MARCH 2014

Decided to do a different kind of take on this in-between month. Not quite winter, not quite spring. Let me know if you can figure out what the theme is. 

  1. The Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin’
  2. The Royal Concept - Gimme Twice
  3. Matt White - Gimme What You Got
  4. Abba - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  5. Britney Spears - Gimme More
  6. Justin Timberlake - Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)
  7. Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign
  8. Spinal Tap - Gimme Some Money
  9. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
  10. John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth
  11. Foo Fighters - Gimme Stitches
  12. Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More
  13. Star Slinger - Gimme
  14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Gimme The Loot
  15. The Vines - Gimme Love 
  16. Beck - Gimme
  17. Metric - Gimme Sympathy (Acoustic)


February is the loneliest month. The shortest month. The most miserable month, if we get down to it. All the hope of January abandoned in an apparently endless slog of cold winter days. If you don’t live in more temperate climates, I mean. (Looking at you, California.) I’m fine with this. I’m so fine with this that I’m posting seventeen songs to show you how fine with this I am. 

  1. Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade of Winter
  2. Massive Attack - Teardrop
  3. Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
  4. Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing
  5. The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
  6. CHVRCHES - Recover
  7. Beck - Gimme
  8. Deerhunter - Pensacola
  9. Cults - Shine a Light
  10. The Sugarcubes - Birthday
  11. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Hoshi Neko
  12. Drake, Rihanna - Take Care
  13. Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
  14. Snowblink - Unsurfed Waves 
  15. Timber Timbre - Magic Arrow
  16. Sufjan Stevens - That Dress Looks Nice On You
  17. Dave Van Ronk - Hang Me, Oh Hang me

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For people who have followed this blog for awhile, you may remember that year when I made mixes every month. (That year was 2012.) Well, I’m doing it again. Finding strength, healing, and discovery through music has always been something I’ve enjoyed and having a monthly structure to the process has been something that I’ve missed over the past year. So let’s start again. Hey January. Hey 2014. Let’s go.

  1. Bastille - Pompeii
  2. T. Rex - Bang A Gong [Get It On]
  3. The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
  4. Patti Smith - Gloria
  5. Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer
  6. George Harrison - What Is Life
  7. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
  8. Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
  9. Beyonce - XO
  10. Metric - Help I’m Alive
  11. Talking Heads - Slippery People
  12. Rihanna (feat. Drake) - What’s My Name?
  13. The Replacements - Can’t Hardly Wait
  14. The Men - Candy
  15. Alabama Shakes - Be Mine
  16. Odetta - Baby, I’m In The Mood For You
  17. The Beta Band - Dry the Rain


The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

I’ve got a feeling
This year’s for you and me


"A Magical Ice Castle of One’s Own" - Michelle Said on Disney princesses, Virginia Woolf, and Frozen:

"Everything in the story comes back to the theme of isolation, and the problems we create when we shut ourselves out from the world. Elsa (Idina Menzel) was born with witchy, wintry powers that allow her to create ice and snow out of thin air. Yet she can’t control her abilities fully: like a Disney-fied Hulk, they manifest whenever she is feeling strong emotions, like fear or anxiety. During childhood, she almost accidentally kills her bubbly, adventurous sister Anna (Kristen Bell) during a late-night game of play. As a result, her concerned parents tell Elsa that she must get a hold on her abilities and shut her in her room until she is able to do so. But the memory of the event haunts her, and the fear of it happening again renders her incapable. She hides in her room for years, even when her uncomprehending sister begs her to come out and play.

After their parents are killed in a convenient boating accident, Elsa is to take the throne, which means the castle doors will open for the first time in over a decade. Anna is overjoyed, running around the castle like an excitable puppy, having been shunned by her sister for almost all her life and desperate for company. But Elsa is petrified. If anyone finds out her secret, she fears she will be made an outcast, despite her regal lineage. Worse, a monster.

There is a refrain Elsa repeats to herself over and over again: Be a good girl. The kind of refrain that women have heard since the dawn of time. “Be a good girl and don’t show your true emotions,” or “Be a good girl and don’t think too hard,” or, ”Be a good girl and don’t talk back.” To see this acknowledgement of the type of harmful language that has repressed women for centuries in a movie—and not just any movie, but a movie for little girls—is not only impressive, but also really important.”

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“Some people are good at being in love. Some people are good at love. Two very different things, I think. Being in love is the romantic part—sex all the time, midday naps in the sheets, the jokes, the laughs, the fun, long conversations with no pauses, overwhelming separation anxiety … Just the best sides of both people, you know? But love begins when the excitement of being in love starts to fade: the stress of life sets in, the butterflies disappear, the sex becomes a chore, the tears, the sadness, the arguments, the cattiness … The worst parts of both people. But if you still want that person by your side through all of those things … that’s when you know—that’s when you know you’re good at love.”
— Matthew Healy (via ittybitty-world)

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