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Rambling about why I love autumn,
and a fall playlist idea.
Autumn is here, and fall is my absolute FAVORITE season. There’s something special about sitting on the deck under a grey sky with chilly wind blowing.
Not quite freezing — not like walking to the bus stop in winter and in the dark — but simply chilly.
I love the feeling of opening the window at 50 degree weather.
I love the feeling of walking in the backyard just to admire the wind.
I love the feeling of security from sitting at home alone and staring out the window towards darkening skies.
What also comes with fall?
It’s such a shame I have to go to Virginia at the time of Community’s season premiere! I’m so excited.
My sister took away my favorite, but even without jumpers, I still have my monkey hat and my Sherlock scarf. I miss wearing those, which can be for both winter and autumn weather. (also, moccasins!)
Who doesn’t like pumpkin pie or soup?
Not the kind of melancholy piano medleys I love during winter (Winter Song, Your Song, Yesterday, Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire, A Fine Frenzy, Snow Patrol, etc…)
But something upbeat but at the same time resigned, like Regina Spektor — ne me quitte pas, mon cher — Mumford and Sons with their lovely banjos, The Decemberists, Matt & Kim, Passion Pit, Radiohead, The Cranberries, just to name a few.
Also, to copy MT and Batcat with their summer, why not shower the (arguably, but we all have our opinons) best season with love???
I think a fall season playlist would be awesome. If you have any song suggestions, but suggest them!
Not exactly songs that are super upbeat, or super sad, but something that makes you think of fall, something that makes you think of starting something new but with a bit of resignation. Folk songs are supreme! Also, I know I mentioned not super upbeat, but upbeat is great!
Some suggestions to help?
- Don’t Leave Me — Regina Spektor
- Samson — Regina Spektor
- Little Secrets — Passion Pit
- Dreams — The Cranerries
- Don’t Carry It All — The Decemberists
- After the Storm — Mumford & Sons
- Home — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
- It’s Time — Imagine Dragons
- Autumn — Paolo Nutini <– despite its title, it reminds me more of a winter playlist, but I love Paolo Nutini, so I thought, why not?