I love the variety of my creative job, but the one constant is that there is ALWAYS music playing in my studio.

Confession: I am a music nerd. Music has always been a big part in my work life and personal life. If I’m not listening to music at work, at home or in the car, I’m singing it… either out loud (embarrassingly) or in my head. In past jobs at other agencies, our creative environment was frequently set to the soundtrack of a great playlist. Co-workers and I would basically DJ the day’s tunes over the company speakers, which would inspire our creative work or at least spark some interesting conversation while we worked (“This song reminds me of…” … or… “Whoa, I completely forgot this song ever existed!”) Throw in some name-that-tune challenges and random classic rock factoids and you have some awesome and sometimes pretty humorous convo.

Nowadays, I have my own studio and I am the solo DJ in my day-to-day worklife… which means I alone control the tunes, but still love to share new music with others and discover new music. My music tastes over the years have grown to be pretty well-rounded, but tend to lean toward alt rock, classic rock, indie rock, classic R&B/soul, etc. (Note: you won’t find much easy listening or country here, though I do love some more classic-sounding artists like Johnny Cash, Kasey Musgraves, et al. once in awhile.)

Welcome to LTD Studio. I hope to update this post periodically with new playlists as they are compiled. Enjoy and let me know your feedback… and I love finding new music, so if you have some suggestions I would love to hear them!



LTD Studio: Chill Fall Morning

November 17, 2017: Some tunes to coordinate with this chilly fall day. Relaxing and necessary.

KT Tunstall – Golden Age (Beck Cover)
MGMT – Congratulations
Owl Eyes – Diamonds In Her Eyes
Jim Croce – Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)
Real Estate – Talking Backwards
The Verve – Lucky Man
Local Natives – Ceilings
Fleetwood Mac – Bleed to Love Her (Live Version, from “The Dance”)
Jack Johnson – No Other Way
Kings of Leon – Revelry
Beach House – Walk in The Park
Pinback – Fortress
Obadiah Parker – Hey Ya (Outkast Cover)
Pearl Jam – Wishlist
Keane – Under the Walnut Tree
Ben Folds Five – Hold That Thought
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Nick Drake – One of These Things First
Procal Harum – Whiter Shade of Pale
Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism


LTD Studio: Endless Summer

September 2, 2016: I choose not to accept that summer is ending. Here are some tunes to enjoy on a summer day/roadtrip (or at least, to make it feel like one.)

Listen to this Playlist on Spotify

Best Coast – The Only Place
Foster the People – Helena Beat
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life
Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
Alabama Shakes – Always Alright
Grouplove – Spun
Ben Folds Five – Where’s Summer B?
Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
John Fogerty – Centerfield
The Kooks – She Moves in Her Own Way
The Flaming Lips – Fight Test
Earth, Wind and Fire – September
The Whigs – Right Hand on My Heart
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
The Weeks – Buttons
Van Morrison – Real Real Gone
Adele – Right as Rain
The Beta Band – Dry the Rain
Passion Pit –To Kingdom Come