Music To Love To…Vol. III

Will you be our valentine? We can’t spend every dollar to our name on you or put you in the flyest gear (as early 2000’s R&B teen phenomenon Sammie would) but we can deliver you a steamy playlist full of love, affection, and compassion. Be ours.

1. The one thing we know we’ll see: Big Time Sensuality by Björk –caitiebee

2. It’s a big day, just make sure you “Get it Right” by Catz n Dogz –caitiebee

3.  Though sometimes, it’s what we don’t do. Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do –rye

4. Maybe give her some “Dandelions” by Daughn Gibson –caitiebee

5.  Go The Distance – The White Buffalo It’s nice to hear a raw, realist love song that still manages to make you smile. –rye

6. Remember what it’s all about with “That’s Love” by Oddisee –caitiebee

7.  For when you know she’s the only one “fer sure” One Million Lovers – The Growlers –rye

8.  Murder By Death – Foxglove The cello riff in this song always gets me. Get got. –rye

9.  And get in the mood with “Feel Like Making Love” by The Dynamics –caitiebee

10.  Suicide – Sweetheart A real tender one from Alan and Martin. –rye

11.  And then a song that reminds us that sometimes, it’s best to just be “Alone” by Petit Biscuit –caitiebee

12.  A classic that needs no introduction. Mark Murphy – My Ship  –rye

 

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Music to Haunt the Town to…

Ahhh…the smell of pumpkins rotting in there air, there’s nothing like being home for the Halloween holiday. And the dreadful night falls on a Saturday this year, brace yourselves for the hangover (be it from the libations or a Skittles binge).

Here is a soundtrack for all you Ghouls, Goblins, Pirates, Overgrown Minions, Sexy Minions, Sexy Seductress Popes, Donald Trumps and Teeny-Tiny TAFNAPs. Be safe out there.

1)  Let’s get in the mood for All Hallow’s Eve with the noirish dread of Daughn Gibson’s “All Hell” –rye

2)  You might remember my obsession with creepy blues music from our last Halloween playlist…it hasn’t ended. Here’s “Devil Got My Woman” by Skip James –caitiebee

3)  While I usually turn to the Misfits for my Halloween/monster movie kitsch fix, why not let Sparks do it with this lesser known number “I Married A Martian” –rye

4)  It’s frightening that Lydia Lunch’s “Spooky” doesn’t have a place right next to the “Monster Mash” on all Halloween Mega-Hit compilations –caitiebee

5)  “You Must Be A Witch” by The Lollipop Shoppe is right up there with the finest campy, 60s Halloween Garage nuggets. Just make sure you don’t associate with any real witches this year  –rye

5)  And watch out for Ghosts in the Trees by Thee Oh Sees –caitiebee

6) …as well as the ghost in your house. Remember, on Halloween you’re never safe! PS: Maybe you know the Motown version, but I prefer the prolific Mark E. Smith and The Fall’s take on “There’s A Ghost In My House” –rye

7)  Want to do something really scary? Start to google “Will We Survive?” and see all of the frightful reasons why the internet thinks a zombie apocalypse is near. Or just listen to Swans and remember that it could have already started… –caitiebee

8)  Or freak yourself out with Laurie Anderson’s “The Day The Devil.” for when the Devil comes to a town near you –rye

9)  Always wait until it’s DARK ENOUGH to trick or treat, nothing haunted comes out in broad daylight, listen to HEALTH while you wait –caitiebee

10)  When you’re finally out and about, throw on “Freaking Out The Neighborhood“–  A favorite past time of this time of year (making your loved ones concerned about you, that is) —rye

12)  Anddd the song that terrifies me the absolute most that I still want to listen on repeat always and forever IxC999 by White Ring –caitiebee