The Best Of March 2015

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With every year that passes, it seems like March forgets that it’s supposed to go out like a lamb. Although the past month managed to sprinkle in a few highs amidst the lows—such as the dancing biscuit in this ridiculous music video—my creative endeavors, in particular, were tarnished by this overwhelming sense of stagnation and hopelessness. The optimism brought on with the new year faded away at an alarming rate, and I really needed that frickin’ lamb to burst out from the clouds, wave its hoof around and tell me to “Get my life right!” in an adorably sassy lamb voice.

So, yeah, you can blame that stupid lamb for the delayed delivery of my latest monthly playlist! All two and a half of you who actually bother reading this blog can listen to the “Best of March 2015: I Would Like To Get To Know” on Spotify. (Meanwhile, I’ll be curled up in the fetal position, worried that TIDAL will take over the world just moments after I hit the “publish” button on this post, rendering this playlist more irrelevant than it already was in the first place.)

The title of this set is, of course, a reference to the opening line of Brandy’s 1994 R&B hit “I Wanna Be Down“, a song which appears twice on the playlist—once as a sample on Le Youth’s “R E A L” and another time in its original form, acting as a reprise much later. While Charlie Belle’s “Get To Know” offers a bit of a lyrical overlap, the theme pretty much disintegrates beyond that point. This is basically just a collection of music I happened to like within this given time period, organized in a sequence that may or may not be pleasant for your eardrums.

And, yes, the cover art does inexplicably feature Chloë Grace-Moretz shouting with blank white spaces replacing her eyes, as she’s smothered by the lyrics to Céline Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now“. It’s a pretty accurate visual representation of how I felt when that stupid lamb didn’t show up on time.