Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Playlist: The Café

Another mainstream music playlist for you - I promise, these won't all be like that!  It's just so easy to share Spotify playlists, and I like all music, so this is what you're getting.  If this isn't your bag, I recommend checking out http://www.freemusicarchive.org or http://www.jamendo.com - they have some excellent curated Creative Commons infused playlists.

The Café - July 24 2016 

I was listening to a local radio station on Sunday, where they air a program called The Café.  Here's the description of the show from their website:
Every Sunday from 9am to 12pm, we invite you to a sonic brunch at The Café where you can aurally dine on 3 hours of music that matters.Escape the mundane fare of countdowns and the steady diet of song repetitions. The music is always fresh and there’s a permanent reservation for you. The Café, where we always sing a different song.
Generally speaking the music is pretty laid back and more on the folks-y side of the Alternative Spectrum.  This particular playlist starts and ends with some heavier tunes (I decided to add some songs outside of the Café hours that I liked), but overall has a nice flow and steady tempo to it.

Have a listen and let me know what you think!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Playlist: The Strumbellas ON THE ROAD (Spotify)

I happened to catch this tweet from The Strumbellas in my feed this morning; it came at a good time - I didn't feel like starting a new podcast, and I needed to listen to something.  Also, I was browsing some old blog posts this morning in search of some old podcasts and remembered that I used to write a LOT of posts back in the day!  I want to get back to that.

So consider this an official recommendation.  I really like The Strumbellas.  My first introduction to them was their fantastic album "We Still Move on the Dance Floors", which has one of the best album artwork I've seen in a long time.  I made it my phone wallpaper for a bit (and may again soon after this post!).  I first heard it in the summer, and because of that, I associate their music and that style to the season when the first heat wave strikes.  Just something about the music that just fits.

Please go check out their playlist on Spotify: The Strumbellas ON THE ROAD.  It's got an excellent selection of songs curated by the band that are mostly in a similar style of what The Strumbellas play.  There are some artists on there that are new to me!

I definitely recommend it for a good summer drive.

PS - this won't be the last Friday Playlist either :)