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Micro February Recap + New Playlist : Decade Dance

A micro February recap + New Playlist:

I’ve been burdened with deep thoughts ranging from “why have I limited myself as a writer” to “how do I incorporate more glitter into my makeup routine and wear lipstick on a daily basis.” Last month, Dan and I celebrated another rotation around the sun. We allowed ourselves to indulge in various alcoholic beverages and delicious, expensive dinners to celebrate. Our birthday month ending with one final friendship fueled bash at Clifton’s in Downtown LA.

The following day, surprisingly with little to no hangovers,  we explored Downtown LA on foot. We love walking around a city and getting a feel for its character when we travel, so why not do it in our backyard. It was an adventurous month filled with art, music, and lots of freelance work. My management of the freelance work caused a hiccup in my personal content production, and I feel backlogged with stories I want to share, video footage that needs to be edited. A never ending wave of ideas and inspiration that I am just writing down and saving for later because I’ve yet to find the time for execution. Yet, I feel a little disheartened and resentful to my idea bubbles. They just keep coming, and I haven’t figured out the time to actually work on them. This past weekend I saw a very astute doodle/ illustration about having ideas that elicited a bit of shame within my bones.

I am the girl in pink. What is worse is that I have a tendency to share my ideas before actual execution, which then make me feel like it isn’t the ideas yelling at me to finish them it is the world asking where that idea went. I’ve decided I’m going to stop sharing ideas out loud. Although I had this one idea, no, I shouldn’t say it. But it was an idea around ideas. Anyways, the real point of this post is to share February’s playlist before I’m too far into March. So without further ado … Decade Dance Playlist

 

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MY 2016 MIXTAPE

We spotted this amazing rock art on New Years Day 2016 in Malibu

I have a new years day tradition that I started 10 years ago while driving down the Califonia coast. My radio was turned off and as it was New Year’s Day, I declared that when I turned on my radio, whatever song was playing was the song of the year. I don’t remember what the song was ten years ago, but this year it was “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money. I’m still not completely sure how it applies to 2016, but this fun tradition with its shaky ability to predict the overall theme of the year is still something I look forward too.

Now that it’s the end of the year, I’ve compiled all my monthly mixtapes into one collection. A 7-hour mixtape of what I listened to in 2016, basically my audio diary.  If you’ve never listened to any of my mixtapes, my 2016 mixtape is a solid place to start.

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2016 music mixtape

 

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Playlist : Lifetime Movie

New playlist time! November was a good month and apart from what the title of this playlist might indicate, most of the songs on my Lifetime Movie playlist are pretty mellow. So why Lifetime Movie? Well, I binged watched the recent Gilmore Girls revival that discussed Lifetime movies, and that triggered me going down a Lifetime Movie wormhole on YouTube. Some things just feel quintessentially fall and Lifetime movies are one of those things for me.

This may just be one of my favorite playlists to date. Enjoy!

Lifetime Movie Playlist : 1hr and 14mins | “Gamble” – Lucy Rose / “El Condor Pasa (If I Could) – Simon and Garfunkle / “California” – Joni Mitchell / “You’re Out Wasting” – Andy Shauf / “Denial” – I Break Horses / “I Gave Myself a Science Lecture” – Alligator Indian / “The Killing Moon” Echo & the Bunnymen / “Every Songbird Says” – Sam Beam, Jesca Hoop, Iron & Wine / “Katie I Know” – Marissa Nadler / “Boxer” – Lovers / “Same Mistakes” – The Echo-Friendly / “Hey Cool Kid” – Cloud Nothings / “Awkward” – FIDLAR / “Real Love” – Big Thief / “Paper Cuts” – Broadcast / “Porch Projector” – Ducktails / “Breathe (2am)” – Anna Nalick

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Playlist : Team Apple Cider

It’s Autumn!! My favorite season of the entire year. I love the crisp cold air and the influx of east coast fall essentials that make no sense in Southern California. It’s been averaging 90 degrees this week but I won’t let a little thing like global warming prevent me from celebrating the most magical time of the year. As everyone else is getting jazzed on PSL’s aka pumpkin spice latte’s, I’m over on team apple cider. Never could get into pumpkin spice lattes, but cider is like a delicious apple orchard in my mouth. The catalyst for false memories of picking apples in a gorgeous orchard in my oversized sweater and chic leggings – cue the slow motion while I skip through the orchard with a basket of apples swinging in the air.

Enjoy this new playlist! 

 Team Apple Cider Playlist : 57 min | “Impossible” – Moon King / “Car – Water Version” – Porches / “The Past Tense” – infinite bisous / “Fill in the Blank” – Car Seat Headrest / “Wherever You Are” – Winter / “All I Know” – Still Corners / ” Lonely Richard” – Amen Dunes / “Give Up” – American Wrestler / “Ice Cream and Sunscreen” – Marth / “Take This Body” – Gill Landry / “Me, Myself, & I” – De La Soul / “New Friends” – Haybaby / “Filthy and Fried” – Drive-by-Truckers / “The Ledge” – Fleetwood Mac / “Divine Idylle” – Vanessa Paradis / “Rise” – Katy Perry

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Awkward Stage Playlist

 

“I’ve been reading a lot of self-help stuff…” – said to my friend last Friday night in Echo Park. 

This new playlist is titled Awkward Stage, as that’s been my emotional state for the last few month. Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m going through my awkward teen years all over again. It’s been over a decade since I was 14 and as I’m in the midst of a condensed awkward stage I wonder, “does everyone go through this?  I should be able to deal better by now.” So as I was hanging out with my friend last Friday night and was feeling awkwardly self-aware, all I could share about the last few months was, “I’ve been reading a lot of self-help stuff.”

Fall is my favorite season, so I’m feeling hopeful about how 2016 will end considering it’s been rocky from the start. With the new season, I feel it’s time to stop working on this playlist and start something fresh.

 

 

 

Awkward Stage Playlist : 53 min | “Anxiety” – Preoccupations / “Shut Up Kiss Me” – Angel Olsen / “Another Loser Fuck Up” – Christopher Owens / “Rodeo Queen” – Escondido / “Cigarettes and Red Wine” – Ella Fence / “Apogee – RJD2 Remix” – Tycho, RJD2 / ” I Go To Sleep” – Anika / “Poison & Wine” – The Civil Wars / “Can’t Remember” – Teen Body / “Bridges” – Nine Pound Shadow / “I Think You’re Alright” – Jay Som / “When To Let Go” – Violens / “Videotapes” – Blouse / “Soul Searching” – Shigeto

 

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Drive At Dusk Playlist

This playlist is inspired by the golden hour, the California coast, and the magical feeling of driving at dusk. I personally hate driving west at dusk as you will be blinded by the sun. But it’s undeniable that there is a special something during the summer time when it’s 7:45pm and the sun is still peeking over the horizon with a cotton candy sunset.  This isn’t a beach wave inspired playlist, cause I’m not a huge surf rock fan – but it does remind me of long summer days as a teenager and the breath between day and night.

Drive At Dusk Playlist : 1hr 15min | “Come To Your House” – Bouquet / “Cherry” – Chromatics / “Kiss the Screen” – Nite Jewel / “For You” – Free Cake For Every Creature / “Free Time” – Teen / “Failling” – Bouquet / “Me and My Arrow” – Harry Nilsson / “In Limbo” -Teen / “In The Sun” – Hibou / “Under a Rock” – Waxahatchee / “Rattlesnake” – Fog Lake / “Outlaw” – Sweet Spirit / “Change of Heart” – TOPS / “I Want to Grow Up” – Colleen Green / “Without You” – Rainbow Arabia / “Le lac d’or (feat. Melody’s Echo Chamber) – Moodoid, Melody’s Echo Chamber / “Too Old to Be a Punk Rock Prodigy” – Free Cake For Every Creature / “Dissolve” – Hibou / “Lovers Rock” – TV Girl / “Art/ Work” – tomemitsu / “Chess” – Petite Noir

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MIXTAPE : THAT NYQUIL DAYQUIL LIFE

April was intense! Most of the month was spent working till 1am in the morning whether that was in front of my computer or on a polo field. We, Bowerbird and I, worked the Coachella Record Store again this year; but the twist was I had to put in all the new inventory into the record system before the festival. So in addition to my normal freelance work and getting ahead of my absence, I had the record store project on my plate. With stress at an all time high, my immune system flipped me the bird and I got pretty sick. By April 18th I was popping Dayquil and Nyquil like Judy Garland on the set of the Wizard of Oz – hence the title of this month’s playlist. My mixtape is a mixture of new music I discovered, remixes of old loves, and a sprinkling of Coachella. Everyone needs to listen to Mint Fields and Tei Shi – get on it!

 

“Let Me Sing You Love Songs” – Rachel Fannan, Brandon Intelligator / “How the Might Have Fallen” – Margo Price / “Fools Rush In” – Peggy Sue / “A Dot Running for the Dust” – Helvetia / “Two Hands” – Twin Fires / “Genevieve” – Lucius / “Brief Pause” – On Planets / “Sparks” – Beach House / “This Is How We Walk On The Moon” – Arthur Russell / “Go Slow” – Tei Shi / “Anesthetic” – Into It Over It / “Petty Box” – MINT FIELD / “Two For The Road” – Henry Mancini

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MIXTAPE : MATCHA GREEN TEA

With your understanding, I’m going to be putting out mixtapes only once a month. Instead of a collection of songs I’ve been listening to that week or every two weeks, I want to do a collection of songs I’ve been listening to that month. Personally, I enjoy listening to longer playlists I can get lost in while cleaning or buckling down on a project. I’m no longer feeling my 30minutes spurts of musical curation and would like to develop more robust playlists. When I was first making the playlists I’d try to theme them, but recently I’ve noticed the playlists end up creating their own story as many of the songs reflect a mood or sound I’m yearning for. I’d like to nurture this organic curation instead of trying to find songs that go together on purpose.

So without further ado, here is March’s playlist, Mixtape : Matcha Green Tea – named after the beverage I’m currently enjoying as I put this post together.

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Mixtape : Matcha Green Tea | duration 54mins
“Seize The Day” – Newsies Ensemble / “I Want a House” – Mr Twin Sister / “I Was” – Florist / “Corporeal” – Broadcast / “Boored” – Magic Potion / “90210” – The Courtneys / “TV Queen” – Wild Nothing / “Sophia So Far” – Goodnight Radio / “Oblivion” – Grimes, Brel / “One” – Moving Panoramas / “Cubicle” – Slothtrust / “Black Country” – Tonstartssbandht / “Honey Lips” – Part Time / “Endless Drain” – Major Leagues / “Le penitencier” – Johnny Hallyday

* moving forward I hope to have longer playlists <3*

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MADE YOU A MIXTAPE : PRICKLY PEAR

February wasn’t any easy month, but it was still filled with beautiful music and I was able to make you a mixtape. Aptly named “Prickly Pear” to channel the cute and the uncomfortable, it’s unintentionally female-driven with a few of my favorite fellas mixed in. Hope you enjoy some awesome tunes from the past and present that have been on repeat this month!

 

“Cinnamon” – Cullen Omori / “Princess Castle 1987” – Peach Kelli Pop / “This Is The Day” – The The / “Inner City” – So Many Wizards / “Seattle Party” – Chastity Belt / “Hollywood” – Lissie / “Ch-Ching” – Chairlift / “All The Things You Do” – Winter / “Calabria” – Moss Lime / “Duvan” – Amason / “You Kill” – Eternal Summers / “Waterfall” – The Fresh & Onlys / “Blue Flower” -Mazzy Star / “Shave My Pussy” – Chad VanGaalen / “Fly a Kite” – So Many Wizards

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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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