Playlist fo da summah

Sometimes I get really tired of all of the music on my iPhone. And then I’m greatfuil for Pandora and for the iPhone’s capabilities to let me listen to music through THAT rather than the songs I spent money on.

Because that makes all the sense in the world.

I don’t make mixed CDs anymore, because that is so 2000 and late. Plus I have one of those cars where you can plug in your iPod and play music. ‘CAUSE I’M RICH, BEEEYOTCH.

Ha. I wish. Would solve several problems I’ve had as of late and get that pit of anxiety out of my stomach. Unless it’s not anxiety and it’s just residual meat from my weak week in Savannah.

Wanna know what’s on my playlist? I bet you do.

There’s a lot of repeat performers on there and some I’ve written about before, but all do the same – make me smile. Or feel relaxed. Or want to be taking a nap in a hammock with sounds of waves crashing in the background. I don’t ask for much.

1. “Be Calm,” Fun.

2. “Be Here Now,” Ray Lamontagne

3. “Bein’ Green,” Damian McGinty

4. “The Cave,” Mumford and Sons

5. “Concrete Wall,” Zee Avi

6. “Cry,” Lea Michele

7. “Falling,” The Civil Wars

8. “Fix You,” Coldplay

9. “Frank D. Fixer,” Jason Mraz

10. “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep,” Jack White

11. “Meg White,” Ray Lamontagne

12. “Hannah,” Ray Lamontagne

13. “One More Night,” Maroon 5

14. “Shake It Out,” Florence and the Machine

15. “Talk Show Host,” Radiohead

16. “Thistle and Weeds,” Mumford and Sons

17. “To Whom It May Concern,” The Civil Wars

18. “Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

19. “93 Million Miles,” Jason Mraz

20. “Giving Up,” Ingrid Michaelson

21. “Until You,” Dave Barnes

22. “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” Pink

23. “Your Song,” Ellie Goulding*
*Elton John’s is, of course, the best, but this is giving the Moulin Rouge version a run for its money when it comes to second place.

24. “Hey Jude,” The Beatles

25. “Love The Way You Lie, Pt. III,” Skylar Grey

26. “Wipe Your Eyes,” Maroon 5

27. “50 Ways To Say Goodbye,” Train

You’re welcome. Now get to downloadin’.

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Home sweet home

One day I’m going to make a playlist full of songs all about home. And send it to somebody that’s homesick. Or would that be counterproductive?

Regardless, this song will be on it. No doubt.

Perfect for my soundtrack. And Grey’s Anatomy’s.

At the end of last season I gave up on Grey’s Anatomy. I’ll probably go back to it eventually when its all on DVD just to see what happened after I left, but it just got to be too melodramatic for me. I got tired of watching a show where every week I couldn’t stop crying over fictional characters. So now, instead, I watch a show about the zombie apocalypse.

That said, it had/has some killer music. Shonda Rhimes has a good ear for things. And this song, if it hasn’t been on there already, would fit perfectly.

Also I like it a lot.

On repeat this week

Bon Iver.

Prior to like, Tuesday, what I knew of him consisted of the news story where it mentioned that Bon Iver won one of the only Grammys Adele DIDN’T win (and rightfully so, I love that girl), and also the skit where my boy JT played him on SNL.

But yeah, heart him right now. That song’s just one of several of his I am enjoying. On account of he’s all over my Florence and the Machine Pandora station (a.k.a. The Second Best Thing I Ever Did) and I ain’t mad at it.

Ya dig?

Really diggin’ this song right now.

A few notes, however: Weird video. OK Go has spoiled me on all other music videos. No other comes close.

The first time I heard it I thought it was a song from the 80s. I usually don’t care that much about 80s songs.

Also, it’s totally pronounced “Go-tee-yay” not “Got-ya.” I’m from Kentucky.

I take this job very seriously

My little sister is getting married in August – more on that another time – and as her bridesmaids, me and the baby sister and the bffs all got assignments for the day of the event in the cards asking us to be a part of their day.

Mine, obvs, is to be in charge of the playlist when we’re getting ready.

And you read this blog, you know me. It’s gonna have a LOT of Glee on it. True story.

Part of my challenge, however, is getting everyone to be Glee fans before the day. I think almost all of us are, but for the hold-outs, I am making it my mission to make them a fan by then.

My evidence to support my case? This video:

Yes, it’s corny, but I would totally say yes if I got proposed to like that. (It is a proposal, for those of you who don’t watch, the video just cuts off before he asks her). And also, if you liked nothing else, how hilarious is it when Artie rolls his wheelchair into the pool at the beginning?

Jennifer, you will like this show before August 24th.

Florence and the frigging Machine

I’ll be back this weekend/next week with some more substantial posts, because I know you’ve missed me this week. But I had kiddos to chaperone at Disney World and work to catch up on and OMG I need to finish the last Hunger Games book.

So for now, please be content with this.

Because I am. I cannot. get. enough. of. this. song.

That is all.

T minus 4 days

Y’all, it’s almost here. Part 2. Bourbon Boys reunite. I’ll be bringing you (as much of the) play-by-play as I can over on the Twitter thing and all the photos and as much detail as I can remember a few days (or a week, I make no promises) after the event.

For now though, to get you in the mindset, I present to you our playlist for the day. Listen to these songs and then you’ll KIND OF have an idea of what I’m ’bout to deal with. Cheers to the designated driver!

Before you watch this next one, can I just note that Jamie Foxx tried to make this a story. One in which Ron Howard, of all people, will be out drinkin’ at the club. Yep, he’s in there. Just wait for it.

Yeah, it’s the Glee version. And so’s the next one. So what? I’m the driver. I should get something.

In honor of my Halloween costume:

My favorite song when I was nine (no joke):

And for when it’s all over:

Four days, people. Get ready to live.

Cranked

Not like that kind of cranked. Like, cranked up on the stereo. And by stereo I mean CAR stereo. On a Friday when I’m on my way home to start the weekend. Or when I’m headed to meet my friends for a night out.

If my life was a movie, this song would totally be playing over the montage of my Friday, from leaving work to before, during and after Friends Friday. Or Saturday, whichever night we happen to do something fun that weekend. Irrelevant. It’s awesome.

And is it just me or does it kind of make you want to jump a little? Or at least play tennis?