The First CGP Playlist – April 2019

Welcome to the first of many to come CGP Playlist s!  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, so I finally am.  Between Brandon and myself, we currently have about (exactly) 699 records, and we spend many free days perusing local vinyl shops.  I was originally making a playlist of just random things I was editing to this month, but I changed it up.  I thought starting with an overview of some of my all time favorite songs and artists would be the best way to go as an introduction.  You will often find these artists playing while I edit photos.

Speaking of music, we went to Polaris Hall for a show last night.  Shana Cleveland, of La Luz (see playlist), was touring.  We were doubly excited when we saw that Michael Hurley would be opening for her, but unfortunately he did not show up.  So sad :*(  But it was a good show, and I’m even wearing a fun Shana Cleveland t-shirt I picked up last night, as I type.

If you love music AND you’re getting married, you should check out Polaris Hall!  It’s actually a wedding venue as well!  I’ve photographed one wedding there and have seen 2 shows there.  It’s awesome!

What are some of your all time favorite songs and artists?

First CGP Playlist – April 2019

  1. Musician, Please Take Heed – God Help The Girl (also one of my favorite movies)
  2. Minneapolis – That Dog
  3. Hardwire – Metric
  4. All Hands on the Bad One – Sleater-Kinney
  5. By The Light of A Magical Moon – T. Rex
  6. Beautiful – Belle & Sebastian
  7. There is a Light That Never Goes Out – Dum Dum Girls
  8. Friction – Television
  9. Gimme Sympathy – Metric
  10. Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman
  11. Drivin’ on 9 – The Breeders
  12. Matty Groves – Doc Watson
  13. Rebel Heart – First Aid Kit
  14. Metal Heart – Cat Power
  15. Sweedeedee – Michael Hurley (Cat Power does a great cover of this song as well.  And Sweedeedee cafe is one of my favorite brunch places in pdx.  In fact, the sign outside of Sweedeedee also features some of Michael Hurley’s famous comic characters)
  16. Aint’ That Nothin’ – Television
  17. Mourning Air – Portishead
  18. It Don’t Mean A Thing – Ivie Anderson with Duke Ellington
  19. Look On Down From The Bridge – Mazzy Star
  20. Sure As Spring – La Luz
  21. PJM – The Ghost Ease
  22. Give Us The Wind – Future Islands
  23. Summertime – Galaxie 500
  24. My Love For You – ESG
  25. Ice Cream Man – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers




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