Category: Playlists

Five favorite travel-related songs

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, this blog was devoted to music and concerts. Since I started travel writing, I’ve neglected my passion for the auditory arts. I’m combining the two today in this post.

When I walk around town, I always have a song playing in my head. It’s like having a personal soundtrack. Here are some of my favorite travel-related songs/compositions. I’d love to hear what yours are in the comments.

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Happy New Year! Favorite Songs and Top 10 Posts of 2010

TOP 10 SONGS OF 2010

If you have an rdio account, click here for a more convenient playlist. And please be sure to add your favorite songs to the comments below!

MOST VIEWED POSTS OF 2010

1.) My High School Senior Project: The Myth
2.) PLAYLIST – Yelp Holiday Mixtape Banger
3.) “Everything Is Meaningless” / Joseph Campbell, Ants, and (since it’s me) Radiohead
4.) “In the Movies” / Giants win the World Series!
5.) La meglio gioventù – My favorite film that’s not Inception
6.) PERFORMER MAGAZINE – Interview with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl)
7.) Chopin, Piazzolla, The Temper Trap / The most beautiful music in my life right now
8.) Merry Christmas!
9.) PERFORMER MAGAZINE – RECORD REVIEW: Mikie Lee Prasad, Jukebox Folktales: Volume Two
10.) ARTIST ADVICE – The First Gig – Setting your head for a proper performance

PLAYLIST – Yelp Holiday Mixtape Banger


My Yelp Profile | Holiday Event Review

Last night, Yelp held a holiday mixtape Elite Event at Public Works in San Francisco. But since I don’t own any holiday music beyond that one Mariah Carey tune, I included a list of songs I felt captures the prettiness and mood of the holiday season. I even slyly slipped in a couple of tracks from my own band, Festizio.

1.) Ellie Goulding – Lights

2.) Goldfrapp – A&E

3.) FC Kahuna – Hayling

4.) Massive Attack – Teardrop

5.) Festizio – Keep

6.) Radiohead – Nude

7.) Anna Ternheim – Bridges

8.) St. Vincent – All My Stars Aligned

9.) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into

10.) Muse – Endlessly

11.) Björk – All Is Full of Love

12.) Festizio – Moving On

And if you like our songs, you can get a free copy of our new studio album by signing up for our mailing list at our website. Think of it as an early Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa present ☺

PLAYLISTS – "Ambition"


It grows like a swell in the heart, intense pressure in the chest. Perpetual movement forward, direct and precise, efficient and clean. Fuel for a fire, cold with purpose. Patient. Living well so that others might do the same… Inspiring.

“AMBITION”

The World Is Not Enough – Garbage

Push It – Garbage

Butterflies & Hurricanes – Muse

Hysteria – Muse

Lucky – Radiohead

Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead

And if you haven’t guessed yet, these are my all-time favorite bands.

PLAYLISTS – "Day"


Here are some songs for the day, a set of more upbeat tracks than those on my previous playlist, “Night.” I’m still looking for a decent playlist generator that includes all the obscure (non-live) songs I desire. Oh, well…

“DAY”

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Feeling Good – Muse

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Lucky Man – The Verve

Spectacular Views – Rilo Kiley

Portions For Foxes – Rilo Kiley

Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley

If The Brakeman Turns My Way – Bright Eyes

LDN – Lily Allen

Smile – Lily Allen

Lovers In Japan / Reign Of Love – Coldplay

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters

1 2 3 4 – Feist

Have a nice day!

PLAYLISTS – "Night"


I’ve always had the idea for a concept album that separated itself into “day songs” and “night songs,” where the former included organic, cheerful music and the latter consisted of more electronic, darker songs. Finally, I scrapped together some tunes (mostly from the 90s) into a playlist suitable for sweeping the streets at night…

“NIGHT”

The End Is The Beginning Is The End – The Smashing Pumpkins

Ava Adore – The Smashing Pumpkins

Eye – The Smashing Pumpkins

The Everlasting Gaze – The Smashing Pumpkins

Closer – Nine Inch Nails

Temptation Waits – Garbage

Push It – Garbage

The Trick Is To Keep Breathing – Garbage

You Look So Fine – Garbage

All Mine – Portishead

Undenied – Portishead

Army Of Me – Bjork

Bachelorette – Bjork

Play Dead – Bjork

All is Full of Love – Bjork

What Me Worry – St. Vincent

All My Stars Aligned – St. Vincent

I included the last two songs as a contrast to the previous tracks, a much more pleasant end to a series of melancholy moods.

Dawn.