Category: Jam Sesh

Retreat Recap + Playlist

This past weekend, four of us hopped into the car and bypassed the Gilroy Garlic Festival (though not its traffic-*sigh*) in favor of a weekend in Santa Barbara. It was three days of lounging on comfy white duvets, munching on homemade bread topped with TJ’s everything bagel spice, slurping up espressos, boogie boarding, snapping photos (in my case, endless amounts),…

What I’m Listening to Now

Francois and the Atlas Mountains – Perpétuel Eté If anyone wants to take a similar photo to the one above, hit me up because it looks so fun! Maybe in the winter time when it’s cold enough to wear sweaters again. Or we could meet in San Francisco, where summers are always reliably cold. Anyway, the sweater-connected folks above are…

Roadtrip Beets*

*Veggie Pun Intended   Let’s be honest 2016 was a great year for the world of music. Everyone seemed to have something to say from Solange Knowles to Kaytranada (more on the top albums from 2016 here). Although we are already over halfway through 2017, I’m still stuck in the past. Recently I have been binge listening to Banks most…

Laid-Back Work Playlist

Hello worker bees! Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Here’s my current work playlist, exciting enough to keep me interested, but generally happy and low key enough to have in my ears even while thinking critically about freshwater quality (in my case). Note: it might require a couple listens to become background noise, especially for the songs your brain hasn’t heard yet.…

A Playlist We’re Looking Forward To

  All of us rad-ish writers have different things going on this summer, but one thing we all fit into our summer plans was to spend a weekend together in July to hang out, brainstorm about the blog, and soak up some much needed California sunshine (Santa Barbara, to be specific). For the drive up (or down, depending on who…

Artist Feature: Alex Siegel

A year and a half ago, I took a magical college class on California native plants in which I got to travel around the state and go on hikes with 23 other amazing humans. I first met Alex Siegel when he showed up to one of our camping trips (his sister was in my native plants class) and participated in…

Five Road Trip Jams for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and you know what that means: beer on the beach, camping trips, barbecues or backpacking. If you’re loading your cooler into your car and hitting the road, you’ll need a sweet road trip soundtrack to get you going. Here are a few songs to get your playlist started.

If You Like This, You’ll Probably Like That

If you’re looking for new music but don’t want to wander too far from what you already know you like, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together several song recommendations below based on artists that you might already know and be familiar with. Some of the recommendations are based on real life events. For example, Jamie Lawson opened…

Recounting Counting Crows

The lone summer I spent in Berkeley was capped off with one of the best concerts I have ever had the pleasure of attending. Though this might not appear to be saying much, since almost all of the concerts I have been to have been The. Best. Concerts. EVER!, this one proved inspirational in its own way. I bought tickets…