Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Playlist: Birthday Ladies

Today is the birthday of 3 amazing ladies: Patsy Cline, Neko Case, and Aimee Mann. 

In honor of this day, I present this week's Monday Playlist: Birthday Ladies.

Patsy Cline - Got a Lot Rhythm in My Soul




Neko Case - Man


Confession time. For a while, I thought that Mazy Star's Fade Into Me was a Neko Case song.



Aimee Mann - Save Me


I still have not seen the movie Magnolia, but I heard it's really good. This song, which was on the soundtrack, was a fairly recent discovery from my Spotify Radio. 



Bonus Song: 'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry


I love this song, but this video is insane.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Playlist: New Music To Workout To

Add Some Variety To Your Workout Playlist!

Not all workout should be high impact. As such your workout playlist shouldn't JUST consist of Dub-Step or heavy metal.  Download some of these indie (and some almost mainstream) songs to your MP3 player and get ready to be cut!

Shark Attack by Grouplove



Dangerous - Big Data





Harlem - New Politics



Doses and Mimosas - Cherub



Habits - Tove Lo



Fever by Black Keys



One Minute More - Capital Cities



Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Pretty Epic Live Mash-Up That I Didn't Get To See

OMFG! It finally happened!

Yes, I know, this is a week old. But I wasn't at Coachella, so... there you go.

Last week at Coachella, Arcade Fire brought it by inviting Debbie Harry on stage for a  Heart of Glass/Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) mash-up.

Watch it here before it get's shut down!



Here's the studio version of mash-up, which I prefer over the regular edit of Sprawl II.

Send Me To Iceland... Please!

Iceland is on my TOP 10 Places To Visit.




You just know you'll find something interesting to do in a country that's a combination of glacier and volcano.  The Icelandic landscape has often been used as a backdrop for movies and television shows such as The Game of Thrones and Prometheus.

Iceland also gave us awesome musical acts like Of Monster and Men, Sigur Rós, and Björk.  In November they have one of the coolest music festivals... EVER: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival!  I'd been wanting to go ever since I first heard about it a couple of years ago.

I was JUST talking about how going to the festival would make for a really awesome blog post series, when I saw this video.  It was created for the travel site Inspired By Iceland and showcases some the cool stuff you could do in Iceland.

  

 I definitely inspired!  Someone, please send me to Iceland, preferably in November ;)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Playlist: 5 New (ish) Songs To Cuddle To On A Rainy Day


It's been raining on and off since last night.  Sundays, for me, are usually reserved for browsing the used bookstore and catching up on my favorite publications.  But it has been a while since I had a Sunday all to myself, let alone an entire weekend.

I usually have some work-related function that I had to attend to, and having recently come off a three-month judging gig (not really a gig, since I did not get paid for it) for a friend, followed by a charity fashion show I helped produced - I was overdue for some time off.

But as I mentioned, it's been raining on and off since last night and I'm not really in the mood to go anywhere.  Also, I really must start posting on this website.  I guess this will be my first real post.

Inspired by the rainy day, I came up with a list of 5 new-ish songs that would be a perfect soundtrack to your cuddling session.