Yoga Playlist: Biscuits and Cool Kids

YOGA Playlist #6: Biscuits and Cool Kids

1999 // Active Child
Bloom // Paper Kites
Save Me // Aimee Mann
Let's Be Still // The Head + the Heart
I Put a Spell on You // Annie Lennox
Should Have Known Better // Sufjan Stevens
Biscuits // Kacey Musgraves
Cool Kids - Live // Echosmith
Norwegian Wood // Heather Nova
One // Aimee Mann
The Woods // Daughter
Silhouette // Active Child feat. Ellie Goulding

This is a mellow, but not sleep-inducing playlist. Perfect for beginner's classes or slow flow.

Since discovering Active Child, it's kind of hard not to make a playlist of only that. So good!

Yoga Playlist: Ambient Love

This playlist is super relaxing. I'm posting it in honor of me FINALLY adding an additional Gentle Yoga class to my weekly schedule. We've need this for a long time. 

Gentle Yoga will now be offered on Mondays at 6:00pm and Thursdays at 4:30pm. This class is slow moving, but strong stretching a la Yin Yoga. We need mellow vibes for stuff like that.

This playlist does the trick.

Different Stars // Trespassers William
Re: Stacks // Bon Iver
Gnossienne No 1: Lent  // Satie
Quelqu'un m'a dit // Carla Bruni
Such Great Heights // The Postal Service
Another Day (Revised) // The Album Leaf
Sleepy Time // Massage Therapy Music
Emerald and Stone  // Brian Eno
Baiulus // The Black Atlantic
The Trapeze Swinger // Iron & Wine
Clair De Lune // Debussey
Subwoofer Lullaby // C418
Jenny's Grave // Alan Silvestri

Yoga Playlist: Hips to be Square

New music. As new as possible. That's the theme of today's playlist. This one is perfect for an upbeat class that is fairly active with a mellow finish.

It's hard not be overwhelmed by the flood of wonderful new music out there. I usually find stuff through Spotify's New Music Tuesday playlist. It keeps you current and does all the work for you.

Yoga Playlist #4: Hips to be Square

Wilder (We're Chained) // Brandi Carlile
Addicted to Love // Skylar Grey
Roll Up Your Sleeves // Meg Mac
Technicolour Beat // Oh Wonder
Start Again // Conrad Sewell
Cold Front // Laura Welsh
Entropy // Grimes, Bleachers
Autopilot // Kodaline
Breathe Me In // Laura Welsh
I Belong to You // Brandi Carlile
Eyes Wide // Meadowlark
Home // Madeon
The Eye // Brandi Carlile
Lay Me Down // Sam Smith, John Legend
Should Have Known Better // Sufjan Stevens
The One I Love // Rosie Thomas

Image credit: ED EMBERLEY.

best of 2014: music for yoga

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset Instead of just posting about my favorite music of the year, I thought I'd go more specific: music for yoga practice.

I'm very picky about my yoga music. While it's fine when I'm taking class at various studios, I'm not a huge fan of traditional yoga music when practicing by myself. I'll admit it, I blast some pretty unconventional stuff. This was a a great year for yoga music. Here are some songs that I cannot stop blasting.

Below is a full playlist via Spotify that I will continue to update.

Sylvan Esso // Coffee

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUrQ0qka1JY[/embed]

Broods // Four Walls

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tTWOf3Pm6Q[/embed]

Coldplay // Magic

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PvBc2TOpE4[/embed]

Mimicking Birds // Bloodlines

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oll2BY3bb4[/embed]

Alt-J // Hunger of the Pine

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-UvfEbMT9w[/embed]

FKA Twigs // Two Weeks

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHEPh9dhCc0[/embed]

Full playlist on Spotify

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what's on my playlist

imgp8139 As I've shared before, each season I keep a playlist on Spotify full of what I'm listening to at the moment. Everything I remotely like even just a little bit gets added to this list. It's big and all over the place. Here's Fall 2014:

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Within that playlist, there is always a five or six song rotation that changes every three to five days. Here's what's on that list now:

Hozier // Sedated

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_JUReD3QoE[/embed]

Nothing but Thieves // Graveyard Whistling

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdPxzGUdR_g[/embed]

Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen // When You Open Your Eyes

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnPcpHK7ZA8[/embed]

Walk the Moon // Shut Up and Dance 

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbcCG7PkI18[/embed]

Trevor Hall // Green Mountain State

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRNp5z5qTFA[/embed]

And unfortunately I'm really digging the new Taylor Swift song that was released today. Dang...

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My 10 Songs of 2013

18262dd4e2101ec936b0387ff495755c2013 was another great year for music. There is so much I loved this year. I've narrowed it down to ten songs that I couldn't get enough of in 2013. I have played these over and over and over and still want to hear them again.

1. "Go Slow" Haim [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=a8IMFYaTKrQ]

2. "Follow Your Arrow" Kacey Musgraves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hjHt5BJWBhA]

3. "Doin' It Right" Daft Punk [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gJhpOXnRILw]

4. "The Highway" Holly Williams [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48SgFyZl42g]

5. "Open" Rhye [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VvaC-8FbtYg]

6. "Royals" Lorde [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WEM9akum9xE]

7. "When You Get to Asheville" Steve Martin & Edie Brickell [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4RzhTN9zW3w]

8. "I Wanna Go" Yuna http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Q7DRA0_ATUI

9. "Retrograde" James Blake [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4QSbuF0RF6k]

I've put all these into a spotify playlist...click here and enjoy.

Illustration at the top: Alessandro Gottardo

life is better with...the Summer Strut Playlist

[spotify id="spotify:user:smickdougle:playlist:74cCJZaPDbzhMXNWdk47Mg" width="300" height="380" /] For three summers now, I've looked forward to the Slate Culture Gabfest's Summer Strut playlist. This year is no exception, it's fantastic! I love it especially because the songs submitted do not have to be current...I'm able to discover so many great songs I've missed!

Right now I'm currently obsessed with these songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1TffpkE2GU4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hgJQmn9gtmI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=e9SeJIgWRPk