Posts Tagged ‘British’

A mix for Spring: Old, New, Pure, True, Fun, Passionate, Emotional

March 26, 2015

1. Icarus- Bastille
2. Both Sides of The Gun- Ben Harper
3. People Help the People- Birdy
4. Charmless Man- Blur
5. Set Fire to Your Friends- The Box Tiger
6. Back Against The Wall- Cage The Elephant
7. Gold Coins- Charli XCX
8. Get Lucky- Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams
9. Dream On- Depeche Mode
10. Latch- Disclosure with Sam Smith
11. Sledgehammer- Fifth Harmony
12. Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
13. The Struggle- Grizfolk
14. Barrel of A Gun- Guster
15. It’s Amazing- Jem
16. Hard Times- John Legend and The Roots (featuring Black Thought)
17. Rain- Mika
18. Showbiz- Muse
19. No One’s There To Sleep- Naughty Boy featuring Bastille

Latest playlist: My ride to work on 2/4

February 7, 2015

1. Congregation- Foo Fighters

2. R U Mine?- Arctic Monkeys

3. Do It With A Rockstar- Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra

4. Bite Down- Bastille and Haim

5. Immortals- Fall Out Boy

6. torn Apart- Bastille and Grades

7. One For The Road- Arctic Monkeys

8. Break the Rules- Charli XCX

9. Oscar Wilde- Company of thieves

10. I’m A Mess- Ed Sheeran

11. The Man- Ed Sheeran

12. Chocolate- the 1975

13. Crystallized- Young the Giant

14. These times- Walk off The Earth

15. I Can Lift A Car- Walk The Moon

16. Winning Days- the Vines

17. Volcano- U2

18. talking Body- Tove Lo

19. Everybody Wants To Rule The World- Tears For Fears

20. Text Me In the Morning- Neon Trees

Playlisting: Burning Bridges!

June 4, 2014

1. OneRepublic- BurningBridges

2. The Breakdown- Josh Kaufman(most recent winner of The Voice)

3. Haunt- Bastille

4. World Is Gonna Drown- Rubblebucket

5. Of The Night- Bastille

6. Uncle Johnny- The Killers

7.Life Is Real- Mos Def

8. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

9. Disco//very-Warpaint

10. Space Rock- Weezer

11. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

12. Skulls- Bastille

13. Something Happened- Billy Bragg

14. Chartreuse- Capital Cities

15. The Easy Spell- Mos Def

16. Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse

17. The Fall of Man- Matthew Good Band

18. No Grey-The Neighbourhood

19. Sleeping With A Friend- Neon Trees

Amnesiac

December 13, 2013

Easily one of the strangest Radiohead albums, the majorly electronic follow up to KID A, really shows Radiohead as an even bigger musical pioneer as it delved more into the digital age coming about in the early 2000’s.  The world was exploding in all directions, everything getting faster, more user friendly, the early stages of the social networks, and a world drowing in post 9/11 hysteria.  This album is not what I would have called user friendly when I first heard it, but then again, this is coming from the guy who’s first Radiohead album was KID A, and if my early teenage mind could process that, Amnesiac was truly a step into something more resembling normalcy. It’s definitely not as free form and confusing as “King of Limbs” and certainly not as focused as “In Rainbows,”  and not as weird as KID A, but definitely one of the most memorable albums in my life, as well as the most listened to.  There are just so many lush soundscapes, mixing a seamless blend of jazz rhythms, ambient noises and haunting vocals.  All in all it is a masterpiece if I’ve ever heard one. 

Two Spring Playlists both alike in Dignity

April 9, 2013

Spring Mix

1. In One Ear- Cage The Elephant

2. On Top of The World- Imagine Dragons

3. Shut Your Mouth- Garbage

4. LIfe Begins Again- Jimmy Chamberlin Complex

5. Split Me Wide Open- The Bravery

6. Blue Orchid- The White Stripes

7. Back Against The Wall- Cage The Elephant

8. Who Did That To you?- John Legend (From Django Unchained)

9. Faust Arp- Radiohead

10.All Along The Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix

11. Song About An Angel- Sunny Day Real Estate

12. Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

13. The Storm- Rob Dickinson

14. Daft Punk is Playing At My House- LCD Soundsystem

15. Turntable- Grace Potter

16. Jehovah Made This Whole Joint For You- New Radicals

17. Alive With The Glory of Love- Say Anything

18. Tonight, Tonight- The Smashing Pumpkins

 

This first playlist reflects on my current no holds barred, no quarter, kicking the door in mentality. Taking a stand against tyrants and any others who may try and tear us down.  This attitude reflects the them of new beginnings for this time of year, the renewal of the green world, and a bigger passion for life and the world at large.  Mixed in there are some songs that are just a lot of fun to listen to or rock out to.  You will also notice the major permeation of 90’s music, which never seems to lose its relevancy.  A product of my times truly am I.

 

Second Playlist- Acrobat

1. The Loner- Neil Young

2. Under The Influence- Matthew Good Band

3.Panic Switch- Silversun Pickups

4. Love Is Blindness- U2

5. She’s Long Gone- The Black Keys

6. Supermassive Black Hole- MUSE

7. Acrobat- U2

8. Prime of Life- Neil Young and Crazy Horse

9. Seven- Sunny Day Real Estate

10. Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Nirvana

11. Bigger Than Love- Ben Gibbard

12. Blowout- Radiohead

13. Dream On- Depeche Mode

14. Blue- R.E.M.

The second mix just came at me suddenly this morning, and the results were too good not to share.  More of the same swagger, the same attitude, the same diversity, renewal, the good fight, moving on.  All of these things and more.  Tell me which you like more. 🙂