Currently: Listening | Reading | Watching

december 10, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: bookshelf, musique du jour, spirituality

A peek of what’s been in my earbuds, on my nightstand, cued up on youtube, and one guilty pleasure Bravo On Demand find:

1. Bedouin’s Robot Heart Friday Sunrise Set from Burning Man 2015

I posted about this set on Instagram but I’ve listened to it at least 4 or 5 times in entirety so far. It taps into something so primal, so esoteric, so beautiful. I can’t even TELL YOU how excited I am to see Bedouin’s set at the Sx Festival in St. Martin in March. #itshappening


2. Serial Season 2 Podcast

I loved Season 1 so much, and I know everyone was eagerly awaiting Season 2. I will say it’s not AS gripping and Season 1 was for me, but it’s still so well-produced.


3. Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I’m about two thirds through this, and it’s a really quick and powerful read. As a sociologist I’m destined to be inherently drawn to questions and discussions around race, class, culture, social inclusion and exclusion, power, and the different lived experiences of reality people face.


4. Yogini Tarot 

I’ve been watching Yogini Tarot’s YouTube channel for probably 6 months now, if not longer. And the most recent set of readings she did (for each of the 12 astrological signs) were REALLY powerful for me (must have been all the New Year energy swirling) and prompted me to book my first personal reading with her. The reading was great, exactly what I needed, and I’ll continue to book personal readings with Ann Marie every few months.


5. Workout New York

Ok, you didn’t think I’d get through a list without mentioning SOMETHING on Bravo, did you? I recently binge watched all the episodes Bravo has up of Work Out New York. As a little gym rat myself, this was SO entertaining. These people all have massive ish, too.


  One thought on “Currently: Listening | Reading | Watching

  1. January 10, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Ok…Real talk: 1) Bedouin in St. Martin in March sounds like a damn dream. You’re so lucky! (I miss the Caribbean, MY HOME <3). 2) Serial, season 2: I like it but I don't looooove it. I don't know if it's just dragging or if they don't have much to go on. I don't know, it just doesn't tug at me, you know? On a different note, is Coates anything like Fanon? And if he is, I'm getting my hands on that book and soon. And I love Yogini Tarot! I have always been curious about her private readings since her general readings have always resonated with me. Love these picks! <3

    • lamouretlamusique
      January 12, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Gah I know! We just booked our villa TODAY! The Caribbean is just a true dream, isn’t it. I lived in Puerto Rico for a bit when I was 12. We’re on the same page with Serial. Let’s be honest Season 1 was going to be hard to beat, it was just SOOOOO SOOOO SOOO good, wasn’t it. I haven’t read any Fanon myself but damn I need to! I think you’d like Coates – he was heavily influenced by Malcom X and is just a really eloquent, passionate writer. I LOVE that you love Yogini Tarot! I think it’s well worth the $40 to do a half hour personal reading with her. She’s really good at what she does, and provides nice follow up over email too <3

      • January 14, 2016 at 8:01 am

        Say what?! You lived in PR? That’s where I’m from! Born and raised! I used to be a Caribbean literature major many many moons ago. Fanon was just REQUIRED and “Black Skin, White Masks” was almost seen as gospel. I’m definitely going to look into booking a reading with Ann Marie. I think I need it. <3

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