Feeling a bit better with this song

I've had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and "Like Gold" by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me: https://open.spotify.com/track/3P4spaSr7co8diWOj72X9A?si=j5FElvM2S3a9F3L-upAOcw Actually, I'm really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here'a a great playlist to binge with: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVzMOBac4fUJ?si=VOHOUts3RUOkv_X6yETDCg

The music that helps get me up those hills

I've been running for the last two months (not continuously), and I've experimented with some sort of audio accompaniment to help pass the time. I started off listening to podcasts, and while this helped me get through more of my podcast backlog, listening to podcasts doesn't really give me that extra oompf to get up…

A musical journey over the Moon with Clair de Lune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFC71rFejvo This visualization uses a digital 3D model of the Moon built from global elevation maps and image mosaics by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. It was created to accompany a performance of Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at the Kennedy Center for…

Starting my week with rhythmic inspiration from Emancipator

I came across music by Emancipator in one of my Spotify playlists. I started to dig into some of the albums, and I really enjoy this music for general background music, as well as for work. A great starting point is this Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO3XBt1C?si=wWkJobsXQQuCc_XzmsFD_w Here's some more information about Douglas Appling, aka Emancipator, in…

Enjoying 9 Dead Alive by Rodrigo y Gabriela

One of our many, many Slack channels at Automattic is one that focuses on great soundtracks, and other instrumental music. We usually share movie, TV, and game soundtracks in the channel. The other day, I mentioned how I'd love to find more music like Cody Francis' "Mountain Air" - https://open.spotify.com/track/7z40FeBqt9U0DaDQxEmxUV?si=ADS7LPfSQ6G69b5QHu-w1w I really enjoy this track,…

Keeping track of my media diet

This idea of tracking my media diet really appeals to me: Just like last year, I kept track of almost everything I read, watched, listened to, and experienced in my media diet posts.Jason Kottke I follow a few people who do this too, sometimes pretty publicly. I'm not sure that I'd want to share everything…

My favourite song today is Like Gold

Although it's not the first time I've listened to Vance Joy's song "Like Gold", it stands out for me today. I like how the track progresses, and carries you along to the end. I really enjoy it. https://open.spotify.com/track/0IcYIjsfFEOIY1GI4t7dLu?si=zxxy9_6tTgCAoWgUITiWag I found a live performance in Portland, that I also enjoyed: https://youtu.be/6kc9zdW6mYI unsplash-logoFeatured image by Paulette Wooten

This song goes well with the smell of apples and cinnamon

My wife baked an apple crumble for us this cold and rainy afternoon. As the smell of apples and cinnamon filled it apartment, this song, Mountain Air by Cody Francis, was playing on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/77qXYSc3ssAzXflU9deLHe?si=3h-3wLOeRi6GdswLTyNPNg As song and smell pairings go, this is a good one! Update: Here's what that smell was all about: My…
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