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Aug 17 2012

Weekend Soundtrack: Yeah? Yeah. Mix

Weekend Soundtrack Yeah? Yeah. | Mighty Girl

The last few weeks have been concentrated, so packed that I haven’t had much room to relax. I was rushing somewhere in my car with my shoulders pulled to my ears, when my thoughts turned to the usual questions, “What do I want? What do I need to do?” It made me think about everything I didn’t have time for, everything that’s out of reach.

Then I remembered the article I read last week ā€” go read it if you didn’t see my post. It suggested replacing “What do I want?” with a more concrete question, “Do I have enough?”

So I asked myself, “Do I have enough?” just as I was cresting a huge hill on Dolores Street. It’s a wide avenue with a lush median strip, lined with palm trees to the horizon.

The light was just sinking below the hills, I was on my way to a fun weekend with some favorite people, in my car with a full tank of gas. It was so gorgeous, and there was so much good stuff to anticipate, I started to laugh. My brain stumbled from one good thing to the next ā€” my healthy kid, the city I love, the girls I work with, my lovely friends, my apartment with a full fridge. I laughed and laughed at my own dumb luck.

So that’s what this mix is about. Do I have enough? Yeah.

I hope this music makes you feel that way too.

Yeah? Yeah. Mix on Spotify
Yeah? Yeah. Mix on Rdio

Playlist:

Little Red Wagon, Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound
Nobody Knows Me at All, The Weepies
What I Like About You, The Romantics
Hate Me Soon, Yellow Ostrich
My Love, the bird and the bee
I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous, Frank Turner
D-D-Dance, The Royal Concept
Throw Your Arms Around Me, Summer Fiction
Glorious Dawn (feat Stephen Hawking), Carl Sagan, Symphony of Science
Submarines, The Lumineers
Invincible, OK Go
Crank That, Soulja Boy Tell’em
Vegas Girl, Conor Maynard
Summer Home, Typhoon
Super Disco Breakin’, Beastie Boys
Eyeoneye, Andrew Bird
I’m Good, I’m Gone, Lykke Li
The Clapping Song, Shirley Ellis
Hot Knife, Fiona Apple
Take it Off, The Donnas
Black and Gold, K. Gates
Manchester, Kishi Bashi
That’s Not My Name, The Ting Tings
We Run This, Missy Elliott

What have you been listening to lately? Let us know in comments, Iā€™m compiling a playlist of your recs.

More mixes:
Baby Done Me Wrong Songs
Maximum Fun Road Trip Mix
An Hour at SxSW
Sexy Time Mix
Simple Present Mix

20 Responses to “Weekend Soundtrack: Yeah? Yeah. Mix”

  • Colleen Says:

    I try to keep remembering that it’s not about having all you want, but wanting what you have.
    Too many of us are blessed beyond words,
    but are too busy chasing perfection to notice.

    ENOUGH. What a great concept.
    And a reason for gratitude.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  • Nellie Says:

    Maggie, I cannot thank you enough for making these mixes and sharing them with us! I love all of them, seriously. “Baby Done Me Wrong” was my soundtrack for yesterday, to excellent effect.

    I also love the gratitude reminder for today :)

  • Laura in Milwaukee Says:

    I agree with Nellie, these mixes are wonderful and I’ve found so many new gems from listening to them.

    I’m also trying to be gentle and more present these days– there’s a whole lotta change coming my way in September and I’m working hard to keep an even keel.

    My happy songs these days are “One More Day” by The Wood Brothers, “Love Interruption” by Jack White and “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore (feat Ryan Lewis). Cheers to you, Maggie!

  • Shannon Says:

    Delorentos- s.e.c.r.e.t.
    simple, dancey, and fun

  • Hope Says:

    Quick story: my husband and I read a cheesy parenting book when our first was teeny (of course we did) and in it was the advice to look at your kid sometimes & say, “I like you, you’re great.” So even now every once in a while one of us will look at the other and say, “I like you, you’re great.” It’s a joke, but also true. Anyway, when I finished reading this it ran through my head, I like you and you’re great :)

  • misstraceynolan Says:

    Great post, Maggie. Reminds me of some advice I recently got from Elmo (yes, that Elmo). “Remember this, cause it’s really true, all the things you think are up to you!” Re: What I’m listening to – can’t get enough of Jamie Cullum these days. Totally feel good music. Looking forward to your mix!

  • Sharon Marks Says:

    This is great! Thanks for the music and the attitude re-adjustment. Needed it!

  • sallybeth Says:

    love love love your playlists!

    matt & kim, “let’s go”
    ryan star, “stay awhile”
    jukebox the ghost, “somebody”
    the the the thunder, “emergency room”
    harper blynn, “in another life”
    sara bareilles, “sweet as whole”

  • Maren Says:

    Nothing you haven’t heard, I’m sure, but current obsessions:

    “Gold on the Ceiling” – Black Keys
    “Let It Be” – Beatles (the single version off Past Masters V2 because the solo is better)
    “Summer is the Champion” – Laura Veirs
    “Some Kinda Love” – Velvet Underground
    “Tokyo” – The Books
    “The Shrine/An Argument” – Fleet Foxes

  • Maren Says:

    Also I described the Laura Veirs album that song is from to someone as “Pinterest Wedding”, which I think would make a great playlist theme.

  • Amber Says:

    I am with you on the Kishi Bashi. I cannot seem to get enough. “Manchester” has been stuck in my head all morning!

  • jen Says:

    I think I said last week that every Friday I look forward to your soundtrack postings. :) I loved the article earlier this week and even wrote a little post it on my computer “Do I have enough?” for a reminder. This weekend I’m grateful for family visiting, my sweet niece’s giggle, good food, a new playlist!
    I really love The Lumineers and Dr. Dog lately. Repeat!

  • shan Says:

    i’ve been listening to:

    The xx – Heart Skipped A Beat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHYZy8SFp54

    Hilary Hahn & Hauschka – ashes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Wqa2Y9Sx8

    The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C8e7nNLZNs

    Kito feat. Reija Lee – Sweet Talk

  • Franca Bolla Says:

    Yay to having enough!

  • hilary Says:

    I just compiled a playlist of my favorite songs from local artists here in Hawaii as I’ll be moving soon. Includes:

    Common Kings – Wade In Your Water
    Josh White (ft. Dak) – Movin About My Way
    J Boog – Let’s Do It Again

    Oh, and that reggae remix of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” is killer!
    Definitely appreciating having enough this weekend :)

  • Sharp Says:

    “Right as Rain” from Adele’s first album. The message is the opposite of what you just described, but it’s epically danceable and perfect for outfit-planning, solo fashion show-strutting in your bedroom. Also, “Lovesong” by the Cure.

  • Ellen E Says:

    Lovin this mix! Led me to your other Rdio playlists – also very enjoyable, thanks :)

  • FB Says:

    Airplanes – Local Natives
    The world spins madly on – The Weepies
    The last living rose – PJ Harvey
    Featherstone – Paper Kites

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  • Vee Says:

    Thank you for introducing me to Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound. On the strength of “Little Red Wagon,” I went & bought the whole album.