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music monday: a playlist for audra
I got a bit carried away in the kitchen last night making cauliflower soup (more on that another day) and I completely forgot to post this week’s Music Monday! This one is for Audra who asked for some new music recommendations last week. Here’s a playlist and some flowers for you, Audra!
music monday: fall music with jeska from lobster & swan
I’m very happy to have the extra-talented Jeska from Lobster & Swan here today sharing some of her favorite Falltime music!
Here is my top ten list of favourite Autumn songs, I worked in a gallery one Christmas and we took it in turns to put our ipods on and I actually found it akin to someone reading your diary when they listen to your ipod, as it turned out no one minded a dash of carpenters with their graffiti, so here is my musical taste laid bare again, for you, I hope you like it. x
1-Did I remember-Billie Holiday
music monday: a top ten list
I might be alone in this, but I love mornings. I love taking Cors out to the garden and seeing what’s blooming. I love making coffee and toast with lots of Irish butter and red raspberry jam.
music monday with a bit of the weekend thrown in, too
What a happy and full weekend! Friday night there was a lot of tidying up and getting ready for a visit from a friend from college, Katie. (I love these kinds of visits!) There were also plum tart preparations and shrimp tacos. Joel makes the best tacos!
Saturday, we met up with Katie at Ikea, got some dinner, and went to see Midnight in Paris (again). It was just as magical the second time around. I was a little surprised that the theater was full, but I probably shouldn’t be. It’s a wonderful film!
Before Katie left, we had lots of coffee and chats about movies and books and things. I miss her!
music monday & something pretty
Happy Valentine’s Day Evening! Mine has been extra nice and I hope yours has been, too. And guess what, I made a mixed tape just for you! Don’t worry they aren’t all love songs, but they are all songs that I love!
Mostly old favorites but a few new ones too!
music monday: arcade fire on snl
So glad I stayed up on Saturday to watch Arcade Fire On Saturday Night Live! (Although, I didn’t have much of a choice after that third cup of coffee!) They were brilliant and clearly having a great time. I think this week will be an Arcade Fire sort of week!
They played one of my favorite songs from the new album. You can see a live version over here!
“They heard me singing and they told me to stop.
‘Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock!'”
*Illustration Photo Credit
music and books
There is just something about Fall that makes me wish for a new book, something I haven’t read yet. Maybe it’s the back to school, “bouquets of sharpened pencil” feeling that permeates the end of summer and beginning of autumn. That’s probably why early last week, I found myself standing (on tip toes) checking out the hard to reach tomes on the top shelves of our bookcases.
My fingers found Ayn Rand’s Anthem. It’s a short novella, only 100 pages long, about a world in some distant future completely controlled by the state with no word for “I” or concept of the individual and no room for differentness or unique thoughts.
I’m sneaking in a late Music Monday this morning because these two are just too good! Our friend Andre has a remix company called RAC and they just released a remix they did for Ra Ra Riot. I kind of love it!
You can listen to it for yourself over here and check out more RAC remix tunes over there.
I’ve had music on my mind a lot lately, ever since awesome internet friend, Kara (she was just in Elle Girl Korea!) suggested we do a little music swap. I was totally up for it: time to whip up two mixed CDs a piece. Okay, let’s do this!
Well, Friday I got my two fab mixes from Kara complete with lovely packaging…
…and so far I have about four playlists started and none finished. I don’t have any excuses other than being too much of a perfectionist and trying to make the best mix ever. So tonight I decided it was time to sit down with a cup of coffee and whip up two great mixes!
Yawn. It must be Monday because that cup of coffee did not wake me up! Weekends are always too short, aren’t they? I accidentally took this weekend off from blogging. It was a nice a little break, but I missed you! How was your weekend?
You’ve probably heard all of today’s music picks before, but it’s Monday and I wanted to play a few favorites that I never get tired of and maybe even remind you of some wonderful-for-summer albums:
French Navy – Camera Obscura from My Maudlin Career