October’s New Fall: Stillness


There’s a certain stillness that comes with the Fall. It’s something I desperately crave after summer’s chaotic frenzies. Those mornings where you wake up too early, are treated to the scrambled egg sky, and a moment of peace; moment’s like that are needed.

For today’s addition to the project, October’s New Fall, Cylan Shaffer presents a ten-song YouTube playlist that creates stillness in your body & pulls the chaos into your mind. Each song holds a story, one which requires the stillness, that only Autumn can bring, just to be heard. I quoted Nietzsche in a previous post, but his statement of “we listen to music with our muscles”, was probably said after he moved through this playlist. Use this as a way to slow down your Sunday night or to clear your mind before a week of work.

And go check out the other works that I’ve talked about by Cylan. It’s rare to find someone so young create something so powerful yet graceful. When you find these people, hold on to them tight.

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Embers – Woodkid feat. Max Richter

Pantomime – Ben Hammersley feat. Emma Watson & Ólafur Arnalds

See Thru Eyes – Active Child

Pink Batman – Dan Deacon as seen on “Crater Face”

Avalanche (live) – Zola Jesus

Brooklyn (live) – Wakey! Wakey!

Address Is Approximate – A Google Street View / Robot inspired stop motion short
Music: Arrival of The Birds & Transformation – The Cinematic Orchestra

At Least – Ariel Sabaj

Dark Parts – Perfume Genius

Happiness -Jónsi and Alex


October’s New Fall: The Brave Got Stung


Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Ithaca, New York to visit my sister at Cornell. And as my favorite traveling book Vagabonding, (and every experienced traveler knows), one should be a traveler not a tourist. So I spent over 10 days in the woods, sitting in law libraries, and exploring the trails and minds of New York’s prestigious campus. Sucking out all the marrow of life, I tried ‘living’ and not ‘visiting’.

Now, since returning back to Arizona I’m left with are those memories, and this beautiful playlist curated by my sister that truly epitomizes all that Cornell gave me. “The Brave Got Stung” is a mix worthy of accolades and (IMO) something every passenger should listen to while landing on Ithaca’s propeller plane runway. Pull yourself out of the present and rush down the Ithaca gorges.


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October’s New Fall: Foggy Fall


Welcome to part 2 of October’s New Fall, a project made of Fall playlists from the best music curators in my circles. Today’s mix: Foggy Fall by Shauna Williams. I was going to say something brilliant about this Fall mix, but she says everything you need for a description:

You know that morning fog that rolls in slowly and heavily, that looks so fall-ish-ly perfect that you hope it doesn’t dissipate before you finish sipping your freshly brewed coffee? Here’s a playlist for that.

Big thanks to Shauna for pulling out my heartstrings, dicing them up into little bits and pieces, and then leaving me in Arizona to cope by myself. At least I have Cartel Coffee Lab to serve me a hot cup of coffee. Cheers to a magnificent mix.

If you’re looking for the other parts of October’s New Fall
Check out the Introduction or Part One.

Track List:
Summer – Hayden Calnin
We Don’t Eat – James Vincent McMorrow
A Lack of Color – Death Cab for Cutie
Her Morning Elegance – Oren Lavie
Cigarettes – Hey Marseilles
Salt – Justin Paul Lewis
Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens
Duet (ft. Stephanie Briggs) – Penny and Sparrow
Hypericum – Gem Club
Torrent – Ásgeir

October’s New Fall: Comings & Goings


Welcome to October’s New Fall, a new seasonal project where I’m showcasing some of my favorite music curator’s Fall playlists. Today, we have Comings & Goings, a mix by Will Miller.

There’s nothing more classic about Autumn than the changing colors of landscapes. Comings & Goings swipes you off your feet, throws you into a car filled with your friends, and places you smack dab in the middle of a Fall Break road-trip, passing technicolor landscapes along your way. As the first playlist of October’s New Fall, it appropriately starts the road trip away from Summer and towards the deeper caverns of Winter.

Enjoy each moment. Enjoy each mile.

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