I’m excited to be taking over this week for Haley—one of my favorite people—as her second-to-last guest contributor for July. I consumed approx 70,000 things this week, but here are some of the best.
Sailing by Christopher Cross has been on heavy heavy rotation in our house; I’m talking many times per day, usually cycled on loop in sorts of four
Have been loving tuning into worldwide FM, NTS or do you radio as I work, nice to feel like you're in good company and solid tunes. An album I've found ideal for background is Nala Sinephro's Space 1.8
I can only work with a very specific combination of train and rain or blizzard noise. It's imperative that the train is rattly, but not too much, and only partially louder than the rain or wind. A windy, alps journey is ideal. It's truly awful, and I'm not sure it actually improves my productivity, but I cannot stop. This is my current go to.
I listen to the podcast poog and I think your tone is similar and I love it!
love the i am for an art rec! love a book that becomes a yearly reread. do you have any other recs for books on art, esp writing?
After spending much of my adult working life rolling my eyes at buzzy productivity stuff like pomodoros, I suddenly got very obsessed with listening to flow state compilations on YT.
This one is my current favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yza5xXfezc
Thank you for the 15 Things!
Slightly embarrassed by this rec, but The Bridgerton soundtrack on Spotify is excellent work music.
I used to love Hype Machine in high school and recently got back into it: https://hypem.com/
They rank new releases by aggregating music blogs and reviews, and I've found a bunch of really great tracks and remixes! e.g. https://hypem.com/track/3342y/Ro%CC%88yksopp+-+Impossible+feat.+Alison+Goldfrapp+ME+Remix%29
My seasonal Spotify playlist infused with fresh-breakup-songs, which sounds devastating, but I'm actually proud of the curated selection.
NTS radio for all my work music needs -- anything by Naomi Asa, Tarzsa, Rahill or Mr. Pedro
Love this list! I’ve been on a Tom Waits kick this week, especially Blue Valentine https://open.spotify.com/album/2fgQN85UzwZMRIBTs06FjX?si=4R3YQvolRYCON9zkcSN3UQ
Love the list! The Gemma article was a crack up, too.
My work song I've been playing on repeat: Trust by Lady Paradox & Gadget.
I have never seen Goodfellas and always assumed it was a comedy until I was recently corrected. Knowing that there's a "Funny How?" scene makes me once again sure that Goodfellas is a comedy.
Laura I'm so glad we both used our lists to promote Jimmy Buffet's life and work.
I've been listening to this song a lot / fantasizing about performing it at karaoke: https://open.spotify.com/track/4f01Vg5ijzmTu9CI9jPTAR?si=5225f171ae69482c
Coming to the comments with a BONUS ITEM we did not have room for: a dessert I made with plump, reddened peaches and vanilla ice cream.
For two generous servings, cut a pair of peaches into thick slices. Cook in a pan on medium heat with lots of butter, adding brown sugar after they soften. (Don’t remove the peaches too soon; they should be bruised and goopy, folding in on themselves and seared brown on all sides.) Serve over ice cream, with a little olive oil and salt, or fresh rosemary / thyme (really stretching the limits of my herb garden).