The weekend is almost upon us and I’ll be running some errands and then probably hang out at home with my wife and our dwarf bunnies.
So what I really need is a good weekend playlist that perks me up while I drive around doing my errand-y stuff and at the same time is just nice to listen to in the back ground while sitting on the couch with a book and a good cup of tea.
So what I thought is, why not share my weekend playlist? Since I can’t very well upload a bunch of mp3s for your convenient download, I’ve pulled together a YouTube playlist for you here.
Some of the songs on my weekend playlist are not on YouTube. Sorry. Talk to me, maybe we can figure something out.
Alright, let’s start it off with something fun and upbeat:
One of my recent discoveries is the Keston Cobblers Club. Their video for ‘Your Mother‘ is just so much fun and has a really nice twist in the end. Their music is fun and light hearted. It makes you want to jump around and dance, which, by the way, I did. For my wife who was having a shower at the time, to keep her entertained. No, there is no video evidence.
Also because; suddenly, Tuba.
Next up, Linnea Olsson’s Dinosaur. Swedes have their own unique brand of Crazy and Linnea Olsson is a wonderful example. The song is fun, quirky and entirely uplifting. If you don’t like it, you’re a grinch.
Mumford & Sons with Little Lion Man, because I love it when I’m driving and because we all sometimes bollocks something up.
Palma Violets provide the perfect weekend track. ‘Step up for the Cool Cats‘ always has me moving in my office chair or at the very least tap my foot with the rhythm. But it’s still mellow and laid back enough to sit and read.
Let’s call it off by Peter Bjorn & John is a fun little tune. But to be honest I prefer Missy Higgins’ & Butterfly Boucher’s cover version of it. They just seem like they’re having all the fun. That’s why I’ve put a video of that into the playlist.
There is no laid back Sunday afternoon without Radiohead’s Karma Police. Fact.
I love the feathery light atmosphere that the Staves create with their music. In The Long Run is the perfect example and completes my mellow weekend.
We See Lights is a fun little band from Scotland and I’m a sucker for bands singing in their native accents. The sound in the video is not going to make anyone happy, but you can download the song for free from bandcamp!
Laura by Bat for Lashes has to be in my Weekend Playlist because it made me cry when I listened to it last weekend. It just holds that much emotion.
One of my all time favourite songs is ‘Needle in the Hay’ by Elliott Smith. It is wonderfully emotional, it has a certain mystery to it and it just gets stuck in your ear. What’s not to love about it?
I’ve just heard about Gin Wigmore and this playlist writing just reminded me that I still have to buy tickets for her concert in March. I love her unique voice and I really enjoy the jazzy sound of her music.
BONUS: One track that I added last minute and that I don’t own, so I can’t very well put it on my playlist is Clara Luzia’s No One’s Watching. Clara Luzia is a about to release a new record and I feel that is a whole blog post waiting to happen; which is why I’ll keep this short.
Clara Luzia is a local band and I’m always happy to support them and their only fault is that their gig is on the same day as Gin Wigmore’s.
So these are all part of my Weekend Playlist. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think and if you have suggestions for me, I’ll gladly take them.
Have a great weekend,