For your listening pleasure, we're serving up a sonic blend (AKA a smooth-sipping playlist) by Yes Plz. This one pairs well with Dad Beans Batch #001.
These days, we’re thankful for many things: Our families, our friends, our health, the USPS, you (obviously), and also this playlist that Yes Plz Co-Founder Tony “Tonx” Konecny brewed up for us. Ten mellow but mesmerizing tracks that hit a lot of notes of nostalgia for his pothead days. He's still a pothead, just more of a coffee-pothead.
(We've listed the tracks and Tonx's notes below just in case you don't use Spotify)
Porpoise Song | The Monkees | The mostly manufactured group nonetheless turned out some bangers with big name musicians and writers (Carole King on this track) working behind the scenes
Journey In Satchidananda | Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders | Within seconds of putting this record on, all stress melts away. An ever-potent chill pill.
Sunday Morning | The Velvet Underground & Nico | Sitting smoothly in that liminal space between rock and the punk and glam that would soon follow. Never gets old.
Nepalese Bliss (DJ Food remix) | The Irresistible Force | It’s pretty great that people make music to smoke weed to, don’t you think?
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) | Talking Heads | Home is where I want to be (even though we’re all spending a lot more time there than usual lately)
It Could Be Sweet | Portishead | It doesn’t get much more chilled out than the achingly cool vibe from Portishead. This one’s a fav.
Love Is The Drug | Roxy Music | Cool grooves that’ll make you want to dance in your chair just a bit
Mellow Yellow | Donovan | Almost psychedelic and syrupy slow
Walk a Thin Line | Fleetwood Mac | A band that put a lot of drama into it’s albums but could still deliver some smooth vibes
Everything You Do Is A Balloon | Boards of Canada | This would be my walk-on music for a really slow stoner baseball game