“The making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts. First of all, you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing.” (High Fidelity)
Over the past few weeks, one of my work projects has me thinking about playlists a lot: about how they can capture a mood perfectly, about how they can change your mood more effectively than almost anything else, and how they indeed are a very subtle art.
As the first of what might become a regular feature of this blog, I’m going to share a playlist. This one seeks to capture the feeling of the song title that wraps it up: one Sunday morning.
Here’s the screen shot of the songs and artists; below is a link that will take you to the music itself (technology willing). Enjoy.
One Sunday Morning
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With back-to-back dinner parties this weekend, I of course had to spend a good chunk of time obsessing about the proper soundtrack for said soirees. The answer I came up with is the collection presented here: 19 food and family friendly tracks you probably haven’t heard but will want to.
For loyal readers of this blog, this CD will serve as a nostalgic tour through the mellower tracks that have emerged as my favorites over the last year or so. For the newbies out there, feel free to search the artists’ names on the blog so that you can learn more about them. And do track down their commercial releases: there’s not a band on here that’s not worth the price of admission.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s the track list and the link to the music. Continue reading
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Tagged Arcade Fire, Ben Harper, Cee-Lo Green, Chiddy Bang, Florence and the Machine, Hey Marseilles, J. Cole, John Legend, Josh Ritter, Michael McDermott, Murder Mystery, Pearl Jam, Ryan Bingham, South Rakkas Crew, The National, The Roots, The Very Best, The xx, Tinashe, Vanessa de Mata