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and she was

This is where I’m at in my head space today.
It’s a good place to be.

Please listen responsibly.

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it’s cool boy, real cool

Thing 2’s mix Cool Boy, Real Cool arrived Monday. I’ve been listening to it nonstop.

I’m amazed at how autobiographical it truly is. I can hear her in every single song. And even though there are definite moments of “f**k you for that”, there is also a great deal of hope.
I find my daughter’s method of self expression fascinating.

I’m currently obsessed with this song.
Here’s Bukowski by Modest Mouse.
Please listen responsibly.

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‘play(ing) it cool’ with music

I had an interesting conversation with Thing 2 Friday morning.
She shared with me that she’s working on a music mix.
(Like momma like daughter, right?)
She shared that she’s considering calling it ‘Play it Cool, Boy’ or ‘Cool, Boy, Real Cool’

Thing 2’s friend Anna is the one that nearly died wrecking Thing 2’s car. Thing 2 has been her primary caregiver and it’s finally taken it’s toll on her. The love is there, but I think she’s having a hard time locating it in the middle of all the conflicted feelings.
Conflicted feelings about her father are…well, ongoing…

I loved that she writes of easing herself. That’s a phrase we use a great deal.
She’s being mindful of how the music impacts her mood, while saying what she needs to say.

I received this pic via snapchat yesterday morning.

The sharing of music is a powerfully intimate expression of self. A mixtape is a mini time capsule. To listen to it is to transport you to the moment in which it was created. You put yourself in that moment and feel all those same feelings again. Thinking those same thoughts. Of course listening to it later on you pick out the flaws, you think oh, I could have done such and such instead…but that’s where you are now. The mix is the representation of where you were then. I believe that must be honored.

William Congreve wrote:

“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

Dude knew what was up.

Thing 2 referred to the half bottle mix. I made this compilation in the winter of 2008.
I’d like to share it now with y’all.
Half Bottle of Champagne Mix.
Please listen responsibly.

Kings of Leon
Red Morning Light

Ghost of the Robot
Dangerous

Ray Davies
All She Wrote

I Nine
Same in Any Language

Corinne Bailey Rae
I’d Like To

Nick Drake
One of These Things First

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Rich Woman

Rufus Wainwright
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk

Eric Clapton
Little Wing

The Kinks
Days

The Libertines
Music When the Lights Go Out

The Saw Doctors
Red Cortina

British Sea Power
Carrion

James Marsters
No Promises

Rooney
Calling the World

Something Happens
Momentary Thing

Spacehog
In the Meantime

The Hombres
Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out)

Dr John
Right Place Wrong Time

Sex Pistols
Anarchy in the UK

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Jackson Square ~ Mason Jennings

The first time I heard this song was in the quiet of a springtime afternoon via earbuds. I was consumed by it’s haunting beauty.
It’s gray here this morning and I feel this song fits the feel as I wait for the sun to break through the heavy clouds.

Please listen responsibly.

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Baby Driver, GO NOW!


Y’all! I saw Baby Driver earlier this week!
I’m so serious when I say, “Run. Do not walk to go see this!”

When I first left the theater, I was feeling as though I had so much more to digest. That meant I couldn’t really formulate an opinion. (somebody write that down, stat!) Seriously though, I’ve been thinking on this movie every single day since I saw it.

Edgar Wright did a movie I love, Hot Fuzz. Also Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which I enjoyed. Also Shaun of the Dead, but I didn’t super love that one.

But Baby Driver was something else!
The way everything was timed to the soundtrack made the whole thing for me!
I went in blind. Thing C and YBW were all, let’s go see this movie. I was game so off I went. I knew nothing about it other than Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx were in it. And that kid who died in TFIOS. I pretty much agreed to go because YBW asked me specifically and sweetened the deal with the promise of popcorn.
As I sat in the dark with my popcorn and Coke, I realized how freeing it was to watch a movie for which I had no anticipation or preconceived notions.
I loved it!
Y’all gotta go see this movie!

Here’s something cool about the music in this movie.
Beware: contains spoilers!

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Another Day of Sun (from) La La Land

It’s raining here again. And to be quite frank, I tired of it.
I’m sharing with you a little song from La La Land to perk us all up.
If you haven’t seen this film, you’re missing out on something wonderful!

Please listen responsibly.

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Turn on Billie ~ The Pierces

On this cold and rainy Tuesday morning I felt like sharing Allison and Catherine with you. Turn on Billie is from their 2007 album Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge.
Please listen responsibly.

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One Day ~ Paolo Nutini

I’m feeling a bit of quiet music this morning.
Here’s Paolo from 2014 at Sam’s Bar-B-Que in Austin.
Please listen responsibly.

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Remember Me ~ British Sea Power

I’m feeling a whole lot of British Sea Power this afternoon.
This is Remember Me from their 2001 album The Decline of British Sea Power. Also on that album is my all time favorite BSP song, Carrion. It’s worth checking out.
Their new record, Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, releases March 31! I’m an excited sort of girl!

Please listen responsibly.

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Dust Bunnies ~ Kurt Vile

Been experiencing a great deal of head pain lately and the opening line of this song is a fairly accuarate description of what I’ve felt like the last few days.

You may think that it’s funny now
That I got a headache like a shop vac coughin’ dust bunnies

Please listen responsibly.

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