Tune In - August 22, 2016

tuneinHey y'all!It's Grace here to do one of my favorite non-bookish posts: Tune In, in which I talk about music (mainly) and mediums not involving the written word. Because...I have no books right now. Most of mine are packed in literally the bottom of our car. (Managed to fit them all in a laundry basket and an ottoman - hey.)The last time I did one of these was before Firefly - when I talked mainly about acts I was excited to see. You can read more about that here.

My Playlists

Musically, not much has changed. I'm still as all over the place as always. I've been narrowing a little bit because I finally committed to mood-based playlists (previously, I only really liked to make character playlists for writing works as well as monthly playlists to track my mercurial taste.)Because I'm pretty synesthetic with music, I'm not sure I can accurately depict what each playlist feels like to me. But there's GOLDEN. UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS. SOLID BEATS (exactly what it sounds like.) PANGS (perhaps the only one I can really put into words - some music that at one point I associated with vivid, tangible memories.) KITCHEN DANCING (sunshine-y music for dancing with nothing to lose.) FULL MOON (dark, raspy, sharp, tangled.) RHYTHMIC SUNSHINE (light, tight, structured.)Some of this is post-Firefly because I never quite gave a summary of that. And then I have August, as always. It's partly filled with peppy girl-power jams from the summer camp I work though. Don't judge.Artist obsessions: Jeremy Loops (!!!!), Quinn XCII, Gallant

My Songs

Katie Queen of Tennessee // The Apache RelayNight Riders (feat. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra) // Major LazerHigher Stakes // Jeremy LoopsI Need Never Get Old // Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night SweatsLet Me Down Easy // Max FrostEnd Credits // EDENBelieve // Mumford & SonsTake Yours, I'll Take Mine // Matthew MoleThere Will Be Time // Mumford & SonsMidnight City // M83Synesthesia // Andrew McMahon in the WildernessLIKE I WOULD - The White Panda Remix // ZAYNTattoos // Angus MaudeLeather Jacket // ArkellsI Miss You // blink-182Temple // Parson JamesWith You (feat. Quinn XCII) // Illenium, Quinn XCIIChanging of the Seasons // Two Door Cinema ClubAlcatraz // Oliver RiotMade for You // Alexander CardinaleKings of Summer - feat. Quinn XCII // ayokay, Quinn XCIIJuly // Youth LagoonWild Ones // BahariCheap Thrills // SiaCity // Ciaran McMeekenLove Myself // Hailee SeinfeldWork from Home // Fifth HarmonyBrother // The BrillianceYou're the Only One // Chris Renzema, Moria HazeltineContradiction // Mali Music, Jhene AikoStill Waters // EventideCloser // The Chainsmokers, HalseyRe: Stacks // Bon IverThis Is Why I Need You // Jesse RubenWind & Anchor // The National ParksYou're the Best // WetSeven Valleys // Tom FrancisWake Up // Chelsea CutlerCleopatra // The LumineersNever Come Back Again // Austin PlaineI Want to Feel Alive // The Lighthouse And The WhalerTonight // Secret NationSomewhere Only We Know // KeaneI Will Follow You // RIVVRSNoLo // Grace MitchellUpswing // Prinze GeorgeYou & Me // Jill BaylonFlying Kites // Jeremy ZuckerThat Moon Song // Gregory Alan IsakovFollow the Sun // Xavier Rudd40 Day Dream // Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZeroesCircles // Riley PearceDon't You Cry for Me // CobiNowhere to Run // My Brothers and IIt's So Easy // Phonte, Eric RobersonLike This // DJ Henry X, WhizkidFireflies // Lights & MotionHere Tonight // Sam BurcxhfieldSophie // Bear's DenCaroline // Jon ForemanAs We Are Now // Saint RaymondMan on Fire // Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZeroesFalling Faster // Andrew RippOne Time // Marian HillWolf River // The Careful OnesI Wanna Dance with Somebody // BootstrapsLanguage // Porter RobinsonParadise Waiting // VacationerCello Concerto in C Minor, Op 21: 11. Adagio // Kurt Atterberg, Truls Mørk, Norrlands Operan Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan JärviReeling // Corey HarperNot My Day // Keith JamesShare The World // SPZRKT

My Audiobooks

raven kingSince I legitimately have NO books with me - they're all buried at the bottom of my car so I have two, only one of which I still have a little left in (but that's pretty esoteric, so I have to take my time) - I've been retreating to my audiobooks. I'm listening to Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle again so that I can get to The Raven King, the final book in the series. I don't think I've ever loved anything as much as I love Will Patton's narration. It brings the series to life.

I have such vivid memories of dialing up an iPod with the series preloaded onto it, listening to the narration interspersed with the rain on the tin roof of a cabin. Tucked away on my sleeping porch in Canada, listening to The Scorpio Races in the sticky heat.

I have yet to find another writer like Stiefvater, with the flawless mix of language and plot that takes well to audio. I've talked about my audiobook taste before and how picky I am - for some reason, I prefer male narrators and I hate monotone. So I'm still on the hunt for audiobooks I can tear through.

My Shows/Movies

Still not a huge TV watcher - and I rarely see movies, which is a shame - so there's not much to report here. Of course, I've been watching the Olympics - does that count for anything?

What have y'all been listening to?

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