Playlist: My Summer of Dreams

I’m one of those people that others call pessimistic. I wish I were optimistic but I’ve always told myself the best thing to be is realistic. I guess that’s what’s so scary…for the first time in my life I feel I could actually, legitimately, without room for interpretation fail at something. This playlist takes me from the moment I realized I would never be able to live with myself if I didn’t follow my dreams to the moment I arrived in Los Angeles for good.

My Summer of Dreams

Pursuit of Happiness – Lissie
Spaceship – Kanye West feat. GLC and Consequence
I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Job Song – Consequence
Symphonies – Dan Black feat. Kid Cudi
Handlebars – Flobots
Steak for Chicken – The Moldy Peaches
Unstoppable – Drake and Santigold feat. Lil’ Wayne
Time to Pretend – MGMT
Streetlights – Kanye West
Lazy Days – Shwayze
Sunrise – Yeasayer
Sun Hands – Local Natives


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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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  1. “Time to Pretend” will always remind me of the series 2 finale of Skins. I love that song so much.

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