I know all of my readers have been waiting with bated breath to hear if I’d find a solution to my so-called “digital dilemma” – what to do with all my old CDs?
The short version is, although iTunes won’t let you transfer music from a device to a computer (which is one of my many gripes about iTunes,) it’s quite easy to find a third party app that will. So yes, CDs are obsolete.
As I’m going though my old music, I’m flooded with memories from my community college days and my time working at the library. I’ve been reminded of bands I loved but had forgotten about, and the friends I had who were as into music as I was. I admitted in my post about my digital dilemma that some of my old music is really terrible, but some of it is lovely and brings waves of nostalgia.
I’ve not forgotten in the ensuing years how much I loved the band Rilo Kiley and front woman Jenny Lewis’s solo act, but I had forgotten how much and maybe why I loved the music. Listening to it again has been like finding an old friend. And if you’re thinking “wow, that looks kind of like the haircut Jennie sported back in 2007-2008” … yep.
If Rilo Kiley sounds familiar, you might know this song from the opening scene in the first episode of the first season of Grey’s Anatomy. If Jenny Lewis sounds familiar, you’d probably recognize this song which was used in the TV teasers for The Hangover Part II or maybe you’ve heard her voice in the background of The Postal Service.
It’s been a while since I shared a playlist, so for today, here are my favorite lesser-known songs from Jenny Lewis and the bands in which she’s been involved.
Jenny Lewis – Melt Your Heart
Rilo Kiley – Let Me Back In
Jenny Lewis – See Fernando
Jenny and Johnny – Animal
Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous