Friday, September 30, 2016

September Mix: dusky by stars

9-28-2016


I've started running again, which mean my mixes have improved. Good news for you, good news for my muscles. Trying to make more room for the things I like, and get rid of things I don't. Blah blah blah. Anyway, here's the result. I like it quite a bit IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF.

*Mix title from this poem

1. Summers Over Interlude - Drake



2. Vitamin C - CAN



3. How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths



4. The Worst In You - Andy Shauf



5. The Glow Pt. 2 - The Microphones




6. Edge of Town - Middle Kids



7. Hi-Definition - Lupe Fiasco Feat. Snoop Dogg & Pooh Bear



8. California Dreamin' - Bobby Womack



9. If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow



10. No Cars Go - Arcade Fire



11. Good Bye - Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin



12. Sunday Night 1987 - M83



13. Acrobat - Angel Olsen



14. Orphan Girl - Gillian Welch




NOTES:
1. I like Drake but I'm not allowed to listen to him to much anymore so here's this.
2. These drums are sick for real. Hypnotizing. Shout out to The Get-Down for inspiring me so much, I've only watched the first episode so I can draw it out and make it last longer.
3. A Public Service Announcement:
In the song, Morrissey sings, "I am the son / and the heir" and not "I am the sun / and the air" like I thought he sang my whole freaking life.
4. Cutie
5. I could not get through September without a battle / I faced death / I went in with my arms swinging / but I heard my won breath / and I had to face that I'm still living
6. This song is part of my daily dance workout. Video forthcoming.
7. Thanks Julia
8. Bobby Womak - voice like honey - bless my heart
9. My new karaoke jam once someone invites me to karaoke. Also love this cover version.
10. Women and children
      LET'S GO
11. These two.

I mean, really.
12. I am a 1987 Sunday night kind of girl. Literally.
13. Learned how to play this one on guitar a couple years ago and it's still stuck in my heart.
14. Bonus Emmylou Harris cover:



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday Verse (on a Sunday): "Rice" - Chun Yang Hee

9-15-2016


RICE 
To you you eat a lot of rice because you are lonely
To you who sleep a lot because you are bored
To you who cry a lot because you are sad
I write this down.
Chew on your feelings that are cornered
Like you would chew on rice.
Anyway life if something that you need to digest. 
                                                              - Chun Yang Hee

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday Verse: "And The Days Are Not Full Enough" - Ezra Pound

8-29-2016


AND THE DAYS ARE NOT FULL ENOUGH 
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
     Not shaking the grass

                                                    - Ezra Pound

Monday, August 29, 2016

August Mix: Goldtone

8-21-2016


Second verse, same as the first. A little bit louder and a little bit worse. If you're looking for a good time, this mix is not it, though it gets a bit more hopeful at the end. See you at school:


1. Bad Religion - Frank Ocean



2. Present Tense - Radiohead



3. Armonica - Darkstar



4. Lady Of The Ark - Kyle Craft



5. Snowflakes Are Dancing - Kurt Vile



6. Diddy Bop (ft. Raury & Cam O'bi) - Noname



7. Oh Marie - Sheryl Crow



8. Girl Called Alex (3.2.14) - Lady Lamb



9. Familiar - Agnes Obel



10. To Whom It May Concern - Rodriguez



11. The Things I Regret - Brandi Carlile



12. Always Love - Nada Surf



13. Stand By Me (Live At The Late Show With David Letterman) - Tracy Chapman




NOTES:
1. In honor of Frank Ocean long-awaited new album, even though I probably won't give it a listen for a good long while.
5. "Disc man is pumping
    headphones are loud
    chilling on a pillowy cloud"
                       *my version of the lyrics
6. Everyone watching The Get Down or what? If it were set today, this song would be in it.
9. I've missed you, Agnes Obel. Just in time for fall weather music.
12. Soundtrack to all your favorite WB teen shows


BONUS TRACK:

The song this mix is named after. Managed to cram 3 of his songs on one page. Kurt Vile is a gem and a poet. I'm am beyond pleased I got to sneak in and see him perform a couple weeks ago. His songs are too much and I'm getting sensitiv-er and sensitiv-er by the minute:



"I might be adrift,
but I'm still alert
concentrate my hurt
into a gold tone"


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Music for your Midweek: Gretchen and Julia - "Lovefool" (Cardigans cover)

Back, due to "popular" demand! 


Trying to do this for real, maybe. Leave me a comment for details ;)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Verse: "My Doubt" - Jane Hirshfield



August 15th, 2016

MY DOUBT 
I wake, doubt, beside you,
like a curtain half-open. 
I dress doubting,
like a cup
undecided if it has been dropped. 
I eat doubting,
work doubting,
go out to a dubious cafe with skeptical friends. 
I go to sleep doubting myself,
as a herd of goats
sleep in a suddenly gone-quiet truck. 
I dream you, doubt,
nightly–
for what is the meaning of dreaming
if not that all we are while inside it
is transient, amorphous, in question? 
Left hand and right hand,
doubt, you are in me,
throwing a basketball, guiding my knife and my fork.
Left knee and right knee,
we run for a bus,
for a meeting that surely will end before we arrive. 
I would like
to grow conent in you, doubt,
as a double-hung window
settles obedient into its hidden pulleys and ropes. 
I doubt I can do so:
your own counterweight governs my nights and my days. 
As the knob of hung lead holds steady
the open mouth of a window,
you hold me,
my kneeling before you resistant, stubborn,
offering these furious praises
I can't help but doubt you will ever be able to hear.

                                                                       - Jane Hirshfield


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Music for your Midweek: Brandi Carlile - "The Story"

August 13th, 2016
A concert with a view


I went to the Brandi Carlile concert up at Deer Valley on Saturday night, and ugly cried through this whole song. Thank goodness it was dark: