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>toe tappin’ playlist



Since deer season is in full-swing here in PA, Nutmeg finally got something from Santa to wear when we go for our walks in the woods (outside of Pittsburgh) so that she won’t get mistakened for a deer.

It kind of makes her look like a superhero — which is totally ok.  We always say she’s out to fight crime, anyways.

I hope everyone took the time to enjoy the holidays.  Since I went to Bret’s house this year for Christmas, I didn’t have much access to the internet.  Once we were done there, we went skiing which meant double-dosage of no internet access…

… which means I owe you all a playlist!

I wanted to get some upbeat / toe tapping songs together.  It’s been gorgeous outside here in Pittsburgh.  Unfortunately, all the snow has managed to disappear.  However, last year Snowmaggedon didn’t hit until late January/early February, so that doesn’t mean the snow is over (which we all snow it isn’t).

Happy 2011 everyone.  Since #11 is my lucky number, I’m hoping that this year will be a good year.

* crosses fingers *


>two of a kind playlist



Sometimes I think that I put too many “girly” songs on this blog.  Then I think about all the times Bret and I had simple songs like these playing while we took naps in college.  So guys, technically, I’m doing you a favor. by making this kind of playlist.

I wanted to put together a playlist of some of my favorite duets.  It’s been one of those weeks/weekends that deserves a more mild playlist (can be found at the bottom of the post):

Ray Lamontagne and Rachel Yamagata – Duet
I love this song.  Every time it comes up on my playlist, I must play it.  Ray Lamontagne’s voice is great and the combination with Rachel’s voice paints a beautiful song.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly
The ultimate “duet” song…  

Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn – Relator
I appreciate Scarlett for her beauty and her attempt at singing.  She has done songs in the past where she definitely couldn’t sing, but I this song has a nice, fun aspect to it.  

She and Him – In the Sun
The video for this is really cute.  Zoey Deschanel and M. Ward make great music together.  However, since she’s married to Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard — when are they going ot start making music together?

Slow Club – When I Go
I don’t know why, but I think of Bret and myself every time I hear this song, and it makes me smile. 

Sondre Lerche and Lillian Samdal – Modern Nature
Of course, I had to put a song from “Dan in Real Life.” 

Josh Radin and Schuyler Fisk – Paperweight
Josh Radin – Fear You Won’t Fall
I couldn’t stop listening to Schuyler Fisk’s album a few years ago  this song was on Zach Braff’s “The Last Kiss” soundtrack.  Bret got sick of it after awhile…  But here it is again!  Around that time I also played Josh Radin over and over and over again.  He’s a little sappy, but you can’t help but smile and sing-a-long.

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore – Something, Somewhere, Sometime
I’ve been doing girl/guy combos so far, so I thought I should include some other duets.  Their voices compliment one another perfectly.

Postal Service – Nothing Better
This is an oldie — but a goodie.

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo
You have to watch the two of them play together.  It’s ridiculous that all the sounds produced in the song come from only their guitars.

Bret and I saw Ingrid Michaelson last year at Mr. Smalls Playhouse, and Greg Laswell was there, also.  Since the two are now married (even though they haven’t officially announced it), they performed a song that they wrote together that is simply adorable.  I’m still waiting for the digital release of the song — if it ever gets released.  The performance/song is very Johnny Cash + June Carter-esque 🙂