“LOVE HAS NO HEART” – THIEVERY CORPORATION FEAT. SHANA HALLIGAN
I was delightfully surprised this week when I heard longtime Washington DC collective Thievery Corporation released an album. I was even more delighted when I gave it a spin. The Temple of I & I dropped back in February to little fanfare. It was released independently on the band’s ESL Music label.
“CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU” – LAURYN HILL
Pitchfork posted an article where they looked back at Lauryn Hill’s classic Miseduction of... I listened to the whole record on repeat. Spun this track a few extra times. Just like I did when it was originally released. “Can’t Take my Eyes off of You” has always been my favourite track from this Hip Hop staple.
“DON’T GIVE ME THOSE EYES” – JAMES BLUNT
I spend a lot of time at Starbucks. I work on this site, my personal site and write other stuff. When working at coffee shops, I need the right music to fit the mood. Most of the time, my handy Spotify collection can feed my picky musical appetite. A few days ago, the Starbucks soundtrack fed my appetite with a plate of James Blunt’s “Don’t Give me Those Eyes”. I spent the rest of the day going through his greatest hits. Blunt is good in small doses. On that day, my plate was full.
“RIGHT NOW” – HAIM
I actually wrote about HAIM last summer (find it here.) I haven’t stopped listening to their second album, Something to Tell You since it dropped in July. They’ve become a consistent spin on my Spotify weekly playlist. This tune, especially, is still in heavy rotation.
“DRINKING AGAIN” – DINAH WASHINGTON
Because sometimes you just need some soul from 1967. I heard it in an movie a while ago, and the song came back to me one evening while shopping. I ended up playing it over dinner and it fit the mood perfectly.
“GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE)” – GREEN DAY
I moved from Newmarket to London, Ontario on November 10th. I lived in the York Region area of Toronto for more than two decades. In a Facebook post I thanked the friends that were there for me and dedicated this track to them.