Formative Years

i have always been a music lover. i would often sit in the living room on my parents’ brown corduroy couches (yeah) listening to their old records and cds. when my older brothers weren’t around i’d sneak into their bedrooms and sample hits from the eighties (a-ha is still a…

15 get into it

get into it

the mid-month music mix is coming to you courtesy of a reader request, I get up quite early and start at the office well before anybody else arrives. Nothing better than having coffee and some loud music then, to start the day. So, my request, could you do a morning playlist? Something that…

14 there's something about us

there’s something about us

february music mix is here! as much as i kind of despise valentines day/month i have to admit i was thinking about it when putting this mix together. it’s not 100% love songs, in fact there are a number of songs on here that are distinctly un-love songs. you know,…

13 follow the sun

follow the sun

follow the sun. tracklist: james vincent mcmorrow – sparrow & the wolf girls – thee oh so protective one the go! team – buy nothing day ducktails – killin the vibe kurt vile – jesus fever the steelwells – el capitan matt longo – the high life tennis – pigeons la…

12 january hymn

january hymn

i’m signing off for the year with a little music mix.  season’s greetings and all that – be safe on the roads, hang out with your family & friends and try to eat as much as you can. see you in january! january hymn. playlist: the decemberists – january hymn iron…

11 10 of 2010

10 of 2010

i was pretty damn thrilled when i received a mail from steph who hosts a radio show at american university in washington dc. she kindly asked me to contribute a playlist to their programme (called “muzak to make your booty clap” – hehe) and my first thought was, “YES! an actual…

10 golden years

golden years

it’s december. wow. 2010 went by so quickly, yet i can barely remember january. this was my first post of 2010 where i declared that i would ‘go out and see more stuff’. i’m not sure i lived up to my resolution. i’d like to be hopeful in thinking that 2011…

Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

i wasn’t really thinking of a theme at all when putting the mid-november mix together, just smashing together a bunch of songs i’ve been playing a lot lately. then i realised there may be a hidden theme as many of them are actually love songs. new love, old love, lost love… maybe even a bit of hate love. so there you have it.

lovin, touchin, squeezin. download it here. tracklist:

  1. best coast – the end
  2. the black keys – the only one
  3. sea wolf – the violet hour
  4. girls – heartbreaker
  5. the bees – i really need love
  6. tennis – take me somewhere
  7. seapony – dreaming
  8. lykke li – get some
  9. beach house – 10 mile stereo
  10. florence and the machine – cosmic love
  11. band of horses – no ones gonna love you
  12. devotchka – you love me
  13. junior boys – hazel
  14. journey – lovin’, touchin’, squeezin’

i would also like the clarify that the cover art is a tribute to movember. though it really should be beardvember, in my opinion. i suppose i wouldn’t mind lovin, touchin, and squeezin that fine ginger bearded fellow though.

8 boogie

Boogie

GUYS. it’s the first of november! the beginning of the end of the year (almost). it’s also that weird and wonderful month when men grow moustaches (some shouldn’t, harrison ford for example.) to celebrate i decided to put together an hour long playlist to get your groove on to, or at…

you called me after midnight

hello troublemakers, here’s a little bonus october mix for you! kind of an early morning with a slight hangover and i can’t play anything too upbeat mix. or perhaps an i’d like to play some music at 1am without waking up the neighbours mix. most of these songs actually got me through…

fine folk

october music mix is here! this past month i’ve been spending a lot of quality time with my ipod listening to tunes on my own – in airports, on long flights, walking around in a strange city, driving in my car… and i kept returning to the same kind of music. would…

hit-the-road

hit the road

september music mix is here! this is not really a ‘road trip’ mix, per se (no tracy chapman / fast car …) – but certainly tunes i love playing in my car. load up your ipod and go for a drive… sing along, too. hit the road. tracklist: stornoway -…

04 waiting on summer

waiting on summer

i actually had august’s music mix sorted ages ago, but then my ipod crashed and i lost loads of meticulously crafted playlists (sad day). luckily i had about 80% of the tunes backed up on my laptop, which lead me to rediscovering music that had been sitting in the recesses…

second hand songs

i was compiling my favourite cover songs and thought it would be a pretty great playlist to share. the list was so long that i had to cut it down, and as expected it boiled down to mostly indie / alternative artists. that’s not to say that more well known…

02 june is nice

june is nice

a new music mix for you! mostly newish music, but one old (superb) paul simon tune thrown in for good measure. song list is as follows: the shins – goodbye girl arcade fire – the suburbs good old war – my own sinking ship fanfarlo – atlas she & him…