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2020 JULY: 35 Songs, 2 HR 25 MIN

LISTEN - August 10, 2020

another month over.

another playlist for your pleasure.

Top Five July:

“Consciousness” – Joy Postell

“Funny Thing” – Thundercat

“A Boat to Drown In” – Metz

“Tonight the Streets Are Ours” – Richard Hawley

“Habbie Doobie” – The Texas Gentlemen

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2020 June: 16 SONGS, 1 hr 13 min

LISTEN - July 9, 2020

This playlist is brought to you by Drunk History, Insecure, Betty, Skate Kitchen, my husband, and a guy walking down my street at the same time I was walking my dog. No joke, I used Shazam on half of this playlist and stopped a man to find out what he was playing on his Bluetooth speaker (it was The Dells).

I’m all about giving proper credit where credit is due, and I wasn’t listening to nearly as much music in June as I usually do. So, if it weren’t for the above — this playlist would be twenty-minutes tops.

Top Five of June:

“Elastic” – Joey Purp

“Magnificent Romeo” – Basement Jaxx

“When The Going is Smooth & Good” – William Onyeabur

“Slippin” – Quadron

“Run For Cover” – The Dells

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2020 MAY : 31 SONGS, 2 HR 4 MIN

LISTEN - June 25, 2020

Apparently my dog really mellows out to “All Mirrors” by Angel Olsen…

Top Five of May :

“Quarantine” – Levitation Room

“Twenty Four Hour Party People” – Happy Mondays

“Cynical Girl” – Marshall Crenshaw

“Jewelry” – Blood Orange

“Hope to Die” – Orville Peck

*Bonus: “Automechanic” – Jenny O.

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2020 APRL : 54 Songs, 3 hr 41 mins

LISTEN - May 8, 2020

Where the f*ck did April go?

We’re 8 days into May and I’m finally getting my April playlist up. One of my longest playlists to date. I’ve always been a music fan, there are examples of it all over this blog, but this past month I leaned on music in a way I haven’t experienced since my late teens.

Is the uncertainty of the time bringing me back to the simple escapism of a good tune — possibly (probably).

Top Five of April:

“Still Life” – The Horrors

“Night of the Vampire” – The Moontrekkers

“Fuck Up” – Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

“Pool Party” – Rudy Willingham

“Money – Edit” – The Flying Lizard

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2020 MAR : 23 Songs, 1 hr 40 min

LISTEN - April 5, 2020

Sticking with last month’s layout (inspired by a technical glitch) you can find the screenshot representation of my March playlist after the jump.

However, since Spotify is now communicating with WordPress properly, below is the playlist embedded into the post.

Top Five of March:

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2020 FEB: 24 Songs, 1hr 41 min

LISTEN - March 3, 2020

Apparently the Spotify link and embed code are not communicating with the WordPress right now. So, you’ll just have to check out the February playlist on Spotify. However, I do like this new format that was formed because of a technical glitch.

Top Five of February:

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Roses & Thorns: j a n u a r y

HOME + LIFESTYLE, LISTEN - February 11, 2020

One of my favorite podcasts, That’s So Retrograde, has a segment called roses and thorns where they share the best and worst parts of their life at the moment. I love this segment because it ranges from the general best life moment highlights too favorite product discoveries. Roses & Thorns is very broad-reaching in its ability to be an open category for favorites and unfavorites of the mental, physical, and spiritual variety.

I’ve decided to adopt the practice on this here blog to spotlight the roses, be transparent about the thorny parts of life, and most of all – roll out my music playlists ( 🤞 on a monthly basis)

JANUARY 2020 PLAYLIST

1 hr 27 mins | blanket_fort_adventures

ROSES:

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SPOTIFY PLAYLIST – FINALLY MARRIED

LISTEN - December 1, 2017

Once upon a time, I would publish monthly playlists on this here blog. Well since May, when wedding planning went into overdrive, I stopped posting playlists but didn’t stop creating them. Then in August when wedding planning went into hyperdrive, I stopped creating playlists because I was focused on creating the playlist of music that would be played at the wedding. So now that I’m finally married, I have an aptly named Finally Married Playlist. I’ve taken the two unpublished playlists, Dada Movement and Dusty Pages and compiled them into one 3 hours and 17 min long playlist with a few bonus tracks starting from God Only Knows – our first dance song.

 

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SPOTIFY PLAYLIST – Decade Dance

LISTEN, SNAIL MAIL - March 7, 2017

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

LISTEN - December 29, 2016

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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