I don’t know what it was about this month, but I seemed to have experienced a bit of a music dry spell. typically, I am able to fill up a playlist rapid speed with new and old finds. but for some reason, I just struggled to get this one to the finish line. maybe it was my schedule, maybe I just wasn’t really in any sort of mood. who knows!
I do find however, when I’m in a funk like this – that I default to sort of chill-hop instrumental stuff (and that genre consumes a lot of this playlist). and honestly, it’s the best kind of tunes if you’re in any sort of ‘creative zone’. ps: definitely listen to this playlist in order (and not on shuffle), it mellows out towards the end…
+ need more tunes? each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! you can follow me, or check out last month’s playlist here.
now I will admit, the playlist for this month seems like it’s on the short side. but for whatever reason…it felt done to me!
this month’s playlist of course had to include empire of the sun’s new single. it’s also sprinkled with some random 90’s tunes, and a great cover of ‘howling’ by cathedrals. that howling cover is so good that I’ve been looping it non-stop all month…
stay tuned for october’s playlist, which is already well under way! I will also be sharing an additional playlist next month made just for halloween. otherwise, check out september’s playlist below!
+ need more tunes? each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! check out the last two from august and july.
this poor little blog. I’m realizing one of the more recent posts I’ve put up was the playlist from last month! august was a total blur though – traveling, teaching, launching lyrical, trips to the vet with behr, family events, project deadlines…it’s been just bonkers. but with august coming to a close, we are embarking on my favorite time of year: fall and mutha f*ckin’ halloween!!! (insert choir of angels singing here).
let’s get to this playlist shall we? this month’s playlist ended up being the second longest one I’ve shared. several tracks from the stranger things soundtrack snuck their way in (which include jams from jefferson airplane, trooper, and foreigner). if you haven’t seen that show by the way, stop what you’re doing immediately and go watch it on netflix. I’ve put the theme song on this list too – you know, to really get you motivated…
+ need more tunes? each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! check out the last two from june and july.
I think this month’s playlist is definitely one of my favorites thus far of 2016. I’ll admit it’s mostly because of radiohead’s new album, but there’s some other great songs that have made this list (including a super chill mazzy star cover, and a my morning jacket throw back)…
+ each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! need more tunes? check out the march or april playlists.
oh man, christine and the queens song it has totally been my anthem as of late. and I know, it’s not a new song whatsoever. but after hearing it on episode of girls and then seeing them live this month, it’s more than appropriate for this month’s playlist…
+ need more tunes? check out the january, february, or march playlists.
okay, so where’s my game of thrones fans at? I know you guys saw that trailer for the new season. more importantly, did you hear that amaze-balls version of wicked games?! well, you can bet that it is in this month’s playlist…
+ need more tunes? check out the january or february playlists.
I know what you’re thinking – woah! it’s saturday, and there’s a blog post up?!
well that’s because I wanted to share this post on thursday or friday (considering that february is almost over!), but then one of my pugs got sick! poor mr. behr is dealing with some sort of stomach bug or ate something he shouldn’t have. long story short, I was up all night thursday with a barfing pug, and then spent the rest of my friday at the vet and taking care of him. my pugs are like my kids, so as you can imagine I’ve been a stressed out pug mom for several days now…
any who, here’s a look at this month’s playlist! like last month, I create these on spotify – so that’s what you’ll need to listen to it. I hope you guys dig these playlists, and if not – what are you listening to? I would love to know!
whenever I’m working in my studio, I’m always always always playing music. I can’t even imagine creating art in silence (do any of you do this?). because I use spotify, I have literally endless amounts of playlists. I even create mega-seven-hour-long ones for when I’m teaching at workshops!
every month I end up with a new playlist. this comes about through finding new music, searching through spotify, or using their weekly ‘discovery’ feature. so at the end of each month I end up with a pretty rad compilation of music. not only does this end up being my ‘studio jams’ for when I’m working, but I save the playlists over time to see what I was listening to when.
long music story short, I decided that I’m going to start sharing my monthly studio playlists with all of you! now you’re going to need spotify to do this (it’s free don’t worry!), but it could be a cool way to find some new creative tunes for your workspace.
so stay tuned each month for a new playlist, and click play below to listen to january’s!