By way of procrastinating on a post about giftedness and ADHD, I finished up one of my 200 playlists-in-progress. (So meta.)
As I wrote earlier, Husband and I had decided to go to Panama in the Fall. I really felt drawn to going somewhere where I could use French or Spanish and we’d love to try somewhere new. We were set. Then several weeks ago, someone wrote me asking if a friend of theirs could email me for recommendations of where to eat, things to do in Berlin. I first said that I’m no expert on Berlin as a whole, but ask me about Kreuzberg and Neukölln, these neighborhoods are in my heart.
I then rattled off a list of places I loved during my month there and found myself feeling overwhelmingly heartsick for Kreuzberg. (It was a list of places that I still need to talk about in-depth here.) So there’s a very good possibility we’ll do Berlin instead. OF COURSE, because when do my first round of plans ever stick? We’re not even going to try to decide right this moment, we’ll wait and see how we feel when we’re ready to book tickets but I’m pretty hell bent on the Halloumi at my favorite Lebanese joint around the corner from the hostel where I stayed… and spending a couple of hours sitting on the river at my favorite café, Populus.
In honor of the year anniversary of my time in Berlin, I made a new playlist reminiscent of what I listened to and the moods of my time there. Ich habe das Fernweh… Berlin, Ich vermisse dich so sehr!
Lydia Ainsworth /
Every so often, Spotify really hits the mark with it’s Discovery playlist of suggestions for me. This morning I heard “The Road” by Lydia Ainsworth and it’s been stuck with me all day. I’m fascinated by her personal history in composing and producing and am utterly entranced by the video for this song. I’m really enjoying her other songs, also – give them a listen on Spotify – but “The Road” is definitely my favorite.
Parfois, Spotify moi donne une nouvelle chanson que j’adore beaucoup. Ce matin, j’ai entendu “The Road” de Lydia Ainsworth et je l’écoute tout le jour. Je suis très intéressé par son histoire – elle est une productrice de disques et une compositrice. Je suis fascinée par la vidéoclip pour cette chanson. J’aime ses autres chansons mais “The Road” est mon préféré.
This playlist is special and takes me back to my month in Berlin the moment those first notes of “White Foxes” play. I was able to walk a lot – as one does in Europe – and spent a great deal of time getting reacquainted with my favorite music, as well as discovering new. (It really made me heartsick for my three years in Prague. I haven’t had time like that to just walk for hours while listening to music and taking in the sights ever since.)
Listening: Kreuzberg (playlist)
It’s been a long time since I had huge amounts of time or motivation to make playlists and really dive into listening to music. Europe is always great for that. 🙂 I made a few playlists during my month in Berlin with some old favorites and new discoveries. This is the first playlist I made, as I explored the neighborhood I was staying in, Kreuzberg. (Though really, it was Kreuzberg and Neukölln, just past Gorlitzer Park.)
Music for a cold, rainy day (or several)
Age of Consent: music
“Age of Consent” is an old, beloved favorite and I love Geographer. So I think this cover is sublime.
I used to share lots of music on all my old blogs – a habit I definitely need to get back into. I was enjoying this one earlier today – nothing new, just something I like.