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!

Q1 2015: music, books, and tv

Can you believe that we're a quarter of the way into 2015?

How is that POSSIBLE?

paper cut book sculptures by  Barbara Wildenboer .

paper cut book sculptures by Barbara Wildenboer.

January, February and March were cold, snowy, and good for consuming things. Here are my highlights.


Better Call Saul 

Do I dare say it? That this show has hit the ground running and might be filling the Breaking Bad shaped hole in my heart?

The Jinx

Finished this show last night. Wow. That's all I have to say.

The Great British Bake Off

I've raved about this show before, but seriously, it's amazing. Here's a taste of it's greatness.

I wish I could say that I've watched The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and loved it, but I started the first episode and was definitely not in the mood. Will try again. 

I have to say that this season of GIRLS has been dreadful. Anyone else out there think so? Where is it going?! No plot and no real character development. When will I put myself out of my misery with that thing...I need an intervention.The only reason I watch it now is for the soundtrack, which I have to say is fabulous.


Here are some songs that I PLAYED OUT. Like on repeat all day, every day.

Just Kids // Mat Kearney

Love Me Like You Do // Ellie Goulding

What Kind of Man // Florence + the Machine
I'm a Ruin // Marina and the Diamonds


Leaving Before the Rains Come // Alexandra Fuller
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
The Imaginarary // A.F. Harrold

I've blabbered about the first two picks enough, but The Imaginary. OH MY GOODNESS. It's kids book, but not so much. Scary, scary, scary. Read it.

You can listen to my Winter 2015 playlist on Spotify here.

Looking forward to lots of fun stuff this spring...aka the MAD MEN final season.

Happy reading, watching, and listening.

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.

a perfect yoga playlist

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This is a perfect yoga playlist.

Unfortunately, Spotify doesn't have the first track available. Boo. It's from the Up in the Air soundtrack. It's the best class opener ever.

Genova // Charles Atlas 

...Passing By // Ulrich Schnauss

The Lime Tree // Trevor Hall

I've Got This Friend // The Civil Wars

Bad Body Double // Imogen Heap

Coffee // Sylvan Esso

Song for Zula // Phosphorescent

I'm a Lady // Santigold

Like Real People Do // Hozier

This Woman's Work // Greg Laswell

Free Fallin' // John Mayer

Find this playlist on Spotify or here you go:

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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


Nothing but Thieves // Graveyard Whistling


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


Walk the Moon // Shut Up and Dance 


Trevor Hall // Green Mountain State


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=]

2. "Follow Your Arrow" Kacey Musgraves [youtube=]

3. "Doin' It Right" Daft Punk [youtube=]

4. "The Highway" Holly Williams [youtube=]

5. "Open" Rhye [youtube=]

6. "Royals" Lorde [youtube=]

7. "When You Get to Asheville" Steve Martin & Edie Brickell [youtube=]

8. "I Wanna Go" Yuna

9. "Retrograde" James Blake [youtube=]

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

Illustration at the top: Alessandro Gottardo

Happy Friday Y'all!

IMGP3591Happy Friday! Glad to have a free day/evening after work today. Planning to come home and yoga it up. Birthday dinner tonight at Mom and Dad's, birthday dinner out with Andrew's parents tomorrow night...Woop!

I see this weekend as the calm before the storm...after this weekend, it's full on holiday...especially since Thanksgiving and Christmas are so close together.

I've been meaning to share my crazy obsessed love for a few songs...these have been on repeat for a few weeks and they are so good, I'm tempted to keep listening to them instead of Christmas music...ahh just kidding.


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