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  1. GUEST MIXTAPE: Doug Allen

    Today’s mixtape is brought to you by my Doug Allen. Our friendship began shortly after making our respective debuts on Earth; John Arends (my father) and Dave Allen (Doug’s father) have been best friends since elementary school, so Doug and I spent childhood running around barefoot … Read More

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  2. GUEST MIXTAPE : ALECIA ZASIEBIDA

    While Kate is relaxing it up beachside in Mexico (lucky lady), that doesn’t mean we can’t listen to some jams that help us feel like we are near the ocean sipping on an adult beverage (even if that is far from our reality). –ALECIA You can … Read More

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  3. Guest Mixtape: Charlie B. Ward

    Remember when I use to post playlists and stuff? Yeah, me too. The past year, I’ve lost what faint pulse I had on the music industry. My job in communications and marketing has left me writing emails and tracking 9 different social media accounts at once … Read More

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  4. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Listening to: Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics

    Motown moodiness. That’s what I’m talking about, kids. Listen here, review here.

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  5. Mixtape No. 21 : Nashville Jams

    Every trip has a musical accompaniment. Throw back songs blaring from the radio of your rental car, at the bar, from an iPhone in your hotel room, a new song heard at a concert. This Nashville trip was no exception, and music punctuated some of my … Read More

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  6. MNMO TC Style: Dance Off Winter Blahs, A Mixtape

    This post was written for Minnesota Monthly’s TC Style Blog. I love winter. I honestly do. I love the scarves and hot chocolate. The extra wool blankets, thick socks, and tall boots. I love winter in Minnesota, especially. As a Chicago native, I’m still amazed how … Read More

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  7. Mixtape No. 20: W&D x Bridge & Burn

    What’s a style post without a little musical accompaniment? Here are a few jams I listened to before, after and during the shoot. You can get a true grasp of my nerdy dance moves with the GIFs below. For those of you who know me, you’ll … Read More

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  8. Mixtape No. 19: To Twitter, With Love

    This weekend was spent with my eyeballs glued to the computer screen, which absolutely requires musical accompaniment. After the umpteenth time through the XX albums, a few chair dances to the disco flurry that is the new Late Night Tales: Friendly Fires and RED by Taylor … Read More

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  9. Mixtape No. 18: LAX > AUS > ORD

    Jetting off for a week of travel requires a new playlist. Hoping to find some time to play a bit in LA and Austin, then headed to Chicago for a friend’s engagement party. Action packed 7 days ahead! Spotify | 8tracks | Rdio 1. Doused, DIIV … Read More

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  10. Mixtape No.17: Play Repeat

    Much to my loved ones dismay, I am a chronic user of the repeat button. So when I lost a bet that resulted in the surrender of my laptop and the contents of my “most played” iTunes tracks, not only was the severity of my condition … Read More

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  11. Mixtape No. 16: June Jams

    Friends- Here are a few summer tracks for your listening pleasure. I’ve had this playlist on repeat for weeks now and I’m still loving it. Lots of oldies here, so I hope you enjoy a few blasts from the past. Rock on! Listen: Spotify | 8Tracks … Read More

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  12. Mixtape No. 15: Out Of The Office

    Summer trips are being planned, plane tickets booked, and I’m Napa-bound this Friday. Traveling is certainly on the brain. Music is the next best thing to the perfect travel companion and I never leave for the airport without a mix made specifically for the trip. Here’s … Read More

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