Category Archives: playlist

playlist: winter blues 2016

Count on Chicago to still be dealing with snow and frigid temperatures in the early days of March. As I sit here, writing and working and waiting for spring, here are the songs that are still currently making up my playlist:


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Michigan – The Milk Carton Kids
The Devil’s Tears – Angus & Julia Stone
First Floor People – Barcelona
The Mute (Acoustic) – Radical Face
Everything Starts Where It Ends – Lovedrug
Re: Stacks (Bon Iver Cover) – Oscar Isaac
Lost at Sea – Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s
Big Black Car – Gregory Alan Isakov
Meadows – Wild Child
Wait – M83

I’m hoping to make a concentrated effort to share something before leaving for Italy at the end of the month. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be turn 30 this year and what I’d like to do before then. This might be the weekend to do it, considering that there are at least two more days of snowy weather headed our way.


catching up and a new playlist

I’m glad to report that moving last week was only slightly painful. Ok, it was pretty painful but only because it was while moving that I realized that I”m in a relationship with a packrat. I’ve always been a minimalist, which probably comes from moving across the country a couple of times in the last decade. I don’t like having a ton of stuff, while it seems my boyfriend has accumulated a large quantity of it since he was 18 (he’s 30 now!) and never bothered to get rid of most of it. All that aside, we have transitioned into our new awesome apartment!

We were motivated to unpack as much as possible thanks to my 5 year college reunion this past weekend. I wish I had photos to recap with but honestly, it was one of those weekends where you don’t really remember to take a ton of pictures. Instead, you’re just enjoying the moment. I will say that it was awesome to see friends new and old, catch up with people I hadn’t seen since graduation, and cheer for the Wildcats against OSU despite the rain and the loss (the last five seconds of that game were BRUTAL).

I’m actually here to blog about the playlist I’ve been working on since fall is basically in full swing now. Check out the tracks below (click the image to hear the playlist on YouTube; I’m a dork and I don’t have Spotify, haha):


1. Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy
2. Pompeii by Bastille
3. Dirty Paws by Monsters and Men
4. Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It by Stars
5. Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood
6. Do I Really Wanna Know? by The Arctic Monkeys
7. Royals by Lorde
8. Dust to Dust by The Civil Wars
9. The Golden State by City and Colour
10. Let Her Go by Passenger

When fall rolls around, I start listening to a lot more mellow, indie music. This playlist so far is a good example of that transition. I’m sure I’ll be adding more tracks to it over the next month or so, but I wanted to share what I’ve been listening to non-stop.

So looking forward to this weekend. Despite running errands and hanging with Alex’s folks tomorrow, it’ll be so much more relaxed. I’m also looking forward to baking all the pumpkin things again in our new kitchen.

By the way, the above graphic was made with the use of Canva, which is super helpful for someone like me who doesn’t know much in the way of graphic design. So instead of trying to get my designer boyfriend to do blog graphics for me, Canva is the easier route and is really simple to use. It’s in beta now but if anyone wants to sign up, I can help give you instant access. :)

a playlist for fall.

Hello October! So nice of you to join us. With you around, my love of coffee, baked goods, seasonal beer, and all things pumpkin will reach ridiculous heights. And of course, let’s not forget Halloween (even though it does fall in the middle of the week this year, BOO).

One of the first things I did yesterday was update my fall playlist with music I always love around this time of year, plus a few new tracks that I can’t stop listening to. Check it out below:

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Knowing me, this playlist will grow and change throughout fall and into winter, but I think it’s a pretty good start. Any song suggestions? I’d love to hear them!