Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday Verse: Nikki Giovanni - "What It Is"


if it's a trail we can hike it
if it has two wheels we can bike it 
if it's an allergy we can sneeze it
if it's a pimple we can squeeze it 
if it's dew it "covers Dixie"
if it's Tinker Bell it's a pixie 
if it's a breeze it can blow us
if it's the sun it can know us 
if it's a song we can sing it
if it flies we can wing it 
if it's soda pop then it's drinkable
it might be X-Rated but that's unthinkable 
if it's a boat we can sail it
if it's a letter we can mail it 
if it's a star we can let it shine
if it's the moon it can make you mine 
if it's grass we can rake it
if it's free why not take it 
if it's a tide it can ebb
if it's a spider it can web 
if it's chocolate we can dip it
if it's a golf ball we can chip it 
if it's gum we can chew it
I hope it's love so we can do it

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Music for your Midweek: Michael Jackson - "Human Nature (Louis La Roche mix)"


oh shoot

Back for who knows why
     (because I got a lot of things to share and not many places to share them or those places are too public)

A lot and nothing has changed over the past few months. The most impoartant changes having to do with electronics and water. -> Spilled water on my laptop while I was watching a Tiny Desk concert in the bath, so my computer access is limited. -> Lost my sell phone on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (while is was raining) ((never found it after retracing my steps 5 times)) which led me to use an iPheaune for a month or so and then updgrading to a Pixel 2 so my photos of urban waste are ON POINT.

There is not better song to come back to than this. It's a perfect mix:

Friday, October 20, 2017

October Mix: Back to It


I'm finally starting to feel back to being myself again. Those old non-coincidence coincidences are lining up. Everything else is falling into place. This time last year I broke down after watching Jane Austen Bookclub (what is it about that movie I love so much??) because I knew I had to leave. Or at least just doing something. Right now, that something looks like starting a graduate program in Pittsburgh next fall. Only took me a year to starting taking steps in that direction, but better late than never! I'm a little sad though, because it means I will eventually have to let go of all my dearest familiar comforts. I won't have anything predictable once I leave. At least, I don't know what to expect. So for now, I'll be both happy and sad about it and share a mix that I think encapsulates just that. The pull between leaving and staying:

1. Chicano Batman - Freedom Is Free

2. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel

3. This Is Not A Song - Islands

4. Twins - Pure Bathing Culture

5. Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover) - Sarah Jarosz

6. Charm - My Bubba

7. Emancipation - Dave Deporis

8. Ruby - Charly Bliss

9. Heart Sunk Hank - Johnny Flynn

10. Heimförin - Ásgeir

11. Yesterday - Kadhja Bonet

12. Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

13. Jonathan - Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek

14. Gatekeeper (One Room One Hour Mix) - Feist

15. A Chapter Must Be Closed - Holy Sons

16. Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou) - Sufjan Stevens


1. A good song for when everyone around you is coupled
2. Premature, but still... Also, this song. Lol.
5. Sarah Jaroz is incredible. I'm so grateful I was able to see her perform with I'm With Her this past summer. They are intimidatingly talented.
7. I heard about Dave Deporis' passing before I had heard any of his music. It just broke my heart. Too too sad.
8. I always wanted a daughter named Ruby but I'm about 10 years too late and everyone's named their daughter Ruby by now. Oh well. This song is good!
10. Better in Icelandic, but you can listen to the English version here.
11. Thanks to Julia and to Spotify's discovery playlist algorithms for sharing this song
13. These two are Big Thief! That's why you like it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Music for your Midweek: "Dark Red" - Steve Lacy


Have you been missing N.E.R.D. too? Here's a worthy alternative.

Gettin' spooky with Steve Lacy.

Song starts 2:13:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Music for your Midweek: "Rosy" - Bermuda Triangle


I always come back to posting a thing after a bad/sad day like clockwork. Today, a pleasant surprise of song that is the total opposite from what I expected to hear from Brittany Howard.  I'm a sucker for those harmonies reminiscent of a tasteful 70's palette and I'm only slightly disappointed in the drums that kick in for the chorus. It's nice for fall, after all.

Friday, August 11, 2017

August Mix: Kingman


August is the saddest month. All summer I've been waiting for it to cool down so I can sleep without sweating. And now it's here and the chill seems almost too much. But I'm sure we'll all be accustomed to it soon enough. Here are some songs:

1. Swift Coin - Land Of Talk

2. Jail La La - Dum Dum Girls

3. Shut Up Kiss Me - Angel Olsen

4. Message Of Love - The Pretenders

5. I'm Not In Love - 10cc

6. Inside + Out (Apostle Of Hustle Unmix) [Live] - Feist

7. Change - (Sandy) Alex G

8. Weary - Solange

9. A Matter Of Trust - Billy Joel

10. Friends - Francis and the Lights

11. Y crois-tu - Fishbach

12. Blood - ANIMA!

13. Sleepless Nights - Norah Jones

2. I'll admit it. This is filler.
3. This one too.
4. Why don't my bangs look as good as hers do when they are too long?
6. A song for the first hints of fall
7. Didn't see when he came through, I think for the better
8. Saw her show at Twilight last night, I think for the worse
9. What a nerd
10. Featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West (!!!)
12. An Artist's Way anthem

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Music for your Midweek: "They Won't Go When I Go" - Chance the Rapper and Stevie Wonder


The most beautiful song, in three parts:

Chance the Rapper with a true voice (Go to 9:25 for the main event):

Stevie Wonder with the beautiful original:

and George Michael whose version is sadder than ever now that he's gone: