Our Marketing Rockstars Present: Songs + Stories – Catharine’s Playlist

Catharine’s Playlist:

A musical journey


For my week as office DJ, I decided to give each day its own theme.

DAY 1: Songs of freedom

On Monday, I wanted to salute our freedom, our fearless leaders, and each person on this incredible team that makes US strengthen + grow! I am so proud to be a part of this incredible force and on this amazing journey with each of you.

#freedom #dreamteam #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Monday’s playlist

Lynyrd  Skynyrd – Freebird

Bob Marley – Redemption Song

Steppenwolf – Born to be Wild


DAY 2: Country girl

As y’all know, I am proud to be a born and raised Louisvillian (which is what you call people from Louisville, Kentucky).

The girl I live twice as hard for

YES, we drink a lot of bourbon and, yes, we wear shoes. Yes, we love the Kentucky Derby and Mahammad Ali is our hero.

NO, we do not date our cousins, the grass is not actually blue and, no, I did not grow up with a refrigerator on my parents’ porch (but that would’ve been handy.)

I now know that I much prefer the Atlantic Ocean coastline + the sea breeze to the muddy waters of the Ohio River. But…my country roots are as deep as my affinity for country music and the country roads that take me home.

So, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.


Tuesday’s playlist

Tim McGraw – Live Like You Were Dying

Tim McGraw – Humble + Kind

Darius Rucker – Learn to Live

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

Jason Aldean – She’s Country


DAY 3: Charleston

The Mid-West was a great place to grow up, but when I was 18, I made the rig

Little brother + I exploring Clarion Alley in the Mission (amazing graffiti)

ht choice to go to school on the East Coast. As a Charlestonian from 2006-2012, I attended the college of knowledge (CofC) + The Citadel for Grad school. While I would like to tell you that I only attended flapper parties where we danced The Charleston and sipped sweet tea under the Magnolia trees, I was really dancing and singing along to Akon during my roaring 20s.

Wednesday’s playlist

In a way, you can learn a lot about Charleston by listening to Akon…

SMACK THAT ties to Eliza Pinckney in 1739. At the age of 16, she developed indigo as one of South Carolina’s three major cash crops. Indigo is the process of extracting the indigo dye involved SMACKING IT in a huge vat after picking it.

LONELY could be used to describe the soldiers stationed on Fort Sumter in the middle of the Charleston Harbor, where the first shots of the Civil War were shot.

DON’T MATTER relates to Charleston losing the Civil War, but the South kept its culture à la Akon lyrics:

Nobody wanta’ see us together
But it don’t matter, no
Cause we gonna fight, oh yes, we gonna fight
Believe we gonna fight


DAY 4: I found my heart in San Francisco

Namaste underneath the Golden Gate Bridge

I believe the only time you are actually growing is when you’re uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being comfortable, and that is what I strive to be in my old age. However, breaking a habit, trying something new, taking a risk, making new connections, or putting one’s self in a totally new situation is not easy, but it’s worth it.

When I was 26, I was living a very safe, stable life with a burning desire to live fuller and deeper. I knew I needed to shake things up a bit in order to find a new appreciation and admiration for living. So, I thought to myself, how did I get here? And where do I want to go?

I chose to give up my comfortable life and head to the West Coast in seek of stimulation + self-growth. In NorC

Stranger Things monster on a hike in the Marin Headlands

al, I let myself take chances, go on adventures and live in a constant state of amazing discomfort. I made an effort to connect with people, nature and my intentions on a deeper, more spiritual level.

I am thankful for the time I spent on myself in order to bloom and the indie music that helped me relax along the way.

Thursday’s playlist

Odesza – Bloom

Odesza – How Did I Get Here?


DAY 5: Hello, sunshine!

My dog, Gatsby, loves the South Florida sunshine, too.

It took moving away to realize how much I love the Florida sunshine ????! I am so thankful to be closer to family + closer to the sun! Florida is our forever home.

#vitaminDmakesyouhappy #sundog #dogsofinstagram

Friday’s playlist

Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place

Odesza – Sundara

Odesza – Sun Models

Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine

The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun


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