Playlist: Early days in Oz

The moving vans have arrived and we are busy unpacking and setting up house here! (Huzzah!) In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of our favorite music showing up frequently in the rotation around here.

Hiking with friends in Tidbinbilla

For the rest of my life when I hear one of these songs, I will think of our early days in Australia: of eucalyptus trees and long walks, of driving around in our little red hatchback rental car with the windows down, of our delight in seeing Aussie creatures, of being both excited and slightly woozy from jetlag and turning our lives upside down. 

These links take you to hear each of the songs on Spotify; here's the whole playlist:

Once Upon Another Time (Sara Bareilles)
Be My Witness (Bahamas)
Bread (Yellow Ostrich)
Gnossiennes No. 1 Lent (Satie)
Take It With Me (Tom Waits)
Flowers in Your Hair (The Lumineers)
On My Way Back Home (Band of Horses)
Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Stay (Sara Bareilles)
The Lord Bless You and Keep You (John Rutter)
Normal Song (Perfume Genius)
If I Didn't Know Better (Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen)
Bring It On Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
If You Want Trouble (Nick Waterhouse)
My Heart Stood Still (Chet Baker)
You're the One That I Want (The Lennings)
Big Jet Plane (Angus and Julia Stone)
T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker)
Wisely and Slow (The Staves)
Come Back Down (Greg Laswell & Sara Bareilles)
Heart & Bones (The Pines)
We're Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes)
Fade Into You (Palladio & Bowen)
I Saw You Blink (Stornaway)
1000 Sundowns (Emma Louise)
Are You Ready Yet? (Clare Bowditch) 

 p.s. I'm a big fan of the show Parenthood; if you are, too, you might notice that I lifted a few of these from the Bravermans (that show just keeps getting better and better, right?). And here's a little bonus for your viewing pleasure, some "kangaroo" high jinx  (thanks to Sam, who shared it after seeing it at school today):