while the titular mermaid eats ice cream and tries to get over her one true love, Raymond, I knew it in my heart that you’re meant to have music in the background to help you ease in to the magic wonders of a bath.

Of course,  when I think of a bath, many different “moods” come to mind.  If this were a movie, is this scene in the movie because the character is sad, or is this a happy scene, or is this an indie movie where an obligatory washed-out clip of someone in a bath is needed, or what?  Whichever the case, different music is used for each of these different scenes.  I tried to capture that in this hodgepodge of music.

Sticking to the “Don’t Cry Baby” theme, I added ballads and vocal-ranges-that-make-your-home-made-music-videos-cry-in-a-corner-type songs,  along with happy music that would fit for a bath in the morning, along with more sadder music, which would be perfect for staring at the bath faucet with wide, dead eyes, like a tarantula just walked up the drain and bit you in your derrière.

On my bath to-do list is to find out what those cool orange slices things Anne Hathaway put in her bath in Bride Wars.  That seems like a soothing bath. 

EDIT: My bad, it was LEMON SLICES.

20 comments :

  1. Noah and The Whale :D:D:D:D:D I love them!
    Their music is soooooooo good!

    Cute blogpost!

    xx Romy

    http://stories-of-a-student.blogspot.com/

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  2. Certainly a 'hodgepodge' of music but I love it! Perfect bath-time soundtrack; especially loving The Shins, Beatles & Sufjan Stevens :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  3. The last time I had a bath was almost a year ago :( such a shame, they're really relaxing. Seems like girls enjoy them a lot more than guys. Great music you have selected. I love AIR.

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  4. Ahora mismo estoy escuchando la playlist, pero desde YA te digo que Guilty es la canción perfecta para escuchar en la bañera y todo AIR! <3

    Y aunque creo que ya lo comenté, hace muchisimo que no me doy un baño, solo puedo ducharme porque el agua aquí es muy escasa y preciada D:

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  5. Like I told you on 8tracks, I like this. And now I'm listening the whole playlist and I -really- like this. Banana Pancakes is so nostalgic to me!

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  6. such a lovely playlist! one can't go wrong with a wee bit of the beatles! also liking the elvis, yann tiersen and she&him:) x

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  7. love this kind of music; I'm a big fan of Yann Tiersen.

    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  8. great list.

    Please check out my blog when you have time, thanks so much!
    JustTututiny

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  9. This is great, and you put that Nancy Adams one from Robin Hood! Love it :)

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  10. freaking hell this is so depressingly perfect! BUT I actually re-enact this in the shower...I want more time for a bath though :(((
    Cannot believe Elvis is in this list? are you trying to kill me!
    SO, this time YOUR comment made me fall off MY chair. Thank you lady. You actually made it possible to fall off a couch! HA! keep smiling lovely xx

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  11. Lovely playlist, great choice of songs!

    Carmen Ri.

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  12. I always feel like I'm in an indie movie when I'm in the bath! This playlist is just perfection, as are all your playlists. I love your taste in music xx

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  13. Love your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

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  14. Hmmmm I could so do with a bath right now! I definitely miss taking long hot baths, not really going to happen while i am in HK. I will definitely take great joy in running a bath when I am back in the UK!

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  15. Love your playlist! :) xx

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  16. This playlist is epic! I just love a good bath and can totally see myself soaking in the tub with this is the background!

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  17. This is such a good list. I'm going to listen to it while I get ready for work tomorrow morning. I haven't taken a proper bath in probably 5 years! Everyone only has stand up showers haha. Perhaps now I will in my new home. ALSO 5 Years Time was my ANTHEM senior year of college. Good choice.

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  18. Really enjoying this playlist. Thanks for putting it together!

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  19. Thank you for this playlist once again.

    I'm looking forward to your additions. You just have the most amazing taste. And to put them all together in such specific categories "Making Life Decisions in the Bath" and "Running Away from Home"... just amazing. And very helpful too.

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  20. Eee oh my goodness, this is just a gorgeous playlist! Thank you for sharing <3

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Thank you, pal.