December 27, 2016

Soundtrack 2016: The Year That Nothing Happened

An annual end of year tradition for me is to create a playlist, or soundtrack if you will, describing my life over the course of the past year using songs I discovered within that time frame.

Here is the Soundtrack to 2016. . . click for the playlist on Spotify or YouTube
(All I wanted from this year was for nothing to happen. Nothing good, nothing bad. Just a plateau of time. I didn't want or need anything more or less than what I already had. So the prayer was just to be. And, in the end, this was hands down my favorite year of life so far.)

Opening Credits – "Say You Won't" by Brasstracks
This Year's Resolution - "Overcome" by Laura Mvula
Now Wake Up, Because... - "Tilted" by Christine & The Queens
... You've Got This – "Surprise Yourself" by Jack Garratt
Busy? Just breathe - "Cardiac Arrest (WoodysProduce Remix)" - Bad Suns
On The Road – "Home" by Islandis
This INFJ Be Like - "Here" by Alessia Cara
Deep Thought – "I Need A Forest Fire" by James Blake and Bon Iver
Enough Now, Let's Dance - "Evil Twin" by Krrum
The Chubby Mermaid's Song - "Life Itself" by Glass Animals
Let's Talk Love - "The Less I Know The Better" by Tama Impala
Flirting - "Love$ick" by Mura Masa
The Way You Make Me Feel - "Rising Water" by James Vincent McMorrow
Falling Hard And Fast - "Falling" by Opia
Seduction Scene – "Bad Blood" by NAO
Love Scene – "Redbone" by Childish Gambino
But It's Better This Way - "Friends" by Francis & The Lights and Bon Iver
Long Night Alone - "Formidable" by The Big Moon
Mental Breakdown - "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots
This Year's Obsessesion/Skål - "If I Had A Heart" by Fever Ray
SING LOUD! WHO CARES?! - "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor
Gen X? Milennial? Over it. - "Acceptable in the 80's" by Calvin Harris
Ma Soeur- "Good Grief" by Bastille
Flashback - "Are You Serious?" by Andrew Bird
Perspective Is Everything - "I" by Foreign Fields
This Year, Resolute - "Wow" by Beck
Arthur's Seat - "At The River" by Groove Armada
The End - "Reflecting Light" by Sam Phillips

January 5, 2016

Soundtrack 2015: INFJ, Mermaid Realizations, It Can’t Get Any Worse

An annual end of year tradition for me is to create a playlist, or soundtrack if you will, describing my life over the course of the past year using songs I discovered within that time frame.

Here is the Soundtrack to 2015 . . . click here for the playlist on Spotify or YouTube
(This past year was difficult. There was an abundance of illness, surgeries, death, severe emotional turmoil, and at every turn when I thought, "well, it can't get worse", it did. Learning that I was an INFJ helped me better navigate the many brambles of the year, as did yoga which I rediscovered a love for, and the many, many hours I spent at the beach channeling my inner mermaid as I splashed carefree [as much as one can when the weight of the world is waiting on the shore to climb back on to their shoulders] in the waves. As such, I am not surprised that this year's "soundtrack" is so disjointed. Lovely, fractured, wild, with incomprehensible segues and a roller coaster of emotions. Very, very much like my year.)


Opening Credits – “Green & Gold” by Lianne La Havas
Waking Up – “Clap Your Hands” by Whilk and Misky
Average Day – “Will You Dance?” by The Bird and The Bee
Oh, She Works - “Real Joy” by Fono
Mental Breakdown- “King Kunta” by Kendrick Lamar
Chin Up, Fists Out... - “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child
...But Hold Your Tongue “Remind Me” by Royksopp
Comeback Scene – “Heart Is Full” by Miike Snow
INFJ - “Aware” by Leland
Running - “Higher Ground” by Tnght
Dance Running The Last Quarter Mile: “Hotline Bling” by Drake
Sing Loud! Who cares? - “Downtown” by Macklemore
Happy Dance – “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
Flirting – “On My Mind” by Ellie Goulding
First Date – “Julep” by Punch Brothers
Falling in Love – “The Love You’re Given” by Jack Garratt
Seduction Scene – “Haunted” by Beyonce
Love Scene – “Nice and Slow” by Max Frost
Getting Back Together – “Do You Remember?” by Jarryd James
Secret Love – “High” by Sivik
Driving at Night - “Loud Places” by Jamie XX
Flashback – “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell
Deep Thought – “Half The World Away” by iamAURORA
This Mermaid Wants to Run Away... - “#88” by Lo-Fang
...But She'll Stay and Deal With Mankind: "High By The Beach" by Lana Del Rey
Long Night Alone – “Sea Creatures” by Soak
Christmas, all fact no feeling: “Alone on Christmas” by Phoenix
Boone's Song “What Are You Doing New Years?” by The Head & The Heard
Yoga's My Saving Grace: “Chalo Ri Murali Suniye” by Bhimsen Joshi
You are supported: “Lean On” by Major Lazer & DJ Snake
You are Loved: “It’s Strange” by Louis The Child
You are Free: “Young” by Vallis Alps
Death Scene "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross" by Sufjan Stevens
Closing Credits – “Little Boxes” by Loch Lomond