Posts Tagged ‘music’

tunes of 2017

December 31, 2017

okay babies, here it is: my annual playlist for 2017, primed, primped and ready for the play button. each of these ditties certainly helped carry me through this motherfucker of a year. may they also make you want to smile, or breathe, or just keep dancing in spite of it all.



happy 2018, all! let’s own the shit out of the next 365.


two days late, no bucks short

January 2, 2017

i made a point to shake 2016 off a full seven hours before the stroke of midnight with some deep meditation and a healthy dose of ugly crying. but i held tight to the tunes that carried me through the year, and two days into 2017, they still have me reaching for the volume dial. no baggage here, just feel good jams best served loud and spread round.



welcome me to the future, y’all. let’s make it bright.

xo lex

p.s. notably missing rom the above: “Freedom” from Beyonce’s Lemonade (damn Spotify library)


September 1, 2015

with this song. this video. this girl.

blessing #17: music

July 17, 2013

how many times has it saved me?


can’t stop singing

July 25, 2012

go team Canada

January 24, 2012

my man and i have been fans of Canadian troubadour Luke Doucet for awhile now. turns out mr. Doucet has a lady love, ms. Melissa McClelland. and she can sing, too. yes, she sure can.

they’ve put their vocal and guitar-playing skills together to make one sweet little album under the name Whitehorse. a whopping eight bucks will get it for you on itunes, and if you have anything resembling a cowboy or a songbird in ya, i highly recommend you make that move.

the eight duet-driven tracks have just the right balance of country grit and bluegrass bittersweetness to keep your feet thumping and your heart yearning. in my opinion, they more than give She & Him a run for their money. and as an added bonus, keep your ears out for a noteworthy Bruce Springsteen cover near the end of the record.

while you and your pocketbook are mulling that over, check out this acoustic performance of their single, “Emerald Isle,” courtesy of CBC Radio 2:

good one, Nic Harcourt

January 19, 2012

the man knows how to pick ’em:

can’t stop singing

January 14, 2012

The Black Keys, “Money Maker”:

i got nothing but love for these boys. nothing but love.

have you seen this album release?

November 6, 2011

if you aren’t fan enough to end up with a copy in your own collection, find a nerdy friend or neighbor that’s shelled out for the vinyl edition of The Beach Boys much anticipated release, SMiLE, and prepare to settle in. seriously. it might be the greatest packaged LP release in the history of LP releases.

even if you’re not really the “good vibrations” type, do it for the part of yourself that loves to geek out over all things artfully composed.

and if you do happen to be a fan, well, the album sounds pretty groovy too.

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God bless Ray Lamontage

September 12, 2011

God bless you, Ray Lamontagne,
with your perfect scruff,
and your tailored vest,
and your low-brimmed hat,
that hid your eyes just so,
as you stood delicately on stage,
and slayed every last one of us
with the honeyed ache of your words,


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