September and October 2020

It has officially been 7 months since we started this lockdown/quarantine life. To quote JVN, “Can you BELIEVE?!” I’ve gotten to this weird and conflicting point where I’m feeling claustrophobic in our Chicago apartment, but missing my bed when we travel elsewhere. I’m also missing going into the office and seeing my colleagues but am enjoying (maybe too much) being able to sleep in and groggily walk the 10 steps to my kitchen counter to start my workday. We’ve also gotten a lot of bee visitors in our apartment recently so that’s just adding onto this mess that is 2020.

Usually this is the part where I say CoNgRaTs i MaDe YoU a PlAyLiSt for *insert activity here* but you know what, we’re all doing a lot of nothing these days so just here’s some good music:

  • you! – LANY
  • Pacing – Tep No
  • Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
  • Lost Like Us (feat. Kyla La Grange) – Lost Frequencies & Throttle
  • Surrender – Natalie Taylor
  • Dancing in the Moonlight – Jubel
  • Walking in the Sun – PANG!
  • Over Now – Calvin Harris, The Weeknd
  • Free Woman – Lady Gaga & Honey Dijon
  • Nightlight – Illenium
  • Everywhere I Go – ALPHA 9
  • To The Man Who Let Her Go – Tyler Shaw
  • To Die For (Blinkie Remix) – Sam Smith
  • Easy – Troye Sivan
  • Flower – PLUM
  • Baby It’s You – London Grammar
  • Looking at You (feat. Sam Vesso) – Two Friends
  • Let’s Love – David Guetta & Sia
  • OK Not to Be OK – Marshmello & Demi Lovato
  • Visitor – Of Monsters and Men
  • Shh… Don’t Say It – FLETCHER
  • It’s All Over – Qrion
  • Lose Somebody – Jack Gilinsky & iann dior
  • Drivin Thru the Night – Petit Biscuit
  • Colourblind – Seeb & St. Lundi
  • How Hard I Try – Filous
  • Where the Rivers Flow – Sons of Maria
  • Holy (feat. Chance the Rapper) – Justin Bieber
  • GOODMORNING, Goodbye – FRENSHIP
  • Friends – Jesse McCartney
  • Pa Ti (Spanglish Version) – Jennifer Lopez & Maluma
  • Courage to Change – Sia
  • Indian Summer – Lakehouse
  • La vie en rose – Louis Armstrong
  • Un Dia – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny
  • Cold (feat. Sia) – Leslie Odom, Jr.
  • Levitating (feat. DaBaby) – Dua Lipa
  • Everybody (feat. Azealia Banks) – Elliphant
  • Dancin (feat Luvli) – Aaron Smith
  • Still Have Me – Demi Lovato
  • Better Than We Found It – Maren Morris
  • Fallin’ – Why Don’t We
  • HIGHER – Bishop Briggs
  • Zebra – Yuno
  • heart won’t let me – LANY
  • One Step Away – Moon Taxi
  • 3 Small Words – MisterWives
  • Good Day Bad Day – Elohim
  • if i were you (with Lauv) – blackbear, Lauv
  • Tick Tock (feat. 24kGoldn) – Clean Bandit, Mabel

As always, you can find my playlists on Apple Music and Spotify by searching “baconama”. This month’s playlist is titled “Against The Grain_September and October 2020.”

November 2019

Well folks, fall is officially here and I have the inevitable post-flu shot cold that comes with the season. ‘Tis the time to stock up on apple cider and gluten-free donuts (shout out to the true MVP, Yates Cider Mill) and break out the flannel button downs and fuzzy vests. 

While you’re at it, why don’t you pop over to Apple Music or Spotify, check out the most recent ATG playlist and jam away? Perhaps while you carve pumpkins or sip your Captains and cider by the fireplace? Maybe even while you’re digging into turkey & gluten-free stuffing? Just a thought… Here’s what you’d hear if you did:

  • Spicy (feat. Charli XCX) – Herve Pagez & Diplo [90s chicks rejoice!]
  • Love U – Monsta X
  • RITMO (Bad Boys for Life) – The Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin [another 90s throwback]
  • Baila Conmigo – Jennifer Lopez
  • Hurt People – Gryffin & Aloe Blacc
  • Baggage – Gryffin, Gorgon City & AlunaGeorge
  • Nice to Meet Ya – Niall Horan
  • Lights Up – Harry Styles [Interesting timing that Niall and Harry (& Liam but whatev) would release new songs in the same week…]
  • Lose You to Love Me – Selena Gomez [No doubt this is about JB and I’m here for it]
  • Make It Right (feat. Lauv) – BTS
  • Problems – A R I Z O N A
  • Look At Her Now – Selena Gomez
  • I’ll Be There – Walk Off The Earth
  • Lose Control – Meduza, Becky Hill, Goodboys
  • 10,000 Hours (w/ Justin Bieber) – Dan + Shay
  • Sims – Lauv
  • Lie – Lukas Graham
  • Make You Mine – Public
  • Bruises (Live) – Lewis Capaldi
  • Need Your Love – Gryffin, Seven Lions & Noah Kahan
  • Trigger – Major Lazer & Khalid [More on the chill side for Major Lazer, which I don’t hate]
  • Faith (feat. Mr. Probz) – Galantis & Dolly Parton [Yes, you read that right]
  • Turn It Up – Hootie & The Blowfish [Yes, you read that one correctly too… what a strange world 2019 is]
  • Raising Hell (feat. Big Freedia) – Kesha
  • You Don’t Even Know Me – Faouzia [Someone get this chick on a track with Sia & Florence & The Machine ASAP]
  • Body Back (feat. Maia Wright) – Gryffin
  • Survivor – 2WEI
  • Mirror – Samantha Smith
  • Orphans – Coldplay
  • Blind Leading the Blind – Mumford & Sons

You guys can find this playlist (and all others!) by searching “baconama” on SpotifyI updated my photo so I’m easier to find. If you see a face with gold jacks-like earrings, you’re in the right spot. This month’s playlist is titled “Against The Grain_November 2019“. For my Apple Music followers (hi mom, Stephen, & Stacy!), search “baconama” and you’ll find the “November 2019” playlist.