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!


  1. Oh man! I am so excited for this mix to come in the mail! Thanks for doing what YOU do, beautiful girl- sharing your passion! You, more than anyone else, have made me dance my ass off this year and I am so grateful for that :)

  2. I am SO excited to get this CD out of the mailbox!!! I see LOTS of my favorite songs on here. Your CD's have special spot in my studio and are very often the soundtrack to whatever project I am currnetly working on and I'm sure this one will be not different!

  3. WOOT! WOOT! You go girl! Your insight into music inspires me! I'm looking forward to what is to come and traveling thru you "blog" :) Thanks for sharing a part of you, with all of us, the world is more fun with your take on life! Love, Aunt K-