March 31, 2014

Don't Carry It All

For this week's Twisted Mix Tape, I'm sharing the top eleven of my recent playlist.

My Skewed ViewI know, it sounds boring. But I want to share the fabulous music I've been enjoying day in and day out. And- for the FIRST TIME- most of this is stuff you've probably heard on the radio.

Can you believe it? What's happened to me?

Or maybe, what's happened to the radio? It's like somebody fixed it and it stopped making the obnoxious noises it's been spewing out the last couple of years. (Wow. I'm old.)

And there's some sad news. This is the third to last Mix Tape Tuesday, probably for a long time. So you can bet I'm going to be posting my mixes until the curtain closes on this particular blog hop. I've loved it, I still love it, and I'm going to miss the hell out of it.

So here we are- my current go-to playlist.

First if all, let's be honest. Since the moment the DVD arrived in the mail, Frozen has been on in my house. On a loop. Every minute the children are allowed to sit in front of the TV. And to be honest, I've been letting them sit in front of the TV a lot. Partially because it means my house stays quite a bit cleaner, and partially because... I really like having Frozen on all the time, constantly, in a loop. And while, yes, I've been singing "Let It Go" like it's my job, SI has been going around singing this like it's her job. Which is even awesomer than it sounds.

I *love* Juliana Hatfield. And her last album was absolutely beautiful. And this is my favorite track from it. While the snow has finally melted and the sun has actually shone through my window, this song has seemed really appropriate to me. It's quiet optimism and confidence, especially in that last line... "Patience." It's been the song of March for me.

This song is another one that makes me happy. I've had a lot of ups and downs the last few months, and this song has gotten me through a few of the rough patches. Thanks, Decembrists. You're always there when I need you.

Another gloomy March song. Beautiful, sad, and a little more. Especially with the addition of the absolutely brilliant video. It's all in the last turn of phrase, in the last refrain. And I love songs that turn around and do that to you, GREAT track.

I don't know what suddenly brought this back to the front of my brain, but here it is. And I can't stop singing it, dancing around, and bobbing my head in the car. Maybe it's swapping out my long heavy skirts for shorter ones, and wandering around in my longer jacket. Nah, couldn't be that.

I'm not much of a fan of pop music, in general. But I can't keep myself from liking MS MR. And even more importantly, how can I not love any song with a Harry Potter reference? Plus, the hook has really spoken to me as I've worked day after day on editing my manuscript. "We fear rejection... dream dream dream of perfection." Kind of a writer's mantra, isn't it?

And now for something completely different. Who doesn't like some Toots and the Maytals? (And can somebody please tell me what a Maytal is?)

I could sing along to Adele singing almost unaccompanied all day long. Or rather, I could if my children didn't shush me and tell me they can't hear "Frozen" over my singing of Adele. Either way, recently this song came back up to the top of my playlist, and it's stayed there. And I've very much enjoyed that turn of events.

In the realm of other totally enjoyable earworms, I present Fitz and the Tantrums. And I apologize, now you'll probably be whistling all day.

Last, but the opposite of least. I could listen to this on a loop forever and always be happy about it. I know, loving "Wrecking Ball" was kind of my guilty pleasure. Thank you, Isosine, for totally rocking the mashup and removing any ounce of guilt I had. I can drive around blasting this, singing along, and just feel like a rock star.


  1. There was some new stuff on this list that I really enjoyed - particularly the Decemberists. So thanks for that.

    I'll always like Cake. As for the Miley mix at the end - I really liked that too. There are a few mixes with that song floating around that are quite good. I came across one with Blink 182's "What's my Age Again" which was very good as well... Like that one, I like both songs in the mix, and it works (in an odd way).

    Great mix - Louise

  2. I walk around singing songs from Frozen too, along with my teenage daughter. You're never too old for some Disney magic. I'm not familiar with most of your songs, but I LOVE the mashup of Wrecking Ball - thanks for sharing it!

  3. Ugh - my last comment just I'll try again:

    I love the Decemberists, if you haven't heard The Rake's Song, you should check it out (that was my introduction to them.) Your list also introduced me to a bunch of songs I've never heard - that will now be on my playlist. I think I am the only person on the planet who is not a fan of that Miley song. My 11yo son, who is a huge Mumford & Sons fan, couldn't handle that mash-up, we kept waiting for M&S to sing!

  4. There is never a bad time for Cake. I have at least one Cake song on every one of my playlists, so I get that.
    And THANK you for MS MR! I don't think I've ever listened to them! LOVE I am opening the iTunes store as we speak. Or Write. What I love about your music tastes is how diverse they are. You remind me so much of my best friend since 5th grade, she lives in California now and I never get to see her, we used to send mixes back and forth until life... you make me think of her and that is good.
    So... don't worry, I promise we will be back. I am a little heartsick, but I know this break is necessary. I couldn't take a week off here and there. So a long break might help me get back on track and get MY manuscript queried ;-)

  5. LOVE the Miley/Mumford mashup!

    Totally on the same page as you with Frozen, and as much as I enjoy it, I am getting a kick out of all the parodies I've seen popping favorite is "Will You Help Me Hide a Body?"

    Wow...MS MR? I think I'm in love! Thanks for the introduction!



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