Lineup #230

The city of Seattle is currently being hit with a freak snowstorm. The smart thing to do would be to stay far away from this type of situation, but instead I found myself flying right into the storm, literally.

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Lineup #229

…after putting together last week’s Grandfather’s listening bar themed Lineup and radio show I seriously contemplated pivoting TML to be a solely yacht rock, AOR, soul and funk endeavor.

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Lineup #228

In Japan, there is such a thing as bars dedicated to the act of listening to music - not dancing, not raging with friends over a loud DJ - literally just listening to curated music through high quality speakers. Could anything be more perfect?

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Lineup #225

After recapping 2018 for the last four months, it feels great to create the first Lineup of 2019.

Lineup #225 is a combination of fresh new tunes, songs that I was jamming out to in December and a few 2018 tracks that escaped me until recently. The only thing I love more than making my own 2018 recap playlists is listening to everyone else’s - so expect more 2018 lost treasures to come your way soon.

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Lineup #224

As you’ll quickly notice, Fall 2018 was absolutely dominated by women - notably Robyn’s Honey and Empress Of’s Us who reigned over my rotation for the majority of the last few months. Fall brought me some of my absolute favorite music of the year, so I’m thrilled to send 2018 off with Lineup #224.

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Lineup #223

For me, Summer 2018 was defined by Blood Orange, Mitski, Christine and The Queens, the sugar-coated pop of Kim Petras and of course, the return of Robyn (who, spoiler alert! will play a big part in the Fall edition of this series). Summer was also the season of Issa Rae’s Insecure and Ryan Murphy’s Pose - filling my rotation with up and coming hip hop and R&B and 80s house classics, respectively.

All that’s to say, Summer 2018 did not disappoint.

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Lineup #222

Welcome to the second installment of this year’s top 25 Lineups!

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming and Cardi B, Janelle Monae, and Kacey Musgraves are just a few of the artists who dropped some of the most essential albums of the year during these Spring months (not to mention all of the lead singles from upcoming Summer album releases).

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Lineup #221

This year, I’m going seasonal and breaking my 2018 lists into four Top 25 playlists: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. What list a song falls on is based (roughly) on when I first discovered it, or when it was most prominent in my rotation. And rather than dropping a massive 6+ hour playlist on you all at once, I thought it would be nice to try and pace things out a bit.

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Lineup #220

It’s December, which means we’re headed into my favorite season - year end list season! There’s been so much good music in 2018, I don’t know how I can possibly choose my favorites. So be prepared for an onslaught of 2018 tops, bests and favorites coming from TML in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, the new music keeps on coming, so Lineup #220 has you covered with the latest and greatest and of course, more Mariah.

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Lineup #219

If your Inbox looks anything like mine right now, it’s been taken over by Cyber Monday deals you could care less about. So, instead of getting down about how crazy American consumerism has gotten, I invite you to listen to the musical stylings of Lineup #219 - no gimmicks, just good tunes and a whole lot of bongo drums.

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Lineup #218

Like most San Francisco residents, I spent the majority of my time this weekend inside, daydreaming of fresh air. In the spirit of staying positive during this tough time for Northern Californians, the forced indoor time meant lots of time to listen to music and make Lineup #218 for you. I’m preeetttyyy excited about this one, it’s full of instant classics and artists I’ve had on repeat.

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Lineup #217

Warning: this one goes all over the place!

But what that means is that Lineup #217 has something for everyone. So if you’re feeling like the world is going up in flames (both figuratively and literally here in my home state), hopefully you’ll find a song you love in this week’s Lineup.

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Lineup #216

Normally, it’s my pleasure to share music with you every week with no strings attached. This, however, is not a normal week - so I’m demanding something in return this time. If you listen to Lineup #216, you have to promise to go vote in the election tomorrow, November 6th.

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Lineup #215

I don’t know about you, but I plan on basically dancing through the rest of October. For one, Robyn’s highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Body Talk - Honey - is finally here! Plus, Lineup #215 is stacked with infectious beats and dance tunes. Also, if we’re being totally honest, I only exercised once in October so this seems like a good idea. Enjoy!

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Lineup #214

I’d be lying if I told you I listened to anything else but Empress Of’s new album Us this weekend (save for when I saw three actual empresses of dance music - The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon and Yaeji - throw down), but luckily I’ve been collecting tunes for the past few weeks that are perfect for the start of a new week. Lineup #214 has all kinds of bops.

Also, The Black Madonna literally DJed a party in Nike athleisure and Crocs proving that the world might be a good place after all.

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Lineup #213

Last year, Treasure Island took a hiatus to regroup after the original festival location was razed for redevelopment, and after the 2017 version of the festival was all but rained out. The future looked pretty grim after the true disaster that TIMF 2017 was, but this past weekend, everything was made right again. The music was fantastic, the crowd was vibing, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the sunset was arguably the best I’ve seen in my 10 years in the Bay Area.

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Lineup #212

Feels right that Lineup #212 shook out to be very female forward. As sincerely as ever, I hope you find some joy in the music this week.

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Lineup #211

I’m keeping things brief again this week, but given that last week was a week (to say the least), I have an extra vibey Lineup for you full of the freshest hip hop, R&B and dance pop jams. When the going gets rough, just remember - Robyn is back.

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