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MIXTAPE : She Rocks!

So this playlist was inspired by Hella Nervous by Gravy ¬†Train!!!!. I discovered this song on a playlist my fav YouTuber, Leighannsays, created on Spotify. Seriously that girl has some solid taste in music, through her playlists she always introduces me to a band or two I’ve never heard before. So, while I was ear binging on Gravy Train!!!!, it inspired me to start listening to my other favorite girl fronted bands. I had wanted to create a ‘She Rocks’ inspired playlist for a while, as an ode to an awesome KXLU radio show called ‘She Rocks‘ and well the timing was perfect. Hope you enjoy a few of my favorite female voices. Today, I added a bunch of songs from when I was just a babe exploring LA. I don’t know, I think I’ll just continuously add to this playlist as well, so follow it on Spotify. Parting words… Delta 5 has given me a false sense of musical ability and I sort of want to front a band for Bowerbird, he’s not totally on board with the idea.

‘Hella Nervous’ – Gravy Train !!!! / ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ -The Slits /’My Precious’ – Soko / ‘Oh Bondage, Up Yours!’ – X-Ray Spex / ‘Try’- Delta 5 / ‘Atomic’ – Blondie / ‘She Bop’ – Cyndi Lauper / ‘You’ – Delta 5 / ‘Invincible’ – Pat Benatar / ‘Picture This’ – Blondie / ‘Peter Pan Syndome’ – Soko / ‘Crimson Wave’ – Tacocat / ‘Adderall’ – The Coathangers / ‘Painted By Numbers’- The Sounds / ‘Monster Hospital’ – Metric / ‘I’m A Lady’ – Santigold / ‘ Riot Rhythm’ – Sleigh Bells / ‘Staight A’s’ – Sleigh Bells

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MIXTAPE : Sleep Deprived

Mixtape Playlist Sleep Deprived

I feel October was just a swirl of sleep deprivation. Even during our epic road trip I never really caught up on sleep. So this playlist is aptly titled Sleep Deprived! Whether it’s capturing the feeling of sleep deprivation or the songs I was listening to push me forward to complete projects, these songs capture the last 17ish days.

‘I’d Rather Dance With You’ – Kings of Convenience / ‘Rooting for My Baby’ – Miley Cyrus / ‘Funeral Song’ – Minks / ‘Digits’ – Georgia / ‘We Came into This World (To Beat Them)’ – Monika / ‘Sober’ – Selena Gomez / ‘Sunny Road’ – Emiliana Torrini / ‘Slow Show’ – The National / ‘Shattered Me’ – Bass Drum Death

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MIXTAPE : Please Autumn

Autumn Mixtape

It’s October and as hot as the flames of hell! Alright, I might be a littler dramatic, but I just finished watching America Horror Story Freak Show. Anyways, I started this mixtape on the ONE gloomy day we’ve seen this month and I’m excited to be leaving this eternal summer for the Pacific Northwest tomorrow. I fabricated rain clouds, cozy apple cider, cuddle season and heartfelt journal entries into this playlist.

“The Law” – Editors / “Clean Getaway” – Maria Taylor / “The Train From Kansas City” – Neko Case / “The One That I Love Best” – Jessica Lea Mayfield / “Postcard From Kentucky” – Rocky Votolato / “Wonderwall” – Ryan Adams / “Waltz #2 (XO) – Elliot Smith / “This Year’s Love” – David Gray / “God Knows I Tried” – Lana Del Rey / “Same Old Love” – Selena Gomez

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MIXTAPE : END OF SUMMER

It’s October!! My favorite month of the year and clearly fall. I was holding on to my ‘End of Summer’ playlist till September 23 when it was officially the start of fall, but time got away from me and I never posted it. It’s a mixture of melancholy and fun summer songs, but mostly melancholy.

Enjoy!

“Surfs Up” – Brave Shores / “Break the Chain” – Ultimate Painting / “Crying – Live” – Roy Orbison / “Everday – Single Version” – Buddy Holly / “As a Bell” – Ofelia K / “Exotic Realms” – White Poppy / “A Million Days” – James Supercave / “Other Side of the Boundary” – Springtime Carnivore / “Girls” – Widowspeak / “Super Rat” – Honey Blood / “Texas Reznikoff” – Mitski / “Nevermind the End” – Tei Shi / “Wicked Game” – Widowspeak

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Mixtape Monday: UGHUST

How is it the end of August and we are now creeping into fall? This year I ventured into a full-time freelance career and by November it will be my one year anniversary. The end of summer is stimulating my drive and motivation to step up my game. Also, Bowerbird and I have been planning another mini-road trip for October; that is lighting a fire under my bum to get all my OnTheRoad1014 stories up before we start our next adventure.

This month was crazy busy and expensive. September will be spent indoors, writing, reading, and generally being ‘boring’.

Here is what I’ve been listening to this month!

Battles -‘Atlas’/ Marnie Stern -‘Noonan’/ Cloud Nothings-‘Wasted Days’/ Wavves -‘Post Acid’/ Ringo Deathstarr – ‘Tambourine Girl’/ A Place To Bury Strangers -‘Straight’/ No Joy -‘Blue Neck Riviera’/ Tamaryn -‘The Waves’/ Jackon Scott -‘Ripe for Love’/ Foxygen -‘San Francisco’/ Film School -‘Waited’/ Blonde Redhead-‘Penny Sparkle’/ David Bowie -‘Oh You Pretty Things’/ Dirty Beaches -‘True Blue’/ Yo La Tengo -‘Our Way to Fall’/ The Flaming Lips -‘She’s Leaving Home’

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MIXTAPE MONDAY – JULY & SUCH

Mixtape Monday

 

As it’s the last Monday of July and I haven’t posted one playlist this month; here is a collection of all my favorite songs from this month. A one hour long symphony of oldies, goodies, and random finds compiled into a handy spotify playlist. Happy Listening!

‘eez-eh’ – kasbian/ send me on my way’ – rusted root/ ‘echoes’ – the rapture/ ‘canary in a coalmine’ – the police/ ‘everywhere’ – fleetwood mac/ ‘don’t save me’ – haim/ ‘you’re not good enough’ – blood orange/ ‘easy easy’- king krule/ ‘ ann wants to dance’ – papooz / ‘the swimmer’- metz/ ‘tough luck’ – eagulls / ‘rimbaud eyes’- dum dum girls/ ‘desire lines’ – deerhunter/ ‘pretty pimpin’ – kurt vile/ ‘kaleidoscope’- ringo deathstarr/ ‘mind the wire’ – tears run rings

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MIXTAPE MONDAY : JUNK DRAWER

junk drawer mixtape

 

A collection of songs from abandoned playlists along with some other junk I’ve been listening too. My epic catch-all, my musical junk drawer. p.s. happy half-way through 2015! 10 songs : 33 minutes

10 songs : 33 minutes

‘Far from any road” – The Handsome Family/ ‘Stay Useless’ – Cloud Nothing / ‘Never Enough’ – Eternal Summers / ‘Feel ers’ – Crushed Beaks / ‘Glitter’ – Pinkshinyultrablast /’Johnny B. Goode’ – Chuck Berry/ ‘Easier’ – Grizzle Bear/ ‘Blue Jagstang’ – Night Manager / ‘Sex Beat’ – The Coathangers / ‘Girls’ – Royal Headache

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MIXTAPE MONDAY : ROUTE 66

mixtape monday route 66 music

 

Mid- June here is an eclectic mix of sounds and songs. My musical diet lately has been pretty scattered. I want to listen to something new, but then get drawn back to those familiar bands. A mixture of nostalgia and new discoveries sprinkled with recent memories; it’s a musical road trip.

15 songs on June 15 – think it’s meant to be.¬†

timing is everything

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MIXTAPE MONDAY : Pizza Is My Boyfriend

pizza is my boyfriend

 

I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud of a playlist. I just ended up listening to a lot of great music last week and I was grooving on some funky beats. My favorite is this random find from The Beaches. I don’t think its the Beaches, but that’s what Spotify says. They have the same issue with Soko. When I create a Soko station it isn’t the adorable french singer, instead tracks that sound like dental lounge instrumentals will come on. If anyone knows the language being sung in that Beaches track – please share!

‘Continental Shelf’ – Viet Cong/ ‘Bird of Prey’ – Natalie Press / ‘Aegean Disco – The Beaches/ ‘To Die in L.A.’- Lower Dens / ‘Queen’-Perfume Genius / ‘Nausea’ – Craft Spells / ‘Young and Beautiful’ – Lana Del Rey / ‘Daniel’- Bat for Lashes / ‘Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade’ – Ariel Pink / ‘Honey Bunny’ – Girls / ‘Kiss and Not Tell’ – La Roux

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MIXTAPE MONDAY : MAUD

I finally saw Harold and Maud for the first time this past week. My playlist didn’t start as a tribute to Maud and it isn’t intended to be one now, but I think she would enjoy this mixtape. I loved her verve for life – it’s a good reminder to live with as much gumption now and not tomorrow.

‘The Chain’ – Fleetwood Mac/ ‘Bisou Magique’ – Melody’s Echo Chamber/’If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out’ – Cat Stevens/ ‘Ventura Highway’- America / ‘Your Song’ – Elton John/ ‘God Only Knows’ – The Beach Boys / ‘Needles In The Camel’s Eye’ – Brian Eno/ ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’ – Angel Olsen

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