Every month or so, I make a playlist that describes my current state of mind.  Click on any of the images to start playing.


chookooloonks august 2013 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The playlist to listen to while your kids run around like banshees, as you calmly sip cocktails with the grownups by the pool. Featuring Eat More Cake, Daft Punk & Lake Street Dive.


chookooloonks july 2013 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


A laid-back playlist for outdoor dinners under twinkle-lit trees, catching fireflies, and making s'mores with your best friends. Featuring Laura Mvula, Jack White and Lorde.

the chookooloonks june 2013 rise up mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


Music to make you start an uprising. Featuring Marvin Gaye, Michael & U2.


chookooloonks grown-up dinner party mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The perfect, mellow mix for hosting a grown-up dinner party at home (kids peeking over the banister optional). Just add food, friends, wine, and mix well. Featuring Marvin Gaye, PM Dawn and Alana Davis.

chookooloonks april 2013 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The perfect mix for spring, warmer weather, hula hoops and tax season. Featuring Dido, Solange, Kimbra & Michael Jackson, and many more.


chookooloonks march 2013 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The perfect easy, low-key, funky mix to coax spring in, including new artists and a few old-school tunes. Featuring Solange, Soho, Gnarls Barkley, and everything in-between.

Alex's 9-year-old birthday slumber party playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The 90-minute mix of music I made for my daughter's dance party. It includes pop music she loves, a few girl-power anthems and a couple of classics I snuck in for my sanity (and her education). You might hate it, but I guarantee your tweenage girl will love it. Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson & One Direction.


chookooloonks january 2013 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


A mix for easing into the new year, featuring Morcheeba, Rufus, and Norah Jones.

chookooloonks holiday 2012 mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The mix for when friends stop by for good cheer, and the making of merry & bright. Featuring Cee Lo Green, Rodrigo y Gabriela & Babyface.


chookooloonks september 2012 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The mix that shows exactly how my September is shaping up to be: starting predictably, and ending VERY unpredictably. It's the perfect mix for fall beginnings. Includes tracks from Earth Wind & Fire, Erykah Badu & Gigi.

chookooloonks august 2012 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


In a really bad mood? This is the playlist to really wallow in cranky. With Marvin Gaye, Missy Elliott & Nine Inch Nails.


chookooloonks june 2012 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The perfect soundtrack to the perfect summer day, from morning to night. Featuring Prince, Machel Montano and Scarlett Johansson.

chookooloonks may 2012 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The weather's getting a little warmer. Time to get a little funky. Featuring Prince, Al Green & Maná.


chookooloonks april 2012 playlist from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The perfect mix to inspire dreams of spring, International Guitar Month and large tax rebates. Featuring Arrested Development, Rodrigo y Gabriela, & Jamiroquai.

chookooloonks march 2012 mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


The perfect mix to celebrate Trinidad Carnival, St. Patrick's Day, International Women's Day, the Ides of March, and three special birthdays. Includes Machel Montano, The Cranberries & Prince.


chookooloonks february 2012 mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


A mix of found love, lost love and all the other different kinds of love in between. Featuring Ray Charles, Dave Matthews Band and Gorillaz.

chookooloonks january 2012 mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


Music to get you ready for the new year, including DJ Earworm, Limp Bizkit and Prince. Of course.


chookooloonks december 2011 mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


Music for winding up the year in grand style, including Beck, James Vincent Mc Morrow, and King Biscuit Time.

Chookooloonks September 2011 mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


Fifteen tracks including music by ADELE, Gnarles Barley, and Amy Winehouse.


Chookooloonks July 2011 mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


Songs to fuel summer dreams of travel, including hot Texan nights and cool Kenyan days. Fourteen tracks including music by Scarlett Johanssen, Digital Underground, and Feist.

chookooloonks' September 2010 beautiful different mix from Chookooloonks on 8tracks Radio.


Twenty tracks, including music by Alana Davis, Beck and Dixie Chicks. I listened to most of these while writing my book.