As I write this, it’s nearly 1 AM. It’s been a long week already, and it’s just now Wednesday. I’m tired. This post may not make any sense.
It’s officially Halloween, so I thought I’d drop you a treat: The 2018 Fall Mix.
You guys know how I love making my Mixes, right? I’ve been doing it for almost 15 years now. Sometimes the Mixes fall into place easily. Sometimes they take forever to come together. And when the latter happens, I procrastinate. Which is what I did with this one.
But, I think it turned out alright.
So, apologies for the late-in-the-season release, but with Daylight Saving Time coming to an end this weekend, you have a full extra hour coming up to listen to it, right?
I don’t know about you guys, but even though we have the day off, Labor Day is always a big bummer for me. Not only do I have a case of the Sunday-night blues on Monday, also the unofficial end to summer… and we all know that I’m a summer girl. So, this year, I decided to make sure that I finished the Fall Mix in time to brighten up Labor Day. Because I can’t possibly the only one not looking forward to fall and time changes and cold weather. Right?
If you’re one of the folks that likes to read my ramblings about the songs or wants to burn everything to a CD and listen, you can pick up the liner notes and the label here (and perhaps a bonus track that wasn’t on Spotify).
Happy listening, friends. Hope you’ve had a tremendous three-day weekend.
Hello, my loves. For those of you not in North Carolina where we have had 100 degree temperatures for the last four days straight, I have news for you: summer is here. I couldn’t be happier. Summer is the best season. Summer is my season.
Perhaps that’s why the Summer Mix always seems to come together so easily. It may have taken me forever to get this year’s Spring Mix done, but Summer was the exact opposite. It just worked. Mixes are like that sometimes. Every once in awhile, there’s one where you feel like every song has it’s “fit” with the next. Heck, it’s 1:30 AM right now and I should be sleeping, but I was so darn excited about this Mix that I HAD to write this blog post. Slightly obsessive, yes, but a little endearing too, right?
Has it seriously been more than four months since I made a blog post? A third of a year? Yes. I’m ashamed of myself… I’m busy as hell with the new job (did I mention I got a promotion?), but that’s no excuse for going MONTHS without posting.
Ugh. I’m tired. you guys. I need some down time.
The good news is, I have a new Mix for you. It’s longer than usual…since I have gone all digital, I decided to hell with length, and just did whatever felt right. This feels right. 27 songs – 3 of which are not available on Spotify (but you can probably find a bonus if you look hard enough). You can get the liner notes here. The best notes I’ve written in awhile, I think – because I didn’t have to limit myself to two pages!
So have a listen. Do me a favor and follow the playlist on Spotify. Trying to figure out how many listeners I’ve lost since going to Spotify. And as always, let me know what you think – what your favorites are, what you don’t like, etc. That’s my favorite part.
As always, please support these artists. I’ve included links to their web pages in my notes. Buy their music. Go see a live show. Buy some merch. Invest in vinyl. You know the drill.
I could apologize all day, but the fact of the matter is…there just aren’t enough hours in the day anymore. And I destroyed my wrist in an unfortunate slipping on the ice incident. Have I mentioned that I hate winter? Spring, please come soon.
But, wrist injury and no time aside, I finally finished the 2014-2015 Winter Mix and the notes. So please go listen. Notes here, if you are so inclined to read.