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.