Soundtrack for Spring

Every spring I make a playlist. Music is an ever present part of my life year-round, but every spring when the air dampens, when the sun streaks through the grey clouds and the windows are all thrown open wide, when the world feels possible again I comb through my music library and I make a mix, a soundtrack for the season. It’s usually eclectic, a mix of old and new, mellow and buoyant, and invariably something about them surprises me. This year is no different.


  1. Amos Lee, Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight
  2. Nice & Smooth, Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
  3. Mike Doughty, I Hear the Bells
  4. Citizen Cope, Son’s Gonna Rise
  5. Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps, ;;;
  6. Ani Difranco, Mariachi
  7. Passion Pit, Little Secrets
  8. Jane’s Addiction, Jane Says
  9. Eliza Doolittle, Pack Up
  10. Sublime, What I Got (Reprise)
  11. Knoc-Turn’Al, Muzik
  12. Wreckless Eric, Whole Wide World
  13. Mozella, Hold On
  14. The Black Keys, Lonely Boy
  15. Mac Miller, On and On
  16. Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps, Eagle’s Nest
  17. Atmosphere, The Best Day
  18. Ice Cube, It Was a Good Day
  19. Childish Gambino, Sunrise
  20. Passion Pit, Sleepyhead

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About Kelly

Kelly grew up in the suburbs of Boston, mere minutes from the Atlantic ocean. For several years she lived in New York City where she found the two loves of her life: Publishing and David. She moved to the Twin Cities for her husband, and eventually managed to pick up the pieces of her career as well. Although she’s learning to appreciate lakes, she misses the ocean ferociously.

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