The one to control your murderous tendencies while on public transport.

I seriously think public transport, especially at peak hours, brings out the worst in people. For me, those murderous instincts tend to take over. The sweaty arms brushing against mine, or people charging past me to make sure they get that empty seat they’re eyeing from a distance, everyone just leaning against you, people staring at you unnecessarily- it really irks me. Also doesn’t help when a couple is engaging in some PDA, releasing endorphins-being happy and what not, and I’m here barely breathing.

It scares me though that I sometimes have thoughts of killing the person next to me so that I have a little bit more breathing space.

It’s good then that I rely on buses for transport more than I do for trains. I usually get wonderful seats on buses and have a little bit more time to sleep. However my sleeping on buses would most probably instigate those aforementioned murderous tendencies in others around me. My head constantly rolling around ( I think my head head must have hit at least 3 people around me today) and sometimes I get the feeling I snore too (although I don’t really snore- I think)

So anyways, listening to some tuneage (look at how cool I am using this term) usually calms me down- right until the next person accidentally pushes me or knocks into me. So I’ve made a playlist of sorts that brings you into your own little world- helping you to create a much needed force-field (Serious, whaaat!). Nevertheless, enjoy this one. (:

Miike Snow- Animal (Fake Blood Remix)

Atlas Sound- Walkabout feat. Panda Bear

Arsenal- Estupendo mp3

The Very Best- Warm Heart of Africa feat. Ezra Koenig

The xx- Heart Skipped a Beat mp3

Still Flyin\’- Follow the Itinerary mp3

Deerhunter- Agoraphobia mp3

The Magic Kids- Hey Boy mp3

Blue Roses- I am Leaving mp3

Logan Lynn- Feed Me to the Wolves mp3

Jack Penate- Tonight\’s Today mp3

Animal Collective- Taste mp3

An Horse- Horizons mp3

Dirty Projectors- Stillness is the Move mp3

Fun. – At Least I\’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be). mp3

Or alternatively download the whole playlist here!

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The One With The Love Songs.

I’m seriously dreading Valentine’s Day this year but for some reason I find myself enjoying love songs more than ever. One song that I absolutely love is M. Ward’s Never Had Nobody Like You.  And for She & Him fans, the song features Zooey Deschanel so you know it’s gonna sound sweet, quirky and especially charming. Oh, and it’s just so wonderfully… quaint! The song’s from Hold Time, the album which is out 17th February. So do look out for it, I’m pretty excited about it.

M. Ward- Never Had Nobody Like You (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) mp3

M. Ward- Rave On (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) mp3

She & Him- Why Do You Let Me Stay Here mp3

Also, since I’m on the topic of love songs, Starbucks have released the second volume of their love songs covers compilation, Sweetheart and I’m really loving what I’ve heard already. Definite highlights Rogue Wave’s cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps and especially Jem’s beautiful beautiful take on Coldplay’s Yellow, arguably my favourite Coldplay song to date.

So anyways, whether you’re gonna be alone on Saturday evening or having a great dinner with a ferrero rocher bouquet(Such a cliche, but I would totally love one!), I guarantee you’ll love the tunes, yo! ENJOY!

Jem- Yellow (Coldplay Cover) mp3

Rogue Wave- Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover) mp3

Death Cab for Cutie- Love Song (The Cure Cover) mp3

Run Away With Me.

So, I’m finally at the time in my life where I’ve only come to realise that one can’t simply lose weight by wishing to eat less and by thinking that running for the bus every morning should be suffice enough to call it exercise. I look at myself and I immediately know that I can’t put of exercising any further and have thus decided to run at least once every week. But running is such a pain in the (fat) ass such that only a perfect playlist can keep me going and also the fact that my sister has said on more than one occasion that I actually might look a little attractive(!!) after I run. So this is for those who have to really force themselves to run and just good music for others.

Chester French- She Loves Everybody (Neptunes Remix) mp3

Weird Tapes- Glorious mp3

Chromatic Flights- Warmer Morning Storms mp3

Cut Copy- Lights And Music mp3

Blind Man\’s Colour- Jimmy Dove mp3

Chad VanGaalen- TMNT Mask mp3

Let\’s Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix) – Peter Bjorn & John

Max Vernon- I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry cover) mp3

Beach House- Gila mp3

Chairlift- Evident Utensil (MGMT Remix) mp3

Friendly Fires Feat. Au Revoir Simone- Paris (Aeroplanes Remix) mp3

M.I.A. – Boyz mp3

Matt & Kim- Good Ol\’ Fashion Nightmare mp3

Also, if you want to download all the songs in one go, click HERE!