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Posted March 7, 2016 by

  This week’s Music Monday playlist comes with several things: a view of a mother and baby elephant, a couple Jack Garratt songs (because his debut album FINALLY came out and no surprise, it’s incredible) some weird glitchy pop perfection by a few new discoveries of mine, Kilara & Tove Stryke and a bit of […]

Posted January 16, 2016 by

Freeze those knees my chickadees, it’s a week late but here’s my best of 2015 list, coming to you from my paella class in Spain. It took forever because there was so much good music that came out last year and I really couldn’t decide.  A few words: the whole new Troye Sivan album is […]

Posted December 21, 2015 by

‘American Appetite’ by Harriet is one of the best executed lyric videos I have ever seen. It’s simple and flawlessly done and I can’t get enough of this band this year. This song will definitely be on my year-end favorites list (which I’m currently pulling my hair out over because so much good music came […]

Posted December 20, 2015 by

  The Dominican Republic is the Clifton hill of the Caribbean. The resort I stayed at for a wedding was massive and crazy busy so on my last morning there I got up at 6am to watch the sunrise and enjoy a few moments of peace and seclusion. My beautiful goddaughter even dragged herself out […]

Posted November 11, 2015 by

This past Monday I sweet talked my way into a tour of an important recording studio in Belfast that’s been used to record pretty much every important musician from Ireland, and it inspired this Irish tinged ‪#‎MusicMonday‬ playlist. It’s full of my favorite rainy day tunes and heavy on The National, because what better band […]

Posted October 19, 2015 by

There are singers that are technical and always on their game, they hit every note and don’t attempt the ones they can’t. Then there are singers that just sing with their whole heart, they are raw & full of emotion and they may not always perfectly hit every note but no one really cares. You […]

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Here are some unbelievable facts that sound like they should be untrue: -One out of every 200 people alive today is a descendant of Genghis Khan -1 out of 10 photographs taken in human history were taken in the past 12 months – I have never written a Music Monday about Miguel That last fact […]

Posted October 5, 2015 by

There’s thousands of pictures of my face in existence. Between family photo albums, tagged photos from friends and my own personal collection, there’s a photo of me doing just about everything. But out of all the photos out there in the world, there’s not one of the face that I make when I hear a […]

Posted September 21, 2015 by

Don’t you love waiting for an album to drop? I mean, yes, in theory it would cool if I never had to wait for new music, if all my favorite artists were just churning out songs at my request. But the anticipation of a new album, the countdown once a release date is publicized, it’s […]

Posted August 24, 2015 by

Whatchu know about that white boy soul?   St. Paul & The Broken Bones is my choice for this week’s #MusicMonday. They’re so good that they’ll make you believe in reincarnation, cause I’m pretty sure the spirit of every blue-eyed soul singer of the 60’s is living in this jolly man. If you like what […]

Posted July 13, 2015 by

I’m hitting the road tomorrow to start heading to @eauxclaireswi and I have not been this excited for a music festival in a long time. The National, The Staves & Sufjan all in one place, plus Bon Iver will be performing live for the first time in almost 3 years. This wk’s ‪#‎MusicMonday‬ is a […]

Posted June 29, 2015 by

Wedding season is upon us and I just adore all that dressing up and eating steak and salmon every weekend and celebrating these milestones with y’all but GOOD LORD if I have to sit through one more first dance to Etta James’ classic ‘At Last’, I’m gonna lose it (if you live north of Temagami, […]

Posted June 22, 2015 by

  Athletic motivation has never been easy for me, I can’t push myself through that final mile or set without someone screaming angry words in my ear while telling myself over and over ‘you have to exercise regularly or you will age terribly & die’.  I ALWAYS warm up to Coheed and ALWAYS cool down […]

Posted June 1, 2015 by

Sometimes I worry we’re going to run out of songs. There’s already a ton of evidence showing how we often recycle certain melodies and themes, but there’s really only so many ways something can be interpreted, right? Maybe not. I spent most of my computer time in high school on napster and kazaa, making custom […]

Posted May 18, 2015 by

I have a confession to make: I rarely enjoy entire albums. Yeah, yeah I know that’s probably grounds for dismissal from the music industry. I do have favorite albums that I enjoy listening to from start to finish, they’re just a rare occurrence. There’s a ton of records in my collection that are 90% perfect, […]

Posted April 13, 2015 by

Rolling Stone Magazine recently called Chris Stapleton ‘The biggest, baddest country voice you’ve ever heard. No, really”. This dude has written for just about everyone: Adele, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker & Sheryl Crow, just to name a few off the top of my head. The 36 year old former vocalist for […]

Posted March 30, 2015 by

Today’s Music Monday is comin’ atcha from 37,000 feet. The Misterwives song is perfect for running through airports and the Jack Garratt & Polyenso songs were about the only things keeping me calm after security took away my hummus AGAIN (seriously TSA can y’all sit down & collectively decide about hummus? You let me keep it […]

Posted March 23, 2015 by

Sometimes I’m all about diverse musical landscapes & embracing new artists and trends, and then sometimes I say screw it and listen to nothing but late 90s pop-punk for 3 days straight. Our strongest musical connection is usually to the music we grew up with and being in SoCal this past week made me pretty […]

Posted March 16, 2015 by

What is it about New Orleans? There’s something in the air there, something that makes you feel hopeful. If you look past all that destruction and pain and years of fires and floods and see all those people living and laughing and making music, you feel like you can conquer anything too. And the music, […]

Posted February 16, 2015 by

I’m actually so happy it’s Monday today. I’ve been sitting on this album for 10 days and couldn’t have possibly pushed back showing you last week’s Leon Bridges but now the day is finally here where you can lend your ears to the phenomenon that is The Lone Bellow. Let’s talk about this video, which […]