My Top Songs of 2018 from Spotify

I generally have a soundtrack in my head at all times. Horrible meeting? Head Like A Hole. Kayaking in Alabama? Dixieland Delight or the Deliverance banjo duel. Late night café, drinking coffee, looking at a somewhat eerie streetscape? LCD Soundsystem’s oh baby (oddly specific, no?). Every time I hear Pet Sounds I think of riding…

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Spotify Playlist – Big Little Lies

I binged the available episodes of Big Little Lies on Sunday, and while the show itself is well done and addictive, the soundtrack is amazing.  Have a listen: In particular, “River” by Leon Bridges and “September Song” by Agnes Obel really stuck with me.  Really, though, it’s all great.  I saw the great Charles Bradley at Double Decker Festival…

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Fairytale of New York

This song has been in my head for literally 3 weeks. I think it is the best Christmas song ever, followed by River by Joni Mitchell and Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon. I’m obviously excluding traditional Christmas songs – my personal favorite is Carol of the Bells. Here is the video of…

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Heima, a documentary about Sigur Ros

Last night I had the good fortune to visit a friend’s house for dinner.  He and his father (and his entire family for that matter) are musical people – they play, record, and listen to great music.  We were watching a Pink Martini concert for public television, and it was great!  Lots of instrumentation and a…

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