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From my walk home tonight — a mini shuffle mix, for my lovely friends, scattered around the world.

xo,
robyn

Title credit: The Gaslight Anthem, Blue Jeans and White T-shirts

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Whenever this comes on my stereo, no matter what status my life is currently floating around (good/bad/happy/sad/uncomfortable/stressed/etc), I turn it up and feel all chest-puffy awesome, kickassish and empowered. Thank you, Sharon Jones. And thank you to all those who I sing this to in my head. A good life story needs both villains and allies.

Title credit: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Better Things

Barenaked Ladies – Enid (Video) – YouTube. ]

A few weekends ago, I was showing one of my closest friends a facebook picture (i KNOW!) of my current unrequited crush, and she said “That is the most Canadian guy I have ever seen.”

“Enid” just came on my favourite AM radio show, and I was curious what the video looked like. 15 seconds in, I realized that most of my crushes have been some sort of mashup of at least two, or maybe three of the Barenaked Ladies, (minus the unfortunate haircuts / facial hair)

Why don’t my crushes ever look like The Boss? Goddamn you, national pride.

Title credit: Enid, Barenaked Ladies

My NXNE schedule is filled with a lot of bands that I would have seen in high school if Toronto had been a little closer and my folks had been a little cooler. I did see Ben Harper in grade 9 at the Warehouse (I think?)… but that was about the extent of my country girl > city concert going.

TONIGHT: Bran Van 3000 (And yes, this is the hottest makeout/360 pan video ever made.)


FRIDAY: Smoking Popes

“Megan” by Smoking Popes

And my favourite Gene Wilder conjuring cover:

SATURDAY (missing them for Radiohead, but you should go!): Limblifter

and now, youtube roulette has reminded me of other bands I would love to see, if Deloreans, phone booths and hot tub time machines existed…

Killjoys: This was my hallway-walkin, headphone-wearing anthem in highschool

Gandharvas

Odds

The Pursuit of Happiness

And….how did I end up at The Spoons? No matter. It’s a good one.

Title credit: Smoking Popes, Megan

The heat makes me think of this crunchy twangy garage rock sound:

Strange Disposition by The Fresh & Onlys

Waterfall by The Fresh & Onlys

Honey, I’m Too Old for You by Jack Oblivian

And while I’m on a garage rock kick….

I’m Gonna Love You Too by 13th Floor Elevators

Invisible Girl by King Khan & BBQ Show

And while I’m on a bands-with-punctuation-in-their-names kick…

Ain’t it a Shame by ? and the Mysterians

When My Baby Left Me by Sid King & The Five Strings

And while I’m on a five string kick…

Prince Nez by Squirrel Nut Zippers

How did I get from garage rock to swing? – I might need to turn my air conditioner up.

(Full playlist here)

Title credit: The Fresh & Onlys, Waterfall