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mix tape.

I love a good mix.  I have a friend that sends a group of us a yearly "friends mix" CD, which is pretty much a lovely mix of  what she's been digging lately, and I always look forward to it. And Tiffany sends me amazing mixes regularly.  I have to say that over 50% of the new music I'm exposed to is through her, and I thank her for that.  Bottom line: I LOVE music and getting a mix of it makes me very happy.  

Anyway, my point is...I'm making a quick mix on the ipod for our up coming trek to Montreal this week and I would be stoked if you let me know what you're listening to right now.  And I listen to everything, I mean please leave your pick.

I'm not sure I will get another post up before I I hope you all have a wonderful labor day weekend!  I will be back next week with a delicious giveaway!  

*if you know where this image is from, please let me know and I will credit


  1. Robyn - dancing on my own

  2. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend! :)

    Loving Lady Antebellum's new song Our Kind of Love. It's a good one if you like country!

  3. Have a great time! We went to Montreal last year and it was beautiful.

    Some songs that are on my most recent mix include...

    I Was Made for Sunny Days - The Weepies
    Boyfriend - Best Coast
    Elevator Love Letter - Stars
    Sentimental Tune - Tegan and Sara
    Postcards - An Horse
    Dog Days are Over - Florence + the Machine
    Vegetable Car - Joshua Radin

  4. What a RAD friend! Wish I had someone who'd do that, but I'm probably the most likely to!!

    some o' my faves:

    Ray LaMontagne
    Vampire Weekend
    Florence + The Machine

  5. LOVE Ray LaMontagne! He's amazing. Great picks! Thank you!

  6. Lately loving:

    Edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros (listen to "home")


  7. Favorite song of the moment - Sugarland's 'Stuck Like Glue'. . . it's a little bit country, pop and reggae, and I LOVE it! Have fun on your trip!!

  8. SAMI, I've been obsessed with home! Such a perfect song.

  9. thanks mary! definitely need to try that one!

  10. today i'm listening to Sara Watkins!

    i love new music! -- i actually post a new artist i've found each wednesday... i call it Wednesday Wiggles.. hehe!

    have a super great day!

  11. I&I !!!! All of it! hehe
    Brazilian Girls - wonder in me, don't stop

  12. Joe Purdy's Meteor City is fantastic.

  13. Top five on my driving mix list right now:

    I got a feeling ~ Black Eyed Peas
    Right Round ~ Flo Rida
    Say Hey (I love you) ~ Michael Franti & Spearhead
    Party in the USA ~ Miley Cyrus
    Hey, Soul Sister ~ Train

  14. Ever listen to the Avett Brothers? They're my current fave. Have a great, safe trip!

  15. Loving anything but kids' music at the moment!

    Have a safe trip and drop by for a pillow giveaway on my blog!


  16. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
    Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
    Kick Drum Heart - Avett Brothers
    The High Road - Broken Bells
    Tighten Up - The Black Keys
    The Ghost Inside - Broken Bells

    All of the songs on the CDs listed above are great, but these are my particular faves. And of course, there's always Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Ray and Wilco.

  17. Recent listens:
    Jenny and Johnny's entire new album - I'm Having Fun Now
    No Age - Glitter
    Phantogram - Mouthful Of Diamonds
    Land Of Talk - Color Me Badd
    Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait
    Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union
    The Head And The Heart - Down In The Valley, Cats And Dogs, Sounds Like Hallelujah
    The Henry Clay People - Working Part Time

    My favorite band:
    Modest Mouse - Pretty much everything by them. If I had to choose: Trailer Trash, Here It Comes, Broke, Cowboy Dan, Workin' On Leavin' The Livin', Custom Concern, 3rd Planet, Cowboy Dan, Life Like Weeds, The World At Large

    Go-to faves:
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Silversun Pickups - Three Seed
    Best Coast - Up All Night
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Five Easy Pieces
    Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
    Patsy Cline - She's Got You
    Toro y Moi - Blessa
    Ra Ra Riot - Can You Tell
    Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism, Photobooth
    The Smiths - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
    Simon & Garfunkel - America
    Animal Collective - My Girls, For Reverend Green, In The Flowers, Peacebone
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeletons, Maps
    Rilo Kiley - 85
    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (As someone mentioned above)
    St. Vincent - Marrow
    Local Natives - Warning Sign
    Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
    J Dilla - So Far To Go

    I went a little overboard, but I love, love, love music. Happy listening and safe travels!

  18. I love Margaret Durante's version of Use Somebody.

    Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town are great if you like country!

  19. Ohh I love new music! I mainly get my music from my wonderful cousin Lydia who has a music blog called "Sunset in the Rearview" (you can google)- she puts tons of free downloads on there - I don't love all the songs, but I certainly have found some songs that have are now some of my favorites! Here are a couple I am loving (new & oldies)

    For Days - Francis and the Lights
    Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine
    Stay Close - Delorean
    Look At You Now - Kate Herzig
    Sun of a Gun - Oh Land
    Zambezi (Tinashe Re-Edit) - Tinashe

    thanks for doing this - I am totally going to listen to some of the other commentors suggestions!

  20. I'm a country girl at heart..
    loving Gimme that girl by Joe Nichols and Undone by Dean Brody. Hope you have an AMAZING trip! xx

  21. Just listened to "Pearl's a Singer" by Elkie Brooks.

  22. have a great labor day and i'm with Amy's CD!! right now I would say get Ray Lamontages album as my pick!

  23. Loving all these picks everyone! Thanks again! Very excited to hear some new tunes...

  24. Well, to tell the truth, I've been entertaining my girls, over cleaning the dishes, belting out every word from Mary Poppins, my very 9 year old obsession from my ancient victrola. Now that its back, I'm in. Its so happy, I still love it!

  25. My son loves music and I love when he plays
    eclectic connective---
    I think that is the band....they make me want to dance!

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  27. oops,
    eclectic collective

  28. I got HOOKED on Broken Bells when I was in the Bahamas, now it makes me think back to that trip happily!

    If you haven't already, check out...
    -Broken Bells
    -The XX
    -Angus & Julia Stone (this is a long time fav for me but they are getting bigger in North America now, listen to just a boy & beast to get an idea)

    Have a fun trip, and eat a pain au chocolat for me! I LOVE mtl!

  29. oh ps.... another song to listen to (there are many though) jewels and gold. and if you happen to like them, they are playing there first show in boston next month. we saw them at hotel cafe here in LA two years and they were great and are still in small venues which is nice!

  30. I've been listening to a lot of Best Coast. Really into their muffled tunes with a 50s flair. But if I HAD to recommend just one song, I'd suggest:

    Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks.

    You MUST end your Summer to that song. Such a feel gooder.

    PS - I started giving my friends a mix cd a few months back and they absolutely loved it. Working on my next one.

  31. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Joe Purdy, Passion Pit and Mumford and Sons; have a wonderful trip to Montreal!!

  32. I know your trip has come to an end but for what it's worth, here was my summer mix:
    your pics from the trip were great. looks like a fab. weekend!


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