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Studio Playlist OR Recipe for a Good Day

Paul Simon, “Graceland” — I always say that if you’re having a bad day and you put this album on, your whole mood will shift towards sunshine.

Amy Winehouse, “Back to Black” — When it feels good to linger in the crankiness and exercise it a little.

Lana Del Rey, “Tomorrow Never Came” — If my life were a movie, the soundtrack would be all Lana. This song is with Sean Lennon, so anyone who is also a Beatles fan will enjoy.

Frank Ocean, “White Ferrari” — is for slow, foggy mornings, and letting a quiet energy build

Taylor Swift, “All Too Well,” the 10-minute version (and, let’s be honest, the whole Eras Tour Set List) — I’ve been told by members of my family that Taylor in the studio is problematic because I end up singing a little too loudly.

Jenny Lewis, “Rabbit Fur Coat” — There’s something about a singer who is also a storyteller that makes them feel like a close friend.

Sia, “Reaper” — instant mood lift! Hits the reset button every time.

Rufus Wainwright, “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” — I have a weakness for anyone who is willing to reveal their endearing vices.

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