April 23 2013
I know I haven’t put up a mixtape in a while, but today with the snow still falling out my window I needed a little melancholy music escape. Something that allowed me to imagine myself curled up in a wool blanket, cupping hot tea in hand and staring out the frosty window.
Frigid Sirens is a more vocal focused mixtape with bluesgrass and songwriter tracks. If anything you should listen to that Adam Barnes track. Kills me everytime.
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1. Six Weeks – Of Monsters and Men
2. Round and Round – Imagine Dragons
3. Dead Sea – The Lumineers
4. Go – The Civil Wars
5. Lovers’ Eyes – Mumford & Sons
6. The Warpath – Connor Youngblood
7. Rivers and Roads – The Head and The Heart
9. Come Undone – Adam Barnes
10. Perfectly Aligned – Milo Greene
December 10 2012
This Christmas mixtape is a collection of modern and old tunes. I’m one of those gals who grew up listening to my mother’s 50 different Christmas albums. I’ve heard and loved it all from pop to 50′s lounge, even to classical compositions. So this mix has quite a range to it, and a little something for everyone.
PS this will probably be the only mix with the Bieber on it. I promise.
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1. Jingle Bells – Micahel Bublé
2. Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding
3. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
4. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
5. Wonderful Christmas – The Shins
6. Let it Snow! – Dean Martin
7. Maybe This Christmas – Ron Sexsmith
8. Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas – Justin Bieber
9. O Holy Night (A Cappella) – NSync
10. The Christmas Waltz – She & Him
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
12. Christmas Lights – Coldplay
13. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
14. River – Sarah McLachlan
15. O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Pentatonix
16. Silent Night – Relient K
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October 31 2012
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I was always one of those kids that considered dress-up an all the time activity. Oh it’s time for dinner? Guess I’ll be a mermaid. Can’t go to school, unless I’m a pirate! An ensemble wasn’t complete without an over the top tutu or cowboy boots. Our birthday parties growing up always had a theme, just to extend the dress-up play a little longer.
I figure that it was the fact that as a child I loved performing. I was in dance very young and we’d always wear ridiculously cute sequined velvet and chiffon costumes with faces full of stage makeup. So dressing up and playing whatever part I wanted felt very natural to me.
So you can guess that Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. It remains the most anticipated holiday, and my friends know it. When October first rolls around, I get a slammed inbox of texts about what theme is my Halloween party this year.
But I have to admit, Halloween snuck up on me. I had the costume planned out and ready to go, but catching a cold sort of put a damper on my festive mood. So I felt a little reclusive this Hallow’s Eve and decided to make a mixtape to match the sober yet macabre feeling.
I give you, Darkly. A playful mysterious mixtape of dark rock and alternative songs that invoke a feeling of spook, somber, and gives you the chills.
October 1 2012
So I’ve got Santigold stuck on repeat lately and decided to make a chilled out yet upbeat mix that got that pre-party vibe on. When I’m working I love to listen to party music since it pushes me through those crazy hours where I need to be insanely productive. This mixtape is best played – in a chill & edgy indie lounge.
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August 20 2012
I’m a big fan of classic cars. No really, I love them. The craftsmanship and care that goes into every one of these vehicles is like nothing we see today. People used to custom order their prized beauties, from the engine, to the details of the interior, even down to matching the color on the tires.
This weekend, some friends and I went down to the Super Chevy Show, which featured all kinds of Chevys. Everything from Impalas and Nomads, to Camaros and Novas. I was in heaven! So I thought I’d make a nice classic 50s music mixtape inspired by these beauties and even by some of the music we heard blasting from their interiors.
I’ll be trying Spotify for this playlist, but if you miss the 8tracks let me know!
July 11 2012
Inspired by an upcoming trip to San Francisco – where every walk of life flocks to. Think of sunshine and getting lost wandering the city, when listening to this.
This mix should have a little something for everyone, Rolling Stone covers in French, hip-hop dedicated to Mom, indie pop, mid-mod ladies, and some Adele & Daft Punk mash-ups. Enjoy!
June 25 2012
I’m heading out early this weekend for a little ‘ol fashion southern escape to Hot Springs, Arkansas. A girlfriend of mine has a lakehouse there that her family offers up every year.
It’s going to be just us and our significant others cruising along the shore, sipping summer shandies, wearing nothing but bikinis and rocking out to some of these jams. Think classic 60s rock mixed with modern blues tributes. Just a perfect mix for living it up easy on the water.
1. Bad Moon Rising (Emynd Drum Edit) / Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Sister / The Black Keys
3. Sex On Fire /Kings Of Leon
4. Street Walkin’ / Dan Auerbach
5. Turpentine / JJ Grey & Mofro
6. Shuffle Your Feet / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
7. Alice Mae / Samuel L. Jackson
8. Hard-Working Man / The Coasts
9. Have You Ever Seen The Rain / Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Someday Soon / The Trouble With Templeton
11. Day Old Blues / Kings of Leon
12. For What It’s Worth / Buffalo Springfield
March 25 2012
I know I haven’t really mentioned it already, but in about 4 weeks I’ll be laying beach side with a coconut cocktail in hand building an impressive tan in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. There will be plenty of surf, sand, water, sun, temple ruins, and plenty of relaxation. After 50+ hour weeks I can tell you it can’t come soon enough.
Here’s a little escape mix of Indie Pop. Think tropical birds chirping meet Jamaican steel drums. It’s going to be on repeat till I get there.
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February 28 2012
Decided to switch things up by offering a little mixtape I’ve been putting on repeat lately. I love finding new music, and my tastes differ all the time. Lately the bitter winter winds on these cold mornings remind me of camping in Yellowstone.
Rising to greet the early morning but the sun hasn’t warmed the earth enough, so the air is chillingly wet with dew and hits you deep to your bones. So you rock out the pan and slab some bacon in it, while sipping on the campfire coffee to warm you up. Even though camping is chilly in the morning, I have to say I love the sensation. The deep cold, and as the sun rises over the peaks around you, the air begins to warm and soft sun touches your face. Reminding you how truly glorious the sun is. It is quite a lovely feeling.
Then I ask you, what doesn’t go with camping like a good acoustic guitar? Ideally I’d love to play this mix over a warm crackling campfire at the base of the Grand Tetons, but my desk will have to do.
- Fixin’ To Die – G. Love
- Scarlet Town – Gillian Welch
- The Lion’s Roar – First Aid Kit
- King of the World – First Aid Kit
- Parted Ways - Heartless Bastards
- Acid Rain – Saintseneca
- Worth Wondering – Bronze Radio Return
- Goin’ Home – Dan Auerbach
- 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon cover) – G. Love
- The Guns Of Brixton (The Clash cover) – Calexico
- The Scientist (Coldplay cover) – Willie Nelson
- How Come You Never Go There – Feist
- Franklin Street – Lizzie Huffman
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