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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Waulking Song

Oh man oh man oh man I’m so stoked about this track. I don’t know when I first heard it, I think it was New Years Eve to the credit of one of my favorite people. But it also might not have been New Years Eve, all I know is that someone played this song at some point in my apartment and I got really excited about it and then forgot all about it until last week. It came up on Spotify somehow and now I’m a pool of happy. Not only is it the perfect song to start your day in a really happy and positive way, sounds wise, but it’s just fantastic when you’re walking in New York City. You know one of those days where all you want to do is smile comfortably at everyone that walks by you because the music in your ears is working so well with the thoughts and feelings of your current body, and for whatever reason, you know that this song will hold a special place in your heart whenever it comes on your headphones next. I feel that way about very specific songs, this being one of them. Rilo Kiley’s, Silver Lining, also has a similar affect on me. Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba is another one. You probably get it by now.

I had this really lovely moment the other day while listening to this song on the subway. Mind you, the subway car I’d chosen to take reeked of feet the entire ride, but besides that, there were some really beautiful people seated on either side of me. This is one of those moments where you’re really thankful to be a blogger because when else would you get to write about beautiful people and have others read about it? There was a beautiful man with green eyes and silver-black dark hair, taller, in a clean cut creative professional outfit. A woman sat beside me with dreads down to her knees, lighter eyes, and rings on every single finger.  Although no missed connections happened, a smile glued to my face as I exited the train car. Walking through Brooklyn felt like a floating on a cloud, and I mean that in the most literal way. I kept getting distracted and then when I would return to the moment, it just made me happy and further encouraged the goofy smiling. I haven’t been that inexplicably happy in a while. I mean, I like to think of myself as a generally happy person, but I guess it had something to do with the energy of the people that surrounded me, and the energy that I was putting out, because everything felt in sync.

I know that’s silly to say, but how can you not acknowledge when a moment like that happens? And furthermore, when it happens while TEED is playing in your ears? I hope this happens for you, too. I know the weather’s been lousy, it’s not what we want or expect right now in this city. But here’s the thing: you have so much more to be happy about! So be happy about it. You guys are incredible.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Waulking Song

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EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 3B by Ryan Radler

I think releasing Ryans mixtapes on Monday’s has completely altered my perception of this previously dreaded day. I don’t know about you guys but everything in my life revolves around music, it’s my bread & butter, my hobby,  basically all of the above. I love it so there are no complaints, however I’m a fan of music before anything but since I’m always behind the scenes I rarely get to play that role. That’s why these mixtapes are such a treat for me. Once a week, I get to totally kick back and just enjoy someone else’s work on and vision and that’s mastercard priceless to me. By now you all know these tapes are predictably amazing so I don’t have to sell it to you, just Ryan Radler mixing up styles and genres like clockwork. That said, I’m gonna order some grub and chill out for the entirety of this tape before getting back to work, a much needed break. Enjoy.

SUMMER: a n t i – w i n t e r 3b

Everything Good – JENSON SPORTAG (TEEEL REMIX)
Pumpked up Kicks – FOSTER THE PEOPLE (THE KNOCKS SPEEDING BULLET REMIX)
Kilometer – SéBASTIAN TELLER (A-TRAK REMIX)
Drinking in L.A. – BRAN VAN 3000
Kiwi Maddog 20/20 – ELLIOT SMITH
And So I Know – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
Ghost In My Head – NIVA
Bicycle – MEMORY TAPES
Another Time – BRAHMS
Social Studies – BODY LANGUAGE (PLASTIC PLATES REMIX)
Nova – THE SOUND OF ARROWS
Sleepwalk (Extended Version) – SANTO & JOHNNY
Somebody to Love Me – MARK RONSON AND THE BUSINESS INTL. (FT. BOY GEORGE & MIIKE SNOW)
Fail Forever – WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE
Salty Air – J. VIEWZ
So Long – RILO KILEY

EMPT Presents – S U M M E R : a n t i – w i n t e r 3 B by Ryan Radler by Et Musique Pour Tous