Winter blues are hitting hard this year. Tell us we’re not the only ones.
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By: Elissa Erickson
Over ten years ago my friend Scott and I devised an annual event called the Mid-Winter Warm-Up. The concept was simple; save up some cash, rent out a bar with a fireplace, and [in Chicago's dead of Winter] invite all of our friends out for free Guinness. Years later, Scott came to his senses and moved to Southern California while nearly everyone else in the country lives through a deep freeze.
This playlist goes out to all of us who brave the elements to meet friends at that restaurant or bar, all of us who’ve developed a semi-unhealthy appreciation and bond with our warmest pair of socks, and all of us who could use a Mid-Winter Warm-Up.
This is an open invitation to all friends, clients, readers and listeners — In honor of our Mid-Winter tradition, stop by the studio or give us a call and we’ll be happy to buy you a Guinness.
01 Particles of the Universe (Heartbeats) – Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin
02 Waiting in the Night – Forest Fire
03 Baby – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
04 Advanced Falconry – Mutual Benefit
05 Tropicália (Mario C 2011 Remix) – Seu Jorge, Beck
06 Lucifernadis – Boogarins
07 Angela Surf City – The Walkmen
08 Ain’t That the Way - Divine Fits
09 Microphone - Coconut Records
10 Easy Easy - King Krule
11 Comme tant d’autres - Francoise Hardy
12 Zombies – Radiation City
13 Tonight You Belong To Me - The Caravelles
14 Hover I – Andrew Bird
15 Hover II – Andrew Bird
16 Platoon – Jungle
17 Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 mix) – Radiohead
18 2Wicky – Hooverphonic
Top: A Well Traveled Woman
Bottom: 2004 Mid-Winter Warm-Up Poster – faucethead