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December Playlist

More synthesizer! Music warms the heart and on long winter runs I hope it will help to warm the rest of the body as well. Toro y Moi has been on the running playlist the few months. Something about the sound and his voice that make me move.

Feel Good Track of Rosemead Family of the Year
Let’s Be Honest Family of the Year
Treehouse Family of the Year
Putting Money and Stuff Family of the Year
Stupidland Family of the Year
Summer Girl Family of the Year
Suprise Family of the Year
No Good At Nothing Family of the Year
Charlie Song Family of the Year
Intervention (Staple Jeans) Family of the Year
I Played Drums On This Family of the Year
Castoff Family of the Year
Psyche Or Like Scope Family of the Year
Let’s Go Down Family of the Year
Jamesy Family of the Year
Hero Family Of The Year
Chugjug Family Of The Year
The Barn Family Of The Year
The Princess And The Pea Family Of The Year
Stairs Family Of The Year
Down To The River Family Of The Year
Cast Off Family Of The Year
Summer Girl Family Of The Year
Surprise Family Of The Year
Psyche Or Like Scope Family Of The Year
Falling Haim
Forever Haim
The Wire Haim
If I Could Change Your Mind Haim
Honey & I Haim
Don’t Save Me Haim
Days Are Gone Haim
My Song 5 Haim
Go Slow Haim
Let Me Go Haim
Running If You Call My Name Haim
Okay Holy Ghost!
Dumb Disco Ideas Holy Ghost!
Changing of the Guard Holy Ghost!
Dance a Little Closer Holy Ghost!
It Must Be The Weather Holy Ghost!
For Edgar Holy Ghost!
I Wanna Be Your Hand Holy Ghost!
Bridge and Tunnel Holy Ghost!
Don’t Look Down Holy Ghost!
In The Red Holy Ghost!
Cheap Shots Holy Ghost!
Hold On Holy Ghost!
Talamak Toro Y Moi
You Hid Toro Y Moi
Low Shoulder Toro Y Moi
Chi Chi Toro Y Moi
New Beat Toro Y Moi
Go With You Toro Y Moi
Divina Toro Y Moi
Before I’m Done Toro Y Moi
Got Blinded Toro Y Moi
How I Know Toro Y Moi
Light Black Toro Y Moi
Still Sound Toro Y Moi
Good Hold Toro Y Moi
Elise Toro Y Moi

 


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June – July 2013 Playlist

Hanging Gardens – CLASSIXX
All You’re Waiting For (feat. Nancy Whang) – CLASSIXX
Holding On – CLASSIXX
Rhythm Santa Clara – CLASSIXX
Dominoes – CLASSIXX
A Fax From The Beach – CLASSIXX
Long Lost (feat. Active Child) – CLASSIXX
A Stranger Love (feat. Sarah Chernoff) – CLASSIXX
I’ll Get You (feat. Jeppe) – CLASSIXX
Supernature – CLASSIXX
Jozi’s Fire – CLASSIXX
Borderline (feat. Jessie Kivel) – CLASSIXX
Feel Good Track of Rosemead – Family of the Year
Let’s Be Honest – Family of the Year
Treehouse – Family of the Year
Putting Money and Stuff – Family of the Year
Stupidland – Family of the Year
Summer Girl – Family of the Year
Suprise – Family of the Year
No Good At Nothing – Family of the Year
Charlie Song – Family of the Year
Intervention (Staple Jeans) – Family of the Year
I Played Drums On This – Family of the Year
Castoff – Family of the Year
Psyche Or Like Scope – Family of the Year
Let’s Go Down – Family of the Year
Jamesy – Family of the Year
Hero – Family Of The Year
Chugjug – Family Of The Year
The Barn – Family Of The Year
The Princess And The Pea {Feat. Willy Mason} – Family Of The Year
Stairs – Family Of The Year
Down To The River – Family Of The Year
Cast Off – Family Of The Year
Summer Girl – Family Of The Year
Surprise – Family Of The Year
Psyche Or Like Scope – Family Of The Year
Manchester – Kishi Bashi
Bright Whites – Kishi Bashi
Evalyn, Summer Has Arrived (featuring Kevin Barnes) – Kishi Bashi
Conversations at the End of the World – Kishi Bashi
Unicorns Die When You Leave (151a Bonus Track) – Kishi Bashi
Intro / Pathos, Pathos – Kishi Bashi
Manchester – Kishi Bashi
Bright Whites – Kishi Bashi
It All Began With a Burst – Kishi Bashi
Wonder Woman, Wonder Me – Kishi Bashi
Chester’s Burst Over the Hamptons – Kishi Bashi
Atticus, In the Desert – Kishi Bashi
I Am the Antichrist to You – Kishi Bashi
Beat the Bright Out of Me – Kishi Bashi
Talamak – Toro Y Moi
You Hid – Toro Y Moi
Low Shoulder – Toro Y Moi
Chi Chi – Toro Y Moi
New Beat – Toro Y Moi
Go With You – Toro Y Moi
Divina – Toro Y Moi
Before I’m Done – Toro Y Moi
Got Blinded – Toro Y Moi
How I Know – Toro Y Moi
Light Black – Toro Y Moi
Still Sound – Toro Y Moi
Good Hold – Toro Y Moi
Elise – Toro Y Moi


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January – February 2013 Playlist

I LOVE synthesizer rock/pop!  Remixes add the synthesizer sound along with danceable (runnable) beats that I love grooving to on long runs.

You must listen to The Bird and The Bee’s cover of “I Can’t Go For That”! In fact, check out their album of Hall and Oates covers.

ARTIST SONG
Chromeo Bonafied Lovin (RAC Mix)
Lana Del Rey Born To Die (Woodkid Remix)
Foster The People Call It What You Want (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Strange Talk Cast Away (Plastic Plates Remix)
Housse Da Racket Chateau (JBAG Remix)
St Lucia Closer Than This (Viceroy remix)
Sebastien Tellier Cochon Ville (The Magician Remix)
Swiss Lips Danz (Autokratz Remix)
Kate Nash Death Proof (CSS Remix)
Foster The People Don’t Stop (St. Lucia Remix)
The Presets Ghosts (Senor Coconut Remix)
RAC Hollywood Ft Penguin Prison
Hot Chip How Do You Do (Todd Terje Remix)
Seasfire How Do You Sleep (Mighty Mouse Remix)
Friendly ires Hurting (Tensnake remix)
The Bird And The Bee I Can’t Go For That (Disco Tech)
Diamond Rings I’m Just Me (Yelle DJs Remix)
Imagine Dragons It’s Time (Penguin Prison Remix)
Theme Park Jamaica (Gigamesh Remix)
Van She Jamaica (Plastic Plates Remix)
Santigold The Keepers (The Knocks Remix)
Of Monsters And Men Little Talks (Navigatorz Mix+)
Of Monsters & Men Little Talks (The Knocks Remix)
Hot Chip Look At Where We Are
Hot Chip Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer & J. Blender Remix)
Muse Madness (TW Remix)
Clinic Miss You (Peaking Lights Remix)
Gossip Move In The Right Direction (CSS Remix)
Darkwood Dun Ft. Bisera Veletanlic Nesto Sasvim Izvesno (Umbo Dub Funk)
Mayer Hawthorne No Strings (RAC Remix)
Joakim Nothing Gold (Todd Terje Mix)
Justice On’N’On (Rick Rubin Remix)
Miike Snow Paddling Out (Penguin Prison Remix)
Pompeya Power (Zimmer Remix)
The Presets Promises (Plastic Plates Remix)
M83 Reunion (Mylo Remix)
The Killers Runaways (Michel Remix)
Tresors Scarface (Juveniles Remix)
Kimbra Settle Down (Polaris At Noon Remix)
Sam Sparro Shades Of Grey (Plastic Plates Remix)
Polo Club She Will Never Know (The 14th Minute ‘Matt’ Remix)
Crystal Castles Suffocation [Health Remix]
Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness (Todd Terry Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club Sun (Gildas Kitsuné Club Night remix)
Passion Pit Take A Walk (Gold Fields Remix)
Moullinex Take My Pain Away (Gigamesh Remix)
Frank Ocean Thinkin Bout You (Verystereo Remix)
Grouplove Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix)
Kimbra Two Way Street (Aeroplane Remix)
Miike Snow The Wave (Flight Facilities Mix)
Friendly Fires Why Dont You Answer (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Brett Confidence (Viceroy Rmx)
Bon Iver Minnesota (Navigatorz Revisiting Mix)
Charlotte Gainsbourg Paradisco (Gottfried Beyer Remix)
Capital Cities Safe And Sound (Disco Tech Remix)
Boys Noize What You Want (Chromeo Mix)
Charli XCX You’re The One (St Lucia Remix)
BFL All Your Gold (Unofficial Navigatorz Remix)
Angus & Julia Stone Big Jet Plane (Alex Zelenka Remix)
Ben Howard The Fear (Moonlight Metters Remixes)
Bloc Party Octopus (RAC Remix)
Animal Collective Today’s Supernatural (Navigatorz Fast Edit)
Atlas Genius Trojans (Lenno Remix)
AlunaGeorge Your Drums Your Love (Friendly Fires Remix)


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June 2012 Playlist

Living in Indiana means being exposed to country music. My girlfriend is a fan and occasionally listens to one of the country music stations in the car. Guess what? I like country music! I had to include Southern California bands on the playlist to keep up my L.A. street/music cred.

Random: Did you know The Beach Boys were from Hawthorne and the house they practiced in was torn down to make way for the 105 freeway extension? Did you now? Sure.

By now Cristina is sick of listening to Best Coast’s “The Only Place.” What can I say, the song speaks to me.

Best Coast – The Only Place
We were born with sun in our teeth and in our hair
When we get bored we like to sit around, sit around and stare
At the mountains, at the birds, at the ocean, at the trees
We have fun, we have fun, we have fun when we please

We wake up with the sun in our eyes
It’s no surprise that we get so much done
But we always, yes we always, we always have fun
Yes we always, yes we always, we always have fun

Why would you live anywhere else?
Why would you live anywhere else?
We’ve got the ocean, got the babes
Got the sun, we’ve got the waves
This is the only place for me

So leave your cold behind
We’re gonna make it to the beach on time
Yeah leave the cold behind
We’re gonna make it to the beach on time

Why would you live anywhere else?
Why would you live anywhere else?
We’ve got the ocean, got the babes
Got the sun, we’ve got the waves
This is the only place
This is the only place
This is the only place
This is the only place for me

ARTIST SONG
Beach Boys Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Beach Boys God Only Knows
Beach Boys Here Today
Beach Boys Down In Kokomo
Best Coast The Only Place
Best Coast Why I Cry
Best Coast Do You Love Me Like You Used To
Alabama Shakes Hang Loose
Billy Joel Just The Way You Are
Ben Harper Don’t Give Up On Me Now
Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer
Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name
Bon Jovi It’s My Life
Boston More Than A Feeling
Brett Dennen San Francisco
Brett Dennen Closer to You
Brett Dennen & Femi Kuti Make You Crazy
Broken Bells The High Road
Chromatics Night Drive
Chromatics Mask
Donovan Frankenreiter Free (with Jack Johnson)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Janglin
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Home
Foster the People Hustling (Life on the Nickel)
Foster the People Houdini
Foster the People Waste
Foster the People Color on the Walls (Don’t Stop)
Gorillaz Feel Good Inc (Stanton Warriors Remix)
Gorillaz Superfast Jellyfish (featuring De La Soul)
Gorillaz Gorillaz-Clint Eastwood
Gorillaz Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc.
Gramatik DreamBIG
Julieta Venegas Limón y Sal
Kalapana Moon And Stars
Kalapana The Hurt
Kenny Loggins Danny’s Song (Even Though We Ain’t Got Money)
Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello
Marvin Gaye Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me
Marvin Gaye What’s Going On
Marvin Gaye God Is Love
Na Leo Pilimehana Love You Inside Out
Of Monsters and Men Numb Bears
Of Monsters and Men Little Talks
Ziggy Marley I Love You Too (With Rita Marley & Cedella Marley)
Of Monsters and Men Six Weeks
LCD Soundsystem Home
Toro Y Moi Low Shoulder
Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun
Racey Some Girls
LCD Soundsystem All I Want
Foster the People Warrant
Friendly Fires Hurting
Foster the People Call It What You Want
Friendly Fires Running Away
Friendly Fires Helpless
Two Door Cinema Club This is the Life
Arcade Fire Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Gotye Eyes Wide Open
Passion Pit Little Secrets
Xavier Rudd and Izintaba Fresh Green Freedom
Opus Live Is Life
Passion Pit Eyes As Candles
Passion Pit To Kingdom Come
Passion Pit Seaweed Song
Rascal Flatts Why Wait
Rascal Flatts Easy
Rascal Flatts Sunday Afternoon
Rascal Flatts Red Camaro
Toby Keith Made In America
Toby Keith Beers Ago
Toby Keith Red Solo Cup
Gloriana How Far Do You Wanna Go?
Gloriana Wild At Heart
Gloriana The Way It Goes
Gloriana Even If I Wanted To
Gloriana (Kissed You) Good Night
Blake Shelton Honey Bee
Blake Shelton Hey
Chris Young Neon
Christopher Cross Never Be The Same
Christopher Cross Ride Like The Wind
Eli Young Band Even if it Breaks Your Heart
Eli Young Band Every Other Memory
Eli Young Band On My Way
Eli Young Band The Fight
Eli Young Band Recover


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April 2012 Playlist

Finally got around to making a new playlist for April. Any songs I should include on my next playlist? I’m really digging the electronic inspired and low-fi sound lately.

Artist Song
Alabama Shakes Hang Loose
Albert Hammond It Never Rains In Southern California
Best Coast Boyfriend
Best Coast Crazy For You
Best Coast The End
Best Coast When The Sun Don’t Shine
Best Coast Bratty B
Best Coast Happy
Best Coast Each And Every Day
Best Coast Bonus Track: When I’m With You
The Black Keys Howlin’ for You
The Black Keys Howlin’ for You
Brett Dennen Closer to You
Brett Dennen & Femi Kuti Make You Crazy
The Caesars Jerk It Out
Cee-Lo Green Forget You
Chromatics Mask
Cutting Crew (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight
Depeche Mode Never Let Me Down Again
Depeche Mode Strangelove
Donovan Frankenreiter Free (with Jack Johnson)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Janglin
England Dan & John Ford Coley I’d Really Love To See You Tonight
Florence + The Machine Drumming Song
Foster the People Helena Beat
Foster the People Pumped Up Kicks
Foster the People Call It What You Want
Foster the People Color on the Walls (Don’t Stop)
Foster the People Waste
Foster the People Houdini
Foster the People Warrant
Friendly Fires In The Hospital
Friendly Fires Lovesick
Friendly Fires Live Those Days Tonight
Friendly Fires Running Away
Friendly Fires Hurting
Friendly Fires Chimes
Friendly Fires Helpless
Gotye Easy Way Out
Gotye Eyes Wide Open
Gotye In Your Light
Inner Circle Sweat (A la la la Long)
Jackson Browne Running On Empty
Jason Mraz Make It Mine
Jay Sean Down (Feat. Lil’ Wayne)
Jimmy Cliff I Can See Clearly Now
Jimmy Eat World The Middle
Justin Gonna’ Meet The Clouds Again
Ke$ha TiK ToK
Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne Let It Rock
The Killers All These Things That I’ve Done
Kutless What Faith Can Do
LCD Soundsystem Drunk Girls
LCD Soundsystem All I Want
LCD Soundsystem I Can Change
LCD Soundsystem Home
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Runner
Matisyahu Chop ’em Down
Matisyahu One Day
Na Leo Pilimehana Love You Inside Out
Neon Trees Animal
Neon Trees 1983
Neon Trees In The Next Room
Oberhofer 04 Landline
Oberhofer o0Oo0Oo
Of Monsters and Men Little Talks
Of Monsters and Men Six Weeks
One Direction What Makes You Beautiful
Opus Live Is Life
Passion Pit Little Secrets
Passion Pit Eyes As Candles
Passion Pit To Kingdom Come
Passion Pit Seaweed Song
Racey Some Girls
Sleigh Bells End Of The Line
Sleigh Bells Comeback Kid
Stephen Marley Hey baby (Feat. Mos Def)
The Temper Trap Fader
The Temper Trap Sweet Disposition
Toro Y Moi Low Shoulder
Two Door Cinema Club Come Back Home
Two Door Cinema Club Do You Want It All
Two Door Cinema Club This is the Life
Two Door Cinema Club Something Good Can Work
U2 Beautiful Day
Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone
The Von Bondies C’Mon C’Mon
Weezer Island In The Sun
Xavier Rudd and Izintaba Set Me Free
Xavier Rudd and Izintaba Fresh Green Freedom
Ziggy Marley I Love You Too
Bill Withers Lovely Day
The Shins New Slang
McFadden & Whitehead Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
McFadden & Whitehead Get Right Back to Where We Started From
Phoenix Lisztomania
Phoenix Lasso
Phoenix Girlfriend
Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello
Ian Carey feat Michelle Shellers Keep On Rising (Radio Mix)
Arcade Fire Ready to Start
Arcade Fire Empty Room
Arcade Fire Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
The English Beat Save It For Later
Jamiroquai Canned Heat


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February 2012 Playlist

Rock Away – Beres Hammond
They’re Gonna Talk – Beres Hammond
Jammin – Bob Marley
One Love – Bob Marley
Forever loving Jah – Bob Marley
Sweat (A la la la Long) – Inner Circle
Make It Mine – Jason Mraz
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
Island Style – John Cruz
You Don’t Write – Ka’au Crater Boys
Reggae Train – Kapena
Who You With – Katchafire
Seriously – Katchafire
Love Letter – Katchafire
Shining Star – Kekai Boyz
No One – Maoli
Sweet Thing – Mary J. Blige
Chop ’em Down – Matisyahu
Say Hey (I Love You) (Featuring Cherine Anderson) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Native Anthem – Mixjah
Hopin’ and Prayin’ – Natural Vibrations
Put Some Time – Natural Vibrations
One on One – Natural Vibrations
Balls Rolling – Natural Vibrations
Chronics – Natural Vibrations
Picture on the Wall – Natural Vibrations
Put A Little Love – Natural Vibrations
You and I – Natural Vibrations
Let’s Rock – The Next Generation
Hella Good – No Doubt
After Party  -Ozomatli
Saturday Night – Ozomatli
Just a Little Love – Pohaku
Beautiful – Pharrell featuring Snoop Dogg
Your House – Steel Pulse
Hey baby – (Feat. Mos Def) Stephen Marley
Badfish  – Sublime
Santeria – Sublime
Fresh Green Freedom – Xavier Rudd and Izintaba
I Love You Too – (With Rita Marley & Cedella Marley) Ziggy Marley
Beach In Hawaii – Ziggy Marley
Tomorrow people – Ziggy Marley
Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley – Three Little Birdsmp3
Cheb Mami ft. K-Maro – Nos Couleurs
Corneille Et Cheb Mami – Enfants D’Afrique
Kapena – Masese
Mixjah – Your Song


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January 2012 Playlist: Hipsters and Hippies

Song suggestions from @cristinaagomez’s “Road Trip Mix” led me to create a playlist that were complimentary to those songs. I can pretty run to any type of music when I run, but I prefer slower songs that I can possibly sing to (or at least make up words or hum to:-) Nothing like cresting a hill while singing a ballad from Air Supply! Music does a lot to keep a person sane out on long treks on the trails. I’ve broken my rule of no music on the trails since I’ve been trekking on my own. I know it’s dangerous, but the music does a good job of hiding the rustling in the bushes that scares me:-\

So, why this particular playlist? I have hipster tendencies, but have been described (by said “Road Trip Mix” master DJ) as a hippie, so this should be the perfect mix of songs. Can you guess which songs are hipsters and which are hippies?

Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The High Road – Broken Bells
Out Loud – Dispatch
Water Song – Colin Hay
Marathon – Tennis
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room – John Mayer
Limón y Sal – Julieta Venegas
Compartir – Carla Morrison
Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley
The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
Relator – Peter Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
Honestly? – American Football
Suzanna – Art Company
Forever loving Jah – Bob Marley
San Francisco – Brett Dennen
Closer to You – Brett Dennen
Make You Crazy – Brett Dennen & Femi Kuti
Linger – The Cranberries
Janglin – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Howl – Florence + The Machine
Helena Beat – Foster the People
Call It What You Want – Foster the People
Color on the Walls (Don’t Stop) – Foster the People
Waste – Foster the People
Warrant – Foster the People
Lovesick – Friendly Fires
Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires
Running Away – Friendly Fires
Hurting – Friendly Fires
Chimes – Friendly Fires
Helpless – Friendly Fires
Love Letter – Katchafire
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
Eyes As Candles – Passion Pit
To Kingdom Come – Passion Pit
Seaweed Song – Passion Pit
Airplane Song (My Airplane) – Royal Guardsmen
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Your House – Steel Pulse
Alright – Supergrass
Low Shoulder – Toro Y Moi
This is the Life – Two Door Cinema Club
Something Good Can Work – Two Door Cinema Club
I Can Talk – Two Door Cinema Club
You’re Not Stubborn – Two Door Cinema Club
Island In The Sun – Weezer
Set Me Free – Xavier Rudd and Izintaba
Fresh Green Freedom – Xavier Rudd and Izintaba
Time To Smile – Xavier Rudd and Izintaba
Breeze – Xavier Rudd and Izintaba