Beer and Music. Let’s have a good time.
I’m the annoying guy who actually whistles while he works. It’s only exacerbated by songs that actually incorporate actual whistling. But you know sometimes when you’re sitting on the dock of the bay, it just feels so right. This week I decided to compile a list of songs that showcase whistling, and I got a little help from my friends Josh Evans and Josh Kan.
Sometimes the best movie soundtracks can help enhance the cinematic experience, and sometimes it can define it. In honor of this Sunday’s Academy Awards, we compiled a list of iconic movie soundtracks that had a profound impact on the films they were featured in. And while it may seem from the start to be a John Williams love fest, the man is a savant when it comes to composing cinematic scores. As always if we left any out, we’d love for you to share them in the comments section of the post!
We’ve put together a pretty damn expansive Valentine’s Day playlist. You want indie rock romance? We’ve got it. You want R&B? We’ve got that, too. You want a couple “anti-romance” songs? Oh, you’d better believe we’ve got a couple of those. So enjoy our selections – feel free to suggest any that we may have missed in the comments below. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Is the Super Bowl back up yet? Yes? OK, well, we’re back with the playlist for new music January 2013. There have been a surge of amazing artists releasing albums and singles this month. David Bowie? JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE? Local Natives? It’s been a good month.
So you’re sitting on your couch checking your Facebook during commercials and a catchy tune snaps you out of your lull only to catch the last few seconds of the ad. Back to your phone as you Google the fragments of lyrics that you can remember, then to Spotify to confirm your findings, and just like that you’ve got your latest batch of great new songs.
This week’s playlist doesn’t really have a specific theme but is more so a collection of new music that I’ve come across over the recent months that have really resonated and found a recurring role in my consciousness. This week’s New Music (I use that term lightly) Roundup features several tracks from Bronze Radio Return, and the Oh Hellos. I’ve also really gotten into Aloe Blacc after being introduced by Danielle from Chicago. And finally after attending the Father John Misty and Walkmen show last night I can attest that both are fantastic live. If you have any awesome somewhat indie/up and coming tunes that you’d like to contribute, feel free to comment below the post!
I’m going to make a bold claim here by saying that we might be living in the most prolific age of female vocals in the history of music. Sure Motown had Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes and all of the bands that ended in ‘ettes. The 80s had the immortal Whitney Houston and Madonna, Pat Benatar and Stevie Nix. And who could forget the 90s with the Christina, Mandy and Britney… well, perhaps we can forget the 90s. While this era may not have the star power of previous decades, I don’t think it should be counted out just yet. I’ve compiled a playlist showcase the awesome female vocals of the past 10 years… OK fine, we kicked things off with Aretha just because she is the original Queen.
There weren’t a lot of new releases to close out the year, but there were plenty of fantastic reissues. Check out the December 2012 PorchDrinking Playlist as we bring back a bit of nostalgia with tracks from Interpol and The Smashing Pumpkins. Speaking of nostalgia, Green Day and Lifehouse each released new albums. Enjoy!
I was sorting through the nominations I received for the best songs of 2012, and I quickly realized – we’re an eclectic bunch. Beyond a clear number 1 (The Lumineers – Ho Hey), the rest of the list would essentially be a huge second place tie. Never has it made more sense to create a playlist.
So we’re about a day or two late. But hey NYE fell on a Monday so really the calendar was a little early because our playlists always go up on Wednesdays. Come on calendar… you know better. Plus we may or may not have been nursing a beer hangover just like the rest of you all. Here’s a list of songs to help you ring in the New Year, just in case you didn’t get enough Auld Lang Syne.
Merry Christmas from the folks at Porch Drinking! As promised, here is the BEST Christmas playlist you’re likely to encounter, featuring a variety of standards you’re likely familiar with as well as several renditions by newer artists/bands. We hope you …
So the Mayans think it’s the end of the world. Well I have news for you… that already happened back around the time when they stopped making Dunkaroos, cancelled Arrested Development, when Bob Barker retired, and Justin Timberlake stopped making music. Yes the alleged apocalypse is upon us this Friday and so we thought we’d round up a list of tunes to help ring in the end of days.
Christmas music is pretty hard to escape this time of year. At the grocery store, on the radio, on TV and, frankly, it’s kind of unfair. There are plenty of other winter related tunes that are forced to take a back seat to the merriment and jingle-jangling of this month’s carols. So I decided that I’d present a Christmas-free playlist to highlight 20 of winter’s best tunes, and don’t worry we’ll have a holly jolly playlist for you soon as well. This list includes several December themed songs and concludes with a few that just embody the feeling of winter. Feel free to share your own in the comments section below.
Even relative “down” months in terms of music releases still produce some pretty amazing songs. Our November 2012 Playlist features tracks from Punch Brothers, The Shins, Jason Isbell and many others. Enjoy!
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I typically reserve Amurrrcuhhh the Playlist for my favorite holiday, Amurrrcuhhh Day. Oh you don’t follow? July 4th. But only every four years do we have the right to elect our President of the United States, and what’s more Amurrrcan than that? Look I realize that many folks have become jaded by all of the ads, attacks, lines, and even politics of this and more recent elections. But lets remember that our founding fathers and mothers fought to bring us all equality in the right to vote. So I remind you to do your part, and exercise that right. Make history count, because your vote certainly does.
In honor of my forthcoming birthday this Thursday, I decided to hijack this week’s PorchDrinking Playlist to highlight some of my favorite jams. This mix of my top playlist picks includes a melange of favorites both old and new. It starts with my all time favorite, Paul Simon’s Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, then transitions from slower mellower tunes to those that are a bit more upbeat. Let me know if you like what you hear!
One of the reasons I love music is because it has the power to take you back to a specific time or place, just with a few chords and notes. This fall playlist is a collection of songs, new and old, that remind me of fall for some reason or another. For example: Regina Spektor’s “Fidelity” will always remind me of walking to class in the fall of my freshman year at Miami University, listening to her album on my first generation iPod (RIP). Chris Brown’s “Don’t Wake Me Up” on the other hand, is a song that I kind of hate myself for loving, but I still blast it whenever it comes on the radio.
There are certain songs that, to put in bluntly, white people absolutely love. Not to be racist or anything… well, maybe a tad racist. These songs are so completely catchy, dance-y and universally beloved by white people, that one could simply walk into any bar, throw down a few bucks into the jukebox, select any of these songs and within no time, you’ll have a crowd singing off-key, awkwardly dancing, high-fiving and embracing each other shoulder to shoulder, as if they had just won the World Cup…
There were plenty of amazing releases in the month of September. Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Kanye (kind of?) and Grizzly Bear each debuted new albums. So sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing update to our PorchDrinking monthly playlist.