May Showers: The Playlist

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The rain just won’t quit around here, so it was time for a suitably maudlin new playlist. Such playlists always make Adam look at me wide-eyed because maudlin tends to equal breakup anthem. Tomorrow’s our 4th wedding anniversary, and I can assure everyone that the only reason for these songs is atmosphere. Billy Idol just doesn’t quite cut it on a rainy day. And I was feeling nostalgic for some of the old college stuff in my collection, since May=college graduation season.

  • Hold My Heart-Sara Bareilles
  • jar of hearts-Christina Perri
  • Turning Tables-Adele
  • The Age of Love (Paul van Dyk remix)-Age of Love
  • This Love (Will be Your Downfall)-Ellie Goulding
  • This Years Love-David Gray
  • Overcome-Alexandra Burke
  • Reach-Andrew Belle
  • Dido (Armin Mix)-Aria
  • Strip Me-Natasha Bedingfield
  • No One on Earth-Above & Beyond feat Zoe Johnston
  • A Lack of Color-Death Cab for Cutie
  • Closer-Better Than Ezra
  • Secrets-OneRepublic
  • Father of Mine-Everclear
  • You Picked Me-A Fine Frenzy
  • That I Would be Good-Alanis Morissette
  • Rabbit Heart (Raist It Up)-Florence and the Machine
  • Miracle (Above & Beyond Club Mix)-Oceanlab
  • Plasticities-Andrew Bird
  • Wait it Out-Imogen Heap
  • Angel-Jack Johnson
  • If I Fall-Aqualung
  • I Still Remember-Bloc Party
  • Change of Time-Josh Ritter
  • Everything-Lifehouse
  • The Cave-Mumford & Sons
  • Hallelujah-Alexandra Burke
  • All I Wanted-Paramore
  • Daughters-John Mayer
  • Open Your Eyes-Snow Patrol

Henson’s 11

Thursday, May 12th, 2011


This is the best thing ever. A student editing project using The Great Muppet Caper and Ocean’s Eleven. Just for fun.

Travelogue: Las Vegas Play

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Other posts on this trip: Las Vegas Food.

Most of our days in Las Vegas looked like this:

I could’ve lounged by that pool forever. Last time we were there it was February, and far too cold for the pool. I got bored a lot faster. There’s also ARIA’s spa, my new favorite place on Earth. But, there is more to do in Las Vegas than sit by the pool and go get massages, apparently.

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I *Heart* Team Unicorn

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I follow @NathanFillion on Twitter, and yesterday he posted Team Unicorn’s A Very Zombie Holiday video. This turned me on to their very cool YouTube channel, just debuted last fall. And I found Super Harmony. Team Unicorn is my new favorite thing on the internet.

Get On With It, March: The Playlist

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

This is such a weird time of year. It hit 80 degrees last week, and tonight it’s supposed to snow. The weather doesn’t know what it wants to be. So I thought a similarly divided playlist was in order. Songs that you can dance to when spring comes, but they also have a touch of moodiness or depth or SOMETHING that makes them kind of wintry, too. At least for the most part, there are some random selections that I just felt like listening to this week. I try not to embarrass myself with my musical selections, but sometimes it just can’t be helped.

  • “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
  • “The House That Jack Built” – Aretha Franklin
  • “Me Against the Music” – Britney and Madge
  • “Valerie” – Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse
  • “Firework” – Katy Perry
  • “Dog Days Are Over” – Florence and the Machine
  • “Get By” – Talib Kweli
  • “Shine” – Estelle
  • “Hate on Me” – Jill Scott
  • “All Night Long” – Alexandra Burke
  • “That’s Not My Name” – The Ting Tings
  • “On a Good Day” – Oceanlab
  • “Punk” – Ferry Corsten
  • “Sweet Dreams” – Beyonce
  • “Telephone” – Lady Gaga and Beyonce
  • “Satisfaction” – Benny Benassi
  • “To Get Down” – Timo Maas
  • “Hi Friend” – Deadmau5
  • “Thriller/Heads Will Roll” – Glee Cast
  • “Encore” – Jay-Z and DJ Danger Mouse