and all of us were meant for the fire
but we keep rising up and walking the wires
dance in the graveyards | delta rae
Alex introduced me to the amazing “If I Loved You” last week, but it’s this one that really hooked me and won’t let go.
Little Mix | Move (Official Single Version)
I’m getting cabin fever stuck in my sister’s apartment in Boston—I’ve been waiting to hear from the mechanic that they’re done servicing my car (well, it’s her car that she’s letting me borrow for a few months, but it’s easier to say my car) so I can pick it up and hit the road. All the anxiety about moving and working and dating and being an adult again is starting to build up… cue the teenybopper dance party.
(Besides relieving stress, dancing like Miley on molly also scares the crap out of my brother-in-law’s cat. This is my revenge for 5 nights of waking up in the middle of the night to see Schmutz watching me with murder in his eyes. Last night I had just gotten comfortable and was drifting off when he crept close enough to put his nose on my nose. My. Heart. Stopped. So yeah, I’m gonna shake it so hard in his direction that he hides under the couch.)
Blowin’ Smoke - Kacey Musgraves (2013)
Wipe down the bar, take out the trash
Light one up and count my cash
Swear I’m never comin’ back again…
I’m just blowin’ smoke
I get so much joy out of driving around the Valley listening to country radio. I live for the moment when a song comes on that I’ve never heard before but immediately grabs me—that was this song last night. It’s like the older, more bitter sister of “Cups” by Anna Kendrick. I’m very into that languorous tough girl country sound, like “Tornado” by Little Big Town and “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry. Little retro, a little rageful.
She Moves In Her Own Way | The Kooks
You don’t pull my strings ‘cos
I’m a better man moving on to better things
Good song for someone (me!) about to go on vacation. A nice long weekend hanging with my family in Arizona is exactly what I need.
R. Kelly joined Phoenix at Coachella to play Ignition (Remix) mashed up with a bit of 1901
This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Thank god I stumbled upon this when everyone in nearby cubicles are in a meeting, because I am desk grooving like you wouldn’t believe.
Ho Hey (The Lumineers Cover) - Lennon and Maisy
I like this better than the original. Don’t throw things at me.
There’s something about Lennon and Maisy’s voices that instantly soothes me—it’s like I’m a three-headed dog and they’re a flute. Please put out a CD immediately, little girls, so all my stress can melt away.
Ed Sheeran ft. Passenger - No Diggity(cover)
“this is about as gangster as two folk singers can get”
CLOSER - Tegan and Sara
all you think of lately is getting underneath me
all I dream of lately is how to get you underneath me