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>stay toasty! … with a playlist

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Bret and I got Nutmeg a new bed last week since her old sheepy bed was completely falling apart.  We both were sick of finding fleecy balls on the backs of our legs and the bottom of our sweaters.  As you can see above, Nutmeg truly hates her new bed.

So, according to weather.com, a huge “crippling ice storm” is expected to hit Pittsburgh sometime tonight/tomorrow.  That’s sweet — exactly what I was looking forward to going into this week.  It probably won’t be as bad as what the meteorologist is saying.

Ok.  Maybe it will be bad.

Anyways, I made a nice playlist (full of a variety of new + old songs) for you all in case you get trapped inside this week!  Get your groceries tonight, prepare yourself this ENTIRE WEEK for the Steelers Super Bowl, and make yourself cozy (much like Nutmeg has this past week).
Doesn’t sound too demanding, does it?
Songs on the playlist include:
Matt Nathanson – Little Victories
Mumford and Sons – Feel the Tide
Timmy Curran – Moving On
Gregory Alan Isakov – That Moon
Matt Costa – Astair
Iron & Wine – Love and Some Verses
Mumford and Sons – White Blank Page
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Regina Spektor – On The Radio
White Stripes – We’re Going to Be Friends
Blind Pilot – 3 Rounds and a Sound
Avett Brothers – Murder in the City
Neutral Milk Hotel – King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1
Bon Iver – Blindsided
The Veils – Sit Down By the Fire
Spoon – I Summon You
Hey Rosetta! – Yer Spring

>kanye west, bon iver, and peter gabriel

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In an effort to put his name back in the spotlight but to also shed some light on some artists that might not be familiar to many, Kanye West has been releasing collaborations every Friday until Christmas.    I actually think that this is a pretty great idea.  I’m not a huge Kanye fan, but I’ll admit — I’ve been looking for his new tracks every Friday.  I haven’t been too crazy about the songs released thus far (even the one that has Kid Cudi included on the track).  I feel like the songs are doing too much and take away from the potential that they could have had.  However, the track releasted this Friday gives me some hope.

Kanye released “Lost in the World” this past Friday which features Bon Iver’s “Woods.”  I had this song two years ago and didn’t really know what to think of it.  Bon Iver has such a unique voice and doesn’t need to use auto-tune for his voice at all.  “Woods” has this creepy feeling to it which I liked when I initially heard it.  I haven’t heard it for awhile until I listened to Kanye’s newly leaked song “Lost in the World” yesterday. Honestly, I’m ecstatic that Kanye was able to take this song and completely transform it to a danceable hip hop song.  “Woods” came out around the same time Kanye released “Heartless” two years ago, and I remember thinking: “Kanye would have loved to have this song.”



Well.  Looks like I was right.


I’ve put Bon Iver’s original “Woods” along with Kanye’s new track that features the song so you can take a peek at both and decide which one you like more.  For additional measure, I also put an additional Bon Iver song (“Flume”) which I particular love.  Peter Gabriel did a cover of the song earlier this year which made me fall in love with the song once again:

Bon Iver – Woods by greentea


Kanye West – Lost In The World feat Bon Iver by JayAura


Bon Iver – Flume by firarland


Peter Gabriel — Flume by henriquemillan