It’s been a few months since the last playlist. I suppose that’s obvious, isn’t it? I do post them with the start of each season, after all. Maybe this time around I am focusing on the time that has passed between playlists because it has been significant.
The last playlist I made for you was created following a wave of tumult (that preceded an equally tumultuous Floridian welcome). If there is one thing I have learned from Ashtanga, it is that there is only truth in Pattabhi Jois’ words: “Practice, practice, and all is coming.” Goodness, did everything do just that! And with it, there were important lessons. Sure, some of them were Spike Jonze-inspired (because NO, we are not over how awesome Her is):
SPOILER ALERT: I don’t care if it’s only September. I’m dressing up as Theodore Twombly for Halloween.
Yes, you read that correctly. The girl who used to hate Halloween is PARTICIPATING THIS YEAR. I will give you a moment to gather all the things you just dropped in surprise.
Anyway, I don’t know. Maybe things are piecing themselves together. Maybe they were all along. Maybe it’s like Theodore here:
And Samantha replies, “Me too. Now we know how.” Except I feel like the lessons I learned were teaching me how to do lots and lots of things. And that first time I ever got my hands through my crossed legs and back to my smiling face was a pretty awesome byproduct.
And I don’t mean to brag or anything, but so is this mixtape.
The Autumn Playlist 2015
Gibraltar – Beirut
Wedding Bell – Beach House
The Breach – Dustin Tebbutt
Where Do We Belong – Frankie Lee
Clementine – Sarah Jaffe
No Room in Frame – Death Cab for Cutie
The Joke Explained – Wilco
Shadows – Warpaint
Little Grace – Hippo Campus
Boom Clap – Charli XCX
Genesis – Grimes
Controversy – Prince
Here – Alesia Cara
Three White Horses – Andrew Bird
Love in the Ruins – French Kicks
Hyperballad – Björk
She’s a Jar – Wilco
Song on the Beach – Arcade Fire
I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time – Bon Iver