Al's Mix | WayHome 2016 Edition

 

Can you guys believe it?!  WayHome is HERE!  Just a few more days to get ready and listen to all of your fav jams.  I've put together a larger playlist than usual to help you listen to old and new tunes from all the bands playing this weekend.  I'm most excited to see: Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Mac Demarco, Bahamas, Glass Animals...the list goes on. 

Enjoy!

Your pal,
Al
xo

Al's Mix | Vol. 27

 

HAPPY FRIDAY!  This weekend is gonna be a big mix of working hard to play harder.  I've got 2 markets: Midnight MRKT tonight and Hello Happy Market on Sunday.  I am also going to Bestival on Saturday and Sunday too.  BIG WEEKEND FOR AL!  Can't wait.  I love these action packed weekends!

I decided to focus most of my playlist on bands playing at the festival.  There are a few randoms, but they're perfect for getting through your Friday and ready for the weekend. 

Come visit me at the markets!  And maybe I'll see you at Bestival. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Your pal,
Al
xo

Al's Mix | Vol. 25

 

Hey loves!

Who is sick of this weather?!  COME ON SUMMER!  I am so ready for the sun and heat.  I was looking at my calendar the other day and almost every weekend in May, June and July are booked.  I loveeeee it!  I have a good healthy mix of work and play.  My fav saying is "Work hard to play harder," and I will be doing just that.  Cannot wait! 

Anyways, enjoy the playlist!

Your pal,
Al
xo

Al's Mix | Vol. 24

 

Hey lovies!

I"m just getting back into the swing of things after OOAK.  What a crazy, amazing ride that was.  Have you seen the interview I was in?  Click here for the link.  I was so nervous! You can also head to the Media tab to check out all the promo from OOAK.  As exhausted as I was, I was actually sad that it was over. 

Anyway, enjoy today's playlist.  It's a goodie!

HAPPY ALMOST FRIDAY! 

Your pal,
Al
xo


 

 

Al's Mix | Vol. 22

 

Hey cuties!

I am off to BC on Saturday.  I cannot wait!  I am totally checked out and can't seem to focus on anything.  Oops!  I will be posting a lot on my Insta, so be sure to check to see what I'm doing on the West Coast. 

Also, Your Pal, Al will be 1 on Saturday.  HOW CRAZY IS THAT?!  I am going to give myself a big high-five and have a few (too many) celebratory drinks.  WOO!

Enjoy the playlist! 

Your pal,
Al
xo
 

Al's Mix | Vol. 21

 

OMG who else saw the WayHome line up?!  (If not, check it out here).  I AM OBSESSED.  How are we supposed to wait 5+ months?!  My excitement is already at an unhealthy level, I can't imagine what I will be like in July.  Because of the big announcement, I decided to do a WayHome themed playlist with some of this years artists.  Enjoy!

Your pal,
Al
xo

Al's Mix | Vol. 20

 

Hello friends!

Raise your hand if you're craving some summer sun right now...I have both hands up.  I don't mind these cloudy days, but I am just feeling extra tired.  That's why I am snuggled up in bed and working today.  Ain't too shabby!  But being on a beach watching the sunset sounds a tad better.  It'll be summer before we know it...hopefully!  

This weather is effecting my song choice, so everything is pretty chill and relaxed.  Just like how I am feeling!  Enjoy!

Your pal,
Al
xo


Al's Mix | Vol. 19

 

Yo yo yooooo!

OMG who else is waiting to hear all the Toronto music festival lineups?!  I CANNOT WAIT.   I think about WayHome every single day.  Summer 2016 will be my Summer of Festivals.  I want to go to like 5...yes, I am a crazy person.  After seeing the lineups for Coachella, Governors Ball, and Bonnaroo, it really makes me wonder who will be at the local festivals.  I guess now it's just a waiting game. 

Anyways, enjoy the latest playlist! 

Your pal,
Al
xo

Al's Mix | Vol. 18

 

Hey strangers!

I know, I know, I've been MIA.  December was MENTAL with all the markets I was doing and then Christmas was in full swing.  I had put my feet up and relax, but I am (slowly) getting back into it. 

I decided to switch to Spotify to share my playlists.  I'm sorry to SoundCloud, but every time I tried to search for a song it just wasn't there.  Spotify's library is a friggin' dream to work with.  So if you wanna listen, please make an account.  I promise it's worth it!

PS HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Your pal,
Al
xo


Al's Mix | Vol. 17

 

Oh, hey strangers!  Sorry I've been MIA.  I have decided to sign up for MULTIPLE markets in December...officially going to go insane.  It's like a sick twisted joke I play on myself, but whatever, Mama's gotta get paid.  I've been mostly planning for those and such.  Trying to be as prepared as I can be.  Check out my Happenings page to see the line up.  SUPER pumped about all of them.  I haven't decided which one, but at one of the December markets, I will be donating 50% of the proceeds to Sick Kids.  I'll keep yeah posted!

REALLY cool thing happened last week- I was featured on Breakfast Television!  The Chic Canuck shared some of her fav gift ideas and one of my large cups with a cacti and my 8x8 True North were added to the list.  We are booth neighbours at the Toronto Designers Market, so she showed a few vendors from there.  SO COOL!  Check it out here.  Skip to 1:04 if you want to see my 10 seconds of fame. 

Anywho, here is my playlist for the week.  Enjoy!

Your pal,
Al
xo 

Al's Mix | Vol. 16

 

Instead of doing themed playlists, I have decided to share songs that I am feeling that week.  My taste changes ALL the time.  There are some staple bands like Tycho and Alt-J, and then I will rediscover a song I haven't heard in years that I will be obsess over, then it'll be onto the next.  So here are my fav songs today!  Enjoy!

Your pal,
Al
xo

Al's Mix | Vol. 15

 

It's playlist day!!!!  I wasn't feeling one specific theme, so I decided to share some of my fav's at the moment.  As you can tell, I'm really into rap and chill stuff.  My kinda vibes.

PS I just found this YouTube video with my products featured in it.  SO COOL!  I met Chelsi at the Etsy: Made in Canada event.  She is the cutest.  Check it out here.  The whole video is amaze, but if you just wanna see yours truly, then skip to the 5:00 mark.  

PSS The pic is from one of the best kept secrets just north of Toronto, Apples of Glasgow

Your pal,
Al
xo


Al's Mix | Vol. 14

 

Hope everyone had a fab Thanksgiving!  I know I sure did.  I enjoyed 2 amazing dinners and lots of delicious wine and craft beer.  My kinda weekend!  When Thanksgiving is over, we are just one step closer to the Holiday season.  SO EXCITED!  I am a tad nervous because this is my first Christmas doing Your Pal, Al, so it will be a lot of working hard to play harder.  It's all about balance, people!

Today, I share with you a chill ass playlist.  Some electronic kind of stuff that you can just max relax to.  The Fall always makes me want to just chill out and listen to some slower jams.

Enjoy!

PS don't forget, Trinity Bellwoods Flea is this Saturday!  

Your pal, 
Al
xo

Al's Mix | Vol. 13

 

Shite, I've already missed a few posts since I made my September Resolutions.  WHATEVER #sueme.  I make my own rules and rules were made to be broken, ammi right?!  I was preparing for Etsy: Made in Canada last week and it was INSANE.  I made triple than what I usually do so I basically didn't sleep.  It was so much fun though and I'm sad that it's over.  Time to start preparing for Holiday markets (THE BEST TIME OF YEAR...I am one of those annoying Christmas freaks btw).

Any who, back on track and ready to share my favourite songs of the moment with you.  As you can tell, I like a lot of different music and this is just an example how how random my music selection is.  Older, newer and everything in between.  Enjoy!  

Your pal,
Al
xo

PS the version of River by Leon Bridges on my playlist doesn't do the song justice.  Check out a live recording below.  SO GD GOOD!