Monday Moods: “High Ticket Attractions” by The New Pornographers

You know it’ll be a good morning when you wake up and get re-reminded that one of your favourite bands released a new album along with all the other new albums that have come out recently. Hooray for new music! Time to have a mini jam session throughout today to some sweet tunes.

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Saturday Sunshine Vibes: “Sagres” by The Tallest Man On Earth, “Brill Bruisers” by The New Pornographers, and “The Party Line” by Belle and Sebastian

Whether you’re outside enjoying those glorious rays or are sitting inside, window cracked open, and sun peering in, these tunes will mix perfectly with the warmth wafting all around and the happy feelings it evokes within. Get up and dance or bob your head around, whatever you do, just enjoy the lovely no matter what.

A Quarter of a Century

Today marks my 25th birthday, it’s been a whirlwind of an adventure and I can’t wait for the next 25 (It feels weird saying that) And what’s a great way to start off the day then to create a lovely playlist of songs for you — Because what’s a better way to celebrate a time like this then with friends and good music. So put on your favourite outfit, pop in your headphones, grab some cake, and press play; Time for a musical adventure, quarter of a century style.

“Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” by She & Him
“New Wave” by Sleater Kinney
“The Boy With The Arab Strap” by Belle and Sebastian
“Dancehall Domine” by The New Pornographers
“Kiss With A Fist” by Florence + The Machine
“Action Cat” by Gerard Way
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit
“40 Day Dream” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
“The Bleeding Heart Show” by The New Pornographers

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Monday Moods: “Sebastian” by Reptar, “Pink Moon” by Nick Drake, and “The Bleeding Hearts Show” by The New Pornographers

Every day has a different feeling, a different framework of motions and thoughts. Mondays are never the best, no day can be great, but then can also be the opposite, they can be wonderful. Here’s an excerpt from my writing for this late Monday evening.. Listen to the tracks, immerse yourself in whatever you’re doing and just breathe.

Believe in beauty even when you think there is none left in the world. Try and keep your heart open, let your eyes see and your organs feel. No matter what, don’t give up. No matter how hard, no matter how terribly wretched it may become, attempt to keep some shred of hope alive. For it may be the last strand of dreams left.

A Bundle of Mix Tapes | Steal My Sunshine (June 3rd 2014) and Set Your Soul On Fire (June 11th 2014)

steal my sunshine (June 3rd 2014)

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The sun rises and the beams stream through the leaves. The breeze rushes past, laughter floats, and adventures begin. It’s a time of heat, fun and summer love.

  1. Young Lion by Vampire Weekend
  2. Cups (Pop Version) by Anna Kendrick
  3. I’m Into Something Good by The Bird And The Bee
  4. I’ve Just Seen A Face by Jim Sturgess
  5. Steal My Sunshine by Len
  6. A Well Respected Man by The Kinks
  7. Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede
  8. The Bleeding Heart Show by The New Pornographers

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set your soul on fire (June 11th 2014)

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Treasure every moment, every beat, every life that you come across. For it’s in the most unexpected moments that we find what we’re looking for. Whether it be the one or the place we’re meant to be.

  1. One by Sky Ferreira
  2. I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix) by Marina & The Diamonds
  3. The Suburbs (Arcade Fire Cover) by Mr. Little Jeans
  4. Swing Tree by Discovery
  5. Love Lust by King Charles
  6. Closer Than This by St. Lucia
  7. Magic by The Sound Of Arrows
  8. Most Wanted by Cults

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Dreams By The Water (May 15th 2014)

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“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.” James Thurber (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty)

  1. This Will Be Our Year by The Zombies
  2. This Time Tomorrow by The Kinks
  3. Ooh La La by The Faces
  4. Colors by April Smith and the Great Picture Show
  5. The Way I Feel Inside by The Zombies
  6. 40 Day Dream by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  7. My Rights Versus Yours by The New Pornographers
  8. Vagabond by Wolfmother

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THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Eleven, Twelve, & Thirteen | “Crash Years” by The New Pornographers, “Night Moves” by Bob Seger, and “Dick & Jane” by Sidney York

While it may be raining outside, don’t let the drizzle upon your windowsill stop you from kicking back and enjoying the spring time air. I find when it rains out, it’s nice to just sit back, relax, grab a book, and listen to the rain fall. There’s something distinctly calming about it.

THE SUMMER MIX TAPE ~ DAY ELEVEN, TWELVE, & THIRTEEN.jpg“The rain is raining all around / It falls on field and tree / It rains on the umbrellas here / And on the ships at sea” Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

DAY ELEVEN: “Crash Years” by The New Pornographers

DAY TWELVE: “Night Moves” by Bob Seger

DAY THIRTEEN: “Dick & Jane” by Sidney York

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