Saturday, April 16, 2005

Lullabies left of the dial

Eli yawn
Originally uploaded by Drake LeLane.
I got to say, music targeted for children is pretty piss poor. I've been trying to steer clear of the straight and narrow here and veered off into some interesting sleeptime terrain.

Neil Young, Tom Waits, Red Red Meat, Tim Finn, Keb Mo, Iron & Wine, Ray Lamontagne.. these are artists I can get behind for shuteye time. Listen here or click here for the track listing.

Now before you get concerned that I'm exposing my lil' one to depressing music, I think it's healthy to hear lullabies sung from the perspective of a dying parent to his child (Tom Waits,) or from the perspective of a son singing to his dying mother (Tim Finn.) That's life, yo, and like previous post says, it happens.


drake leLane said...

Lullabies Left of the Dial

* "Red Sun" - Neil Young
* "Lullaby Baby Blues" - Keb' Mo'
* "There's Always Tomorrow" - Red Red Meat
* "Duermete" - Ignacio Pena
* "Lullaby Requiem" - Neil Finn
* "Close Your Eyes" - Juliana Hatfield
* "Lullaby" - Tom Waits
* "All The Wild Horses" - Ray Lamontagne
* "Music Arcade" - Neil Young
* "Duerme Negrito" - Atahualpa Yupanqui
* "Sunset Soon Forgotten" - Iron & Wine
* "Horsey" - Hem

drake leLane said...

Note: Since I created this playlist yesterday, one of the tracks ("Duerme Negrito" - Atahualpa Yupanqui) was taken out of Rhapsody's catalogue. I'm leaving it in to both preserve the integrity of the list (Ha!) and hope that it comes back eventually.

Robert 0f The Radish said...

This is great Drake. I am always looking for good stuff the baby can listen to at bedtime as well. H"orsey" was already one of them, but the rest of your list will make great additions for us. Some others I play for my daughter include Israel Kamakawiwo`ole's "Over The Rainbow", Clem Snide's "Fontanelle" and most anything by the Cocteau Twins and Brian Eno.

drake leLane said...


Yeah, I've been waiting and hoping we get some Clem Snide in Rhapsody, but I'm not holding my breath.

It's funny you mention Brian Eno as I was just playing "Skysaw" for another playlist I'm making and as grating as the song can seem, Eli seemed to like it - but that doesn't surprise me. I haven't found any music he doesn't seem to like.

As for Israel Kamakawiwo`ole's "Over The Rainbow"... if it weren't for the fact we played that at my sister's funeral, that would definitely be in stable of lullabies. Maybe when there's enough distance, we'll get the song back.