Monday morning mixes, #3: true patriot love (& lalalalala)

It’s not a Monday, but it is Canada Day, so here’s 17 fantastic songs by Canadian artists for you to listen to while you enjoy all that maple syrup and poutine. (Not together. Probably. Now that I’ve said that, you know I’ve got to make it.)

true patriot love - a canada day mix

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hunter valentine – break this | jully black – seven day fool | k-os – sunday morning | tegan and sara – now i’m all messed up | joel plaskett – true patriot love | fefe dobson – ghost | hey rosetta! – another pilot | land of talk – speak to me bones | buck 65 – kennedy killed the hat | cadence weapon – real estate | the trews – hold me in your arms | hawksley workman – smoke baby | stars – the north | broken social scene – anthems for a seventeen year old girl | wolf parade – you are a runner and i am my father’s son | mother mother – oleander | brasstronaut – requiem for a scene

Ears hungry for something else? Take a look through the mix tag!


Monday morning mixes #2: well, does he like butter tarts?

well does he like butter tarts?

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len – steal my sunshine | william shatner – common people | sister hazel – all for you | marianas trench – cross my heart | aqua – doctor jones | the cab – one of those nights | robyn – show me love | cobra starship – bring it (snakes on a plane) | hanson – mmmbop | jim carroll band – people who died | omc – how bizarre

To contrast last week’s horrorfest, today’s mix is 100% upbeat stuff that is impossible (for me, anyway) not to sing along to. I’d call it a guilty pleasure mix except there is absolutely zero guilt happening here. Enjoy!

Monday morning mixes #1: Atreus

Grooveshark is gone, at least as it was, and to tell you the truth I’m a little glad. While I had a lot of playlists there from a few years back, I’d recently become uncomfortable with having used the service, since it just seemed shadier and shadier.

Now that it’s gone, I’m rebuilding my playlist library on Spotify. I’ll be posting one here once a week, every Monday morning, for you to enjoy as you start your week (or if you’re further ahead in time than I am, as you power through and then wind down from the daily grind!)


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kings of leon – closer | pj harvey – down by the water | hole – use once and destroy | placebo – post blue | florence + the machine – seven devils | brand new – bed | the xx – insects | hey rosetta! – red song | sohodolls – the rest for the wicked | kidneythieves – the invisible plan | buck 65 – devil’s eyes | karen elson – the truth is in the dirt | my chemical romance – house of wolves

I did this one as part of a project for a classics course I took a few years ago, focusing on the portrayal of mythology and ancient history in film. I plotted out three movies based on the myths and plays relating to the House of Atreus, which — to briefly summarize — is deliciously fucked up, and contains some of my favourite elements of horror (namely: family curses, divination, and inescapable prophecy). I’m currently reworking my old project into something new, so I’ve been listening to this playlist a lot lately. It’s an angry, eerie, visceral little mix — next Monday I’ll have something a little softer for you, so if that’s more up your alley, hold tight!