A Spring Playlist for You

March 29, 2012


Wow. I have been a horrible blogger (bloggess?) this past year. I feel a little sad about that. Blogging is something I really do like doing. I can’t say it’s going to get any better, though. My attention has been elsewhere. And, most people I keep in contact with are on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, so posting on The Blog seems a little redundant.

I do, however, want to break my solitude to share some songs with you. I have quite a good playlist (in my opinion) going right now. These are songs that I’ve been listening to on repeat for a few weeks. They are each a little different, but no less fabulous than the other! Some are new, some are not.

Wondering where in the world I find my music? I listen to AltNation on XM Radio or The Verge. I also spend a good amount of time listening to Pandora. I’ll plug in a song I know I like and then, Voila! A bunch of songs that are similar come up. Some of my favorite stations are “Foster the People Radio,” “Black Keys Radio,” or “Gregory Alan Isakov Radio.” I spend a lot of time driving between home and work on long, windy roads. Occasionally there are spots where I can’t listen to XM radio due to tall cliffs or trees or something so my playlists come in handy!

So, let’s get right to it. My interestes are elsewhere (read knitting), remember?

Music Playlist at MixPod.com

That little MixPod Player does have an iPhone app now. So far, I haven’t found that you can search another person’s playlist. But if you like this one I suppose you could search them and make the same playlist for yourself. Also, if you’re reading on your iPad or iPhone, you won’t be able to play my little iPod I’ve embedded up there. I made the list below for you.

Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men I love this folk/indie group. In this song, I like how the two singers are talking back and forth.

The High Road by Broken Bells If you’re a fan of The Shins, you’ll probably like Broken Bells, too. The lead singer/guitarist from The Shins partnered with a dude from Danger Mouse to create this record.

The Stable Song by Gregory Allan Isakov This guy’s whole album, That Sea, The Gambler, is really great. I could have easily picked any one of his songs to include in my list. I listen to this album a lot at night when I’m trying to relax. It’s also perfect to have playing in the background while you’re working, cleaning or driving. I do think “The Stable Song” is my most favorite, though. I love the lyrics. I love the fiddle. Listen to it loud if you can!

Act Nice and Gentle by The Black Keys I love, love, love this song. If I would ever sing karaoke, this is the song I would sing. Don’t be surprised if you ever pass me in my car when this song is on. I will be full-out singing along with it. I even changed the words so it is gender specific. Ha.

Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye feat. Kimbra So, I guess we all need to be happy when an indie artist gets a break, right? The Music Snob in me says no. (See also: Foster the People) As this is one song that I have loved for a while I am happy for them they are getting some good air time. I also see his song will be sung on Glee. Yippie! (Insert scarasm.) Ok, I still love it.

Disparate Youth by Santigold This is Santigold’s newest release. Loved her older stuff. Love this one, too!

Lean into the Fall by MONA, Junk of the Heart by the Kooks , Apartment by Young the Giant, Trojans by Atlas Genius These songs are all pretty upbeat. They’re great driving music. (See above where I talk about spending a lot of time in my car without radio availabilty.) Listen to them with the windows down!

So, there ya go! Listen to it, download your favorites and head out on a nice drive or something! You could clean your house, but a nice drive though the forest sounds better to me.

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