Chris has been spending all his commuting time listening to CBC Radio 2, and has been listening to Radio 3 online when he marks, and as a result of all that, he now has better taste in music than me. Today he told me that I should start listening to the Canadian singer Basia Bulat. I actually showed him the video for her song "In the Night" a year ago (I think Kate Beaton had linked to it on her Livejournal), and then I promptly forgot all about it. He ran across the song again this week and thought to himself, "My wife would really like all her music."
I had an iTunes gift card to use up, and so I ended up buying her whole 2007 album Oh, My Darling. Chris is very pleased with this development.
And then I used a little bit of the rest of the gift card and bought the Nina Simone song "Feeling Good," because it was featured on tonight's (fantastic) episode of Chuck and I was reminded of how much I love this song.
I'm having fun putting together a new writing soundtrack, because I'm tired of my old study music right now. And I needed some more cheerful music. Cheerful is good.