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Winter Playlist and Small Sadnesses

Friday, January 31, 2014

The true truth about things is that January has been a slight amount of a bummer for me.  I have had a small sadness which has most likely been made worse by a good old fashioned case of seasonal affective disorder.  When I say small I mean it because I know that my sadness has been featherweight compared to the heaviness of other possible sadnesses to be had in the world.  Events of this month have led me to the conclusion that I must give up my bug.  Some of you may know that my car up until this point has been a VW Beetle convertible.  It was and continues to be my dream car.  It was the first thing I bought when I had enough money after I started working a big girl job and it was a pretty triumphant day as I have wanted one since before I can remember.  And now it is time to let it go.  I realize that forming an attachment to an object (and particularly a car) is quite a silly thing to do.  But I can’t help but feel like over the years it has become a small part of me.  Not to mention it was paid off and now I will have car payments again.  Yuck.  So now I will be getting a new car.  One that I frankly don’t want.  A car like a Honda or Toyota that is a practical and mature decision because it is attractive, reasonably priced, more reliable and cheaper to fix if it needs repairs.  Blah blah blah.  So I will allow myself this last day of January to feel a tiny bit sorry for myself and sorry for my poor little bug.  I will be listening to this playlist with some of the songs I have been enjoying lately.  I hope you guys enjoy them too.  I promise I intend to be more upbeat in February.

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Here is a link to the playlist for listening on mobile phones and tablets.  Also, if you can’t see it on your computer, try hitting refresh.

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For the Love of Friday- Transition to Fall

Friday, September 20, 2013

According to the calendar people (who are they really?), this Sunday marks the first official day of fall.  This makes me exceptionally happy and I realize our love for fall may be a little excessive but we refuse to stop talking about it.  Our apologies.   I love the cute pumpkins, delicious treats, crunchy leaves, cozy clothes, and the fact that my favorite holiday gets thrown in the middle of it all doesn’t hurt either.  But the part of fall I love the most is the way that it feels.  There is a change in the air and a crispness that is almost palpable.  The heaviness of summer humidity finally gives in and breathing seems easier.  The air even smells different although it is really quite difficult to pinpoint the scent.   It feels more drastic to me than the transition between any of the other seasons.

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Here is a list of songs to help you guys ease into fall this weekend.  While they may not necessarily be about fall, they most certainly feel like it to us.

If the playlist doesn’t show up on your computer, try hitting refresh.

Here is a link to the playlist for those reading on mobile devices.

Happy Fall y’all!

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For the Love of Friday – Songs from Movie Soundtracks

Friday, April 12, 2013

Maybe it’s because of how much we love movies, but a pretty heavy percentage of our favorite songs seem to be from movie soundtracks.  Whenever I hear a song from one of my favorite films, it always takes me back to how I was feeling when I was watching it – happy, sad, wistful, or content.  I hear Tiny Dancer and I instantly visualize the band from Almost Famous singing on the bus.  In Your Eyes, which is actually Corey and my song to which we danced our first dance, makes me thinking of John Cusack, ever the romantic, holding a boombox over his head.  La Vie En Rose makes me remember how sweet Wall-E was with Ev-a, always trying to keep her out of harms way.  To hopefully invoke a little nostalgia, we put together some of our favorite songs from films for you guys to listen to.  Did we miss any really good ones?

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(try clicking refresh if no playlist shows up)

Here is a link to the playlist for listening on mobile devices.

Romeo and Juliet – Radiohead “Talk Show Host”

Vanilla Sky – Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill”

Almost Famous – Elton John “Tiny Dancer”

Last of the Mohicans – Promentory (part of the score)

Say Anything – Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” (the song Corey and I danced to at our wedding)

Crazy, Stupid, Love – The Dead Weather “I Can’t Hear You”

Jerry Maguire – Bruce Springsteen “Secret Garden”

Empire Records – Gin Blossoms “Til I Hear it From You”

500 Days of Summer – Regina Spektor “Us”

Garden State – Frou Frou “Let Go”

Beaches – Bette Midler “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”

13 Going on 30 – Pat Benatar “Love is a Battlefield”

Sunshine – John Murphy “Adagio in D Minor” (one of Corey’s favorite movies along with one of his favorite scores)

Ice Age – David Newman “Send Me on My Way”

Juno – The Moldy Peaches “Anyone Else But You”

Dazed and Confused – Aerosmith “Sweet Emotion”

Wall-E – Louis Armstrong “La Vie en Rose”

Notting Hill – Allison Krauss “When You Say Nothing At All”

 

 

 

 

 

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