Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 13 “Fireproof.”

If last week I was "bulletproof" then today I'm "fireproof." As soon as I heard The National's new album knew I needed to add one last track to Volume 2 of the Inspiration Playlist. You’re fireproof Nothing breaks your heart You’re fireproof How’d you get so far? You're a needle in the hay You're the … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 13 “Fireproof.”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 12 “Titanium”

This is one of my current favorite songs. I've been pretty much blasting it nonstop, despite the fact I'm at least two years behind when it was popular. I'd actually never heard it until I saw "Pitch Perfect." You shout it out, But I can't hear a word you say I'm talking loud not saying … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 12 “Titanium”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 11″Thank You”

Since I'm all about the 90's angry girl music as of late, this classic Alanis song is perfect for my playlist. Confession: my high school bff and I went to her concert in Seattle last year. Our 15 year-old selves thanked us. Thank you India Thank you terror Thank you disillusionment Thank you frailty Thank … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 11″Thank You”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 10 “Running Up That Hill”

This wasn't one of my best weeks. There were a lot of no's in different  areas of my life. Some were nice no's, some were not. One no led me to enjoy a cocktail in the sun at 10:45 in the morning. I've hit numerous roadblocks with my current WIP and my frustration is at … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 10 “Running Up That Hill”

Inspiration Playlist, Volume 2, Track 9: “Shot in the Arm”

Summerteeth is one of my all time favorite albums and "Shot in the Arm" is probably the best song on it. It's catchy as hell, but that last line "What you once were isn't what you want to be any more" really speaks volumes.   The ashtray says you were up all night When you went … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist, Volume 2, Track 9: “Shot in the Arm”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 8 “Hold On”

This next song on the playlist is a departure from last week's, but it's still pretty awesome. How can any mix not have Tom Waits in it? That would be a crime. Right?   Oh you got to Hold on, Hold on You got to hold on Take my hand, I'm standing right here You … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 8 “Hold On”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 7 “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

If you haven't listened to Lykke Li, you're seriously missing out. This Sweedish singer-songwriter is wicked adorable and her songs are catchy. This Lykke Li classic from 2008 is actually dedicated to my writing bff who had a pretty rough week and who could probably use an extra dose of inspiration. Hell, I think after … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 7 “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 6 “Success”

Confession time: "Great Expectations" (1998) is one of my favorite films of all time and has one of the best soundtracks. For reals. There are a million gems on there including this Iggy Pop song. Good luck getting it out of your head as success comes rolling in.   Here comes success (here comes success) … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 6 “Success”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 5 “Dare You To Move”

Confession: I have a weakness for Nicolas Sparks books turned into films. It used to be that I had a weakness for Nicholas Sparks books until about 2002 or 2003 when they all started sounding the same. But those early books turned into some fabulous films: "The Notebook," "Message in a Bottle," and of course … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 5 “Dare You To Move”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 4 “Don’t Stop Believin'”

You can't get any more inspirational than Journey. Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard Their shadows searching in the night Streetlights people, living just to find emotion Hiding, somewhere in the night. Working hard to get my fill, Everybody wants a thrill Payin' anything to roll the dice, Just one more time Some will … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 4 “Don’t Stop Believin'”