Category Archive: The Playlist

Top 5 Broadway Cast Albums (Of the Moment)

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Every year I get on a Tony high and binge listen to Broadway cast albums. This year’s show was pretty good, and it reminded me of some musicals from a couple of years ago… Continue reading

“Broadway for Orlando” – Official Music Video

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Just leaving this here, because I don’t want to be the only one reduced to a puddle of tears.

“Just Like A Woman” – Jeff Buckley

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You can’t just put Jeff Buckley on in the background. His music demands mindful listening and feeling, so you better be in the right state of mind. This new interactive video for his cover of… Continue reading

Cass County – Don Henley

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Wow. How to begin with an album that just blew me away? Don Henley’s latest is a straight-up country album, and to be honest I had misgivings when I first heard of its… Continue reading

“Looking Up” – SafetySuit

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This is my newest feel-good jam. I’m a firm believer that songs, movies, or books come to us when we need them most. Even if it’s just because we’re having a bad day,… Continue reading

Rise Up! – Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording

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Alexander Hamilton. Hip-hop. Broadway. Three words that you would never expect to see together in a sentence, much less brought together on the stage. But guess what? That’s just what Lin-Manuel Miranda did!… Continue reading

“Christmas in L.A.” – The Killers feat. Dawes

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As if Christmas weren’t depressing enough, with its unrelenting pressure to find only the perfect gifts for everyone and its tendency to make you look back at the year that was and your… Continue reading

Holiday Wishes – Idina Menzel

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…when we get to listen to holiday music! Idina Menzel is not only my woman-crush. She is my spirit animal. I squeeed for joy when I… Continue reading

Why Do I Hate Coldplay?

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It has now come to this. I am actually defending Coldplay to my sister! Oh help. Before you take away my Coldplay-hating creds, let me explain. A Coldplay song came up while I… Continue reading

[Podcast] U Talkin’ U2 To Me?

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How have I never heard of this podcast before? I’ll tell you why. I’ve never really felt compelled to listen to podcasts, because who has the time really? I listen to the Patcast… Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, Songs of Innocence!

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I cannot believe that it’s been a year since U2 released Songs of Innocence. Has it really been a year since they gave us the most awesome surprise gift ever? U2start.com kindly reminded… Continue reading

“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” – U2

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Because it’s not too early to listen to Christmas songs. Heck, because U2 knows no season, one can – and MUST – listen to U2, even if they’re singing a Christmas song, any time.… Continue reading

The Good Old Days of Maroon 5

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Hey, remember that time when Maroon 5 had really good songs with a legit funk vibe, beautiful melodies and imaginative lyrics? Before they invaded other people’s weddings (quite inconsiderately, I might add – if that… Continue reading

Dear Apple, WTF?

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Dear Apple, What the hell?!? First you give in to that harpy Taylor Swift and her newest, desperate call for attention / pretentious open letter. Now you’re dropping Bono’s Artists icon? Seriously, why? Just… Continue reading

“Brave” – Idina Menzel

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Because I’m still hung over from her concert, and because I have a full-blown woman crush on her: here’s the video for my favorite solo Idina song, Brave: Beautiful lyrics (co-written by her, no… Continue reading

“If we had a spirit animal, it would be Idina.” – Idina Menzel in Manila, 7 June 2015

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No backup singers, no light show, no gimmicks. And after a couple of songs, no shoes even. Just Idina and her voice, which was flawless and spectacular. And it was more than enough.… Continue reading

Today Is A Special Day

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Every year in May we set aside a day to celebrate the most special, most important person in our lives – Bono! Just kidding. Happy Mother’s Day Mom and to all the moms… Continue reading

“Still Want You” – Brandon Flowers

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The news that Brandon Flowers would release another solo album brought me a real sense of panic. I thought that The Killers were breaking up for good. When the band’s singer goes solo, more… Continue reading

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