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March 2015 Playlist

Adolphe-William Bouguereau – Whisperings of Love (March 2015 Mix Cover)

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, streaming service playlists like Songpickr’s on Spotify 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.

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… March 2015.

1. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – American Beauty
2. The Lone Bellow – I Let You Go
3. Tobias Jesso Jr. – How Could You Babe
4. Butch Walker – Bed on Fire
5. Brandi Carlile – The Eye
6. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
7. Miley Cyrus – Rooting For My Baby
8. Tegan and Sara – I Was a Fool
9. INOJ – Love You Down
10. Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
11. Will to Power – Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird
12. Jenny Lewis – Completely Not Me
13. The Softies – It’s Love
14. Joshua Radin – My Baby
15. Houndmouth – Sedona
16. Rogue Wave – Eyes
17. Dawes – Someone Will
18. Guster – Simple Machine
19. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – In the Heat of the Moment
20. Maroon 5 – Sugar
21. Ella Henderson – Ghost
22. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

 

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