I’m always a smiling doofus when September begins. I call this period from September through to December the “dessert of the year.” It might only be in my eyes, but I see people calming down a bit, with the idea of reaping surrounding them as things cool off outside. All that work completed during the first 8 months of the year starts to simultaneously pay off and ask that we relax for the final section. We start looking at each other again, just a little more. Regrouping and celebrating. Holidays, people, and food come down on us like a tour, and if things are bad enough we cling to these occasions even more tightly. And here I am, consistently leaning right into all of it, plotting it out on the calendar to make sure I don’t miss a second.
I want to say thanks to everyone for the reception of Arthur & Jane. I felt the support, truly, and loved the messages that came in talking about the project. About a week ago we kicked off the Arthur & Jane Fall Tour which, through the use of italics almost sounds like a real thing. I will be playing a number of cafes and small venues around British Columbia until the end of the year. If any of you are able to come out, please do. We can talk, trade songs, and I’ll sing a bit.
This year there won’t be so much colour to the Autumn for me. All the years I spent on the eastern side of Canada showed me a time every year where the colour spectrum spilled out the most vibrant ideas onto nature’s already absurd originality. But in the west, the trees are a bit less swayed by that idea. I won’t try and convince them; I’ll find autumn in the air, and in the time, and eventually in the less intense colour change on the conifers all around me.
Artist playlists are a cool idea to me. Among all the things I take seriously in life, two that land really high in rank are playlists and colours haha. I’m gonna mix the two to create selections of music that you can listen to if you want to. Playlists for seasons, occasions, vibes, etc. Each will have a corresponding colour and 10 songs, and often a few describing words. You can find these on my Spotify page, where they will be in an already-made playlist (whenever I make one), and you can trust that I went full sweating-mode trying to perfect them. If you don’t have Spotify, worry not! I’ll also leave it here and you can collect these songs wherever you listen to music.
#ace1af - Celadon CJ Vol. 1 | My 10 Favourite Songs
Through The Window by Chris Cornell
You Know Where To Find Me by Imogen Heap
No One To Nothing by Mother Mother
You Talk Way Too Much by The Strokes
Hypocritical Kiss by Jack White
Death Wish by Bowerbirds
Heaven by Emma Ruth Rundle
Opus Brain by Igorrr
Words Darker Than Their Wings by Alter Bridge
Getting To Me by Caroline Rose