I’ve been in my current position as a life insurance underwriter for 3 years and until a month ago I’d seen one set of lab results come back positive for cocaine. Since mid-May I’ve received 3 sets of labs positive for coke (one for a 50 year old!). So yesterday after I received the most recent set of labs and only had a few minutes left at work I started thinking of songs for a cocaine playlist. It could have been much longer if I included hip-hop, and maybe I will eventually.

Could someone let Smokey the Bear know that he didn’t lose his hat, Pharrell Williams stole it to wear to the Grammys

It’s that time again! I will not take credit for what a fantastic playlist this is to be come, that credit must be given to operationeveryband.com . I simply read their posts religiously and compile the songs into a playlist for easy listening. The 2013 playlist was subscribed to by over 30 people, and featured in a post on OEB. When I saw people were suddenly subscribing to that list again I figured it was time to start one for 2014. Here we go!

930club:

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930club:

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This title is clearly about me. HA!

sxsweveryband:

OEB’s SXSW Tools – The Spotify Playlists

One of the joys of doing this project year after year are the times our readers puts something awesome together that has something to do with OEB.  That’s the case this year as a couple of folks have gone ahead and built Spotify playlists following along with our recommendations.  Add these to your subscriptions to keep the music going wherever you are up through SXSW.  I know I will.

The Operation Every Band Playlists:

Shelby Harrison’s OEB Playlist: SXSW
Amy Kirkpatrick’s OEB Playlist: Operation Every Band 2013

Shelby and Amy have both put together lists specifically following OEB recommendations, so they are at the top of my personal Spotify account.  Much like the site, both have focused on single songs, most using the same track as we highlighted, if possible.  I actually go between both of them since there’s some slight variation, mostly due to the timing of the adds.  I’m incredibly thankful for Shelby and Amy’s work and can’t wait to see the playlists build over the next two months.

The Best of the Rest:

Ultimate SXSW 2013
Currently at over 2200 tracks, the Ultimate SXSW 2013 playlist uses a two-per-artist method and it looks like this list is really trying to hit them all.  Bonus: the list is in repeated alphabetical order for easy searching.

Matthew Averkamp’s SXSW 2013 Picks (sxswmusic.com)
Matthew is the owner of SXSWMusic.com, a visual representation of his Top Bands to Watch at SXSW.  Averkamp has also shared his recommendations on Spotify this year.

Miles Yeti Dahmann’s SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artists by RSVPster.com
Dahmann started RSVPster last year as a service of booking all of your RSVPs in Austin for a small fee.  He also has put together a list of his favorites, which definitely has a fair amount of overlap with OEB’s favorites.  The other perk is Dahmann posts three songs per artist, so you get to really dig in before moving on to the next one.

Nathan Ashton’s SXSW 2013 LINEUP
Ashton’s list is similar to the Ultimate SXSW 2013, but instead of two songs, he’s posting five.  Unsurprisingly, this one is going to get up there in terms of total songs, currently topping 5,000 tracks.

Philip Vann’s SXSW 2013
Vann has a straightforward list of his favorite.  This one is worth noting for a focus on electronic music, but it also includes a smattering of everything else.

Do512’s SXSW 2013
The Austin event site Do512 historically has great recommendations and they’re building a Spotify list of their favorites for 2013.

Oh hi, that’s my playlist there!  I’m an avid follower of Operation Every Band but can’t have the videos they link to playing while I’m at work (where I do most of my music listening). So now as they update, I update, and can still follow along!

sxsweveryband:

OEB’s SXSW Tools – The Spotify Playlists


One of the joys of doing this project year after year are the times our readers puts something awesome together that has something to do with OEB.  That’s the case this year as a couple of folks have gone ahead and built Spotify playlists following along with our recommendations.  Add these to your subscriptions to keep the music going wherever you are up through SXSW.  I know I will.


The Operation Every Band Playlists:


Shelby Harrison’s OEB Playlist: SXSW

Amy Kirkpatrick’s OEB Playlist: Operation Every Band 2013


Shelby and Amy have both put together lists specifically following OEB recommendations, so they are at the top of my personal Spotify account.  Much like the site, both have focused on single songs, most using the same track as we highlighted, if possible.  I actually go between both of them since there’s some slight variation, mostly due to the timing of the adds.  I’m incredibly thankful for Shelby and Amy’s work and can’t wait to see the playlists build over the next two months.


The Best of the Rest:


Ultimate SXSW 2013

Currently at over 2200 tracks, the Ultimate SXSW 2013 playlist uses a two-per-artist method and it looks like this list is really trying to hit them all.  Bonus: the list is in repeated alphabetical order for easy searching.


Matthew Averkamp’s SXSW 2013 Picks (sxswmusic.com)

Matthew is the owner of SXSWMusic.com, a visual representation of his Top Bands to Watch at SXSW.  Averkamp has also shared his recommendations on Spotify this year.


Miles Yeti Dahmann’s SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artists by RSVPster.com

Dahmann started RSVPster last year as a service of booking all of your RSVPs in Austin for a small fee.  He also has put together a list of his favorites, which definitely has a fair amount of overlap with OEB’s favorites.  The other perk is Dahmann posts three songs per artist, so you get to really dig in before moving on to the next one.


Nathan Ashton’s SXSW 2013 LINEUP

Ashton’s list is similar to the Ultimate SXSW 2013, but instead of two songs, he’s posting five.  Unsurprisingly, this one is going to get up there in terms of total songs, currently topping 5,000 tracks.


Philip Vann’s SXSW 2013

Vann has a straightforward list of his favorite.  This one is worth noting for a focus on electronic music, but it also includes a smattering of everything else.


Do512’s SXSW 2013

The Austin event site Do512 historically has great recommendations and they’re building a Spotify list of their favorites for 2013.

Oh hi, that’s my playlist there! I’m an avid follower of Operation Every Band but can’t have the videos they link to playing while I’m at work (where I do most of my music listening). So now as they update, I update, and can still follow along!

animalstalkinginallcaps:

OH MY GOD!  YOU GUYS!
“IF YOU SEEK AMY!” I FINALLY GET IT!
BRITNEY’S A GENIUS!

I can’t count the number of times people referenced this song when getting my attention or talking to me while it was popular.  Hated it for that, but this made me laugh really hard.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

OH MY GOD!  YOU GUYS!

“IF YOU SEEK AMY!” I FINALLY GET IT!

BRITNEY’S A GENIUS!

I can’t count the number of times people referenced this song when getting my attention or talking to me while it was popular.  Hated it for that, but this made me laugh really hard.

I have been listening to an inordinate amount of David Byrne lately.  I’m in love with his album with St. Vincent, and who doesn’t love Talking Heads.  I’m also in love with Miles Fisher’s cover of “This Must Be The Place”, which tops a playlist I’m continuously working on of covers and their originals.  Unfortunately some of the songs at the bottom aren’t available on Spotify so they won’t play if you don’t have them as a local file, but go download them, it’s worth it.  Especially the Mumford and Sons’s version of “Atlantic City”.  I’m really tired of M&S and am not a huge fan of their new album, but I love this song.

WHEN THAT 9:30 CONCERT I JUST HEARD ABOUT IS ALREADY SOLD OUT

whenindc:

Story of my life

asker

yodaskarma asked: How do you decide which tune to put on you site everyday?

How did I never see this in my inbox?!  E - I’m sorry!

If you’re still following you probably see it’s not a daily thing anymore, but if I didn’t already just know a song to use because of the title, or lyrics, I would search my library using words related to something that happened that day.  Towards the end I really just started with a song I wanted to use and found a way to relate it to my day, I was cheating.

By the way, come say hi on TT sometime, take a break from the dubstep rooms or wherever you’ve been hanging out!