Intern playlist: What Kelly is listening to

Intern playlist: What Kelly is listening to

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-Kelly Bielfeldt, Roots N Blues Intern

This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting what each of the RNB interns are listening to. Check out the first in the series here. 

The Art of Making Playlists

I’m a man of many interests. Most are pretty standard to the typical millennial, college student. I like to draw, play the occasional video game, and socialize with friends, all when I’m not studying for my classes of course! – LOL

One of my favorite hobbies is making elaborate Spotify playlists. I will legitimately spend hours on end working on a playlist that nobody will probably ever listen to besides me. I’ll add songs only to delete them; I’ll move songs up only to move them back down again. So, you could imagine I was super jazzed up when I was told to make a “What we’re listening to” playlist for our blog.

I thought rather than taking this blog post to talk about how great each song on my playlist is — which they are — or talk about how crazy talented all of the artists featured on the playlist are — which again, they are — I thought: Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to create an incredibly way too in-depth, step-for-step guide on how to make the ultimate playlist? The answer to that question is yes, so let’s dive in!

After much pondering on how to start this guide, I thought of three unique pillars to help us judge the greatness of a playlist: Length, Flow, and Arc. Let’s take a deeper look at how each pillar can be used to judge our personal compilations of music.

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Intern playlist: What Michael is listening to

Intern playlist: What Michael is listening to

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-Michael Arnott, Roots N Blues Intern

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting what each of the RNB interns are listening to.

Hello all you people. Do you like music? I’m guessing that you PROBABLY do, but the more important question is do you like GOOD music? I’m also guessing you would say to me, “But Michael, isn’t that subjective?” to which I would say, “Normally yes but not when we’re talking about my music.” Don’t believe me? You’re flat out 100% unequivocally wrong and you should be ashamed. In penance for this dishonor upon yourself and your family, I am prescribing a hearty dose of my personal playlist. Its wide-range of musical tastes will always provide you with fresh, unadulterated goodness pulling from the new, the old, and everything in between.

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What we’re listening to now:

What we’re listening to now:

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“Waves” by St. Paul and the Broken Bones

-Lucy Shanker, Roots N Blues Intern

When an artist I love releases a new album, I always try and listen to it completely — start to finish, sometimes in one sitting. But occasionally, life happens. Maybe you forgot to listen to it. Or you zone out in the middle of listening to it and don’t really process how good the album really is. Or in some cases, you overlook an incredible song. That’s what happened to me with this song. Read More

What We’re Listening to Now:

What We’re Listening to Now:

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“Damned (If You Do)” by the Mavericks

– Lucy Shanker, Roots N Blues Intern

The opening of each Mavericks song is closely followed by a recurring conundrum: to salsa or to line dance. In their newest single “Damned (If You Do),” the Miami bred group does not eliminate this decision making process. With more than twenty successful years in the music industry and an incredible performance at last year’s Roots N Blues N BBQ under their belt, the Mavericks continue to deliver.
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