Following a disappointing April, the month of May came back with a vengeance. I had no issues filling out a top-9 and got to experience some great songs with artists I already love and those who are new to me. I put on songs by some long-time favorites of mine (The Roots, Atmosphere, Weatherbox), and a few by bands whom I have gotten into in the last year or so (tUnE-yArDs and Pains of Being Pure at Heart). Add in a few crazy ridiculous songs (Lilly Allen and Chromeo) with some new Indie bands (Sylvan Esso and Kishi Bashi), and you get a very eclectic jumble of tunes.
On a semi-seperate note, if you haven’t checked out the live video of “Water Fountain” by tUnE-yArDs, you are missing out! They are coming to MusicFest NW later this year, so you may want to check them out.
I only ran one race in May – the Cinco de Mayo Half. Unfortunately, I decided against creating a playlist of solely Mariachi and regret that opportunity now. However, I used this month’s music to take on personal runs at Wallowa Lake, near the Union County Fairgrounds, in the hills of Hermiston, and around a great park in John Day. Music kept me going through my travels