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mixtape: first dance ideas by play i do

Last weekend Craig and I attended a wedding show called Love, Handmade with our wedding music service, Play I Do. Play I Do is an alternative wedding music service specializing in jazz and classical music…

By Renée

April 24, 2014

mixtape: slow jam // 23

Last week I reviewed Lost And Found by Gretchen Parlato and it reminded me how much I love slow jams. Slow jams are basically the ballads of the R&B world. They’re not just slow though,…

By Renée

November 27, 2013

mixtape: girls night out // 22

All my life I was one of those women who found it easier to make friends with men. I can’t believe it’s taken me until my mid-twenties to see how wonderful having women friends can…

By Renée

November 6, 2013

mixtape: tickle your funny bone // 21

It takes a lot of confidence to be a funny vocalists. The songs in this comedy-jazz playlist never fail to make me laugh out loud. 1. Buffalo, City of Dreams – Ilana Waldston 2. I’m…

By Renée

October 16, 2013

mixtape: dreamy autumn... // 20

When the leaves start to change and the days become sleepy and grey, I always find myself feeling contemplative and a little sad. This mix contains dreamy songs about memories and change and features Stacey…

By Renée

September 25, 2013

mixtape: la langue française // 19

In honour of my recent move to Montreal, I’ve compiled a playlist of some of my favourite french jazz songs. Enjoy! 1. La Chanson d’Hélène – Youn Sun Nah 2. Quand je march – Amy…

By Renée

September 4, 2013

mixtape: eclipse // 17

“Eclipse, when the moon meets the sun. Eclipse, two bodies are joined as one.” This is a collection of songs inspired by Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s Eclipse. They are dark, light, contemplative, and mysterious. This collection features…

By Renée

July 10, 2013

Mixtape: Jazz for riding a bicycle // 16

It’s finally bicycle weather! Woohoo! Today’s mixtape celebrate’s that fact. It’s a fun, funky, swinging mix for riding your bicycle around on a sunny day. Alright, I’m going to keep this short so we can get…

By Renée

April 26, 2013

Mixtape: Life's Mysteries // 15

Life is funny and sad and mysterious and full of intense and beautiful and weird situations isn’t it? This collection of songs covers a broad range of topics from aging and darkness, life and love,…

By Renée

April 12, 2013

Mixtape: Lazy Sunday Mornings // 12

Things have been pretty crazy around here. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about *cough* CBC Searchlight Competition *cough*. I have been pushing myself really hard to keep up with a daily blogging schedule,…

By Renée

March 1, 2013

Mixtape: Songs for Separated Lovers // 11

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s day I decided to create a mixtape for an often overlooked bunch. This mix isn’t for the gooey lovers exchanging gifts, nor for the begrudged single people. This mix is for…

By Renée

February 13, 2013

Mixtape: I Love The 90s // 10

Ah the 90s… a decade I remember fondly for it’s wacky family sitcoms, light denim, and scrunchies. As for music I was deep into Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, and Merril Bainbridge (I can’t lie). Lately…

By Renée

February 1, 2013