HBP Playlist: October 2011


This is a day late for being an October playlist, but it might be worth it because I just discovered a few new songs I think you might enjoy. This is a playlist to listen to in the following situation:

It’s a weeknight. You worked all day and maybe went to the gym. You’re kind of tired and grumpy and you’ve been looking forward to the end of the day but now that it’s here, you’re kind of disappointed by what it’s presenting to you. What’s next, making dinner? That’s not exactly exciting, at least not today. (If you’re one of those people who has an orgasm over making cornbread, I don’t think you have anything to gain by listening to this playlist.) Open a beer. Make something easy, maybe salad with homemade ranch dressing and those Quorn fake chicken things. Listen to music. Maybe go online and order some clogs (not Dansko for the love of all that’s holy you want to have sex again one day). Forget about what’s going to happen tomorrow.

As you can see, it’s not exactly groundbreaking stuff. This isn’t a workout or Saturday night playlist. It’s for a weeknight. That said, as with all my playlists, which by the way are made with love, I hope there’s at least one song you know, one song you don’t know but as it turns out really like, and one song that makes you go “WTF why in the hell is that in here?!” And for me, at least a few songs that make Soren bust out his new dance moves, which are a cross between raising the roof and playing air guitar. In this day and age, I know how hard it is to discover new music, so I hope I can help you do that at least once in a while. (P.S. some of this is stuff you don’t want to listen to around kids who are old enough to know what lyrics mean. My life is going to drastically change the day I can no longer blast music that involves oral sex and cocaine at home.) (Also I’m sorry it’s a bit heavy on MGMT. I seriously believe that MGMT’s Congratulations is one of the greatest musical accomplishments of my lifetime. I also wish it was 1977. I understand this puts me in the minority.)

As always, the whole thing (in the right order!) with a PDF tracklist is available (free!) for a limited time here. You have nothing to lose by downloading and listening to this stuff. You might even like it! (Seriously, it’s worth it for “In the Grace of Your Love” alone. I’m about to start a Facebook fan page for that song.)