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Anthem of the Week: The Leisure Society “The Last of the Melting Snow”

As I’m looking out my window today the sky keeps changing from snow to bright sunshine, and then back to snow just as the last of the snow is starting to melt. It reminded me of a song by The Leisure Society entitled The Last of the Melting Snow. It’s my anthem of the day for sure.

If you are a fan of The Leisure Society, get excited because they have a new record coming out April 16th entitled Alone Aboard The Ark! The record was recorded in Ray Davies (of The Kinks) studio because he’s such a fan of the band! Also, they are planning to tour America for the first time this year! Cheers to that and the last of the melting snow.

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c+m

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Darwin Deez is Denver bound

That melody maker with the sassy curls will be playing the Larimer Lounge this Thursday 2/28! You can buy tickets here!. We will be on the dancefloor showcasing our Window Seat moves! We have a serious soft spot in our dancing hearts for his song “Radar Detector”!

Darwin Deez’s new album is called Songs For Imaginative People, and it’s out now on Lucky Number Music. Check it out before you go to the show, so you can sing along with us!

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Anthem of the Week: The Who “My Generation”

I am half way through the Pete Townshend book–which means I’ve been listening to The Who all weekend. I’m feeling very wistful for that devastatingly cool 60′s mod subculture. Is it too much to wear a color blocked mini-dress when it’s snowing and 30 degrees out?

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Anthem of the Week: Cat Power “Nothin’ But Time”

Just saw her play a couple weeks ago, and her voice sounded incredible. Out of all the songs she played off the new record–this one stuck with me for days afterwards. I found myself humming it again this morning. For those of you with the weight on your mind, please listen carefully…..


I see you, kid, alone in your room
You got the weight on your mind
And you’re just trying to get by
You’re world is just beginning
And I know this live seems never-ending
But you got nothin’ but time
And it ain’t got nothin’ on you

Have a good week.

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c+m

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A Valentines Day Anthem

This valentines day anthem is very near and dear to my heart. My favorite evenings at the Mile High Soul Club in Denver usually end with this song at around 1:30am. It’s the perfect tune to round out the evening, and hopefully score a slow dance with a cute boy!!

This song was written in 1959 by the legendary and brilliant Sam Cooke. Rumor has it that he wrote this song about his high school sweetheart!

I love this song because it’s completely self deprecating and unabashedly brave:

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the french I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me too
What a wonderful world this would be

So maybe you don’t have all your facts and figures straight, but if you’re certain that you love me–that’s all that really matters. It all feels very Lloyd Dobbler-esque—and that my friends is worth swooning over.

heart,
c.

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ANTHEM OF THE WEEK: Chvrches “The Mother We Share”

My big sis got engaged last weekend. I miss her every day (she lives in D.C.), but I’m excited for her new adventures.

My anthem for the week…or maybe the month…or maybe the year is: Chvrches “The Mother We Share”. This song is ACE.

“And the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling
The way is long but you can make it easy on me
And the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from calling”

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c.

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Murder By Death indeed

I remember seeing Murder By Death a couple years ago, but they didn’t strike a chord like they did Thursday night at the Bluebird Theater. Maybe it’s my old age, or the fact that I actually prefer whiskey to anything else at the bar these days. Whatever it was, I felt like I finally understood them. Well– understood them enough to get goosebumps a couple times during their set.

Their 6th full-length album is due out September 25th. It’s entitled Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon., and you can pre-order it here. They funded the vinyl pressing of the record through a Kickstarter program and actually raised over 180k….talk about dedicated fans. At one point, I remember looking around at the crowd (a totally weird/interesting mix of people mind you) and they were singing along–they loved every single word.

I had a chance to catch up with them on Friday afternoon, before their second show and they were so kind, humble and funny–very funny. Sarah wasn’t there, but we chatted in passing and she was equally as cool as the guys. So nice to see such down-to-earth folks in the spotlight.

You can listen to several of their records on Spotify. And here are some of my favorite tracks they played at the show:
Foxglove
As Long As There Is Whiskey in the World
No Oath No Spell

“I toasted them boasted to them
That they had met their match
But as long as there is whiskey in the world
We can drink away the heartache
We can drink away the girls
Oh we long to love but we’ll never touch
As long as there is whiskey in the world”

heart,

C + M

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Under Pressure

(Insert catchy bass line here) I’m pretty sure when Queen and David Bowie came together to work on their classic 1981 song, “Under Pressure” they were without a doubt feeling the pressures of super stardom, trying to live up to expectations of their fans, their managers, the press and themselves. They were feeling all the “pressures” you see featured on every episode of VH1’s Behind the Music. (Side note–Is that show still on?)

Lucky for me, I will never feel the pressures of stardom/adoring fans, but at 5am I am feeling the pressure of work deadlines, rent checks, speeding tickets and the usual “what am I doing with my life?” manic panic.


And so… at 5am, while feeling under pressure from all areas in my life…..I present to you the DON”T WORRY EVERYTHING”S GOING TO BE AMAZING playlist on Spotify. I can’t promise it will work better than cocktails and benzo’s, but it’s a little something to help me (and hopefully you) CHILL THE F*CK OUT. It’s like a lullaby playlist for anxiety ridden hipsters…..

This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure…….

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A gridlock playlist of classic greats.


I’ve been away for a while, but I’m back and I’m in a different place—not Denver, not Boulder, but the sunny (smoggy) streets of Los Angeles. But not to worry my sweet Denver it’s only for 6 weeks, and I’ll miss you everyday!

There is something about the way Los Angeles looks that says,“1970s” to me. The hazy palm trees, the faded signs, the folks in my neighborhood with long hair and no-nonsense beards. It feels like everything has a 1970′s Instagram filter on it. So you’d think that I would follow suit, and listen to the reliable standbys my parents raised me on: CSNY, Zeppelin, Bowie, Sabbath, Fletwood Mac. But I’m not the slightest bit interested in them right now–instead it’s the music from the 1940s that has become my LA soundtrack.

Why is this you might ask? Well—the traffic in this city IS as BAD as they say. And the one thing that relaxes me and cheers me up in gridlock is Ella Fitzgerald. She does the trick every time–then mix in a little Harry James, Bing Crosby, Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Peggy Lee and I’m golden.

I am a new student to this music, because I didn’t grow up with it— well except Bing Crosby movies, my mother force-fed us those. (I can recite every line from Holiday Inn or White Christmas without flinching.) But I’m learning more about these artists, these songs and these big bands every time I get into my car. So in honor of this new music education and the traffic that lives up to it’s hideous reputation, I’ve made a little Spotify list with some of my new favorite 1940′s songs, listen HERE.

Who else from the 40′s should I check out?

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Love Songs.

Expecting to be bored out of our minds during the Superbowl, we brought our camera and asked our friends to lip synch to their favorite love songs. So if you would like to be romanced by our (somewhat intoxicated) friends on this lovely Valentines Day 2012…click on the play button and thank us later!

Also, we made a killer Window Seat Valentines Playlist Spotify. Lovers can listen HERE. If this was 1993 I would have put 15 of these songs on one of THESE and left it in your locker.

heart,

C+M

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