Category Archives: Playlists

June and July 2015 playlists

There’s so much to catch up on! We moved. We’ve spent month settling into our new place and it’s starting to look the way we want it to. The wedding is getting close and we’re very excited about how it’s going to go – although we still have planning to do. I’ll try to bring […]

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May 2015 playlist

I didn’t realize I’d been this busy or un-bloggy. But no matter what happens, I make time for my monthly mixes. This one is informed by a cool “Fresh Meat” comp I picked up in April. The Dan Deacon song is outside of my comfort zone and I found it really moving. And I’m very […]

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March 2015 playlist

2015 03March Mix Something funny happened in 2015: I’ve made three straight playlists that include a David Bowie track. The only other time he popped up in one of my mixes was July 2012. But I find Mick Ronson’s guitar on “Joe the Lion” very exciting and I picked a series of other songs with […]

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February 2015 playlist

2015 02February Mix This mix has a different feel from any other I’ve made. I think of it as a more sensual, modern R&B mix, although some other styles work their way in there. And I don’t think I’ve ever included so many women’s voices in one of these –┬áthe songs on my iTunes are […]

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January 2015 playlist

Number 36! Three whole years of making these playlists. Unconsciously I think I was trying to recreate the feeling of warming up in front of the fire with some comfortable music. Not literally, of course, because I don’t know anyone rich enough to have a fireplace in New York City. Figuratively, though, that’s what this […]

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December 2014 playlist

There’s a lot to say about the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 with so much going on on every level. I’ll start with one of the constants: my monthly playlist. This one is a fun, funky and reggaefied list that I think would liven up any party. It’s got the Brothers Johnson, James […]

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November 2014 Playlist

At the beginning of November I zeroed in on the sound I wanted: something smooth and jazzy like the turning of the leaves. I didn’t make a lot of changes to this mix as I worked on it, and almost all of the tracks were selected instead of found at random. So this one clocks […]

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October 2014 Playlist

Now with a snazzy Spotify link! 2014 10October Mix I listened to a bunch of Tom Waits this fall and decided I wanted to use one of his songs in my next mix. “Gun Street Girl” has some great lyrics and a jangly, broken guitar part that I linked up with the Derek Trucks and […]

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September 2014 Playlist: Paul McCartney and the piano

2014 09September Mix   4% Pantomime (The Band with Van Morrison) Carry That Weight (The Beatles) Promise to You Girl (Paul McCartney) Refuse to Be Saved (Elvis Costello and The Roots) Red Beans and Rice (Booker T and the MGs) Joe Sample (Soulive) 2+2=5 (Christopher O’Riley) Good Golly, Miss Molly (Jerry Lee Lewis) Mess Around […]

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Recap: August 2014 playlist

I’ve decided to blog my monthly mixes, and when time permits I’ll set up a Spotify account so I can share them all. Here’s how my August playlist turned out:   2014 08August Mix   Stormy Monday (Marlena Shaw) As You Said (Cream) It Ain’t Fair (Aretha Franklin) C.R.E.AM. (Wu-Tang Clan) Emotional Weather Report (Tom […]

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