MUSIC MONDAYS: Natalie Merchant

Generally for most people, Mondays are a big drag. But not over here at Platypus. We pretty much let our moods guide our music…and our music be our guide. Note by note, Music Mondays is the pitch perfect way to start off another week. (Puns intended.) So after mulling over a ton of bands today, […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Modest Mouse ODD BAND FROM THE 3RD PLANET

Modest Mouse takes me on an erratic, bizarre journey which although not comfortable and safe, still makes me feel oddly at home (esp.  if you’re an oddball like me). Their music often makes me feel like a part of something–something that I’ve always been a part of but not known it. It’s like awakening into […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: A Soul Untamed MARTIN SEXTON

Well, it’s still technically Monday out west which means it’s still Music Monday in the U.S. Lissa used that line of reasoning recently for a late-ish blog post.  In fact, I think it was a bit more effective use than this. She always appears effective. Not me–I can appear very un-effective at times. Then there […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: “Swept Away” by The Avett Brothers

The way Music Mondays generally works is that I text Rob to remind him about the post and then we pretty much decide on a band to blog on the fly. Then we name a few songs that speak to each of us in one way or another. Music is personal like that. Well, today […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Something sweet….

Inspired today by country music (Did you watch the Academy of Country Music Awards last night? I did! #ACMs), Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk and hip hop not to mention some sarcastic lyrics, Rob was playing these tunes on the East Coast as a tribute to a band we both like who hail from the […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Mahalo Jack Johnson

I am sitting here wishing for some sun! It is rainy here in San Francisco. Chilled, I decided to dial up some Jack Johnson tunes to warm my heart and tap my toes and imagine myself soaking up some rays. Folk Rock Singer-Songwriter. Musician. Environmentalist. Dad. Surfer Dude. What doesn’t Jack Johnson do? You can’t […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: flashback to Raleigh’s Whiskeytown

                Given his roots, let’s talk North Carolina-raised Ryan Adams today. Rob & I really dig his music – and commitment to his craft. When Ryan fronted the alt country band Whiskeytown back in the 90s in Raleigh (we both lived around there then – and Rob still does along […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Buzzed!

This morning, Rob + I are buzzing over some serious coffee + The Rolling Stones! (And I am really thinking I should order this fun mug from United Kingdom ceramist Keith Brymer Jones.) Our playlist: ~ Torn and Frayed ~ Sway ~ Brown Sugar ~ Loving Cup ~ Connection ~ Beast of Burden ~ Doo Doo […]

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Rockin’ with Rob

Good morning, Platypus friends! Rob and I thought it would be fun to kick off each week sharing some tunes with you. Stuff we like. And trust me, it’ll be hodge podge. But we think it’s this randomness that makes for an interesting mix! (Stems from the years that I spent at Apple working in […]

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