I really, really, really, enjoy making playlists. I think what I love about it is the process. The process of hunting for songs, discovering songs, turning someone else on to a song and then, experiencing  these playlists as they become the soundtrack to a certain time in your life. These playlists can help you access emotions and memories in a way that your mind alone can’t.

Not too longer ago I posted my current “spring” playlist and asked you lovely people to do the same for me. You did.

A lot of the songs and artists that you posted inspired me to expand mine… so I did.

If music is a drug, then the following songs make me a crackhead.

Click more for Part 2 of my “spring” the playlist.

Here’s the first playlist I posted.

After I posted the above playlist, a few more songs made their way to me and are now embedded in my brain. Some old, some new, some fast, some slow. Some dance, some rock….A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

There are dirty gritty songs on here, songs you can run to, songs to get hot and bothered to, songs to just think to, songs to dance to, and songs that sound like they belong on Sons of Anarchy .

Please listen to these songs and see which ones find you. Then, tell me about it.

Comments (18)
  1. Jesus says:

    Discipline- NIN
    The Undertaker (Renholder)- Puscifer
    Undisclosed Desires- Muse
    Diamond Eyes- Deftones
    A Drowning- How To Destroy Angels
    Potions (Deliverance Mix)- Puscifer
    The Outsider- APC
    The Spectator- The Bravery
    Beautiful Dangerous- Slash Featuring Fergie
    and finally Celebrity Skin- Hole a little long but thats my current list.

    1. Nicole says:

      Thank you very much! I have loved a lot of those songs hard at some point.

  2. Tony says:

    The Whispertown 2000 – Old times

    Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work

    Tilly And The Wall – Rainbows In The Work

    Tegan And Sara – I Hear Noises

    Stars – This Charming man

    Rilo Kiley – Pictures Of Success

    Regina Spektor – Summer In The City

    The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction

    Arctic Monkeys – Old Yellow Bricks

  3. Dr. Cranfill says:

    That BRMC does rule. And rule hard. Its a stomper

    1. Nicole says:

      Send me some of your music stat!

  4. diana says:

    AFI-Beautiful thieves, Medicate, Okay, I Feel Better Now, It Was Mine and the rest of Crash Love
    Foo Fighters-Wheels
    Chevelle- Letter To A Thief
    Pearl Jam-The Fixer
    Rise Against- Savior

  5. Carlos says:

    N.W.A-Dopeman (Remix)

    XX-Basic Space

    Gorillaz-Every Planet We Reach Is Dead

    You’re Way To Cool Nicole.

  6. Mac says:

    Sun Goes Down – David Jordan
    Stone Cold Sober – Paloma Faith
    Under My Skin – Gin Wigmore
    Off the Ground – Citizen Cope (also his cover of “Way Down In The Hole”)
    Unity – Trevor Hall

  7. Jason says:

    damn you change your playlist quick it was only like 2 weeks ago? Your musicality is far to superior compared to mine, lol.

  8. Scotty says:

    Yeah…I didn’t put up a playlist last post. I don’t know why. Strangest thing! I sat down to write it out. A perfect playlist like how you say Nicole…Soundtrack. My mind got so cluttered with tracks I ended up stalemating myself. But! Tonight is a whole different state of mind and I would love to share a piece of my brain and what music is playing in it!

    The Stooges – Down on the street

    The Ramones – Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World

    Sex Pistols – Problems

    The Clash – London’s Burning

    Dead Kennedys – Viva Las Vegas

    Misfits – American Nightmare

    Social Distortion – It wasn’t a Pretty Picture

    Nekromantix – Nekrofelia

    Tiger Army – Annabel Lee

    A.F.I. – The Great Disappointment

    Bloc Party – Banquet

    The Walkmen – The Rat

    The Bravery – Hatefuck

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion

    Franz Ferdinand – Bite Hard

    Muse – Starlight

    The Dead Weather – 60 Feet Tall

    The Black Keys – Next Girl

    The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Inner City Blues

    The Rapture – Out of the Races and onto the Track

    Modest Mouse – Dance Hall

    Interpol – Red Flags and long Nights

    Interpol – Say hello to the Angels

    The Strokes – Trying Your Luck

    Matt & Kim – Lessons Learned

    The Postal Service – Such Great Heights

    Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth

    Tool – Forty Six & 2

    Deftones – The Passenger

    Soundgarden – Beyond the Wheel

    Silverchair – Israel’s Son

    Bush – Personal Halloway

    Hole – Samantha

    Nirvana – Love Buzz

    And the list could go on and on and on so I’ll leave with a great Nirvana video! When Kurt busts that dude on the head its just great! Goes to show that anything could happen at a radical gig! And if you’re a dick…you will be hit in the head with an electric guitar. Ha! 😀 Seeya next post!

  9. Bo says:

    Against Me! – I Was a Teenage Anarchist
    Hey Rosetta! – Red Heart
    BoDeans – Closer to Free
    Sponge – Destroy the Boy
    Rude City Riot – 25 Years
    Megson – Fell to Breeze
    Wintersleep – New Inheritors
    Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social – All the Way from Moscow
    Joy Division – Atmosphere
    Beth Orton – Ooh Child
    El Trio de Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Lunes
    Gaslight Anthem – Boxer

  10. Edith says:

    My library expands everytime you share music with us. Graceland is now mine. Thank you.

    We Laugh at Danger and Break All The Rules-Against Me!
    Glass- Julian Casablancas
    4th Dimensional Transition- MGMT
    There’s Space for Ol Dat I See- M.I.A.
    I Haven’t Got My Strange- Arctic Monkeys
    Sins Of My Youth- Neon Trees
    Eighty Eight-White Zombie
    Dead End Friends- Them Crooked Vultures
    A Drowning- HTDA
    The Mission(M is for Milla mix)-Puscifer
    Treat Me Like Your Mother-The Dead Weather

    Excellent mention of Sons of Anarchy by the way. I’m gonna go watch it.

    1. FNX says:

      Dommin – Closure

      Assemblage 23 – Collapse

      Julien-K – Systeme de Sexe

      Trivium – A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation

      65DaysofStatic – Mountainhead

      Cypress Hill – Carry Me Away (feat. Mike Shinoda)

      God Is An Astronaut – In The Distance Fading

      HELLYEAH – Cowboy Way

      Royksopp – What Else Is There?

      The Cure – Fascination Street (this bad boy sounds so clear!)

      Korn – Oildale (Leave Me Alone)

    2. Nicole says:

      The song I think belongs on Sons of Anarchy is “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo” by BRMC. Thanks for sharing love!

      1. Nicole says:

        To all of you who post on these…THANK YOU SO MUCH for being so rad and playing the music game with me. I love this.

  11. Dave says:

    Really like the Arcade Fire song you listed. Had not heard that particular song before. Check out “Exploitation” by The Silent Comedy, a local group from San Diego that I just heard about. They have a unique look, great sound and high energy live show.

  12. Bob says:

    Nicole I love to listen to you on the way to work I have a 2 hour commute to get there I actually get bummed when your not on the air but Mike’s ok I guess my comment to you other than I love you !! (not in a creepy perveted way) is I know you like Rammstien but why does KRO-QUUUUU !!! not play them ?
    EVER they kick Ass And nobody really knows it and by the way Metallica has more songs than Nothing Else Matters (you can mention that to the program Dir.) anyway just wanted to throw that out and how does one get a photo of you without the hat ?
    Keep on Rockin !!!

    Thuumper !!!

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