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Winter 2013 Playlist

“I’d use a black Sharpie to write ‘No-snow #Snowquester Mix ’13.'”

Mix CDs were the greatest, right? God, I remember when they were mix tapes, though. Being in elementary and middle school, sitting by the stereo with my finger on the huge RECORD button, waiting for “my song” to come on Z104. Most of my mix tapes probably consisted of Puff Daddy, Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, circa 1997.

In high school and college, I had a huge binder of mix CDs from friends, boys, and some I made myself.  It got to the point where I had one for every month in the year, and if I listened to them later I could identify exactly what I was feeling and going through at that point in time. Very dramatic.

Now that I live in an mp3 world with a DJ for a husband, my iTunes library is massive, and my Genius mixes end up being pretty amazing. However, there are specific playlists within Brian’s music library called “Kari update,” “Kari car,” “Kari update 2,”… containing songs i wanted burned for my car, or specifically put onto my phone. I really wish cars would be made with docking stations.

So, in the spirit of mix tapes and CDs, I plan to post seasonal lists. These are the songs I’m currently listening to on repeat, and if it was 2001, it would be burned to a purple CD-R and I’d use a black Sharpie to write “no-snow #Snowquester mix ’13.”

  1. Shuffle, A Different Kind of Fix, Bombay Bicycle Club
  2. The Only Way – Like Drawing Blood – Gotye
  3. Houdini – Torches – Foster the People
  4. Simple Song – Port of Morrow – The Shins
  5. Lights & Music – In Ghost Colours – Cut Copy
  6. Sail – Megalithic Symphony – AWOLNATION
  7. Radioactive – Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
  8. Sweater Weather – I’m Sorry… – The Neighbourhood
  9. Missed the Boat – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank – Modest Mouse
  10. San Francisco – Love’s Not Dead – The Mowgli’s
  11. Midnight City – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – M83
  12. Dirty Paws – My Head is an Animal – Of Monsters and Men
  13. The Only Thing I Know – Like Drawing Blood – Gotye
  14. Burn it Down – Living Things – Linkin Park
  15. Female Robbery – I’m Sorry… – The Neighbourhood


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