Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Playlist


How many of you are ready for this long weekend?

Me!  Me!  Me!  Me!

Nutmeg is sooo excited to go swimming (I know this because I can read her mind).  I’m excited to turn my brain off for a few days and put any and all thinking/planning aside for a few days.  I made a rhubarb pie so that I could use up whatever we had left from our CSA box.  This is the first time I made a pie… Hopefully, it turns out ok.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Relax.  Enjoy.  Have fun!


Lady Gaga – Born This Way Album


Born This Way

Lady Gaga’s new album is out TODAY.

Now, for those who know me, I am a pretty big Lady Gaga fan.  However, over the past year, I started dwindling off the fan-wagon a little bit…  I played The Fame non-stop when it came out.  In fact, I’ve been wanting some new Gaga music so bad that I started to relisten to The Fame this past month.  

The Fame Monster was also a great album.  However, I didn’t grow attached to it like I did with The Fame.  

I’ve been listening to Born This Way all morning, and I think Bret and my sister are starting to get annoyed by how much I keep talking about it.  I LOVE THIS ALBUM! 

I know people are going to be split on whether or not they like the album because 1.) her music isn’t for everyone and 2.) it’s Lady Gaga.  Many songs have a Daft Punk/Tiesto/Diplo/Benassi feel which I am ecstatic about.  It also reminds me of listening to some of my favorite 90s dance groups:  Deee Lite, La Bouche, Crystal Waters, Enigma, The Vengaboys…  Pretty much anything from all of the Jock Jams albums.  It’s an entertaining album that keeps my foot tapping and head rocking back and forth.

You can buy the album for $.99 on Amazon by clicking here.

Take a listen at the album below:

Weekend Playlist 5.20.11


I can’t believe it’s here.


For some reason, this week seemed to drag on and on.  But now — it’s Friday!  And look outside…  SUNSHINE!!  Tomorrow is supposed to also be gorgeous outside.  I really want to go to the park and play some ladder ball + read in the sun.  I don’t think that’ll be a hard sell for Bret, but we’ll see.

Hopefully, everyone had a great week.  If you didn’t, listen to the playlist to get you in the mood for a killer weekend 🙂

Bon Iver – Calgary



Bon Iver released the first single, “Calgary,” this week. I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since Bon Iver’s released a track and 4 years since For Emma, Forever Ago first came out.

I am more than ready to get some new Bon Iver back on my playlists.  I wish I could have had the playlist to listen to during all of the rainy days we’ve been having here in in Pittsburgh.  The rain is getting a little bit out of control ans is starting to mess with my patience.

I’ve been playing “Calgary” on repeat all this morning.  I am excited to to play it in the car… at night…  heading home…

The new self-titled album will be released June 21.  Take a listen some of his new songs from the album below:

Bon Iver – Calgary

Bon Iver – Perth

Bon Iver – Hinnom, TX

Weekend Playlist 5.13.11


I was bad this week and didn’t update the blog.

So sorry!

Anyways, I’m pretty sure this weekend is supposed to be full of rain. However, it’s going to be super busy for Bret and me with dinner tonight, out of town visitors tomorrow (YAY!), and graduation festivities on Sunday for Bret’s cousin.

I think I see th sun shining a bit. I really could go for some ladder ball tonight if it’s not raining… Hmm…


Weekend Playlist 5.6.11



Songs included on the playlist:

Black Eyed Peas – Do It Like This

Big Sean – Hometown

DJ JewBoy – Whatcha Sippin’ On

Taio Cruz – Replaceable

50 Cent – Bullshit and Party

Enrique Iglesias – Heartbeat

Kellee Maize – Hasta Abajo (All the Way Down)

Jay Sean – YMCMB Heroes

Jennifer Lopez – Hypnotico

Hyper Crush – Kick Us Out

Norwegian Recycling – Lights

CockNBullKid – Asthma Attack

Jessie and the Toy Boys – Push It (Skeet Skeet Remix)

Enrique Iglesias – Dirty Dancer

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Kat Deluna – Drop It Low

Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home

Kardinal Offishall – Smash the Club

Nicole Scherzinger – Right There

DJ Snake – Pressure in the Club

Alesha Dixon – Every Little Part of Me

Sean Kingston – Party All Night

Leann Grimes – Cats & Dogs in Idaho


I’ve been pretty crazy about The Head and the Heart this year (starting in December) and was able to see them live back in February with Bret.  I knew they would get big this year…

Anyways, Shane Conerty (AKA Leann Grimes) put together an album full of wonderfully mixed songs.  The songs that really caught my ear were “Cats & Dogs in Idaho” and “Ms. Grimes.”  Shane doesn’t mashup any music but puts his own personal touch to the song, much like Big Z Remixes does.  I think this type of music needs its own name.  It’s not necessarily a “remix,” and it’s not a “mash-up…”

Hmm…  Things to consider.

Other dogs that can be found on the album include:

  • “Egyptain Robe”, by Miniature Tigers 
  • “Memory Boy”, by Deerhunter 
  • “Got To Move”, by CAKE 
  • “Under Cover Of Darkness”, by The Strokes 
  • “Shadow People”, by Dr. Dog 
  • “Mrs. Cold”, by Kings Of Convenience 
  • “Excuses”, by The Morning Benders 
  • “One Last”, by Avi Buffalo 
  • “Mary”, by Yellow Ostrich 
  • “World News”, by Local Natives 
  • “Keep Me In Mind”, by Little Joy 
  • “Summersong”, by The Decemberists 
  • “The Wild Hunt”, by The Tallest Man On Earth 

You can listen/download songs from the album from his bandcamp page.   You can also go to his SoundCloud page and download from there.  Once again, this is more chill music for you to add to you summer mixes.


Leann Grimes – Cats & Dogs in Idaho

Leann Grimes – Ms. Grimes

Leann Grimes – Got to Grime