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Northern Wind | City & Colour | Song Of The Quarter | Q3 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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This song is #12 on my “most played” songs in iTunes.  The lyrics haunt me in a good way.  Just love the sound of Dallas.  3 years ago today… it played in a earbud against a wall…  After the song finished she could take her hands off the wall.  I needed the entire song to figure out how she kissed and I needed a head-start.  As the story goes… Two hours later… we went for drinks and left being in front of  that wall.  What a fucking crazy night.  Mind blown.

So for the entire length of the song… I could stand there and kiss her and all she could do is stand against a wall with her hands to her sides.  Did I mention it was the first time I met her in person…

I’m late picking my song of the quarter this year.  We will call this Q3 of 2017.  I still can’t decide on a song that represents my 2nd quarter of 2017… I will think of that one and update the blog.

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“Northern Wind”

You’re the Northern Wind
Sending shivers down my spine
You’re like fallen leaves
In an autumn night

You’re the lullaby
That’s singing me to sleep
You are the other half
You’re like a missing piece

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know
What you do to me

You are all four seasons
Rolled into one
You’re like the cold December snow
In the warm July sun

I’m the jet black sky
That’s just before the rain
Like the mighty current
Pullin’ you under the waves

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know
What you do to me

I’m the darkest hour
Just before the dawn
And I’m slowly sinking
Into the slough of despond

Like an old guitar
Worn out and left behind
I have stories left to tell
They’re of the healing kind

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
If I could just
Find you tonight
If I could just find you tonight
Oh my love

Do do do [x5]

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Black Oak | Because It’s There | 2017 | Q2

Bahamas | Lost In The Light | 2017 | Q1

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Spotify | Playlists | The Standard Morning + Afternoon Playlists

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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You can find me here.

Downloading the MAC or WINDOWS desktop version is sweet.  Easy to listen to music when you are on the computer at home working and surfing.  Spotify is free.  Other blog posts with posts featuring some playlists can be found here.

Here is the introduction to some of my playlists.

Morning Mixes:

6AM Vibe:  Consists of the quiet peaceful songs of the morning when you don’t want to talk and maybe lie in bed a bit till you have to get up.  These songs is a smaller cross section of what I’m currently listening to when I first get up.

8AM Vibe:  Ok coffee is made and I’m puttering and the songs are still quiet but they have an ever so lightly kick to them.  It’s safe to talk since the coffee is poured.  If you dig this mix you can follow it on Spotify.  Feel free to drop me a line if you fall in love with an Artist or a song.

Afternoon Mixes:

12PM Vibe:  Ok time to get shit done a little.  Windows are open and these songs are faster and perfect for the start of the midday.  These smaller vibe playlists is more of my current mix that is tighter.  You can also steam the radio version of the Afternoon mixes that is over 10 hours of music.  More like putting on the radio and hitting shuffle is a must.  You can find that on my spotify playlists.

 

On my profile… I have over 40 different playlists.  Find me… follow me or just follow some playlists you want to add into your profile so you have access to them.

 

 

 

Spotify | Explore | Music To Clear Your Head

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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Here is a playlist for exploring when you want to clear your head or go for a long walk at night.

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explore, hike, when there is fog, bedtime, drift, dream, hope, remember the past and be thankful.

 

Black Oak | Because It’s There | Song of The Quarter | 2017 | Q2

Friday, March 31st, 2017

 

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Love this song.  Makes me happy and positive.  Loved the words also.

There’s still so much that I can learn
That I won’t understand
But even so, all I know will be forgotten soonI’ll rise and fall again
Aimless and undulant
With blood that’s thicker than a bond
And my bones resolved to dust

There’s still a mountain to conquer
Because it’s there
And when I climb it I’ll know just how steep it was

I’ll rise and fall again
Aimless and undulant
With blood that’s thicker than a bond
And my bones resolved to dust

There’s still a lot I’ll become
On a road somewhere
Until the curtain call before the final act

I’ll rise and fall again
Aimless and undulant
With blood that’s thicker than a bond
And my bones resolved to dust

So, let the wind disperse
The traces of my steps

I’ll rise and fall again
There’s still a lot that I won’t understand

I’ll rise and fall again
There’s still a mountain because it’s there

I’ll rise and fall again
There’s still a lot I’ll become somewhere

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Bahamas | Lost In The Light | 2017 | Q1

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Song Of The Quarter | Q1 Lost In The Light | Bahamas | 2017

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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Wow.  Super hard to pick a song for the first quarter.  I’ve been trying to decide on a song since dec.  I always love this song.  It’s calming.  I’m sure the next quarter will be a song from Alina Baraz since I just downloaded her album and I’m loving Fantasy + Make You Feel.  Hell “Show Me” is a great little mix with some groove in it.

But for now is Afie and his beautiful song that goes with my tumblr thoughts.

 

 

“Lost In The Light”

I’m lost in the light
I pray for the night
To take me, to take you too

After so many words
Still nothing’s heard
Don’t know what we should do

So if someone could see me now
Let them see you

’twas my greatest thrill
When we just stood still
You let me hold your hand ’til I had my fill

Even counting sheep
Don’t help me sleep
I just toss and turn right there beside ya

So if someone could help me now
They’d help you too

They’d help you too
See you through
All the hard things we’ve all gotta do

‘Cause this life is long
So you wouldn’t be wrong
Being free, leaving me on my own

And I held my own
Still I rattled your bones
I said some awful things and I take them back

If we would try again
Just remember when
Before we were lovers I swear we were friends

So if someone could see me now
Let them see you

Let them see you
See you through
All the hard things we’ve all gotta do

‘Cause this life is long
So you wouldn’t be wrong
Being free, leaving me on my own

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

NPR Tiny Desk Concert | The National

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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The National with a little NPR Tiny Desk concert.  They are a little indie band from Ohio and they are perfect for just letting them play in the earbuds as you muster around in life.  Second song from this little four song set is sweet.  Love.