Thursday, December 11, 2014


Hello friends!

It's been a long time since I've "written" something to go along with the mix. SO  to finish up this year of amazing adventures, times spent with friends, and just way too many concerts (like that's possible) I have one last mix for 2014

As cliche as it may sounds,  I see my life as a movie, a string of moments . And you know what movies have ? badass soundtracks(hopefully?!) After  an amazing talk with the lovely Apryll about those songs, artists, albumns that made you love music, I have chosen to be brave and share my favorite songs, the ones that encompass what I love about music. In my attempt to express some of the highlights of the conversation I have put together a few (yeah 4 discs) songs that meet one very important criteria.. I can NEVER seem to skip these songs when they come on.  They tether me to a moment, a memory, a person,a place, a version of who I was, am, and want to be. Or just make me laugh!  Now this list in no way includes all the songs I wanted it to The minute I hit burn I had another list of songs I wished I had put on the mix... at some point I just had to stop!! But I know from converastions with beautiful creative people like Kamila that this is  my outlet into the world and it is always evolving and more will follow..  I just want to say thank you so very much  to all of you who read my rambles and listen to my cd's, gone to concerts with me and  shared music with me!

I would love to hear what you think?? what you like? what you don't? What you want to hear in 2015???
PS I messed up.. Knights in White Satin made it on the mix twice.. it's a good song.. just listen to it twice?


Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
The Rose Bette Midler
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
Elsewhere Sarah McLachlan
Gravity Sara Bareilles
One U2
Are You Sad? Our Lady Peace
Set The Fire To The Third Bar Snow Patrol Feat. Martha Wainwright
In Exile Thrice
Big Empty Stone Temple Pilots
Poet Bastille
Give Me Love Ed Sheeran
To Make You Feel My Love Garth Brooks
Same Old Lang Syne Dan Fogelberg
Drive The Cars
Anna Begins Counting Crows
You The 1975
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Rest Stop Matchbox Twenty
Hurt Nine Inch Nails
In Too Deep Genesis
Should I Stay Or Should I Go The Clash
Ready for Love India.Arie
Feel Good Inc. De La Soul/Gorillaz
Wonderwall Oasis
Your Beating Heart Brendan James
Reason Why Rachael Yamagata
Cannonball Damien Rice
It Must Have Been Love Roxette
Closer Kings of Leon
Who Wants to Live Forever Queen
Head over Feet Alanis Morissette
Breathe Greenwheel
Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn
Jane Says (Live) Jane's Addiction
Fire and Rain James Taylor
Begin The Wailin' Jennys
Iris The Goo Goo Dolls
Let Me In Save Ferris
23 Jimmy Eat World
Windows Are Rolled Down Amos Lee
Bleeding Me Metallica
This Is It Kenny Loggins
Broken Amy Lee/Seether
Why Annie Lennox
Set Free Katie Gray
Aurora Foo Fighters
Martin Zac Brown Band
Black Pearl Jam
Running Up That Hill Placebo
Knights in White Satin Moody Blues
I Can't Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt
Think of You MS MR
Nights in White Satin The Moody Blues
Ring of Fire Social Distortion

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Well it's been too long and I know the latest mix has been in your hands for few weeks. I am truly a slacker! So here is your track listing!

Centuries Fall Out Boy
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Thirteen Sad Farewells Stu Larsen
Overdose Little Daylight
Chandelier Sia
Mary's Day Gemini Club
Natural One Folk Implosion
Work It out (Radio Edit) Knox Hamilton
Running With the Boys Lights
What Are You Waiting For? Nickelback
Tongues (feat. Kopps) Joywave
Metal & Dust London Grammar
45 The Gaslight Anthem
Last Forever Fenech-Soler
Face Phillip Phillips
Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo
Last Love Song ZZ Ward

Feel Good Inc. De La Soul/Gorillaz
Can I Get A... (Soundtrack Version) JAY Z
Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris) Usher
Sugar, We're Goin Down Fall Out Boy
Hanging By a Moment Lifehouse
Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore) B.o.B
I Will Follow You Into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
It's Been Awhile Staind
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Over My Head (Cable Car) The Fray
Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas) Santana
Electric Feel MGMT
Shattered (Turn the Car Around) O.A.R.
One U2

Big Poppa The Notorious B.I.G.
Time Hootie & The Blowfish
Pony (Extended Mix) Ginuwine
Cryin' Aerosmith
Genie In a Bottle Christina Aguilera
Losing My Religion R.E.M.
The Distance Cake
Inside Out Eve 6
Show Me Love Robin S.
Killing Me Softly With His Song Fugees
Jump Around House Of Pain
Love of a Lifetime FireHouse
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
November Rain Guns N' Roses

Disc #4

Glory of Love- Peter Cetera
Close to Me- The Cure
I Want a New Drug- Huey Lewis
Sweet Dreams- Eurythmics
Purple Rain- Prince
Hot for Teacher- Van Halen
Died in Your Arms-Cutting Crew
Whip it –Devo
Roam- B-52’s
Midnight Blue- Lou Gramm
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston
Only in My Dreams- Debbie Gibson
Who Can it Be Now- Men at Work
Mickey- Toni Basil
Faith- George Michael

Roses Outkast
I Wanna Know Joe
Don't Walk Away Jade
Say My Name (#1's Edit) Destiny's Child
Weak SWV
You Make Me Wanna... Usher
Bump n' Grind R. Kelly
If You Love Me Brownstone
Regulate Nate Dogg & Warren G
Summertime (Single Edit) DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
At Your Best You Are Love Aaliyah
Return of the Mack (C & J Street Mix) Mark Morrison

Monday, August 18, 2014


Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

Well, that's just what I did. July was a slow music month , but I more than made up for it in August!!
Once again I found myself in Colorado for a show. The amazing Botanical Gardens to see Sara Bareilles with Jess, Nate, Apryll, and Rhi!! You cannot escape the beauty of  nature sitting  in the middle of a field as the back drop for your stage . Sara Bareilles is the real thing. She was absolutely stunning! Her voice was on point, her humor endearing,  with talent that could not be denied.I truly appreciate when an artist is so good at their craft that they are better than their recordings. Sara is the thing I am always looking for in music. Words, music, and soul. This is the kind of artist I will always fall in love with over and over again. I was blessed to experience her along with beautiful people!  Also  she did an INSANE cover of Sia's Chandelier .


Botanical Gardens 8/2/14

Spoiled, that is what the next weekend of August was for me.  My beautiful friends came out in honor of my birthday for wonderful Irish Pub Food and a beach side concert.  Thank you to Jess, Casey, Suzanne, Rhi, Karla, Jessie, Raina & Patrick for sitting in the sand with me for Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket!!  I was teleported back to high school, I wanted to scream RAIN KING at the top of my lungs!!!  The Counting Crows were all that my 17 year old self could have hoped for. IT was a brilliant mix of old and new memories. It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who made it out for the night!

Mandalay Bay Beach 8/10/14

Visiting another pool venue Karla and I got to see Fall Out Boy and the New Politics at the Cosmopolitan . New Politics worked the crowd, hands down it has been ages since I have seen an opener rile up a crowd into a frenzy. The wild mixture of music and B Boy dance moves( insert swooning from Karla!!! see you do it too, I'm not the only one who does that at concerts!) grabbed the audience and refused to be denied! If you have not looked into them DO IT!  The show was what I was hoping would be a sort of redemption for Fall Out Boy. I have always enjoyed  them on the radio or on CD, however I have had seen lack-luster live performances that made me believe they were just one of those well produced bands with mind bending lyrics. I will say I was proven wrong. Yes I said it. I WAS WRONG!!  FOB rocked my socks off.. well if I had any socks on to start with. . They slammed out each hit at a relentless pace that left me a bit dizzy ! They in fact were amazeballs live

New Politics and Fall Out Boy Cosmopolitan pool 8/15/14

I do have one more show in the wonderful month of August( Ed Sheeran) , however since I received overwhelming amount of Itunes money this year I managed to put out two cd's in less than a month.  Recently you should have all gotten your "acoustic" mix requested by the wonderful Jessica George!! Like I said in my brief blog last week it was a challenge and adventure to pick out these songs.  I encourage you to toss out ideas at me for mixes. I get a little bored so sometimes I need you to give me an idea to  get in the grove with.

PS. I wrote this under the influence of lots of cold medication. Sorry !

So what you all have been waiting for... your the 80's mix.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

Wake Me up Before You Go-Go Wham!
Voices Carry (Single Mix) 'Til Tuesday
Walk This Way (7" Single Version) Run-DMC
Never Gonna Give You Up (7" Mix) Rick Astley
99 Luftballons Nena
Kyrie Mr. Mister
Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work
Break My Stride (Remix) [Club Version] Matthew Wilder
I Ran A Flock of Seagulls
Take Me Home Tonight Eddie Money
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) [7" Mix] Dead or Alive
Out of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow
Total Eclipse of the Heart (Radio Version) Bonnie Tyler
Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles
Faith George Michael
Just a Friend Biz Markie
Crazy For You Madonna
With or Without You U2

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

White Blank Page

No  long blog this time. I managed to burn out a CD based off of a request from Jessica G. for an "acoustic"  mix.   It was fun searching out the old and new. I apologize to Melanie for all the "live" music.  Thank you to the Cousin for your research and help!!! I promise a full blog for the next mix!! so for now ENJOY!

White Blank Page-

White Blank Page (Live) Mumford & Sons
Everlong (Acoustic Version) Foo Fighters
Heartlines (Acoustic) Florence + The Machine
The Man Who Sold the World (Live) Nirvana
Volcano Damien Rice
Wonderwall Ryan Adams
Plush (Acoustic) Stone Temple Pilots
Fallen (Live Sessions @ AOL Version) Sarah McLachlan
Circles (Acoustic) Passenger
Into the Mystic (Live) Van Morrison
Seein' Red Unwritten Law
Billie Jean (Live) The Civil Wars
The Diary Of Jane [Acoustic] Breaking Benjamin
Naive The Kooks
Sleeping Sickness City and Colour
More Than Life Whitley
The Stable Song Gregory Alan Isakov
Face Phillip Phillips

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's No Good

Christina Perri House of Blues 5/18/14

The Fray meet and greet 5/30/14 with Jess
The Fray - Red Rocks 6/8/14 with Rhi and Jess!



Gavin Degraw/ Matt Nathanson 6/14/14 with Suzanne



It's No Good!
I know it has been a while since our last installment... but for those of you who know me I have not been home much the last two months...  So what have I been doing ? Going to concerts of course.  In may the beautiful Karla and I started May  off by going with me to see Christina Perri at the House of Blues ! ( thanks to Jessie Elliott!!)   This is second time I have had the chance to see Christian Perri in concert. She is so much fun to see. We even got a chance to witness a proposal happen on stage. Someone in my group may have gotten  a little misty eyed ( not me ... KARLA!!)   
Next was The Fray! So my concert partner in crime Jess had the chance to go to the meet and greet at the Vegas show! It was awkward  and amazing.  Isaac made a funny comment about how he always feels strange about what to say at these things trying to ease some of the "nerves" we had a fun laugh. Next Joe noticed my music note tattoo and asked if it was a particular song. When I replied it wasn't a specific song he and Isaac began humming a tune trying to make up a song. We chatted about Isaac's new baby and they took a picture with us.  I love how  funny this band is,  they are so gracious . I love when artists don't take themselves to seriously. Next was the shows... two weekends in a row.. Once here and the following weekend at the Red Rocks in Colorado.. I will say the Vegas show was fantastic , but nothing compares to seeing anyone at the Red Rocks. Not to mention it's the Fray's hometown.  You will never hear me say a bad thing about Red Rocks venue. It's beautiful my absolute favorite place to see a show..even if it rains EVERYTIME I come for one!!! Thank you so much to Jess Nate, Rhi, and Brad for sitting in the rain with me. 
Last concert installment ... Gavin Degraw and Matt Nathonson with the lovely Suzanne!  It was at the Mandalay Bay Beach. Matt Nathonson was equal parts talent and humor. The vibe was so much fun. Gavin Degraw, after all these years I still adore his piano fuelled pop songs makes me miss One Tree Hill. Honorable mention to Suzanne for being the person I blame for my concert love... she took me to my very first concert many many moons ago...
So here is your next mix.. It's No Good . I was inspired by the feeling of summer . This is the first CD mix in a long time where I've made it, lived with it, mailed it out , and am still listening to it now. It just feels like a soundtrack to my summer. I hope you feel the same about it.  Special mentions come for Ok Honey who we saw open for The Fray . Also somehow Depeche Mode made it on the mix, it was not intentional but somehow a song long past it's prime still makes sense blended in with these new one. Thanks to Jess who requested we add a song by Ingrid Michelson , her songs are always hidden gems . I am very much in love with Ed Sheeran's new album and found a special song that makes me smile .. can anyone say thank you Snow Patrol.   Until next time.. keep your ears open and feel free to sent out any request or themes you might want to hear on upcoming mixes...  
It's No Good Mix
Not a Bad Thing  Justin Timberlake Not a Bad Thing - Single
Paris  Magic Man You Are Here - EP
Take Me to Church  Hozier Take Me to Church EP
Is It Any Wonder?  Keane Under the Iron Sea
Stay With Me  Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour (Deluxe Version)
Love Someone  Jason Mraz Yes!
Rude  MAGIC! Don't Kill the Magic
Chasing Cars (Live)  Ed Sheeran & Gary Lightbody iTunes Festival: London 2012 - EP
Latch (feat. Sam Smith)  Disclosure Settle
Ghost  Halsey Ghost - Single
Be Okay  Oh Honey With Love - EP
I Was a Fool  Tegan and Sara Heartthrob (Deluxe Version)
Girls Chase Boys  Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
It's No Good  Depeche Mode The Singles 86>98 Disc 2
Snow in Vegas  David Gray Mutineers (Bonus Track Version)
Black Out Days  Phantogram Voices
Elevate  St. Lucia When the Night
Midnight City  M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Afire Love  Ed Sheeran x (Deluxe Edition)




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"We will walk these streets and think of little elves'

April brought some amazing music love for me Thank you so much to Karla, Jess, Rhi for going along with me this month for musical adventures.

the 1975 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 4/14/14

Started the month off with the swoon worthy the 1975 at the Brooklyn Bowl.  I must say thank you and sorry (not sorry) to Karla for having to deal with my squealing. There was nothing I did not love about the show, a heady mix of teenage angst and boozed up sex sums up this band. You know you are in for a show when the lead singer walks on stage with a bottle of wine in hand and proceeds finish it before the show is half over. It reminds me of doing all those things I swear my mother didn't know I was doing...falling in love with music, running wild,  getting into fights and chasing boys. Also I found a note worthy opener White Lies !!! Fantastic .... They make an appearance on this month's mix.

Rhi & me!

O.A.R Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 4/24/14
Let's talk about the Brooklyn Bowl.. umm AWESOME.  It's fairly small venue but oh so much fun. Part bowling alley, bar, and concert venue. It's intimate and cozy.  So this leads me to the second show O. A. R.  Although many of my friends have loved them for years, this is the first time I've gotten to see them.  O. A. R. is one of those bands that throws down a feeling of a college . Just a bunch of guys hanging out singing songs and drinking some beer.  Thanks to Rhi and Rene for a fun night out .
04/18/14 House Of Blues Las Vegas

The best for last.. I know I'm going out of order But Bastille was a show stopper. From beginning to end this is possibly the BEST show I have seen in my life. That is a huge statement. I was not alone in that feeling Jess (the cousin) my concert partner in crime was along side me was left in shock at what we watched unfold in front of us.  The show itself was crafted perfectly,  from stage lighting, song arrangement, and presence. All on point. Not only do I have immense love of the musical talent of this group, I was in awe of the ability to preform better in person than any recording I have heard of them. I could ramble on for days how this show made me feel repeating the same sentiment till I am exhausted of words.  This is what I love about music, the feeling this show gave me is why I'm willing to stand in a crowd of strangers over and over just to get a glimpse of something like this happening.. 


 SO till next time ...

Mix 6 2014
 We will walk these streets and think of little elves

Ain't It Fun  Paramore
All of the People  Panama Wedding All of the People
Bloodstream  Stateless
Dreamers  Savoir Adore
Find a Way  SafetySuit
Find You (feat. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant)  ZEDD
Getting Even  White Lies
Hold On  Colbie Caillat Hold
Lies  Trifonic Emergence
Ocean Wide  The Afters
Rather Be  Clean Bandit Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)
Reverse  SomeKindaWonderful
Thunder Clatter  Wild Cub
Tonight You're Perfect  New Politics
Venice  The Lighthouse and The Whaler
Warm Water  Banks
Weightless  Black Lab
The Wolf  The Cinema

Always any comments, recommendations, things you think I should be including let me know!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I love you because we hate the same stuff..

March Madness .. That's what I had, blessed with three wonderful concerts, the Neighborhood, Imagine Dragons, and John Legend. 
The Neighbourhood was good, I did have a moment where I thought I was a little old compared to the rest of the crowd. But who cares... there is nothing better than a loud Saturday night surrounded by music and people.
This girl is not afraid to travel for a concert, adding Denver to my list of musical destinations. Special thanks to the cousin for toughing it out during our Imagine Dragons adventure.  . I'm so glad you finally got to see what I was talking about. Radioactive..  NO JOKE!
If anyone has the opportunity to see John Legend.. DO IT!  From start to end he was fantastic. The man can belt it out, play the piano, and work a crowd. Also for my Vegas people if you get a chance to go to the Smith Center do it!  The combination of the artist and venue places this concert experience was I'd say top 10 for me...

the Neighbourhood House Of Blues  3/8/14

Imagine Dragons Pepsi Center 3/15/14

John Legend the Smith Center 3/27/14

"I love you because we hate the same stuff." Mix 5 2014

Big shout out .. once again to Karla Vega for putting me onto St. Vincent.  Also for those my age I snuck in the Smiths . Here is a challenge: if you can tell me of TWO covers that exist of  HOW Soon is NOW? out there  a special  treat will be yours. Here is a hint for one.. it was used in a popular show that is no longer running but starred Alyssa Milano... the other will take some work . While on the British invasion topic I am currently OBSESSED with the 1975 no real reason other than I just am. So let me know what you think..  feel free to send me what you are listening to, hating , loving, inspired by. I'm always looking for MORE...

The Man  Aloe Blacc
Miss Missing You  Fall Out Boy
Come Along  Vicci Martinez & Cee Lo Green
Goodbye (Radio Edit) [feat. Islove]  Glenn Morrison
Pressure  The 1975
How Soon Is Now?  The Smiths
Worlds Away  Strange Advance
Think of You  MS MR
Young Blood  The Naked and Famous
Digital Witness  St. Vincent
Sleeping With a Friend  Neon Trees
Coming of Age  Foster the People
Strong  London Grammar
Out Of Bounds  Amanda Marshall
Pray You Through  Sixteen Cities
Someday?  Concrete Blonde
Lanterns  Birds o/f Tokyo
The 1975 - You //

Monday, February 24, 2014


What happens when you just start to overload on life? Well for me I plug in the ears and turn it up!!  This mix seems to be made of a little old and a little new .. not to mention WTF! But some of you have had the chance to endure the shuffle mode with me before ( J-MO , JLT)  So for those who haven't  just trust that sometimes I have a plan in mind but this is not one of those times.

I need to say thank you to Miss Karla(Vega) for posting Broken Bells Holding On for Life. Excellent snag, I'm a little jealous I didn't find them first, but so glad I didn't. I depend on my music buddies to keep me on point!  Also thanks to my  buddy Rene, we have the appearance of John Legend. As a result of  a winter car pool situation I started to get more education. How had I missed this guy for so long. I knew a few of his song,  always enjoyed him but now I'm "in pocket". 

Here is a little bit of what I have been putting on repeat..The Cars Drive is always reminder of my very best friends. Now don't get me wrong the intention of the song is not really about "friends" but it always makes me love  my girls who have seen me through as many dark days as bright and still can stand me . Say It Now  by We The Kings... all this song reminds me of is driving at night, windows rolled down, chasing the stars..  To Make You Feel My Love- First off there are many versions  no offense to Trisha Yearwood, Adele, and Bob Dylan but Garth Brooks is the owner of this song. Not only is this in one of my very favorite movies but, it is the version that can bring me to tears every time. 

In honor of March the second mix is all about the drinking! This one includes many of the suggestions you all made .. All I have to say is it is NOT kid ear friendly and I hope it makes you laugh.

 So here you go... the mixes are in the mail.....

Set on Shuffle-Mix
Invisible  Hunter Hayes
Apart (Renholdër Remix)  The Cure
The Great Escape  P!nk
Waiting for the End  Linkin Park
Silhouette (feat. Ellie Goulding)  Active Child
Stay the Night (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)  Zedd
Stand By Me  Ki:Theory
Return to Innocence  Enigma
Holding On for Life  Broken Bells
Drive  The Cars
I Want You  Madonna Feat. Massive Attack
Open Your Eyes  John Legend
Say It Now  We The Kings
Do I Wanna Know?  Arctic Monkeys
In My Veins (feat. Erin McCarley)  Andrew Belle
To Make You Feel My Love  Garth Brooks

ShamRock Mix !!
Tubthumping  Chumbawamba
Red, Red Wine  UB40
Whiskey's Gone (Live)  Zac Brown Band
Red Solo Cup  Toby Keith
Whiskey In the Jar  Metallica
Gin & Juice  Zac Brown Band
Blame It (feat. T-Pain)  Jamie Foxx
Sittin' At a Bar (The Original)  Rehab
Brass Monkey  Beastie Boys
Shots  LMFAO & Lil Jon
You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Dirty Glass  Dropkick Murphys
Drink In My Hand  Eric Church 
The More I Drink  Blake Shelton
Friends In Low Places  Garth Brooks

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo..


Life is Beautiful !!!

I have had busy ears this January. I have been immersed in trying to revisit the past , enjoy the now, and leap to the future. I managed to mash together two cd's this month. The first cd yields the fruits of this exploration. I am particularly intrigued by Bad Suns  just something grabbed at me when I came across them. Also we have new Zac Brown Band from the Ghrol Sessions. SO it's no surprise I was giddy with joy when  Zac Brown and Dave Ghrol joined forces!!!! 

The second cd is inspired by a  British show called My Mad Fat Diary. This show is about a slightly odd 17 year old girl set in 1997 who is obsessed with music. Well hello have we met?  How do you know me so well?  The music in the show transports me back to hanging out  listening to music,  running wild with the guys, and other mischief we won't get into . This is just another reminder of how music not only shapes you as you grow but can take you right back to that time and those feelings!  I hope this finds your inner 17 year old and tells her/him to turn the music up !!

I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo- Capital Cities
Salt- Bad Suns
Scene of the Crime- Placebo
Haunt- Bastille
In My Arms- Plumb
Hurricane- The Fray
Can You Hear Me Now- Jetta
The Crooked Kind- Radical Face
Sad Song- We The Kings
Satellite- Tyrone Wells
Day For the Dead- Zac Brown Band
The Cure- Avalon Landing
Dead In the Water- Ellie Goulding
Mystery track!

Sabotage-  Beastie Boys
Voodoo People- Prodigy
Morning Glory- Oasis
Missing- Everything But the Girl
To Wish Impossible Things- The Cure
Fade Into You- Mazzy Star
High and Dry- Radiohead
The Chemistry Between Us-  The London Suede
Ocean Pie- Shed Seven
Movin' On Up- Primal Scream
I Wanna Be Adored- The Stone Roses

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pushing play!

So life is a mix-tape? Mine is! 

A little over a year ago what started as a simple act of sharing my homemade cd's  with just a few friends has started to blossom into a  list of followers. Thanks to the encouragement of my friends and a fair amount of  "nagging"  I am starting a blog!  To create a place where I can share with you my playlists, random thoughts, and other nonsense. I am hoping that if I am fortunate enough to have followers that  they will feel free to share thoughts and inspired suggestions.

Here we go!

In honor of January we must take a moment to discuss a very important event.. the Grammys. This is the time where we get to see what they are calling the best of the last year. Once again I have made a mix of the year's nominees. I know some of these have made it onto my past mixes!

Locked Out of Heaven- Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke
Royals- Lorde
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
Get Luck - Daft Punk
Roar- Katy Perry
Mirrors- Justin Timberlake
Brave- Sara Bareilles
Same Love- Macklemore
Retrograde- James Blake
Swimming Pools- Kendrick Lamar
Lego House- Ed Sheeran
Just Give Me a Reason- P!nk
Begin Again- Taylor Swift
Mine Would Be You - Blake Shelton
Merry Go 'Round- Kacey Musgraves
Highway Don't Care- Tim McGraw
Take a Little Ride- Jason Aldean

Honestly speaking a great portion of this list makes me very HAPPY! 

Standouts on the list would have to be first Sara Bareilles what can I knot say about her? Brave captures so much of what there is to love about her. It is possible I am showing my bias, an unexplainable love for  a chick and a piano.  Yeah I'm a sucker! This pop anthem has the chops in my opinion. She is just so many of the things that I love about music.

Secondly I come to Ed Sheeran.  The first time he came onto my radar he was opening for Snow Patrol. Ed and a guitar low- tech, gritty production but the words and voice were there. Once the release of his full length CD came out I fell in love. Lego House shows his quirky and smart approach to lyrics  .

Lastly, Imagine Dragons. I have been so impressed with them. What started with a band from Vegas that I had heard about but never managed to see ( yeah sometimes I just suck) turned into a hidden gem snuck onto a cd by my cousin Jess ( someone who will  no doubt make future appearances  in my blog because she shares my love of music and is always up for going on concert adventures but I digress...)  turned into a chance to see them at the Life is Beautiful Festival. It became one of those moments when you are seeing a band play and you realize they are better than on radio, so rare these days!  Radioactive showcases all of the elements that make them so very exciting to listen to. Just you ask my buddy Karla how exciting !

Thanks for reading, thanks for listening, thanks for doing what you do. I hope this experiment grows .

Here is to too much music!