Just recently, I suffered from some loss in my life… As I use this blog to post about music, I also find it important to connect the music with raw emotion…my emotions. Often times when we lose something or someone beyond our control, it seems what’s lost is irreplaceable. Other times, when we have chosen to eliminate something from our own lives, it’s not the sense of getting rid of that something that hurts, but the act of letting go and saying goodbye. From my standpoint, I am grateful for every person & every situation that has come into my life, good or bad. I have explored my emotions, I’ve learned invaluable lessons, & most of all… I’ve learned to face fear. Fear of making the right decision, fear of loss, fear of pain, fear of the unknown. This post today is very nostalgic, but also hopeful. To those we’ve lost, to those we’ve loved, to those we’ve yet to meet on this journey. Every day is an adventure, every day may not be perfect, but every day is a new chance to find yourself and to no longer feel lost.
“I don’t know what I’ve done Or if I like what I’ve begun But something told me to run And honey you know me it’s all or none
There were sounds in my head LIttle voices whispering That I should go and this should end Oh and I found myself listening
See I thought love was black and white That it was wrong or it was right But you ain’t leaving without a fight And I think I am just as torn inside
‘Cos I dont know who I am, who I am without you All I know is that I should”
As I prepare to DJ the opening of LA Blush Boutique‘s second location next week, I began thinking about how essential song selection is for different types of events. With a Blush’tini in hand and an appetite for the trendiest new & affordable clothes, customers definitely do not want to feel as though they are shopping in an ordinary store – especially at a store’s launch party. Here’s where I come in. First thing I consider when putting together my playlist is Who are these people? and How do I want to make them feel? Secondly, I do not want to force them out of the store with very loud hardcore electro beats, because honestly – this isn’t a club (even though MY ideal store would have house music playing 24/7).
With that said, I want to create a classy experience for these shoppers. One that will excite them, stimulate their senses, and maybe even put a little swing in their step (or maybe that will be from the Blush’tinis?). Today’s song selection will include some of the artists and my favorite songs I will be incorporating into my playlist at the November 18th Launch Party of Blush Boutique in Calabasas.
- Bitter:Sweet ~ Heaven (Buscemi’s Afroclub Remix) Listen on Last.FM, Dirty Laundry (Skeewiff Remix) Listen on Last.FM
- Nouvelle Vague ~ Ever Fallen in Love Listen on YouTube
- Thievery Corporation ~ Un Simple Histoire Listen on Last.FM
- Nina Simone ~ Feelin’ Good (Joe Claussell Remix) Listen on Last.FM
- Kaskade ~ I Remember Listen on Last.FM
- Lady Gaga ~ Fashion Listen on YouTube and Chillin feat. Wale Listen on YouTube
- Lykke Li ~ Little Bit (CSS Remix) Listen on YouTube
- Gotan Project ~ Diferente Listen on YouTube
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