maitresse likes...

spillover from my main blog, maitresse. Here, on maitresse likes... I can post my iPod playlists, talk pretentiously about the books I'm reading, and oh, anything else that comes to mind.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

August 2006 playlist

1. The Songs That We Sing (Charlotte Gainsbourg)*
2. La meme histoire (Feist)
3. Poupée de cire, poupée de son (France Gall)**
4. Home (Jane Birkin)
5. Is It Any Wonder? (Keane)
6. I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Death Cab For Cutie)***
7. This Temporary Life (Death Cab For Cutie)
8. Wash Away (Joe Purdy)
9. Paris je t'aime (Elisabeth Anais)****
10. David (Nelly McKay)
11. Ruby Blue (Roisin Murphy)

*waiting impatiently for CG to release her new album, on which she collaborated with Air and Pulp
**my new karaoke song, just waiting to be unleashed on the world
***would have loved to hear Pam's ukelele rendition
****ok I confess to raiding the "Paris je t'aime" soundtrack

Saturday, May 27, 2006

end-of-May 2006

May came in all tense and jittery but she's sashaying into June without a care in the world...

1. Fix You Up (Tegan & Sara)
2. Leap Year (Maria Taylor)
3. Beauty*2 (Ladytron)*
4. Breathe Me (Sia)**
5. Forgiveness (Patty Griffin)
6. Change (Tracy Chapman)***
7. Tears and Rain (James Blunt)****
8. Fair (Remy Zero)
9. Baby I Love Ya (Aretha Franklin)
10. When My Boy Walks Down the Street (Magnetic Fields)
11. Laid (James)

*thanks, petite!
**the song most likely to appear on my playlists no matter what the month
***thanks to Serena
****warning: diabetics abstain

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

May 2006

Making a comeback. Here's the latest list.

1. Baby I Love Ya (Aretha Franklin)
2. Voyage to India (India.arie)
3. Without You (from Rent)
4. Avalanche (Thea Gilmore)
5. Sorry I Am (Ani Difranco)
6. Love Me or Leave Me (Nina Simone)
7. That I Would Be Good (Alanis Morissette)
8. Song For the Asking (Simon & Garfunkel)
9. La Valse d'Amélie (Version piano)
10. Get Him Back (Fiona Apple)
11. Come What May (from Moulin Rouge)
12. Call and Answer (Barenaked Ladies)
13. Breakable (Fisher)
14. All I Want is You (U2)
15. Criminal (Fiona Apple)
16. La catedral II, Allegro Solemne (Agustin Barrios Mangore)
17. Don't Give Up (Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush)
18. In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

Friday, March 10, 2006


Inspired by Yoga Girl, I've decided to post my most recent yoga mix. Unlike YG, I am not an instructor, but I have been practicing for about 10 years. Since moving to Paris I've yet to find a studio I like (though there are a couple I plan to try out, soon), so I'm relegated to doing it at home by myself. Should you feel inspired to do the same, here are some tunes to get you going...

1. I Have Lost My Dreams (Dar Williams)/breathwork
2. Down to the River to Pray (Allison Krauss)/warmup
3. Apertura (Motorcycle Diaries soundtrack)/warmup
4. Stronger (Lamb)/standing poses
5. El Capitalismo Foraneo (Gotan Project)/sun salutations
6. Epoca (Gotan Project)/sun salutations
7. Chunga's revenge (Gotan Project)/balance poses
8. Ballade 3 (Tosca Tango Orchestra)/floor stretches
9. Ocean (John Butler Trio)/end-of-session relaxation

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

January playlist

Happy new year! I feel like I turned a corner somewhere around Christmas, and am starting the new year feeling kicky. Without further ado:

1. Fake Tales of San Francisco (Arctic Monkeys)
2. Hollaback Girl (Gwen Stefani)
3. Calling It Quits (Aimee Mann)
4. Epro (Beck)
5. Slow Hands (Interpol)
6. Free Man in Paris (Joanie Mitchell)
7. My Doorbell (The White Stripes)
8. La Belle et le bad boy (MC Solaar)
9. You Got the Love (Candi Stanton)
10. I Can't Stand the Rain (Janis Joplin)
11. Emmenez-moi (Charles Aznavour)
12. In the Waiting Line (Zero 7)
13. Monde Virtuel (M)
14. New Dress (Jonatha Brooke)
15. Taking My Chances (Patti Griffin)
16. Somebody Needs You (Greg Dulli/Lo Fidelity Allstars)
17. Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing (Stevie Wonder)

Saturday, December 03, 2005

what absence sounds like

1. Morning Theft (Jeff Buckley)
2. New Dress (Jonatha Brooke & Neil Finn)
3. Waiting For A Dream (Rufus Wainwright)
4. Ocean (John Butler Trio)
5. Famous Blue Raincoat (Leonard Cohen)
6. Forgiveness (Patty Griffin)
7. Not For Sale (Coco Rosie)
8. Nightblindness (David Grey)
9. The One Who Knows (Dar Williams)
10. La catedral II, Allegro Solemne (Agustin Barrios Mangore)
11. Rain (Patty Griffin)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

November 2005

1. When the Hunger's Gone (Rufus Wainwright and Dido)
2. Wash Away (Joe Purdy)
3. Taking my Chances (Patti Griffin)
4. Where I Belong (Sia)
5. Carry You Around (Ani Difranco)
6. Je ne changerai jamais (La Grande Sophie)
7. Good cop bad cop (Everything But the Girl)
8. New Dress (Jonatha Brooke)
9. Rebellion (The Arcade Fire)
10. God Knows (Thea Gilmore)
11. Back to Me (Kathleen Edwards)
12. Moon (Sia)
13. Bled White (Elliott Smith)
14. Two Step (Dave Matthews Band)
15. Magic Man (Heart)
16. Music is the Victim (Scissor Sisters)
17. Snow Cherries from France (Tori Amos)
18. Blood and Fire (Indigo Girls)
19. Jezebel (10,000 Maniacs)
20. Good Friday (Coco Rosie)

a little uneven, this list, but then so is this month.