Throwback Thursday: April Playlist

As I’ve mentioned earlier, I like making monthly playlists.Here are the songs that were frequenting my headphones this past April:

  • ‘She Ain’t You’ by New Hollow
  • ‘I Will Follow You Into The Dark’ by Death Cab for Cutie
  • ‘Fall For You’ by Secondhand Serenade
  • ‘If I Ever Leave This World Alive’ by Flogging Molly
  • ‘Night Train’ by Jason Aldean
  • ‘White Walls/Can’t Hold Us/Same Love/Thrift Shop’ Mashup by Megan Davies featuring Jaclyn Davies
  • ‘Try Everything’ by Shakira
  • ‘Immortals’ by Fall Out Boy
  • ‘Stutter’ by Marianas Trench
  • ‘My House’ by Flo Rida
  • ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ by Kansas
  • ‘Die A Happy Man’ by Thomas Rhett
  • ‘Hey Pretty Girl’ by Kip Moore
  • ‘Any Way You Want It’ by Journey
  • ‘Saturyday In The Park’ by Chicago

Until next time
~ Q

How many, How much

As I sat drinking my morning coffee I decided, on a whim, to revisit the poems of Shel  Silverstein (A Light in the Attic to be precise). As I was reading along, one stuck out, How many, How much.

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends on how loud you shut it.

How many slices in a bread? Depends on how thin you cut it.

How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em.

How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.

So simple yet so helpful. It’s easy to fall into a logical trap that we’re all alone or that the world is against us. But, perhaps, if we can change how we’re seeing things they can get better. Or rather, we can feel better about them, which sometimes makes all the difference.

Anyway, just some food for thought. Now I’m off to put some ‘good’ in this day.

Until next time

~ Q

November Playlist

As stated previously, I like making monthly playlists. Here are this month’s tracks:

  • ‘Friendship’ by Kyle Dixon (from Stranger Things soundtrack)
  • ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ by Miranda Lambert
  • ‘Be My Forever’ by Christina Perri featuring Ed Sheeran
  • ‘Finest Hour’ by Gavin DeGraw
  • ‘Blank Space/Stand by Me’ mash-up/cover by Imagine Dragons
  • ‘You Don’t Own Me’ by Lesley Gore
  • ‘The Scientist’ cover by Jenny & Tyler
  • ‘Tear In My Heart’ by Twenty One Pilots
  • ‘Linons In Cages’ by Wolf Gang
  • ‘Tee Shirt’ by Birdy
  • ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • ‘Ophelia’ by The Lumineers
  • ‘Staying Up’ by The Neighbourhood
  • ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ by Phillip Phillips
  • ‘Run’ by Snow Patrol
  • ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele
  • ‘Hail, Rain or Sunshine’ by The Script
  • ‘Between the Bars’ by Elliott Smith
  • ‘Anna Sun’ by Walk The Moon
  • ‘Tighter’ by Fitz and The Tantrums
  • ‘Open Your Eyes’ by Snow Patrol
  • ‘Take Me To Church’ by Hozier
  • ‘Living in the Moment’ by Jason Mraz
  • ‘I Don’t Dance’ by Lee Brice

Until next time
~ Q

Throwback Thursday: May Playlist

As stated previously, I like making monthly playlists. Here are the songs that were frequenting my headphones this May:

  • ‘Marry Me’ by Jason Derulo
  • ‘I’m in Love With A Monster’ by Fifth Harmony
  • ‘GDFR’ by Flo Rida veaturing Lookas and Sage the Gemini
  • ‘Weathered’ by Jack Garratt
  • ‘Stutter’ by Marianas Trench
  • ‘Try Everything’ by Shakira
  • ‘My House’ by Flo Rida
  • ‘Elastic Heart’ by Sia
  • ‘Classic’ by MKTO
  • ‘No’ by Meghan Trainor
  • ‘Diamonds’ by Rihanna
  • ‘Stronger’ by Kanye West
  • ‘Bang Bang’ by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nikki Minaj
  • ‘I 2 I’ by On The Rocks
  • ‘Roses and Violets’ by Alexander Jean
  • ‘Long Story Short’ by Boy Named Banjo
  • ‘Just My Type’ by Leaving Austin
  • ‘Everything I Want’ by Matthew Puckett
  • ‘Let’s Pretend’ by No-Fi Soul Rebellion

Until next time
~ Q

Hermit Season (aka Winter) is Coming

It’s November 1st  and although it was up in the 70s last weekend, colder temps are on their way…eventually.  With the chill comes the start of the holiday season which leads into my director time for dinner theater which really just means Im about to be a hermit until spring. It’s not something that I ever intended to happen, but upon reflection it happens every year so why not embrace it? Figured I’d use the season to kick off a reading challenge. I’m really excited (restarting one From a few years ago) We’ll see how many I can go through. I’m starting with number 23: a book more than 100 years old. I started Frankenstein a week ago or so, so I guess that book will get grandfathered in to this tally. I’ll note any audiobooks I listen to as well but will strive to make the ‘official count’ only with books I read.

Hermit season I embrace you – It. Is. ON!

Until next time
~ Q

The List (book / audiobook)

  1. A book with more than 500 pages
  2. A classic romance
  3. A book that became a movie
  4. A book published this year
  5. A book with a number in the title
  6. A book written by someone under 30
  7. A book with nonhuman characters
  8. A funny book
  9. A book by a female author
  10. A mystery or a thriller
  11. A book with a one-word title
  12. A book of short stories
  13. A book set in a different country
  14. A nonfiction book
  15. A popular author’s first book
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
  17. A book a friend recommended
  18. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
  19. A book based on a true story
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list
  21. A book your mom loves
  22. A book that scares you
  23. A book more than 100 years old
  24. A book based entirely on it’s cover
  25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
  26. A memoir
  27. A book you can finish in a day
  28. A book with antonyms in the title
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
  30. A book that came out the year you were born
  31. A book with bad reviews
  32. A trilogy
  33. A book from your childhood
  34. A book with a love triangle
  35. A book set in the future
  36. A book set in high school
  37. A book with a color in the title
  38. A book that made you cry
  39. A book with magic
  40. A graphic novel
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before
  42. A book that you own but have never read
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language: The Prague Cemetery
  45. A book set during Christmas
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials
  47. A play
  48. A banned book
  49. A book based on or turned into a TV show
  50. A book you started but never finished

October Playlist

Every month is a bit different, although some songs may carry over to the following month or some make a comeback months (or years) later. I never know what songs will end up on the list, just like I don’t know what will happen each month. Below is this month’s tracks.

  • ‘Good Grief’ by Bastille
  • ‘White Flag’ by Joseph
  • ‘Heavy’ by Birdtalker
  • ‘The Currents’ by Bastille
  • ‘Blame’ by Bastille
  • ‘The Anchor’ by Bastille
  • ‘Back To You’ by WILD
  • ‘Lover Be Strong’ by Gavin DeGraw
  • ‘Annalee’ by Gavin DeGraw
  • ‘Celebrate’ by Ingrid Michaelson
  • ‘Trap’ by Elizaveta
  • ‘These Stupid Games’ by Elizaveta
  • ‘Cheap Thrills’ by Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • ‘War of Hearts’ by Ruelle
  • ‘Storm’ by Ruelle
  • ‘Love Like You’ by Eric Hutchinson

Until next time
~ Q

Throwback Thursday: June Playlist

As stated previously, I like making monthly playlists. Here are the songs that were frequenting my headphones this June:

  • ‘Ophelia’ by The Lumineers
  • ‘Stutter’ by Marianas Trench
  • ‘No’ by Meghan Trainor
  • ‘Roses and Violets’ by Alexander Jean
  • ‘Just My Type’ by Leaving Austin
  • ‘Everything I Want’ by Matthew Puckett
  • ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not’ by Thompson Square
  • ‘Girl Put Your Records On’ cover by The Alley Cats
  • ‘I Love You’ by Benjy Davis Project
  • ‘Perfect To Me’ by Marc Broussard
  • ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ cover by Matt Alber
  • ‘Ever Start To Wonder’ by The Dirty Guv’nahs
  • ‘I Did It All’ by Vince Myers
  • ‘X Gon’ Give it To Ya’ by DMX
  • ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’ by Jasmine Thompson
  • ‘We Run This’ by Missy Elliott
  • ‘Just Like Fire’ by P!nk
  • ‘Left Hand Free’ by alt-J
  • ‘She Ain’t You’ by New Hollow
  • ‘Little Wanderer’ by Death Cab for Cutie
  • ‘I Melt With You’ by Bowling for Soup
  • ‘Amnesia’ by MoZella
  • ‘Shark In The Water’ by V V Brown
  • ‘Pumping Blood’ by Sara James
  • ‘Sweater Weather’ by The Neighbourhood
  • ‘See You Again, Love Me Like You Do, Sugar’ accoustic mashup by Megan Davies
  • ‘Crazy Beautiful’ by Andy Grammer
  • ‘Honey, I’m Good’ duet by Andy Grammer and Eli Young Band
  • ‘[Kissed You] Good Night’ by Gloriana
  • ‘Young, Wild and Free by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

Until next time
~ Q