I think this is one of my favourite playlists. I actually put it together last year, but never got around to sharing it here, and since then it's one I've been going back to time and again. I've been listening to it a lot recently walking to and from work; it's the perfect mix of upbeat tunes and something slightly slower. After all, you can't go too wrong with a bit of Simon & Garfunkel, and I think The Boxer might be one of my favourite tunes of theirs, whilst the piano in Jackson Browne's The Pretender speaks to my soul and inner musician daydreams. This is a mellow enough playlist that I can have it playing in the background while I work or read, which suits me completely.
Of course, there's a few Fleetwood Mac songs in there too, they always manage to sneak in there- as I mentioned in last month’s playlist post. What can I say, they're an old favourite, and I never fall out of love with them. I listened to We've Gotta Get Out of this Place recently, which instantly reminded me of The Forbidden Planet musical we saw as a family when I was younger. After that, I went back and listened to a few other tunes from it, but as one of my favourites that one had to make it onto this list. In comparison, listening to Send me on my Way manages to remind me of Ice Age and Ooh La La reminds me of Without a Paddle (which I may have watched a few times as a teenager purely for Seth Green- he was Oz after all, and my Buffy love knows no bounds).
I'm pretty terrible at keeping up with current music, as is probably pretty obvious if you've ever listened to any of my other playlists. I don't get much of an opportunity now that I don't commute to work and listen to the radio, and I only ever listen to music walking to work if my walking buddy isn't around. So, if you have any good suggestions of songs or artists you've listened to lately, I am all ears!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this playlist as much as I do :)