Hello and thank you for checking out this music blog. Like there aren’t enough on the internet already. I plan to do something a little different though. Instead of giving you new bands every so often or new singles or the next new thing, I’m going to make you a playlist of 11 songs. Just 11. No more, no less.
These playlists won’t be flaccid nothings like “11 songs for being sad” but rather based around strangely specific events, emotions, and ideas. For example, you might see “11 songs for driving to a monster truck rally” or “11 songs for a dinner party with people you don’t really like” or “11 songs with titles that sound like types of farts”. Our music reflects our lives and I want these carefully crafted playlists to serve as not just a way to share awesome songs, but also to fit seamlessly into who we are and what we feel and think.
This first one was hard to make. It felt like writing the opening words to a story. A billion paths with no idea where to go. I wanted to give you an idea of who I am but also give you wiggle room. By no means is this a playlist of my favorite songs. That is an impossible feat for anyone. I picked these 11 songs because of how big each one sounded, expansive enough so you’ll have a lot of room to play around. A jammy playground for an hour of your downtime. Some are hard, most are soft but all of them nebulous and different in their own ways. They’re clouds of emotion for you to float in and out of. When I think of them, each one seems to have no beginning or end and I wanted to share them as our starting point, gazing up at the behemoth that is “music”. We have a lot of ground to cover.
Headphones up, and thank you again for checking out this blog. Enjoy.