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Chill Hop | New Mixes

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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i found myself in the evenings on my way home pushing the button to play my instrumental beats… which i have now renamed “ChillHop | Home From Work“.  i really liked the vibe and i wanted to have a couple more mixes broken down in segments…  so this is what i came up with…

one for the morning that is more “morning happy”… one is for when you get home from work and one is for when you are going to hang with peeps…. while we are at it… one is for when you want to have a shower in the dark with a woman.  gotta dream right.  hell… might as well make it in Bermuda.  😉

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here are the 3 new mixes and the rebrand of the first one that inspired the new three…

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You can listen to the “good morning mix” on spotify and follow the playlist to add it to your library here.  it’s a hour of songs if you want your ass to wiggle instead of sleepy folk songs.

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You can listen to the “getting home from work mix” here.  right now it’s 54min’s to let you pour yourself a drink and change your clothes to get out of the 9-5 that you are wearing.

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you can listen on spotify the mingle mix here.  right now it’s a little over a hour of a mix with a little bit of groove.  keep it low in the background when people come over.

you can listen below to the mix if you are playing this on your laptop below:

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you can listen to the shower mix if you can get your ass in the shower with someone.  follow it on spotify so it’s in your collections of saved mixes.  you can find it here.

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You can find me on spotify here.  right now… i have 44 public playlists to help with keeping me in a mood or helping me get to a certain mood.  you always need help moving up or down in the mood department.

Dan Mangan | The Hayloft Dancehall | Picton, Ontario

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

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July 14th headed down to Picton to the Hayloft Dancehall to catch Dan play an intimate set in front of fans.  In January of 2015 the owner of the Dakota Tavern in Toronto purchased this neat little venue and did some renos.  The venue holds close to 200 and people are right in front of the stage and can spill out onto the grass outside.  They cook some yummy treats and have a small selection of nice beer on tap.

Dinner in Picton with Heidi, Shelly and Michelle, and over to the Hayloft for the show.  It was a long night after driving back to Peterborough.

Love Dan.  You should love both of us too.

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Looking forward to next year to see what little indie bands come out to Cherry Valley in Prince Edward County.

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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