Rather than make New Year’s Resolutions I picked up a suggestion from my sister to give the year a theme. I was listening to NPR in December and a musician was talking about how they were exposed to an eclectic music collection growing up. I thought about my own lack of exposure as a kid and decided I would expose myself to new and different stimuli. I understand that India is a great place to start and the amount of personal exposure in the shala with Sharath’s watchful gaze upon you is a kind of extreme exposure but I was thinking about influences that might give me more shape, new understanding, and just brighten up life.
Here is a list of my ear exposure of the last 6 weeks…also known as what I am listening to:
Fionn Regan – The end of History
Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive
Moby – Play
Tegan & Sara – So Jealous
Cake – Pressure Chief
Bob Marley – Legend