Toronto just had its first snowfall of the year. I’m not looking forward to that. So far, I’ve managed to survive nursing school without caffeine. I don’t intend on taking it anytime soon.
Not My Baby by Alvvays
I’m a sucker for sad songs. Sue me.
I like music, period. Sometimes, there’s too many songs out there and it can get overwhelming for me, especially because I have to choose which ones I like. So, to choose well, I rely on my feelings. I don’t have the jargon nailed down because I’m not a musician and nursing school is more important to me, right now. So, let’s go with feelings. If a song does not touch me, I don’t keep it. If in the first minute I’m not hooked, it’s a goner. Ten Fé has been under the radar for me. They’ve only ever appeared once in my recommendations until lately. In fact, in this playlist, I have 2 songs by them (I also have 2 by Teen Ravine). They’re giving me the same feels as Lo Moon. Totally different sound, though. They will be in Toronto on March 2019. I might actually go watch them play live.
Do you ever listen to podcasts about music?
I’ve been listening to the Ongoing History of New Music. It’s described as Canada’s longest running radio documentary. Accurate. I recommend listening to an episode of a genre you don’t normally listen to, like ska, perhaps. I think every episode is a treasure trove of amazing music I’ve (mostly) never heard of.
So, let me know if you’ve given that a listen. I hope you enjoyed this month’s entry. See you in December!
01 Not My Baby – Alvvays
02 Other Lover – Mikaela Davis
03 Swimming Pool – Bess Atwell
04 First Time High (Of Chicago Acoustic Version) – of Montreal
05 Loving You – Jonathan Wilson
06 Little Dreamer – Future Islands
07 How It Feels – Ages and Ages
08 Statuette – Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
09 Confirmation – Westerman
10 Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
11 Turn – Ten Fé
12 Above Average – Teen Ravine
13 Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers
14 Rude Boy – Mr Twin Sister
15 Another Way – Ten Fé
16 Paris Tropical (Kazy Lambist Remix) – Minuit
17 Girls on the TV – Laura Jean
18 Habit (Blood Cultures Remix) – Cool Company
19 Hall of Horrors – Teen Ravine
20 Cruel World – Active Child