For those who use Spotify on their laptop or phone, I’m looking for some new friends to share playlists and songs with. I’m almost always using the app, whether while editing for class, while doing research and sending emails at work, or at the gym or cleaning around the house.
My username is aldavies-us and I use the same profile picture on there as I do on here.
I hope to soon be sharing tunes with you. And I hope your spring is going beautifully, and if you’re a student like me, it’ll all be over within a few weeks.
Thanks for reading, and God bless.
Last year/semester I did a post about my fitness playlist I listen to while working out at school. In honor of the Spring 2017 semester starting, here is another playlist I’ve been jamming to and adding to while working out at home over my Winter Break.
- My Type/Saint Motel
- The House That Heaven Built/Japandroids
- Radio/Sylvan Esso
- Life Itself/Glass Animals
- Sick Beat/Kero Kero Bonito
- Don’t Save Me/HAIM
- Bury It/CHVRCHES
- Girls Like You/The Naked and Famous
- Beast Monster Thing (Love isn’t Love Enough)/Car Seat Headrest
- Wolves (You’ve Got Me)/DREAMERS
- The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie/Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Express Yourself/N.W.A.
- Frontier Psychiatrist/The Avalanches
- Black Francis/The Orwells
- Never Be Mine/Angel Olsen
- To Know You/Wild Nothing
- Boys Life/Small Black
- Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love/Dent May
- Get Innocuous!/LCD Soundsystem
For a playlist containing these songs and more, follow me on Spotify and check out my playlist titled “time4coolstuff.” My username is aldavies-us.
For those who are headed back to school like myself, best of luck in your semester and I hope you are successful in all your involvements.
As always, thank you for reading, and God bless.
Greetings, friends. If you read my blog you may know that I am a current student, and therefore sometimes school makes me feel like I am losing my marbles.
One of the ways I’ve been dealing with my stress levels lately is establishing a routine of going to the gym at least twice a week for an hour or so, and working out until I start to feel more calm. Not only is this healthier than locking myself in my room and dwelling on the influx of assignments I’m plowing through, but it’s also a productive way to stay in shape.
I always listen to music while working out, and generally rely on the “shuffle” function on my phone. So, I present to you the playlist of the top-played songs my phone generates from my library while I am trying to convince myself to think that running on the treadmill is fun.
A link to the playlist can be found here and the track listing is below.
- Run 2/New Order
- This Way/Jets Overhead
- You Might Think/The Cars
- Head Over Heels/Tears for Fears
- Short Skirt/Long Jacket/Cake
- Smile Like You Mean It/The Killers
- Can’t Stop/Red Hot Chili Peppers
- No New Tale to Tell/Love and Rockets
- Ways to Go/Grouplove
- Shuffle/Bombay Bicycle Club
- Just Another Day/Oingo Boingo
- The Suburbs/Arcade Fire
- Eye of Fatima, Part 1/Camper Van Beethoven
- Supermassive Black Hole/Muse
- Calamity Song/The Decemberists
- Aberdeen/Cage the Elephant
- Whirring/The Joy Formidable
- Breathing Underwater/Metric
- Drive That Fast/Kitchens of Distinction
- Stockholm/New Fast Automatic Daffodils
- Sleep Alone/Two Door Cinema Club
- Forrest Whitaker/Bad Books
- Sixteen Saltines/Jack White
- Out of my League/Fitz and the Tantrums
- Miracle Mile/Cold War Kids
- It’s Alright/Matt and Kim
- Tonight You’re Perfect/New Politics
- Carried Away/Passion Pit
- The Wire/Haim
- Keep in the Dark/Temples
- All the Rage Back Home/Interpol
- Hit Me/The London Suede
- What Kind of Man/Florence+The Machine
- The Party Line/Belle and Sebastian
A bit extensive this time, yes, but still a pretty good selection (if I do say so myself). Also, I must add, I hope everyone remembers to take care of themselves and deal with their stress levels in healthy ways. Staying on top of tasks is imperative, but physical and mental health are both very important. Keeping yourself healthy and happy makes it easier to accomplish your to-do list, and you deserve to feel your best.
Thanks for reading, and God bless.
Greetings, my friends.
In honor of classes starting up tomorrow (at least for me), I have created a playlist for all those headed back to school/high school/college/university/grad school/etc (and even for those out of school who just want to hear some tunes).
The playlist I’ve created is a collection of songs I can remember listening to while on my college search two years ago, as well as a few from my senior year of high school, the summer before I started college. There’s also a few songs out now that, for some reason, I feel fit really well into a playlist about starting a new year of learning more about yourself and your academic studies.
For someone currently in college like myself, this is a crucial time of self-discovery and exploration of different fields. Music (along with my faith) always helps me out and hopefully this playlist will also help you. You can find it here.
The track listing is:
- Mountain at my Gates/Foals
- Under the Pressure/The War on Drugs
- Hunger of the Pine/Alt-J
- Gotta Get Away/The Black Keys
- Name on a Matchbook/Springtime Carnivore
- Let it Happen/Tame Impala
- Pretty Pimpin/Kurt Vile and the Violators
- Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins)/Father John Misty
- Academic/New Order
- FloriDada/Animal Collective
- Return to the Moon/EL VY
- Shut Up Kiss Me/Angel Olsen
- All the Rage Back Home/Interpol
- Quartz/TV on the Radio
- Going the Distance/Zipper Club
Happy listening and good luck with your educational path!
Hello hello my friends. This summer I’ve been doing quite a bit of walking each morning in my neighborhood. Partially for fitness, partially to do some brainstorming for a few writing projects, partially to ponder my life decisions and other fun things of that nature, but (and let’s be honest here) mostly to listen to music. Obviously.
And, of course, certain songs are working their way into my usual lineup more than they usually do. Which got me thinking about creating a playlist specifically devoted to my morning stroll and all the fun sights I see (which is usually just a few squirrels and some landscapers and my neighbor’s Yorkie but still, lots of fun sights).
My lineup can be pretty eclectic given what mood I’m in, or what songs have similar tonality to other ones, or wanting to have a good mix of “sad” sounding songs with “happy” sounding songs. Additionally, (as you’ll see by the inclusion of Alex Chilton by The Replacements in my list) while most of the music comes from the past 10-ish years, I don’t generally try to focus on a particular time period. I also don’t try to keep it all “indie” or “alt-rock.” But, I think this makes the playlist I’ve created a unique mix of tunes to start the day with.
So, here it is, my Morning Routine playlist…
- Two Weeks-Grizzly Bear
- Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales-Car Seat Headrest
- Ophelia-The Lumineers
- Something to Believe In-Young the Giant
- The Oil Slick-Frightened Rabbit
- Just One of the Guys-Jenny Lewis
- Wednesday Night Melody-Bleached
- The Last Thing on My Mind-The Joy Formidable
- Put Your Money on Me-The Struts
- You Only Live Once-The Strokes
- Your Best American Girl-Mitski
- Bury It-Chvrches
- Alex Chilton-The Replacements
- All I Know-Washed Out
- Good Grief-Bastille
Thanks for reading. God bless.
Yesterday, I turned 19 years old.
While driving around town, “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire came on and it got me thinking of the emotional significance that song, and the entire record, has held for me over the years.
I started to think…what are some other songs that hold significant places in my life? Which bands correlate to certain points in time, and how is it that they still remain some of my favourites to this day?
Well, I may not have an answer for that. But, I can try to compile a list of 19 songs that have shaped my 19 years thus far.
Keep in mind, the “playlist of my life” is far from complete and I doubt it ever will be. I’m sure there are some fantastic songs I’ve loved at some far-off point in time that I’m accidentally excluding from this particular list (if this was a “20 for 20” playlist, “Under the Pressure” by the War on Drugs would surely fill the extra spot. But I have plans for that song on a playlist in the future). This is just my attempt to give a sort of order to some of the most memorable tunes.
And so, without further ado…
The 19 for 19 Playlist:
- The Crane Wife 3-The Decemberists
- Ways to Go-Grouplove
- The Heinrich Maneuver-Interpol
- Class Clown Spots a UFO-Guided by Voices
- Austere-The Joy Formidable
- Right Before my Eyes-Cage the Elephant
- No New Tale to Tell-Love and Rockets
- Mistaken for Strangers-The National
- Just Another Day-Oingo Boingo
- The Perfect Kiss-New Order (Note-Specifically the eight minute version on the “Substance” compilation)
- Bigmouth Strikes Again-The Smiths
- Hey Bulldog-The Beatles
- Icky Thump-White Stripes
- Morning Glory-Oasis
- Can’t Hardly Wait-The Replacements (Note-Specifically the demo version because that’s the one I listen to the most, though I also quite enjoy the version found on “Pleased to Meet Me”)
- My Body is a Cage-Arcade Fire