Playlist No. 17

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Today’s Playlist was inspired by Arcade Fire and some other great musics. You’ll hear a lot of that inspiration throughout the songs I picked. Hope you enjoy ’em! Have a wonderful Monday!

 

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Bombay Bicycle Club, LIVE!

Monday night I got to live my dream of finaaaaally seeing Bombay Bicycle Club live at Cat’s Cradle. It was everything, and waaaay more than I could have even imagined. They’vre hands down one of my favourite bands, and probably one of my favourite live shows…ever.

 

The band opened with “Overdone” and of course, they immediately commenced blowing my mind. This show was far from a soft lullaby to tuck the audience in for the night. The English band, with it’s typical warm tones and softer ballads, dashed all expectations of anyone who thought that’s what they were about, with a head-banging garage band persona. They closed with “Carry Me” and prior to that, “What If” – which is one of my all-time favourite older BBC songs, off their 2009 album “I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose”.

 

I honestly don’t have any other words to say except THE SHOW WAS FREAKING AMAZING. It was insanely hot that day, (in the mid 90’s) and the venue didn’t really have any A/C going…so, everyone was drenched in their own sweat..GROSS, I know. It was so worth it though! Tons and tons of dancing – I mean, if you’re gonna sweat, at least do it right!

 

Here are some videos and photos from the show! Don’t mind the occasional shaky video..and lower quality iPhone pics..enjoy! :)

 

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Videos:

“What If”

 

“Lights Out, Words Gone”

 

“Whenever, Wherever”

 

“Feel”

 

“Your Eyes”

 

“It’s Alright Now”

 

(And a little bonus: Royal Canoe’s “Button Fumbla” – cus I have to rep my Canadians!)

Playlist No. 16

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Happy Monday and Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day! Hope you mum’s all had a wonderful Sunday with your families and loved ones!

 

This week’s playlist is definitely more on the eclectic side. Folk, a random bit of electronica…I hope you like it! I sure dig it. Have a wonderful Monday! And, if you feel so inclined and would like to listen to more of my playlists, click HERE. :)

 

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BONUS!!! (Here’s the recipe I mentioned on my Instagram)

BOB’S RED MILL ALMOND MEAL CAKE! (Best ever…seriously!)

 

  • 3/4 cup Butter, Unsalted (Make sure it’s room temp, or a bit melted!)
  • 1 cup Sugar (I subbed agave nectar, and 2/3 cup!)
  • 1-1/2 cups Almond Meal/Flour
  • 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk (But I used a little over 1/2 a cup, and Coconut Milk)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Directions

Step 1

Cream together butter and agave until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time, and beat until fully blended in. Add coconut milk and vanilla and mix until combined.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, combine flours, salt and baking powder. Beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat until creamy. Spread into a greased 9×13-inch cake pan and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream. I made a coconut whipped cream that you can find HERE!

Makes 18 slices of cake.

ENJOY!!!

Track Of The Week – Wye Oak’s “Civilian”

 

Today’s featured song of the week is Wye Oak‘s “Civilian”. It’s been around for a good bit now – since 2011, has played on Walking Dead, Being Human, One Tree Hill… It’s definitely one of those songs I probably won’t ever tire of. The Baltimore duo craft a virtual whispering gallery, carefully molding sounds right around your ear while generously sharing a sensation of grandeur and intense volume. One of my favourite aspects of this song is Jenn Wasner’s beautifully understated vocals, they’re haunting and kind of lend this lazy vibe to “Civilian”. Her enunciation is often loose and carries the melody so beautifully, it’s hard not to get lost in this track.

 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I’ve listened to it like 5 times already today.

 

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Playlist No. 15

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Hi guys! Happy Monday!

 

Thanks for bearing with me over the long weekend while I was away. I had the BEST time in Nashville with my sister and our sweet lady friends! So many laughs, such amazing food and amazing convo. It was a well earned vacation for all of us.

 

So, let’s jump right into it! Today’s playlist is a mix of tracks I’ve enjoyed hearing lately. Some are new, some are just songs I’ve liked for a bit. Hope you enjoy ’em! :)

 

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Season Of Rain

 

Happy Wednesday! This isn’t a new artist, or new song…or a pretty video (not really a video to watch actually) but it’s one of my favourite Josh Garrel songs and I’ve had it stuck in my head now for quite awhile. So, if you’re keen, please go ahead and accompany me while I indulge in some soulful, vibey, neo-folk sounds. You cool with that? Good. I know I am! ;)

 

So, without further adieu, here is the beautiful “Season Of Rain” from Josh Garrels 2008 album (one of my faves) “Jacaranda“:

 

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