I’m really enjoying tonight’s post-physical/mental-workout playlist.
Here are some tunes I’ve been grooving to this week. I think having Otis Redding and Le Tigre in the same playlist is enough to qualify this one as poorly organized.
I haven’t done a Poorly Organized Playlist in a while, but I decided to make a new one after I’ve noticed that for the past week, I’ve been waking up with 90’s R&B songs stuck in my head (the first 4 in this playlist, in particular.) I don’t know WHAT I’ve been dreaming about to make me wake up singing R. Kelly, but I figured I might as well turn it into a playlist.
Ready to dance the shit out of today.
Tonight’s ~jamz are all I needed to cleanse my soul of Christmas music.
All Frank Ocean all day. We’ll call this today’s Poorly Organized Playlist since the songs are completely out of order. Deal with it.
Today’s Poorly Organized Playlist is really just a screenshot of the recently played songs on my iTunes. Sorry it’s shorter than it usually is, but deal with it; I’m tired, bro. These songs have been making my rainy day a little less rainy.
Also, shameless plug, if you click through the pic you can follow me on Last.fm, because that’s a thing that most people don’t still use!
Since Bonnaroo officially starts today and since Kristin and I can’t be there this year, today’s Poorly Organized Playlist is a compilation of songs that remind me of Bonnaroo, whether we listened to them in the car, saw them at the festival, or are missing them this year.
Seeing everyone’s pictures (already!) and reading everyone’s posts is making me really nostalgic for the ‘Roo again. Below is a list of reasons why I wish I was at Bonnaroo and why I hate everything today (in order as they are on the ‘Roo schedule):
Brian Posehn | Pete Holmes | Alabama Shakes | The Chris Gethard Show | The Doug Benson Movie Interruption | The Kooks | Garfunkel and Oates | Ben Howard | Marc Maron | Amy Schumer | Two Door Cinema Club | Aziz Ansari | The Avett Brothers | Feist | Rodrigo Y Gabriella | St. Vincent | Radiohead | Colin Hay | Temper Trap | Flogging Molly | Santigold | Reggie Watts | Nick Thune | Moshe Kasher | Childish Gambino | Mogwai | Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | The Roots | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Alice Cooper | Freak Dance w/ Matt Besser | Fruit Bats | The Black Lips | The Beach Boys | Ben Folds Five | Kenny Rodgers (OK how did I not know this was happening? To hear Islands In The Stream while AT Bonnaroo would be the greatest thing ever.) | Bon Iver | The Shins | Phish | Best of UCB ft. Matt Besser
I’ve been meaning to post today’s Poorly Organized Playlist for a few weeks now, but I kept forgetting about it until my conversation with Alex on the train home last night.
My cousin and I have been on a “holy shit, it’s been 10 years since ____?” kick recently, which has made me feel ridiculously old. I mean, did you realize that it’s been 10 years since jelly bracelets and wristbands became popular again?
This particular playlist is probably teetering a little bit closer to 9 years old, but it’s close enough. The fact that it’s been roughly 10 years since my musical landscape was changed forever is mildly terrifying. I really didn’t realize that I’ve been listening to Sufjan Stevens for that long.
Either way, these are some of the most influential artists to my 13 year old self; songs written before 1985 not included.
Today was a 90 degree day with zero cloud coverage, which obviously meant that I spent the whole day in the pool. This POP is my soundtrack for the day. Enjoy.
Tonight’s Poorly Organized Playlist is fun, so just shut up about it already!
For today’s Poorly Organized Playlist, I broke the cardinal rule of playlist making 101 and used iTunes Genius *hangs head in shame* But hey, that’s sort of the point of these POP playlists anywho.
The inspiration behind the playlist was the fact that I discovered this new indie radio station in the car today and they played some amazing music the likes of The Shins and Arcade Fire and Andrew Bird, etc. I also discovered this new artist today that I think I’m going to propose to at Sasquatch if I get to go. If you like music like Damien Rice and James Morrison then check out Ben Howard immediately. He also has this totally adorable British accent. And he’s only 23. Total win.
Either way, today is the perfectly breezy sunny day for this kind of music.
Today’s Poorly Organized Playlist is about how I miss the 90’s and especially listening to the radio in the 90’s. Listening to 95.5 WPLJ in the car growing up was my first gateway into music appreciation.
I have legitimate memories of dissecting the lyrics to “The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe while my mom was driving me somewhere when I was 7 or 8, hearing “Barely Breathing” by Duncan Sheik on the way to getting my tonsils out in 2nd grade, and contemplating why “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” by Paula Cole always reminded me of Han Solo. I remember bouncing around to the premier of the video for “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind on my friend’s couch (subsequently, they’re still my favorite band to this day), for a few examples. I was the only 3rd grader who’s favorite song was “Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground. I wasn’t allowed to watch MTV until I was older, so I grew up on a steady diet of VH1’s Pop Up Video. I think you get the idea.
So basically, the 90’s mean more to me than any other era of music ever.
Today’s Poorly Organized Playlist reminds you to celebrate 4/20 responsibly. It also reminds you of how absent minded I am roughly 95% of the time.
I just really dig folk music, y’all. (So much so that I just used the word “y’all”, which is disgraceful for a Jersey girl. Shame spiral is imminent.)
OK, so I did today’s Poorly Organized Playlist a little differently. My 201 improv class starts tomorrow and Alissa and I have been doing a lot of reminiscing about how amazing our 101 class was and how we’re a little tentative to start 201 because everything will forever pale in comparison to our 101.
All of these songs are reminiscent of our class, whether it was through inside jokes, crazy drunken adventures, or songs that reminded me of specific people from class. Now, why today’s POP playlist is different is because I actually organized it instead of just hitting shuffle. The ‘poorly’ part comes in with the horrible mix of music that is this playlist (yet at the same time, horrible music became sort of a running gag in our class.)