Hello, friends. I'm back from a lovely and restful vacation. We spent a couple of…
I’m doing a year in review this week, focusing each day on a different hobby or part of my life. Today we are talking about . . . The Listening. And, just to clarify, I’m talking about listening to music, not podcasts or audiobooks. Let’s begin.
I have always loved music and streaming music from Spotify is my go-to way to listen these days. According to Spotify, I listened to 1,363 songs last year for 17,189 minutes and my #1 artist was Gordon Lightfoot. And here’s where I need to clarify . . . Dale and I don’t share a Spotify account but when he is home he often (errr, always) has our Alexa device play music and, turns out, she is connected to Spotify and streams that service. To say this has skewed my Spotify year in review is a gigantic understatement. I mean, my #2 artist was Jimmy Buffett and that tracks for sure but . . . let’s just say I’m going to be looking at a different way for Dale to stream music when he’s home alone.
I have quite a few playlists on Spotify that we rotate through but the one we listen to the most is called Current Favorites. It gets updated regularly, with new favorites added as we tired of others, and it’s the one we turn to when we sit down together for our Friday Night Snacks ritual. I’m sharing it here, in case you’d like to make it part of your repertoire, too.
And here’s my playlist of top songs from 2023. I think you’ll find it’s very similar to the previous one but it definitely includes a few more of Dale’s favorites.