It’s hard to believe another year has almost come and gone. It’s even harder to believe that it has moved so fast, considering all the pandemic lockdowns during the first half of the year. I give thanks to my PlayStation for helping pass the time so quickly. I also thank all the amazing artists and bands that I’ve been blessed with listening to and discovering, not only through MusicTo.com, but through Groover.com and just generally on Spotify.
It’s been a pleasure collaborating with a number of my fellow MusicTo.com curators this past year. Ben Young from Music to Quit Your Job introduced me to the wicked talent of Nigerian Afrobeat artists while working on our French Girl Nigerian Boy playlist. I had a blast with Chris McCann of Music to Burn a Million Miles finagling a “Tarantino Jukebox” soundtrack (yet to be released). And Andrew McCluskey, MusicTo.com founder and curator of the Music to Grieve to and Music to Write an Essay to playlists, inspired me to virtually travel on Tracks to Take You to Europe. There were a couple of community playlist moments in there as well, and I truly enjoyed interacting with and getting to know too many other music curators and influencers to name, but I thank them all. Mostly, I thank all you artists and musicians who make playlists possible.
Without much further ado, I bid adieu to 2021 with one of my favorite tunes: “Club Noir,” from the super-talented Glasgow psych rock band Apache Sun.
Happy Holidays and see you on the other side!