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MIXTAPE : REFLECTION

My first mixtape of 2016! On new years day, I played the David Bowie radio station on Spotify while getting ready for our annual morning hike. I had decided to wear my Bowie t-shirt and dedicate the year to an inspiring man who embodies reinvention; ready to go into 2016 embracing the artist in me and committing to being a fearless version of myself. So when I heard Bowie passed away, I was devastated. Last Monday I was totally distracted and in a haze, but I moved on through the week with WWDBD on my mind, what would David Bowie do. I had been creating this playlist for a few weeks now and just today decided to frame it with two of my favorite Bowie songs, songs that jog some of my earliest memories.

Also, I wanted to share a new years game I play. I always seem to find myself at some point on New Year’s day in my car and I like to use my radio as a fortune teller. Before turning on the radio I ask the universe/ tell the universe the first song I hear will be a reflection of 2016, this year it was “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money. Read into it what you will.

 

“Fame” – David Bowie / “Take My Home Tonight” – Eddie Money / “Wild Horses” – The Rolling Stones / “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” – Chromatics / “Weird Little Birthday Girl” – Happyness / “There Is Nothing Left” – The Drums / “Class Historian” – BRONCHO / “Dream Talkin”- Family Trees / “Aideu Creature” – Andrea Balency / “Korean Food” – Frankie Cosmos / “Lazy Lover” – Brazilian Girls / “Oh! You Pretty Things” – David Bowie

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MIXTAPE : MUSUBI

It’s the last day of 2015 and this is my last playlist of the year. I’m so happy I started these post after being inspired by one of my fav chick-a-dees on instagram, Meghan Alfano. It was nice to always have a playlist in the works or something I could just put on when getting ready for the day.  Now I have a collection of my favorite songs from the year to look back onto and sort of see my moods throughout 2015. I will certainly be continuing my playlists in 2016.

p.s.  A musubi is a slice of spam surrounded by rice and wrapped in seaweed. 

What was your favorite playlist or music discovery in 2015? 

 

“Insanely Jealous of You” – The Soft Boys / “Ghost Rider” – Suicide / “Girlfriend In A Coma” – The Smiths / “When Lightening Starts” – The Three O’Clock / “Tweeker Kidz” – The Aquadolls / “I Love You Too” – Darlings / “Pepsi/Coke Suicide” – Elvid Depressedly / “FloriDada” – Animal Collective / “Isn’t It Love” – Babes / “Ride On” – The Shivas / “Eyes of the Muse” – King Tuff / “Hippie Hippie Hourrah” – Jacques Dutronc

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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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