cream with a k | songs i listen to

cream with a k | songs i listen to

When I made a list of my favorite songs, I realized that all the songs chosen had deeply influenced me in one way or another. To be honest, it was my first time creating a compilation playlist. The process was quite enjoyable and enlightening.

All of these artists are unique, expressive, innovative and have made a lasting impact on me. Although exposing my roots leaves me feeling a bit naked… I hope you can enjoy these songs as much as I have!

At the end of the day, I still think of myself as just a music lover and mega geek.

Pavement – Mellow Jazz docent
The Breeders – Off You
The Cardigans – Starter
Portishead – Sour times
Aimee Mann – Red Vines
Beck – Pay no mind
Pixies – Hey
Smashing pumpkins – Hummer
Mannequin Pussy – Romantic
Autolux – Here comes everybody
Sonic Youth – Becuz
Garbage – Queer
Nirvana – Sliver
Red hot chili pepper – Warm Tape
Cornelius – New Music Machine
Ks choice – I smoke a lot
Dinosaur Jr – In a Jar

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brooke moriber | fearless females

brooke moriber | fearless females

I am celebrating girl power with this playlist! These are women who have inspired me to write my music and live my life from a place of strength. The list spans from my vocal idol Linda Ronstadt to my girl crush Sia.
I believe music is one of the best ways we can connect as human beings and heal together throughout this crazy journey. Enjoy!

Keep up with Brooke Moriber here.

david thomas jones | mildly spooky

david thomas jones | mildly spooky

This is a ‘mildly spooky’ playlist, because it’s Halloween time as I’m writing this and I’m feeling festive. Nothing obvious or overtly goth or doomy, for the most part, just songs that have a tint of dark/weird vibes. Good to listen to while decorating your Halloween Tree.

1. The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey
(Because she’s awesome and it’s clever how she references ‘Summertime Blues’ while describing the horrors of war.)

2. So Alive – Love and Rockets
(One of my favorite songs. Awesome backing vocals.)

3. Penetration – The Stooges
(More rock songs need to utilize a celesta. Or not.)

4. Fool – Nadine Shah
(I listened to this song on repeat for a month. Such a cool vibe and perfectly made.)

5. In Madonna’s Gazebo – Circus Devils
(When I can’t take time out of my day to have an uncomfortable acid trip, I listen to Circus Devils.)

6. Vomiting Mirrors – Clockcleaner
(I can’t really make out what he’s singing. Probably on account of the mirrors he’s vomiting.)

7. Jimmy, Renda-Se – Tom Zé
(Making this song fit the theme might be a stretch. I just love it and want to include it.)

8. Carnival of Souls – Combustible Edison
(Exactly what you’d expect to hear at a carnival of souls.)

9. Mass Dream – TV Ghost
(I found this song on a music blog once and it stuck with me like a bad dream.)

10. Call Across Rooms – Grouper
(Liz Harris is an amazing musician and artist. I want to live in this house in which rooms are being called across.)

11. Cut-Out Witch – Guided by Voices
(Guides by Voices is one of my favorite bands, so they must be included.)

12. Drugs – Talking Heads
(There’s a strong possibility that this song is about drugs.)

13. Ugly – Love and Rockets
(Spooky, mildly.)

14. Shrivel-Up – Devo
(I’ve always wanted to cover this song but I think I need to get an Energy Dome first.)

15. Sunday – David Bowie
(What a dude. Heathen is probably my favorite album of his.)

16. Fall Breaks And Back To Winter – The Beach Boys
(What the hell?)

17. Hi I’m Martha, How are you? – Circus Devils
(My third Bob Pollard song on this list. I have problems, but so does Martha.)

18. The Twilight Zone – The Ventures
(Because we are living in the Twilight Zone.)

19. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
(I want to sing this song at karaoke but it’s hard to come by.)

20. Glazed Eye – Girls Against Boys
(Sweet dreams.)


David Thomas Jones’ new album Occult Years is out on November 13th. Keep up with him here, or via Instagram, Twitter, or Bandcamp!


marlene oak | songs i listen to

marlene oak | songs i listen to

I listen to all kinds of music, mostly anything that makes me feel something. When I started to write songs, I listened to a lot of blues and folk music. I got inspired by how people could express emotions through songs and I fell in love with it. I think that was the reason why I started to write my own songs.

What all these songwriters, musicians and artist have in common is that their music is pure, timeless and real. They didn’t let anyone get in their way, no matter what, they held on to what they believed in.

1. I know It’s Over – Jeff Buckley
2. Simple Twist Of Fate – Bob Dylan
3. Waitin’ Around To Die – Townes Van Zandt
4. Stars – Janis Ian
5. Words – Neil Young
6. Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
7. Meet Me In The Morning – Bob Dylan
8. Glory Box – John Martyn
9. Day Is Done – Nick Drake
10. River – Joni Mitchell
11. Nobody Knows You – Bessie Smith
12. Dink’s Song – Dave Van Ronk
13. Lover, You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley
14. Love & Hate – Michael Kiwanuka
15. I Found You – Alabama Shakes
16. Wayfaring Stranger – Emmylou Harris
17. Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Company)
18. Wild Is The Wind – Nina Simone
19. Racing With The Sun – Ella Jenkins
20. Give me a smile – Sibylle Baier
21. Heart Beat Slow – Angus & Julia Stone
22. Folsom Prions Blues – Johnny Cash
23. I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Karen Dalton
24. How Can I Put Out The Flame – Candi Staton

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