Tune In -- September 4, 2017

Hey y'all!It’s Grace, and it's O-Week! For those of y'all who are not experiencing this small-town-Virginian phenomenon, orientation week at Washington and Lee is quite the time. For me, it means a lot of reading, working out, and attempting to get myself together before classes actually start on Thursday. (But all that is for my next day in the life post, so it could be a few weeks.)Since I've been running around a lot -- and consuming a ton of content -- I figured I'd share, at the very least, what I've been listening to and loving. I used to have Tune Ins focus a bit on screen time and not entirely on music, which I lost for a while because I always forget that TV exists. I had a bit of dead time at the end of the summer though, so I actually have categories to update! Also, I now know how to embed Spotify playlists, so yay for nonexistent computer skills.Without further ado, here's what I've been listening to/watching/loving.

MUSIC

The Playlists

I have a few new summer playlists I've been pumped about. The first series is my usual monthly loves i.e. June, July, August. Then I have one HERO, with a ton of protagonist jams (and Disney tunes) from camp when I just needed some pick-me-ups. I went through an obsession with stripped, bare bones songs.I also have a playlist BLACK BEAR that fits a lot of my camp vibes. Songs for mountains, songs that make me feel strongly.

The Songs

Run Wild (Hushed) by River Valley YouthWicked Game by Ursula Vulpine, AnnacaI Want Someone Badly by Jeff Buckleyhome by morgxnChemicals (Burberry Acoustic) by TenterhookGamble for a Rose by King Charles5AM by Amber RunAphasia by PinegroveStay (with Alessia Cara) -- Petit Biscuit Remix by ZeddNow or Never by HalseyI Want to Hold Your Hand by the BeatlesRise Up by Andra DayWhen I'm Away by the ColouristTime by Canyon CityDrifting -- RAC Remix by On An OnDangerous by Kai StrawFound by SeramicCloser by Cape CubPraying by KeshaCome Back To Me by Urban Cone, Tove LoFalling in Love at a Coffee Shop by Landon PiggCrying in the Club by Camila CabelloHold On by The BrevetGuys My Age -- Stripped by Hey VioletLet's Go (Remix) by Khalid, GoldlinkWe Are One by Tony AndersonWhat If She Wants You by John SplithoffThe Nights by AviciiSay You Won't Let Go by James ArthurBroken Halos by Chris StapletonBring Me Home by Sam MartinHere -- 2:00 AM Version by Alessia CaraThe Right Song (feat. Terrell Morris) by Free n LoshStill (feat. Tunji Ige, High Klassified, & Kris Bowers) by Christian RichThis Must Be the Place by Iron & Wine, Ben Bridwell*

*Note: if there's ever not a cover of This Must Be the Place on my Tune In list, there is probably something wrong with me.

SHOWS

I'm not normally a TV person. Truthfully, there are so many books I want to read, and so little time. Plus, I always have to be doing something with my hands, which means I'm terrible at actually sitting down and watching a show without getting all shifty and disinterested. So it's a delicate balance in being intense enough to hold my (picky) attention but not enough for me to miss something if I look away.Game of ThronesThis one should be obvious, right? My ma is obsessed with this show, and my brother loves it too. I've seen bits and pieces of it before, but never enough to fully captivate me. At the end of the summer -- in post-camp death state -- some friends got me into it and we finished the first season.Madam SecretaryMy older sister started watching this one, and I love it. You know how normally most political shows are really intense and sweeping and dramatic? This feels pretty light. I love the main character, and it's done in a way that's well balanced. It's funny at times, serious at times, and the perfect show for me to plug into while on the treadmill or doing something else I don't totally need to be paying attention to.OutlanderI read the book over the summer and loved it. My one hesitation though was that it was a little slow; it definitely sagged in the middle. My hopes are that I'll love the show and be able to use that as a substitute for when I don't have time to slug through another 800 pages. (It's a fantastic book series, I promise.)

AUDIOBOOKS

I won't go too in-depth on these because I'll be reviewing them later, but I'm currently listening to The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. Both are British, and both were fun to listen to on the way up.

What have y'all been listening to and watching?

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