Mighty Life List
Aug 31 2012

Weekend Soundtrack: Breakup: Mix for the Brokenhearted

Weekend Soundtrack: Breakup: Mix for the Brokenhearted | Mighty Girl

I made you this because I love you, and you deserve better. Now go take a shower. I’m coming over with breakfast ice cream.

Breakup: Mix for the Brokenhearted on Spotify
Breakup: Mix for the Brokenhearted on Rdio

Playlist:

Pretty Girl At The Airport, The Avett Brothers
Louder Than Ever, Sarah Jaffe
Call It Off, Tegan and Sara
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Platters
You Could Be Happy, Snow Patrol
She’s So Hard, The Jezabels
I And Love And You, The Avett Brothers
Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, Justin Townes Earle
Always On Your Side, Sheryl Crow
The Last Trick, Anja Garbarek
These Dreams, Jim Croce
Let Him Fly, Dixie Chicks
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks, The National

If you liked this mix, you should know it completes the Woe Is Me Trilogy, the other parts of which can be found here:

This Particular Sadness
Baby Done Me Wrong

Commence wallowing!

Aug 24 2012

Weekend Soundtrack: You Got This

Weekend Soundtrack: You Got This Mix | Mighty Girl

We’ve got some nails lined up… and look who’s holding a hammer. You’re good at this. In fact, you kill.

We’ll just get out of your way.

You Got This on Spotify
You Got This on Rdio

Playlist:

Numbers in Action, Wiley
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight, Linda and Richard Thompson
War Again, Balkan Beat Box
Blackbirds, Erin McKeown
I’ll Run, Yello Ostrich
Gangsta, Tune-Yards
Still Here, Girl Talk
Friends of Friends, Hospitality
Rebel Girl, Bikini Kill
Tongue Tied, Group Love
First Of The Year – Equinox, Skrillex
The Whip, Locksley
Bad Girls, M.I.A.
Putting Shame In Your Game, Beastie Boys
This Is Worth Fighting For, The Ink Spots
Don’t You Evah, Spoon
Disparate Youth, Santigold
All These Things That I’ve Done, The Killers
So Alive, Love And The Rockets

This is the soundtrack for a business retreat with some girlfriends. All of us are running start-ups or consulting practices, so we’re doing Lady Business to the extreme. Also cocktails.

What do you listen to when you’re taking care of business?

More Music for the Weekend:
Yeah? Yeah | Weekend Soundtrack: On the Water Mix | Weekend Soundtrack: Dolores Park Summer Mix

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 — 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 — 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, I’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

Aug 16 2012

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012

AT&T sponsored my coverage of Outside Lands this year, so I got to take photos of a few of their All Access tent performances.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

During this interview with John Gourley of Portugal. The Man, Isabel texted that Gourley was a talented artist who did the artwork for their album covers.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

That explains his impeccable shoes, which I took with me when I left. I am wearing them now.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Gourley’s a reserved guy who says being on stage has helped him overcome some intense shyness. The whole band grew up in Alaska, and Gourley said he was an adult before he realized that people slept in past 8 a.m.

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

The music is smart-people rock with solid lyrics, which is always my thing. I like People Say, but you’ll find everything here:

Portugal. The Man on Spotify
Portugal. The Man on Rdio

Portugal. The Man, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

If you’d like to watch this interview, you can find it here, or you can:

Like them on Facebook.
Follow them on Twitter.

Aug 15 2012

Faces in the Crowd, Waiting for Sigur Rós at Outside Lands 2012

Faces in the Crowd, Sigur Rós, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Faces in the Crowd, Sigur Rós, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Faces in the Crowd, Sigur Rós, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Faces in the Crowd, Sigur Rós, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Faces in the Crowd, Sigur Rós, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Did you see me point my camera your way at the show? More faces on Facebook. Apt.

AT&T sponsored my coverage of Outside Lands this year. Thanks, guys!

Aug 15 2012

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012

AT&T sponsored my coverage of Outside Lands this year, so I got to take photos of a few of their All Access tent performances.

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Holy hell, Allen Stone is a charmer. He learned to perform in church as a kid, and it shows.

The guy can certainly sing, but I have to admit I didn’t get his music until I saw him live. He is lit from within, and so comfortable in his own skin.

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Here’s the performance and interview I saw if you want to have a look. And here’s a good “print” interview with him if you’d like to read up.

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

If you haven’t heard anything by him, start with Sleep and then dive in deeper here:

Allen Stone on Spotify
Allen Stone on RDIO

Allen Stone, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

If you like him, or if you like him like him, you can show him a little love by:

Liking him on Facebook.
Following him on Twitter.

Or catch his performance at AT&T’s All Access Tent at Outside Lands, plus a brief interview, on U-Verse.

Aug 14 2012

Michael Kiwanuka, at Outside Lands 2012

AT&T sponsored my coverage of Outside Lands this year, so I got to take photos of a few of their All Access tent performances.

Michael Kiwanuka | Outside Lands

Michael Kiwanuka was the guy I came to see. I mean, Stevie Wonder aside, but come on.

Kiwanuka is a soul singer who was recently on tour with Adele, and his music has made it onto a few of my mixes. He said he aims for warmth with his albums, and that’s a perfect description of how they make me feel — comforted.

Michael Kiwanuka, Outside Lands | Mighty Girl

If you haven’t heard him sing, start with Any Day Will Do Fine, and go from there.

Michael Kiwanuka on Spotify
Michael Kiwanuka on RDIO

Michael Kiwanuka, Outside Lands | Mighty Girl

If you like what you hear because you aren’t dead inside, you can:

Like him on Facebook.
Or follow him on Twitter.

You can also catch his performance at AT&T’s All Access Tent at Outside Lands, plus a brief interview, on U-Verse.

Michael Kiwanuka, Outside Lands | Mighty Girl

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