Mighty Life List
Aug 12 2012

Outside Lands 2012: Fashion, Part I

Mai Le of Fashionist is my long-time friend and show buddy; this is our second year at Outside Lands together. This year she took some style shots for us:

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Carleigh (founder of Fathom and Form jewelry), wearing her own cuff design.

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl


Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands Fashion Portraits | Mighty Girl


For more style updates, check out my Instagram and Twitter, and look for more of Mai’s shots on Fashioni.st. We’ll have a few more here tomorrow as well.

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

Aug 11 2012

PAPA, at Outside Lands 2012

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

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

Side venues at festivals are my favorite places to find new music. It’s so nice to see bands up close before a sea of bobbing heads intervenes a few years down the road.

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

PAPA is a band out of L.A. who describe themselves as American soul music. In addition to being easy on the eyes, they’re smart, so it’s safe to develop a thinking woman’s crush.

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

These photos are from their performance in AT&T’s All Access tent, and you can see the whole performance, plus a brief interview on U-Verse.

PAPA, Outside Lands 2012 | Mighty Girl

PAPA on Spotify
PAPA on Rdio

Like them on Facebook for show notifications.
Or follow them on Twitter @papatheband
And if you still want to know more, here’s a solid interview with SYFFAL

Aug 10 2012

Weekend Soundtrack: Outside Lands 2012 Playlist, Part II

Weekend Soundtrack: Outside Lands 2012, Playlist Part II | Mighty Girl

Outside Lands starts today! YUS, son. I added twenty new tracks to the Outside Lands Playlist, to satisfy my inner completist. I’ll be there with my show buddy Mai today and through the weekend, so please say hi if you see us.

Also, I’m attending courtesy of AT&T, so keep an eye on Instagram and Twitter if you want to play along at home.

Outside Lands Playlist (new tracks) on Spotify
Outside Lands Playlist (new tracks) on Rdio

New tracks:

A.M. 180, Granddaddy
Bang Bang, Dispatch
Broken Telephone, The Be Good Tanyas
Carried Away, Passion Pit
Shutterbugg, Big Boi, Cutty
First Breath After Coma, Explosions in the Sky
Future Starts Slow, The Kills
Hold On, Alabama Shakes
I Walked Alone, YACHT
Little Hell, City and Colour
Lonesome, Dr. Dog
Matador, Bomba Estereo
Old Friend, Caveman
People Say (Acoustic), Portugal. The Man
Seems Like Home to Me, Two Gallants
Sifters, Andrew Bird
Slip, Allen Stone
This Head I Hold, Electric Guest

What have you been listening to lately? Let me know in comments.

Say! If you like this post, you might also like:
An Hour at SxSW Mix
Sexy Time Mix
This Particular Sadness Mix

Jul 27 2012

Weekend Soundtrack: Baby Done Me Wrong

Weekend Soundtrack: Baby Done Me Wrong | Mighty Girl

Weekend Soundtrack: Baby Done Me Wrong | Mighty Girl

Did someone hurt you? Because I will cut them. You listen to this, while I sharpen my switchblade.

Baby Done Me Wrong on Spotify
Baby Done Me Wrong on Rdio


The Walk, Mayer Hawthorne
Messin’ With My Head, K. Flay
Heart Skipped A Beat, The xx
Fucked Me Right Up, Sean Hayes
Golden, The Tontons
We’re Not Friends, The Daredevil Christopher Wright
Telephone, The Black Angels
Hey Boy, The Blow
Heart In Your Heartbreak, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Hang Me Up To Dry, Cold War Kids
Concrete Wall, Zee Avi
Next Girl, The Black Keys
The Clap, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down
How You Like Me Now, The Heavy

What have you been listening to lately?

If you like this post, you should also check out:

Yep. Yep. 2012 Victory Mix
Dancing in Your Undies Mix
Dolores Park Summer Mix

Jul 6 2012

Weekend Soundtrack: Pity Party of One

Wye Oak photo by Natalie Kardos

Are you crying right now? I made this for you.

Pity Party of One on Spotify
Pity Party of One on Rdio


Out the Airlock, Paul Dempsey
Better Than Nothing, Sarah Jaffe
The Way We Ought to Be, Indigo Swing
Love Love Love, Of Monsters and Men
New Ceremony, Dry the River
Hate to See You Like This, Fountains of Wayne
Sugar, Dan Wilson
About Today, The National
Any Day Will Do Fine, Michael Kiwanuka
Doubt, Wye Oak
I’ll Catch You, The Get Up Kids
When the Night Comes, Dan Auerbach
Mama, You Been On My Mind, Jeff Buckley
Rain, Patty Griffin

Do you ever arrange your music by mood? What have you been listening to lately?

Mar 11 2011

Soundtrack, Part 1

I’m headed to SxSW, and though I’m still sick, I’ve been spending a lot of time with the music you guys suggested. Speaking of which, wow. Thank you for all the suggestions. I’ve gotten through the first set of recommendations and I’ve also spent a little time with Pandora. For the record, apparently Nick Drake, Mumford and Sons, and Ryan Adams make people weep. Here’s what else has stood out so far.

Wishing Life Had a Fast Forward Button

Delicate from Damien Rice

Don’t You Remember from Adele

I just don’t think I’ll ever get over you from Colin Hay

Why from Annie Lennox

Good Woman from Cat Power

Casimar Pulanski Day from Sufjan Stevens

Shaking Your Fist at the Sky

Little Lion Man from Mumford and Sons

Call it Off from Tegan and Sara

The Cave from Mumford and Sons

Intuition from Feist

I Bombed Korea from Cake

Shine Like a New Pin from Camera Obscura

Dancing Around in Your Underwear

Raise Your Glass from Pink

Better Life from Keith Urban

Doctor Worm from They Might Be Giants

I Live In New York City from Sxip Shirey

All Day from Girl Talk
(Cover the kid’s ears if you’re clicking this without headphones.)

You’re so Damn Hot from OK Go

The Fratellis by Flathead

When I get through the next batch, I’ll post another roundup. Thanks, you guys.

Feb 10 2011

Listen to 1,000 New Songs? Check.

We did it!

About a year ago, I added “Listen to 1,000 New Songs to my Life List, and started in. You guys sent me music, I listened to a lot of Pandora, and ten months later here we are. This project has enriched my life, so I’d like to do something on the site with music from now on, I’m just thinking about the best way to do it — please let me know if you have ideas in comments. For now, here’s a list of all my favorites over the past year.

These are my top ten:

1. All Summer from Best Coast, Kid Cudi and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam
2. Home from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
3. Hand Me Down from Visqueen
4. Invincible from OK Go
5. Dominos from The Big Pink
6. Like a G6 from Far East Movement
7. When the Night Comes from Dan Auerbach
8. Dirty Laundry from Bitter:Sweet
9. Make You Feel My Love cover from Adele
10. Those to Come from The Shins

And here are the rest of the songs I linked to over the course of the 1,000 Songs Project. I’ve bolded more favorites:

I and Love and You from The Avett Brothers
I Thought of You Last Night from Jeri Southern
Him from Lily Allen
Vanilla Twilight from Owl City
Listomania from Phoenix
La Alergía from Very Be Careful
The High Road from Danger Mouse and James Mercer on the Broken Bells Album
Young Forever from Jay-Z and Mr. Hudson
Hologram from Katie Herzig
Safety in Numbers from Stars of Track and Field
Horchata from Vampire Weekend
Book of Love cover from Nataly Dawn
Oh Yeah! from Housse De Racket
Boy (extended mix) from Book of Love
Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare) from Kid Cudi, MGMT, and Ratatat
Two Weeks from Grizzly Bear
Undercover Martyn from Two Door Cinema Club
Brand New Shoes from She and Him
Let Me Down Easy from Bettye Lavette
San Francisco from Brett Dennen
5 More Minutes Please from Meghan Smith
Balloons from The Postmarks
French Navy from Camera Obscura
Away with Murder from Camera Obscura
How You Like Me Now from The Heavy

I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked from Ida Maria
Meet Me In The City from The Black Keys
Runaway from the National
God Help the Girl from God Help the Girl
Do You Love Me from Amanda Jenssen
Destroy Everything You Touch from Ladytron
Idlewild from Julia Kent
You’re Not All That (Feat. Jessica Darling) from The Herbaliser
Ik wil alleen maar zwemmen from Spinvis
Not California from Hem
Ce Jeu from Yelle
Comme des Enfants from Couer de Pirate
Robots from Dan Mangan
Cavalier Eternal from Against Me!
Welcome Home from Radical Face
Summer Sun from Koop
Swim from Surfer Blood
Summertime from Josh Rouse
Catch the Sun from Doves
Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap
Know How by Kings of Convenience
The Great Escape from The Rifles
Call and Response from Or, the Whale
My Good Gal from Old Crow Medicine Show
Laundry Room from The Avett Brothers
White Winter Hymnal from Fleet Foxes
Steady Rollin’ from Two Gallants
No Ceiling from Eddie Vedder
So Bad from Arum Rae
Air Plane from Local Natives
You and I from Ingrid Michaelson
In My Cup from Richie Loops
Samson from Regina Spector
Le Moulin from Yann Tiersen
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk from Rufus Wainwright
Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s
I don’t know from Lisa Hannigan
There is a Light (but it’s not for everyone) from Rae Spoon
You Turned my Head Around from Dean & Britta
I Sing I Swim from Seabear
Quiet from Non Tiq
Don’t Save Me from Marit Larsen
Cry Me a River from Julie London
Bag of Hammers from Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
I know how you are going to die tonight. from Chris Bathgate
So Sleepy from Fiona Apple
God Loves You Micheal Chang from Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele
Modern Man from Arcade Fire
Good Enough from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Come Alive from Janelle Monae
Shine On from Seth Bernard and Daisy May
There’s An Arc from Hey Rosetta!
Conversation 16 from The National
Summer Special from Land of Talk
Ambling Alp from Yeasayer
Trashcan from Delta Spirit
Don’t Bother Me from the Blakes
Dirty City from Kids and Animals
Roll Away Your Stone from Mumford and Sons
Nothing Else Matters covered by Lissie
The Start of Something from Voxtrot
Just Impolite from Plushgun
Help, I’m Alive from Metric
Lauren Marie from Girls
Fix Up, Look Sharp from Dizzee Rascal
Oh My God from Ida Maria
Lost Cause from Beck
Don’t Stop from Brazilian Girls
Wish Someone Would Care from Irma Thomas
The Garden from Mirah
The Weather from Built to Spill
Acts of Man from Midlake
Little Bit of Feel Good from Jamie Lidell
Such Great Heights cover from Iron and Wine
You’re Gonna Miss Me from Lulu and the Lampshades
Rolling in the Deep from Adele
Be My Thrill from The Weepies
Lover Gone from Peggy Sue and the Pirates
The Rhythm You Started from Sophie Madeleine
Clementine from Sarah Jaffe
One Day from Sharon Van Etten
Smoke a Little Smoke from Eric Church
Before I’m Old from Fictionist
Bullfighter Jacket from Miniature Tigers
Big Jet Plane from Angus and Julia Stone
Holding Us Back from Katie Herzig
Via Con Me from Paolo Conte
I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know from Donny Hathaway
Two of Those Two from Maria Taylor
Doo Wah Doo from Kate Nash
That Day from The Villagers
Firework from Katy Perry
It All from Lou Rhodes
Capturing Moods from Rilo Kiley
Black and Yellow from Wiz Khalifa
Sugar from Dan Wilson

Thanks again for your emails, comments, and mixtapes over the course of the project. The CDs you’ve made me have been particularly touching. I like you.

And again, let me know if you have an idea of what you’d like to see in as a music feature on Mighty Girl from here on out.