Most all the music I know or hope to know is stored on my little blue, nameless i-pod, and I've been sorting it around, making playlists, like the mixed tapes I used to love, stay up all night making for someone I wanted, decorate the cover with magazine pictures and glue. I have a playlist for: the Breadloaf Writers Conference (songs about the moon, and rain, and stars, and rivers, and Kylie Minogue)...
a playlist called Love's Recovery
a playlist called Love's Recovery II
a playlist of Piano Songs
Techno That Doesn't Suck
Work Songs (classical music to write to)
Chicago Songs (Wilco, Ryan Adams' "Wonderwall,")
Saturday Morning in Fall Songs
And now I want a playlist of Comfort Songs, songs to make you feel better, songs like soft pajamas and matinees and tea and sweaters and ice cream and soup. I want to listen to it writing. I want to listen to it walking to the subway, the park, school, through fog of my own and earth's making.
What songs would you put on? What songs console?