Penguins and My Doorbell
Well, since you asked, let me go ahead and tell you.
Matisyahu. Hassidic Jew, hip-hop reggae king. The music flows in all the right ways, and his lyrics made me cry the first time I heard (understood) them. My friend Candy Havens (Charmed & Dangerous) introduced Matisyahu to me, and I'm eternally grateful. Thanks, Candy!
KT Tunstall. Part Sheryl Crow, part Norah Jones, with an original bluesy sound all her own. If you ever see her do the Black Horse and Cherry Tree song live, you'll do what I did: run out and buy her CD immediately.
Other artists on my playlist:
The Little Willies. Norah and the gang going old school country. Yeehaw!
The White Stripes. The song My Doorbell is on near-nausea inducing volume and rotation levels in my automobile.
Lyle Lovett, Live in Texas. How can you not love someone who sings the line, "Penguins are so sensitive...to my needs."
Weezer. Okay, I'm a sucker for the dork-slash-rocker thing. And Beverly Hills is still a windows rolled down, totally driveable song. I don't care if it is pop. And while we're at it, I'll go ahead and admit: I like Kelly Clarkson.
All right, I've aired my music secrets. Embarrassing crushes, anyone?