Help Me Build an October Playlist!

8 Oct

I once heard somewhere that in this cultural moment, curating has become the mainstream form of self-expression. That articulation has stuck with me- because I feel like that’s what I’m always doing when I’m online. We’ve created this network where we can store and share information, so it makes sense that via collaboration, we have all become digital age librarians of arts, culture, politics, really of everything.

I’m not sure how I feel about that, I guess it is what it is.

Regardless, here’s something I’d like to curate together. I’ve created a collaborative playlist on Spotify called “That Curious Love of Green: October Playlist”- add whatever songs you’re listening to right now- I’d love to have a listen.

That Curious Love of Green: October 2012 Playlist

I’d like to highlight one of the tracks I’ve added to the playlist. Paper Bird is a band based on Denver, CO. Full disclosure, I became familiar with the band because two of its members are second cousins of mine (oh, the perks of having a big old Irish Catholic Midwestern American family).

The track I included on the playlist, “Firenze” is my favorite off their new album. Their older stuff is much more bluegrassy, and I would most definitely add those albums to a summery playlist or a hit-the-open road playlist (warning though, it will make you want to move out west). But I have loved listening to their new album “Carry On” as its gotten colder this year.

I saw the group live in September, and I realized how much their sound seems to have evolved from their earlier work. I’m a fan of both styles, each suited to different moods/moments.

So, if you’re in the mood for a good autumnal album to study to, give “Carry On” a listen.

ALSO, this is so cool: The band did a collaborative event with the Denver Ballet this past September, which looked like it was so awesome.

Hm. Denver Calling?


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