It’s Friday, I’m in love…

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This week, it’s a reggae – or reggae-ish stuff (at least the first half). Full disclo: I’m not very familiar with this genre, aside from the twin towers of Marley and Tosh, so I kinda improvised, and used some probably dodgy material. If any of you have recs, lmk. I can edit this playlist, or start a new and better one.

Hope your M-F grind didn’t get to you, and everything is irie (thanks, Urban Dictionary).

More soon.

JF

It’s Friday, I’m in love…

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After last week’s V-Day special, it’s back to the usual Friday schedule.

This one’s not crowd-pleasery. It’s heavy on the atmosphere. New stuff from Eno, Lana, London Grammar, Sampha, Rose Elinor Dougal, Trent, Migos, and Priests. (And, wow, that Priests record kills.) If you’re not into the ambiance, start with the Migo’s track “Dab of Ranch” – things pick up a little bit after that.

Oh, and the usual disclaimer: These playlists are long by design. They’re for my best friend on long days driving or working at home. But they’re also great company for whatever you’re doing weekend-wise.

(Header/playlist image by Riccardo Sabatini from Ello.)

Hug your people. They need it, even if they don’t realize it.

More soon.

JF

The Lost IFIILO Playlists

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Last July, I quit the blog. I didn’t quit making playlists for my best friend.

If you want to hear what I didn’t publish, you can follow me on Spotify and find all of Friday playlists in the IFIILO folder. Or here is the rest of the lost treasure in order…

Beginning with #34, these playlists got their own covers, rather than a collage of the covers from the first four records.

As I mentioned on Friday, I settled on a 45-track format at some point. So the playlists are pretty long – better for long drives or weekends around house than for quick listens. The material is typically diverse, but includes alot of 2016’s best new stuff.

Enjoy.

More soon.

JF

It’s Tuesday, I’m in love…

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Before playlists, there were mix cds. I’ve made many of those for my best friend.

I plan to bring virtual versions of some of them to Spotify – a sort of IFIILO Time Machine.  And a great place to start is this one from Valentines Day 2014.

The header image is the handmade cover art – four hearts because it was our fourth V-Day together.

IASIY, b. And ILYSM. Happy Valentines Day!

More soon.

JF

It’s Friday, I’m in love…

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Hey. How was your week? TJIF.

This playlist goes back to the 45-track format from last year.  If that’s too long for you, skip through it – there’s plenty to like.  Classic rock from E.C., Carlos, Steve, and Sly;  electronica from Four Tet and Polygon Windows (Richard James aka Aphex Twin).  Trip-hop from Massive Attack; hip-hop from Migos and Drake; pop from Zayn & Taylor and the Weeknd; dance from Austra, Rose Elinor Dougal, and Blondie (yeah, that one). And new indie rock from Camp Cope, Japandroids, and Cloud Nothings.

Listen on Spotify or right here…

Header image: @jackvanzet on Ello.

Don’t forget that Valentines Day is Tuesday. Give your LO some exs and ohs.

More soon.

JF

It’s Friday, I’m in love…

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Hi, again. The blog is dead, so long live the blog, right?

Another week, another playlist.

Alot of new stuff: Cloud Nothings, Japandroids, Slowdive (yeah, really), Austra, Dirty Projectors, JAMC, the New Pornographers, and Camp Cope. Old stuff from…well, Nile Rogers’ Chic. So there. A punk-ish segment, some Shoegaze, nihilist disco, and some rnb.

I need to figure out a more manageable format soon. Marathons like this aren’t for everybody. Comment if you have ideas about how to make these lists more listenable. As usual, this one’s here. (Or follow me on Spotify for all of them.)

Header image: David Mrugala (@thedotisblack on Ello).

More soon.

JF