Spotify Recommendations From Twitter Archive

As part of my ongoing unwinding of my Twitter history, I found a number of posts where I shared music from Spotify. I aggregated all these songs into a [playlist][]. Or, you can play them in-browser if you follow the jump.

I joined the service in August 30, 2011, a month after their US lauch.

Spotify came in around during a transitional period in my life. I was beginning to produce talks focused on Ruby, and was preparing to step out from the relative safety of my corporate job and try something different. And I did.

My peak use of the service would come while I was working in San Francisco doing full-stack development. The people I worked with in that time were fun, interesting, exciting, and very lovely. It was a really special 2-year run and I miss that them.

Reading through these tracks, I was reminded of the breezy afternoons on our roof on King Street. I was reminded of the foggy summer days around Union Square (SF). I was a heavy Spotify user during my period working at Shop it To Me and in my first months at DevBootcamp. Take a trip with me through some of the tracks of yesteryear.

Thu May 31 16:55:01 +0000 2012Possibly the most Romantic thing ever written for piano. Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, G 541, Op. 62: "O lieb so lang' du lieben kannst"Franz Liszt, Henrik Måwe
Tue Jun 26 21:32:32 +0000 2012The song I wish I'd had enough popped collar to write between 1992 and 1994 ♫ Girls Like You – The Naked And Famous Girls Like YouThe Naked And Famous
Thu Jul 26 17:27:53 +0000 2012Sometimes I just forget how wonderful Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was. Here's a reminder ♫ Jesus, etc. – Wilco Jesus, etc.Wilco
Mon Jul 30 20:08:10 +0000 2012I love Karmin's amazing rap covers, but their original pop stuff is catchy as hell pop sung by a girl who can, get t... BrokenheartedKarmin
Mon Jul 30 21:04:25 +0000 2012I first heard this record in, I think, 1991. It still blisters the eardrums. Surfing with the AlienJoe Satriani
Wed Aug 01 18:21:49 +0000 2012So glad to see the re-interpretation of 50's era sounds with electronica (Grimes) or noise (Raveonettes). OblivionGrimes
Thu Aug 02 22:02:27 +0000 2012This one's pretty phat. I hear Eno + Donna summer elements on this one. Adagio for TRON - Remixed by TeddybearsDaft Punk
Tue Aug 21 23:48:18 +0000 2012Among the perfect things in this world is this record by David Bowie. ♫ Five Years - 2012 - Remaster – David Bowie Five Years - 2012 Remastered VersionDavid Bowie
Wed Sep 12 23:21:22 +0000 2012Incredible. Book my flight to Roissy des que maintenent. ♫ La Plage – Marie Laforêt La PlageMarie Laforêt
Thu Sep 13 23:22:54 +0000 20121:35-2:15. Just perfect. ♫ Hey Joe – The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
Mon Sep 17 17:50:45 +0000 2012The Raveonettes new record is another gorgeous, rich, angsty mix of beautiful harmonies, noisy and a morbid 50's bal... ObservatorThe Raveonettes
Mon Sep 17 21:13:58 +0000 2012My daily @marinasdiamonds dosage may be reaching "radioactive" levels ♫ Electra Heart – Marina and The Diamonds Electra Heart (Deluxe)Marina and the Diamonds
Thu Sep 20 22:15:41 +0000 2012Sounded like Fun. but with more of a pop sensibility and less of an angsty violent femmes gone nice thing. Night VisionsImagine Dragons
Fri Sep 21 21:27:33 +0000 2012I'm entirely staggered that this record came out in 1983. Sounds current and edgy today, still. Violent FemmesViolent Femmes
Mon Sep 24 22:04:33 +0000 2012It's an election year... ♫ Christ For President – Billy Bragg, Wilco Christ For PresidentBilly Bragg, Wilco
Thu Sep 27 22:08:05 +0000 2012Reminds me of year one with @laurennroth ♫ Galaxies – Laura Veirs GalaxiesLaura Veirs
Fri Sep 28 17:46:14 +0000 2012The Cardigans may be remembered for "Lovefool" but their "Gran Turismo" quite nearly perfect. ♫ Perfect Things Cardigans
Wed Oct 03 18:30:25 +0000 2012If this doesn't make you glad to be alive... ♫ Exactly Like You – Django Reinhardt Exactly Like YouDjango Reinhardt
Tue Oct 23 18:39:57 +0000 2012Next month Gheorghiu will be performing "Tosca" in SF. Carmen, Act I: No.5 Habanera : L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Carmen/Cigarières/Jeunes gens/Dragons)Georges Bizet, Angela Gheorghiu, Wolff, Michel Plasson, Orchestre National Du Capitole De Toulouse, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse
Thu Oct 25 23:04:03 +0000 2012Listened to this most of today. Pretty good. ♫ Stubborn Love – The Lumineers Stubborn LoveThe Lumineers
Wed Nov 07 19:36:22 +0000 2012I never really got opera until recently. But this is amazing even if you've not crossed that threshold. Homage to Maria CallasAngela Gheorghiu
Wed Nov 07 23:15:37 +0000 2012Go Chan! Not at all like a Cat Power record. ♫ Cherokee – Cat Power CherokeeCat Power
Wed Nov 14 19:04:36 +0000 2012Such a great track ♫ Galaxies – Laura Veirs GalaxiesLaura Veirs
Mon Jan 14 18:25:28 +0000 2013New Kavinsky, the aural genius behind "Nighcall" from "Drive." ♫ Protovision – Kavinsky ProtoVisionKavinsky
Tue Jan 15 22:50:45 +0000 2013Ridiculously over-emotional, but well done. We just don't do this across the Atlantic. CasséNolwenn Leroy
Fri Jan 18 21:50:23 +0000 2013Will the 90's sound be coming back more now? Bush isn't even off the air yet. Still, fun. Lost KidsBlood Red Shoes
Mon Jan 21 19:59:03 +0000 2013Kick in the Monday ♫ It's Getting Boring By The Sea – Blood Red Shoes It's Getting Boring By The SeaBlood Red Shoes
Tue Feb 12 18:24:25 +0000 2013A lovely track. Green's baritone is somewhere between Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg; Shapiro channels the yee-... Here I AmAdam Green, Binki Shapiro
Wed Feb 13 21:13:33 +0000 2013Pretty epic track. ♫ Mathematics – Little Boots MathematicsLittle Boots
Thu Feb 14 23:38:46 +0000 2013@laurennroth kinda lily allen-y but fun ♫ Skinny Genes – Eliza Doolittle Skinny GenesEliza Doolittle
Tue Feb 19 18:45:02 +0000 2013Rainy day SF music. ♫ Black Planet – Sisters Of Mercy Black Planet (Remastered)Sisters of Mercy
Mon Feb 25 18:06:37 +0000 2013Among the things that can make me realize I've been holding my breath for 1:11. Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestosoLudwig van Beethoven, Barbara Bonney, Sir Simon Rattle, Wiener Philharmoniker
Thu Feb 28 00:44:59 +0000 2013Sweet. Kavinsky LP. ♫ OutRun – Kavinsky OutRunKavinsky
Fri Mar 01 18:25:10 +0000 2013Among the perfect things of this world. ♫ I've Been Loving You Too Long - To Stop Now – Otis Redding I've Been Loving You Too LongOtis Redding
Wed Mar 06 17:37:15 +0000 2013New Johnny Marr record is great, but i just queued up Meat is Murder after it. so. y'know. New Town VelocityJohnny Marr
Thu Mar 07 20:35:33 +0000 2013Brilliant. A stunning display of how meter works. With vibrophones. ♫ Rag Mop – Lionel Hampton Rag MopLionel Hampton and his Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, The Hamp-Tones
Fri Mar 08 17:56:58 +0000 2013Whatever woes there are, "Sunday Morning" mollifies many of them. Sunday MorningThe Velvet Underground, Nico
Fri Mar 08 19:33:51 +0000 2013Heartfelt rap-lady ♫ Mirror – Kat Dahlia MirrorKat Dahlia
Tue Mar 12 18:36:04 +0000 2013Love strong female vocalist punk bands. Girl on the 12 told me about The Gits. Good stuff. Bob - Cousin OThe Gits
Fri Mar 15 18:19:34 +0000 2013@laurennroth a winner ♫ Break The Chain – Oh Land Break The ChainOh Land
Wed Mar 20 00:15:09 +0000 2013Somewhere between "Flashdance" and ABBA. ♫ White Light Moment – Tove Styrke White Light MomentTove Styrke
Wed Mar 20 20:01:34 +0000 2013Sounds a bit like early bowie. ♫ Ahead Of The Curve – Monsters Of Folk Ahead Of The CurveMonsters Of Folk
Thu Mar 21 17:41:43 +0000 2013@laurennicoleroth Have some Joy Formidable to get the day going :) ♫ Whirring – The Joy Formidable WhirringThe Joy Formidable
Fri Mar 22 21:27:00 +0000 2013I only listen to Sverigepop these days. ♫ Million Pieces – Tove Styrke Million PiecesTove Styrke
Wed Mar 27 23:28:58 +0000 2013@miceland thinking of you buddy: ♫ The Robots - 2009 Digital Remaster – Kraftwerk The Robots - 2009 Remastered VersionKraftwerk
Mon Apr 01 20:21:32 +0000 2013What Synths! What a voice! ♫ Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - RemasteredEurythmics
Thu Apr 04 17:05:19 +0000 2013Cat Power meets Roy Orbison? Recommended by @chronsnob ♫ The Waiting – Angel Olsen The WaitingAngel Olsen
Thu Apr 04 17:10:54 +0000 2013@laurennroth what do you think? ♫ Free – Angel Olsen FreeAngel Olsen
Mon Apr 08 18:41:00 +0000 2013Wow. don't make intros like this one anymore. ♫ Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My CarBilly Ocean
Wed Apr 10 20:46:08 +0000 2013East Bay punk learnt of years before I lived across a bridge from it. ♫ Libel – Tilt LibelTilt
Fri Apr 12 17:30:08 +0000 2013For my sweet @laurennroth this morning. ♫ Everytime We Say Goodbye – John Coltrane Everytime We Say GoodbyeJohn Coltrane
Wed Apr 17 22:05:51 +0000 2013The Velvet Underground was really just a synopsis of Cale's talent. ♫ Hanky Panky Nohow – John Cale Hanky Panky NohowJohn Cale
Thu Apr 18 18:43:51 +0000 2013Ubelievable. Still. ♫ Temptation [7" Version] – New Order Temptation - (7" Version) [2015 Remastered Version]New Order
Mon Apr 22 18:28:34 +0000 2013Peter Hook's beautiful, beautiful bass. ♫ Crystal – New Order CrystalNew Order
Tue Apr 23 18:47:12 +0000 2013Gave Snoop Lion a try. Liked this one. ♫ Get Away – Snoop Lion, Angela Hunte, Elan Atias Get AwaySnoop Lion, Angela Hunte, Elan Atias
Thu Apr 25 20:47:33 +0000 2013Kinda Dashboard confessional, kinda pete yorn, english with more cursing ♫ Plain Sailing Weather – Frank Turner Plain Sailing WeatherFrank Turner
Fri Apr 26 18:10:38 +0000 2013Minute 14:50 will be cued during my invasion of Silesia. Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 in D Minor -1895 Gustav Mahler Edition: I. Allegro, ma non troppo un poco maestosoLudwig van Beethoven, Janacek Opera Choir, Leah Anne Myers, llene Sameth, Richard Conant, James Clark, Peter Tiboris, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Tue Apr 30 16:40:50 +0000 2013Musical geniuses take one of Rush's *best* instrumentals and make it scream. La Villa StrangiatoSteve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Brendt Allman
Wed May 01 18:46:41 +0000 2013Sarah singin' 'bout my home. ♫ (Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay - Live At The Fillmore Version – Sara Bareilles (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Live At The Fillmore VersionSara Bareilles
Wed May 01 19:33:53 +0000 2013@J__Swift: New iggy and the stooges is pretty decent. "Ready to Die." ♫ Ready to Die – Iggy & The Stooges Ready to DieThe Stooges
Tue May 07 17:11:22 +0000 2013Possibly the only thing that might make me want to see this movie. ♫ Love Is Blindness – Jack White Love Is BlindnessJack White
Wed May 08 18:34:16 +0000 20131996-7. Just perfect. ♫ Being There – Wilco Being ThereWilco
Mon May 13 22:01:19 +0000 2013Ffffuuu: Patti Smith + Joy Division + Interpol + Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Hard punk art. Ffffuuuu ♫ Husbands – Savages HusbandsSavages
Wed May 15 19:43:13 +0000 2013goot stuff @laurennroth ♫ Future Starts Slow – The Kills Future Starts SlowThe Kills
Mon May 20 18:52:46 +0000 2013Keeping with @laurennroth noting bands that sound like Bruce Springsteen... ♫ The Secret – The Airborne Toxic Event The SecretThe Airborne Toxic Event
Wed May 22 17:02:45 +0000 2013And we love Camera Obscura. ♫ Swans – Camera Obscura SwansCamera Obscura
Fri May 24 20:51:13 +0000 2013Next time I imagine myself trapped in a Japanese super-kawaii video-game: this. ♫ Echobo – Anamanaguchi
Mon Jun 03 18:07:05 +0000 2013Doo-wop punk? Sam the sham meets the Stooges? ♫ Ozma – Shannon and The Clams OzmaShannon and The Clams
Tue Jun 04 22:02:20 +0000 2013Girl romance. ♫ I Couldn't Be Your Friend – Tegan And Sara I Couldn't Be Your FriendTegan and Sara
Fri Jun 07 17:34:49 +0000 2013Vampire Weekend's brave bid to be the album of summer 2013. Hamptons, San Diego, or The Bay: is summer. Modern Vampires of the CityVampire Weekend
Fri Jun 14 17:01:44 +0000 2013A wonderful record from Camera Obscura. ♫ Desire Lines – Camera Obscura Desire LinesCamera Obscura
Fri Jun 14 22:32:02 +0000 2013Ambient and strange, but pleasantly so ♫ Immunity – Jon Hopkins ImmunityJon Hopkins
Tue Jun 18 18:00:10 +0000 2013Carly Simon + Patti Smith sound ♫ My Mistakes – Eleanor Friedberger My MistakesEleanor Friedberger
Mon Jun 24 05:34:29 +0000 2013Seriously, if "Love fool" is where you stopped listening to the Cardigans...fix it. I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be NicerThe Cardigans
Mon Jul 15 17:18:43 +0000 2013I'm really digging The Submarines. ♫ Fire – The Submarines FireThe Submarines
Wed Jul 31 18:19:49 +0000 2013Who knew Santigold also sang punk... ♫ It's Unanimous – Stiffed It's UnanimousStiffed
Tue Aug 06 17:49:53 +0000 2013Really loving "Night Driving in Small Towns." ♫ Serial Killer – Night Driving In Small Towns Serial KillerNight Driving In Small Towns
Thu Aug 08 20:29:05 +0000 2013I love M. Ward's music. M., you tear it up and the Zooey accents are a nice touch. ♫ I Get Ideas – M. Ward I Get IdeasM. Ward
Mon Aug 12 19:41:49 +0000 2013RIP ♫ Candy Bars – Mitch Hedberg Candy BarsMitch Hedberg
Wed Aug 14 17:02:51 +0000 2013Good, dreamy, folky? Interesting. Will listen to more. ♫ Myth – Beach House MythBeach House
Mon Aug 26 22:14:30 +0000 2013So great. Surfy Elliot Smith? ♫ Weight – Mikal Cronin WeightMikal Cronin
Tue Aug 27 18:33:18 +0000 2013It just rocks so hard. ♫ Girls Like You – The Naked And Famous Girls Like YouThe Naked And Famous
Sun Sep 15 23:23:26 +0000 2013Neko is so great. ♫ Man – Neko Case ManNeko Case
Sun Sep 15 23:37:28 +0000 2013Have kid? Want broken heart? This one. ♫ Nearly Midnight, Honolulu – Neko Case Nearly Midnight, HonoluluNeko Case
Tue Sep 17 16:32:12 +0000 2013What?! The Misfits covered a rocky horror song!? Why did no one tell me of this? Science Fiction/Double FeatureMisfits
Wed Sep 25 20:46:33 +0000 2013Reminds me of Austin. ♫ Sea Lion Goth Blues – The Growlers Sea Lion Goth BluesThe Growlers
Fri Oct 04 17:36:37 +0000 2013Where my Texas metal fans at. ♫ Walk – Pantera WalkPantera
Fri Oct 04 17:52:57 +0000 2013Nice: Possible Pee Wee's Big Adventure reference. ♫ More Than – Au Revoir Simone More ThanAu Revoir Simone
Tue Oct 08 20:43:07 +0000 2013Andrew Bird, man, i'm diggin' it man. ♫ Imitosis – Andrew Bird ImitosisAndrew Bird
Tue Oct 22 21:14:29 +0000 2013Thao is really good. ♫ Know Better Learn Faster – Thao Know Better Learn FasterThao
Wed Oct 23 17:58:06 +0000 2013Cool track, but you may never get it out of your head. ♫ Knickerbocker – Fujiya & Miyagi KnickerbockerFujiya & Miyagi
Wed Oct 23 21:34:46 +0000 2013This shit is so funky I just sprouted a purple ankle-length fur coat. ♫ Over And Over – Hot Chip Over And OverHot Chip
Fri Oct 25 21:18:50 +0000 2013@OHLANDmusic just killed this one in SF. Her amazing live band (esp. drummer) made this riveting. Wolf & IOh Land
Mon Oct 28 17:06:24 +0000 2013All other pop stars are obviated. ♫ 400 Lux – Lorde 400 LuxLorde
Wed Nov 06 02:08:31 +0000 2013Pretty nice nasty blues in the jack White / black keys vein. ♫ Criminal Love – Rumspringa Criminal LoveRumspringa
Wed Nov 06 19:39:33 +0000 2013I thought they were part of my 90's reveries but this new disc is great. ♫ Seasons of Your Day – Mazzy Star Seasons of Your DayMazzy Star
Mon Nov 18 23:06:27 +0000 2013Nice stuff. Grace Potter meets T-Rex? ♫ Got To Have Rock And Roll – Heartless Bastards Got To Have Rock And RollHeartless Bastards
Fri Jan 03 23:11:50 +0000 2014Yet more great music from Scandinavia ♫ Suburban Space Invader – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Suburban Space InvaderThe Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Mon Jan 06 19:40:57 +0000 2014La Sera is beautiful music. Belle&sebastian + jessica lea mayfield + wye oak? ♫ I'm Alone – La Sera I'm AloneLa Sera
Wed Jan 08 21:16:12 +0000 2014Nice. Reminds me of the first time I heard Cat Power for the first time ♫ Sleepwalking – The Casket Girls SleepwalkingThe Casket Girls
Tue Jan 21 18:03:31 +0000 2014Really nice groovy pop. Feels like a west coast Vampire Weekend. ♫ Coastal Grooves – Blood Orange Coastal GroovesBlood Orange
Tue May 13 20:57:57 +0000 2014Even their "worst" album is enough to lay waste to cities. ♫ Head On – Pixies Head OnPixies
Fri Aug 15 17:44:29 +0000 2014First I ever heard of "Boll Weevil" was White Stripes singing it in Berkeley. Better to hear Leadbelly sing it with... Lead Belly Sings for ChildrenLead Belly
Fri Aug 22 15:38:07 +0000 2014For when you' miss New Orleans ♫ Good Time Blues (An Outlaw's Lament) – Hurray For The Riff Raff Good Time Blues (An Outlaw's Lament)Hurray For The Riff Raff