life is better with…laura mvula

Discovered Laura Mvula after hearing a review of her album on All Things Considered yesterday afternoon while driving home from…MY JEOPARDY AUDITION! Immediately loved everything I heard from it, so added to my Spring 2013 playlist, which is getting pretty long by now:

We had a great time in Nashville. Such a great time that I didn’t even bother to grab my camera out of the trunk! So, no photos come next Tueday…wahhhh. We had a fabulous night out with stops at The Silly Goose, Jeni’s Splendid ice cream, and this bar.

I had a blast at the audition. They try to make it tons of fun and there were lots of very nice people to laugh and chat with. Getting to use a real Jeopardy buzzer? Definitely a dream come true….hahaha. Overall I feel pretty confident about my performance on the test, but you never know. Now it’s waiting game…I could be called to play any time within the next 18 months!

2012: a year of great full albums

Kimbra Vows Fun. Some Nights, Ellie Goulding Halcyon, Taylor Swift Red, Regina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, Various Artists Holidays Rule, The Lumineers The Lumineers, Kishi Bashi 151A

And then there were some amazing songs:

Listen to This!


“Summer Cooking Tips from America’s Test Kitchen”
Fresh Air – July 3, 2012

“New Research on Carbs”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook – July 5, 2012

“The Lure of the Open Road”
NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour – July 6, 2012
Props to both Far and Away and Forces of Nature–two of my most favorite Turkey Trash movies ever!

And…..that’s all I have for podcast recs. Between the midweek holiday and me finally upgrading to Spotify premium, there weren’t a lot of podcasts playing ’round here.

a shower dancing playlist

yep, that’s right. this is my shower dancing playlist.

dancing in the shower (preferably with a beverage) is essential and having an iPad has made it so much more fun — put on early 90s pop or Jackie Wilson radio on Pandora and you’re all set! Or you can queue up this playlist…hopefully your shower doesn’t last longer than 9 minutes…haha

“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen

“Settle Down” — Kimbra

 “Take It Out On Me” — Chairlift

on Spotify


Bring on Spring Playlist

here are a few songs I’m listening to this weekend, in celebration of it finally being March:

“Mind Your Manners” — Chiddy Bang feat. Icona Pop

“Hurt Like Mine” — The Black Keys

“Eet: Live in London” — Regina Spektor

“Somebody That I Used to Know” — Gotye feat. Kimbra

 “Deconstruction” — Fanfarlo

on Spotify