The Great Unknown by Mighty Oaks To Kickstart My Week

I started earlyish today and this track "The Great Unknown" by Mighty Oaks is setting the tone for my morning

I started earlyish today and this track “The Great Unknown” by Mighty Oaks is setting the tone for my morning:

It’s on this “Relax & Rewind” playlist that’s become one of my go-to work playlists.

Love The Strings In Tall Heights’ “Horse To Water”

I really enjoy Tall Heights‘ “Horse to Water”. In particular, I love the strings you hear in the chorus. The music video is a little odd, but the music is terrific:

I first heard the track on Spotify so here it is:

A Great Spotify Playlist to Relax With

I’m a recent convert to Spotify and I’m really enjoying it. I discovered this playlist that has some great, new (to me) music that’s perfect to relax with:

One of my new favourites from this playlist is this one from Little May:

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The War on Drugs and the beauty of Pain

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It's one of my new favourite tracks. What do you think?

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It’s one of my new favourite tracks:

I follow a couple bands that just create beautiful, meaningful music. I think I’ve found another to add to my little list.

Digitized 78rpm records now on Internet Archive

This is another reason why the Internet Archive is just incredible. The Great 78 Project is a collection of digitized, old 78rpm records that pre-date LPs, and it's amazing.

This is another reason why the Internet Archive is just incredible. The Great 78 Project is a collection of old recordings that pre-date LPs and it’s amazing:

The Great 78 Project is a community project for the preservation, research and discovery of 78rpm records. From about 1898 to the 1950s, an estimated 3 million sides (~3 minute recordings) have been made on 78rpm discs. While the commercially viable recordings will have been restored or remastered onto LP’s or CD, there is still research value in the artifacts and usage evidence in the often rare 78rpm discs and recordings. Already, over 20 collections have been selected by the Internet Archive for physical and digital preservation and access. Started by many volunteer collectors, these new collections have been selected, digitized and preserved by the Internet Archive, George Blood LP, and the Archive of Contemporary Music.

Here is one example that I noticed on the front page of the collection. It’s “La Vie En Rose” by Edith Piaf; Louiguy; Edith Piaf Chansons Parisiennes; Guy Luypaerts:

If you love old music then you will enjoy this collection. You can follow the project on Twitter if you are interested in new additions:

Source: 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Image credit: Mink Mingle

What I think about when I hear “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Dover Police officer Jeff Davis' dashcam performance of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" is the first one that comes to mind when I hear her fun track. If you haven't watched the video, you really should. It's awesome.

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is a fun track but when I hear it, I don’t think about her original music video. Instead, I think about this fun dashcam video of this Dover Police officer, Jeff Davis, lipsyncing Swift’s hit song. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour and watch it:

I think my favourite parts of the video are what he does when he comes across other motorists or pedestrians.

The original music video is also a fun video:

Today’s musical salvation – “It’s In The Way That You Use It”

Some days a little musical assistance makes a lot of difference when the day seems to be crawling towards its conclusion.

Today’s musical salvation is an oldie from Eric Clapton titled “It’s In The Way That You Use It” from way back in 1986.

I created a playlist with a bunch of oldies, mostly from the 20th century. I have it playing on my iPod Classic today and I am grateful for it!

How Irish dancers from Riverdance do weddings

I came across this fun video of Irish dancers at a wedding. The caption says they are Riverdance dancers and I can believe it.

This video is great. These Irish dancers are apparently part of the Riverdance cast. This must have been an awesome wedding to be a guest at.

I love Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. This style of Irish dancing really appeals to me and being at a wedding where a professional dance troupe break out in dance like this would be amazing.

Featured image credit: Feet of Flames by Max Lin, licensed CC BY-SA 2.0