That ‘plays’ column in your itunes don’t lie.
For instance, there’s the song I was gonna lead off this mix I was makin with; Seinabo Sey – Hard Time
And then, there’s the song that truly got the most hits/plays in that stretch; Daughter – Medicine
Next, in the crafted/curated/check me out mix; Delta Spirit – From Now On
But if I’m true to the hit count, I’m actually singin’ in the rain on a bandstand, like so; Frightened Rabbit – Poke (Album version’s slightly better but lacking requisite cold & rain; Frightened Rabbit- Poke)
And then; Becky G – Shower
That one’s true… it’s just a really fun song. (Do kinda wish the video was more poodle with sunglasses, less everything else.)
Then, this shit in the mix says I’m edgy, unpredictable…. dangerous?; SWET SHOP BOYS – BATALVI (produced by Trooko)
Really, I’m the softest sap in the marshmallow sack. Rafferty on rpt; Gerry Rafferty – Whatever’s Written In Your Heart
Next I mellowed the shit outta my mix; tobias jesso jr. – true love
Reeeeally though, I’m in a Zach Braff movie soundtrack with everyone else; Bon Iver – Heavenly Father
Mix pick; Lany – ILYSB
Actual; Youth Group – Sicily (I sing this to myself more than almost anything.)
Mix pick; VÉRITÉ – Weekend
Honestly, I was playin’ the crap outta that. I think I heard someone call her Lana Del Re-Run and I don’t think that’s fully fair, or give a shit if it is. (Bonus points for video PSA about tragic romance, male jewelry and teen alcoholism.)
Mix Pick; BenZel & Stevie Neale – Wasted Love
For real; John Newman – Love Me Again (Why am I doing this again?)
Yup, that’s where I’m at. Synth? Check. Longing? Check? Echo-ey vocals reverberating through time? Check.
Mix; Foxygen – How Can You Really (Yes to the look and vibe of these dudes, am I right?)
Actual; Ivan & Alyosha – Easy to Love
Mix; The 2 Bears – Not This Time (It’s a tranny anthem!! A tranthem?)
Actual; now, now – school friends
I’ve lost the point of this exercise… but basically, the mix I was makin’ is an advertisement for cool. The actual stuff I was listening to plays more like the soundtrack to a movie about a middle aged lady mustering the nerve to walk out of a dispiriting marriage and find her smile again…. it’d be called: “Spreading Her Wings”… cause she’d end the mariage and open up her own chicken wing joint with a tag line like ‘love gives you wings’.
Here’s the rest of the mix;
& the rest of what I’ve actually listened to…;
Peter and Kerry – Knees (sexiest song… ever?)
& this Passion Pit – Carried Away…. for the video clip.