Favorite music of 2009

Favorite album

Song to the Siren by John Frusciante (The Empyrean). I purchased it Jan 20 and listened to this song 30 times, nearly twice as much as the rest of the album. I first really heard the lyrics while I was waiting for Ethan to be born. I wrote on Bithia’s stomach, “Here I am waiting to hold you.” Listen to it courtesy of Lala.

Song to the Siren—John Frusciante

Favorite album

Incredibad by The Lonely Island. This album is not only insanely funny, but with 437 total plays, it’s very listenable. The music is good, but I have to warn you, don’t listen to this at the gym… you will hurt yourself. Andy Samberg is a comic genius and I think one of the shining stars of Saturday Night Live. Another warning, this CD is incredibly vulgar. Here’s another player to check out this album.

The Lonely Island

Favorite Artist

Finally, and without much surprise, the Red Hot Chili Peppers is my favorite band. With 820 track plays this year, they dominated my listening time. I’ve been listening to them since the Blood Sugar Sex Magik album in 1991. It connected with my soul and they have ever since. Great music. Be sure to check out their page on Lala too. Stadium Arcadium (2006) is their latest release and is their biggest piece of work. The Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD I have never tired of, and their first and second releases are also great. My least favorite is One Hot Minute, though it has a couple of jewels. Dave Navarro played with them for a year after John Frusciante quit the band (which he recently did again under better terms this time to pursue his solo interests).

Red Hot Chili Peppers

And with this I will stop. Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this. If nothing else, sign up for a Lala account. Great way to listen to new music without making a $10 commitment. Moreover, Apple just bought them, so you know something smoking hot is going to be coming out of it in the near future.

Peace.

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