April 1, 2014 by Kaitlin
I have some exciting news to report.
No, it’s not that Tami Taylor is now on Twitter, but that IS potentially life-changing.
Somehow, I got a playlist put together by the first of the month this g0-round. Sometimes I struggle to find 20 songs I’m digging, but not this month. Talent abounds. In fact, I have extra songs I’ve already put towards a May mix.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Aloe Blacc,Band of Skulls,DA & The Jones,Father John Misty,Future Islands,Gregory Alan Isakov,Highasakite,Houndmouth,Hozier,Laura Marling,Lykke Li,Nickel Creek,Old 97's,Slow Club,St. Paul & The Broken Bones,St. Vincent,Sylvan Esso,The Belle Brigade,The Black Keys,Tune-Yards | No Comments
March 16, 2014 by Kaitlin
Plenty of clever lyrics in this batch of mostly newish songs. Included in them is Parker Millsap’s shout-out to Tucumcari in the opening line of his “Truckstop Gospel.” The place sounded instantly familiar. I thought the memory may have stemmed from a road sign I’d passed many times growing up on summer trips to East Texas, but no, the internet told me, that was Lake Tawakoni.
My brain kinda had the right idea, just in the wrong state. Tucumcari is right off I-40 in eastern New Mexico, another place I’ve passed by plenty of times en route from Dallas to Los Angeles. Despite the compelling billboard campaign, I’ve never stopped. Maybe next time. It does after all, have the distinction of being the largest city between Amarillo and Albuquerque. The population that gives it this acclaim? Just over 5,000 people.
I like moments like these, when a lyric that may or may not have any deeper meaning besides fitting in a song (how many other truck stop towns rhyme with “…Bible that I carry?”) lead you down a rabbit hole of old memories and new bits of knowledge that are crazy to me. Ok, so Amarillo and Albuquerque are only 285 miles apart. I’ve driven all over the American west. I should have a handle on its vastness. But nope, clearly not.
But this month, whether you’re out in the void, or penned in by traffic, at least you’ll have something to listen to.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Aloe Blacc,Cumulus,Damien Jurado,Damon Albarn,Elbow,Father John Misty,Future Islands,Goldfish,Gregory Alan Isakov,Houndmouth,Hozier,Kevin Drew,Laura Cantrell,Nick Waterhouse,Nickel Creek,Parker Millsap,RAC,Slow Club,Step Rockets,The Belle Brigade | No Comments
February 17, 2014 by Kaitlin
Lots of songs on this month’s mix that are fun to sing along to.
There’s also a Valentine’s nod right off the bat with the opening track, but that’s the only one. Cross my heart.
Category Monthly Music Mix | Tags: Augustines,Bahamas,Beck,Damien Jurado,Dawes,Dr. Dog,Father John Misty,Gregory Alan Isakov,Jamestown Revival,Jeremy Messersmith,Jukebox the Ghost & Jenny Owen Youngs,Matt Costa,Max Frost,Phosphorescent,Rilo Kiley,San Fermin,Shovels & Rope,Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks,THUMPERS,White Denim | No Comments