Whistling the same tune of my recent embracing of done in my life, in response to the Done Manifesto, I’m happy (and relieved) to share not one but TWO playlists. A Wildflowers100 items and secret passion of mind, making playlists, has finally become a true source of enjoyment with the introduction of done.
I’ve always looked at playlists as works-in-progress. How could they not be? There’s always the opportunity to add another song, move songs around, remove one that no longer fits the mood or theme. How long should a playlist be? Does this playlist even have a point anymore?
One playlist, I’ve been working on for years. What that really means is that I crafted it, tweaked it occasionally, but was always unready to share it with anyone. I played it in a cafe once, when I was the only one there, and was embarrassed when another customer came in and audibly complimented the music.
I present to you: Le Cafe Francais
Acoustic-influence French singer-songwriter blend with a sprinkle of les belles chansons create a coffee shop atmosphere to match the typical Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Lucy Rose, etc. This mix is meant to be shuffle-played, through playing through as organized will create a wave of mezzo-soprano jazzy piano with peaks of strong ballads Edith Piaf and quick, poppy lyricism by Coeur de Pirate.
The second playlist is near and dear to my heart. I was most hesitant to ever create a mix for another person, as my insecurity to my own music tastes often keeps me from sharing what I love, at the fear of being “too mainstream” or listening to music everyone “has been listening to for years”.
Someone once said to me, “When I met you, I thought for sure you’d have a really eclectic, underground indie music taste. But that doesn’t mean the music you listen to isn’t cool. It just isn’t what I expected.”
I’m done letting what other people might think of the things I love drive the sharing of my creativity and soul.
I present to you: to be alone with you
Meant to be played in order, this is a love story that expresses many of the feelings I couldn’t communicate along the trajectory of falling madly, deeply, and comfortably in love with my dear Alhen. There’s upbeat hits, some Sufjan Stevens, a couple of my favorite songs, and this theme of being alone.
I’ve not met another person with which I could comfortably be alone - not only in the sense of just the two of us together, but that I can be complete alone, solo, independent, detached, dreaming, floating off in the ether, with him and have confidence that he’ll be around when I return.
Do you have a favorite playlist or a special one you’ve made? Share them in the comments so I can check them out!