2018 Playlist Retrospective

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Spotify I keep a running playlist where I add all of the new music I come across that I dig. I should add that "new music" usually means new releases, but it also extends to newly discovered music (to me) or tracks that I feel a particularly strong pull to at the time. Just in case … Continue reading 2018 Playlist Retrospective

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Currently Listening Playlists

For the past few years, I've kept a running monthly playlist of mostly new music discoveries, as well as the odd track regurgitated from my past or perhaps something I missed. Once I hit a certain track count (usually 20) or about a month's time, I started a new playlist. That worked for a while, … Continue reading Currently Listening Playlists

Frankles Monthly Mix 2018 #5: Paring

In the latest installment of my monthly playlist series, I've found great happiness from beginning to end. I'm not sure why, but it feels like this one has more breadth than the past few have. Maybe it's just the uptick in the volume of new releases on the cusp of summer, maybe I've just been … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix 2018 #5: Paring

Sunday Sounds: Dirty Computer

One of the worst things about losing a loved one is the steady stream of awful reminders that they are no longer in your life, that they are no longer available. Some of that comes up front, but when you're in the thick of things dealing with grief and loss, especially if it's sudden, you … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Dirty Computer

Frankles Monthly Mix #10

Welcome to Barium There's so much to get excited about with this edition of my running monthly-ish playlist, I almost don't know where to start. Except that I have to start with Burns, the new song from George FitzGerald. A masterful, powerful piece of work, Burn is...just listen to it. You can read more about … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix #10

Sunday Sounds: Wildflowers

Tom Petty’s 'Wildflowers' has been in the back of my mind for a Sunday Sounds post since I started writing these, but I always passed it over in favor of something else and I can’t really say why. Maybe it just felt too easy or obvious, or it could be that I wasn’t sure how … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Wildflowers

Frankles Monthly Mix #9 – Lithium

Welcome to Lithium (Chapter 9) The playlists might be monthly, mostly, but the same cannot be said for posting them here. I even wound up running out of chemicals with a suffix of -on, so I had to figure out how to end the year while staying on/around the periodic table. If you're looking for … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix #9 – Lithium

All of the Things: Phantogram

PHANTOGRAM "Sarah Barthel is an incredible performer, with her vicious intensity, her smile, and her amazing rock and roll hair. It was the thought about her hair that I realized I’d just joined the unofficial crush on Sarah Barthel club. When I looked around, I saw I was by no means not alone in this." -Live at … Continue reading All of the Things: Phantogram

Frankles Monthly Mix #4

Post Last month, I traveled over a thousand miles to an extensive series of grass fields in the middle of the California desert, maintained in large part for a game played on horseback to see as many of the 120 acts over the course of three days that my body would physically allow...doesn't Coachella sound … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix #4

Juiced Monday Dance Party

I owe a huge amount of gratitude to Big Wild for including Adam Vida's "I'm Juiced" in one of his playlists on Spotify. Without him, I wouldn't have this strangely infectious, potently motivational track to get me through a shitty, inundated by minutia Monday morning. If you're familiar with Mr. Carmack, this kind of production … Continue reading Juiced Monday Dance Party