i do music things with my butterfly wings.




I’d never heard of this band before but their song “I Spend Too Much Time In My Room” showed up on my Release Radar playlist on Spotify, and I related to the song title too much to not press play. So I did, and now I’m a fan. They remind of The 1975, who are one of my favorite bands. Here’s some standouts to dive into, but like every single song I’ve heard so far is rad.



My Year In Music 2017: According to Spotify

I’ve been a big Spotify fan since I personally dethroned Apple/iTunes years ago as the place to listen to and discover new music. I’m also a big fan of year-end lists, especially when they are related to music. So, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but an email with a link to a playlist of my top songs of 2017 (courtesy of Spotify)…  it was like Christmas came early this year.

Aside from compiling my Top 100 songs of 2017 playlist, the musical elves at Spotify also sent me some interesting facts about my year in music. My favorite fact? It’s 2017, which is 2 weeks away from being 20 years since *NSYNC appeared on the pop music scene and THEY WERE STILL MY TOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR. Twenty. Years. Later. That made me smile.

Some more of my personal, music trends:

According to Spotify, I listened to over 13,000 minutes of music: over 2,000 different songs from 940 different artist across 55 genres.

Aside from *NSYNC, my other top artists were Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen and The Goo Goo Dolls.

My most played song of the year was Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls.” My other top songs included: “Flame” by Tinashe, “Dark Side” by Phoebe Ryan, “Call On Me” by Starley, and “Barcelona” by Ed Sheeran.

My top genre was pop (not at all surprising.) Other top genres included dance pop, post-teen pop (not quite sure what that is), neo mellow (not a clue), and pop rock.

If you like some of the music on my blog, here’s a link to my top 100 played songs from 2017:

Happy Holidays!!!


Mas Ysa “Margarita”

Start your morning off right with this stunner.

Us The Duo “Better Together”

(Jack Johnson cover)

Happy wedding day to my sister and brother-in-law.

Mr G Sings “The Caged Bird Sings”

Spotify has this new feature where you are given a playlist of 30 songs each week that are recommended just for you. This song was on mine. And I dig it.

R.City “Locked Away” f/ Adam Levine

Heard this one in the car today. I usually know most of the songs on the radio so I was pleasantly surprised to hear something I was unfamiliar with.

Years & Years “Without”


Olly Alexander’s voice is one of the sexiest things going on right now in music land. This trio deserves every bit of accolade they have gotten so far and then some. “Without” is sonically as smooth-as-butter yet lyrically cuts you like a knife. Somethings tells me Olly & Co. will be around for, yep, years and years.

Jai Wolf “Indian Summer”


Kacey Musgraves “Dime Store Cowgirl”

Love this lady. Pageant Material is another fantastic country album released recently. And “Dime Store Cowgirl” is one of my favorite songs off of it.

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