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Midlife Playlist with Alan Cross

Aug 14, 2019

Why can't you and your friends move on from the tunes you listened to in high school?

Music journalist and industry veteran Alan Cross talks about the stickiness of the music we attach ourselves, his own music journey, breakup tunes, the power of soundtracks and how both age and access to so much music may actually be getting in the way of broadening our music experience.ce. 

Episode Playlist

Brian Eno music to work by:
Music for Airports
Thursday Afternoon

Break-up music:
We belong together - Ricki Lee Jones
Nothing compares to you - Sinead O'Connor
Troy - Sinead O'Connor

Baby Driver
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill
Jackie Brown
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies theme song Cold Little Heart - Michael Kiwanuka

Other tunes:
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]

Alan’s contemporary picks:
Fontaine’s DC

Lamb of God

The Battle of Evermore - Heart's cover of Led Zeppelin