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February 2019 Playlist

I’m a mix making machine who has finally found the ultimate form of musical expression. One CD per month that defines that 30 day span of my life… a musical diary, if you will, where the songs represent my mood, direction and texture. Each month I pull from my library of classics, and mix in current cuts that have me dancing. I like each mix to span several decades and genres. I am constantly absorbing tastes and ideas from some very knowledgeable music savvy friends, Spotify playlists by “Songpickr” and “Release Radar” and magazines like Paste and Q keep me plugged in to the scene around the world. Bottom line – I am always searching for new music, and the highlight of my day is when I find some.

Vicky Steckel - Falling Blue

Vicky Steckel – Falling Blue (February 2019 Playlist)

My rules are simple: 1) The mix must fit in a 120 minute CD. 2) A band, musician and/or song must only be used once a year. In addition, I make a cover for each CD using Google images and Roxio’s “Disc Cover 2” program, found in its Toast software. The cover features art or photography that I feel captures the spirit of the month’s music. As you’ll see, my tempo turns slowly, most often to the beat of a love song. I spend weeks polishing the transitions between songs, so as one ends, the next begins in perfect harmony. In addition to the monthly mixes, I also burn genre-specific discs that are just as carefully constructed. I will post those as added bonuses along the way. In sharing this part of my life with you, my hope is that you will comment on songs on these playlists that move you, and maybe you’ll be inspired to make this a habit, too. If so, please use the comment box below each post to share your CD with us. Of course, feel free to make up your own rules, and certainly no boundaries on the type of music or limits on how you should mix it. Now let’s get to it… February 2019.

1. Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
2. Elton John – Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long Long Time)
3. Brandi Carlile & Sam Smith – Party of One
4. Lada Gaga – I’ll Never Love Again
5. Mumford & Sons – If I Say
6. Greta Van Fleet – You’re the One
7. Kurt Vile – Loading Zones
8. Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
9. Lucie Silvas – Kite
10. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
11. New Radicals – You Get What You Give
12. Lenny Kravitz – Where Are We Runnin’?
13. Thirty Seconds to Mars – Rescue Me
14. Miley Cyrus – I Would Die For You
15. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
16. Jimmy Buffett – Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On (Live)
17. Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up
18. Bruce Springsteen – One Step Up
19. Ocie Elliott – Down By the Water
20. Bob Dylan – You Belong to Me

 

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