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Day Eleven | iPod

17 Sep

Today’s prompt for My 30 Days is:

put your iPod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play.

Custom Moleskine Planner & iPod touch

Image by Mike Rohde via Flickr

You know those times that you hit shuffle on your iPod and it plays a perfect string of the most awesomest songs ever? Well, this time wasn’t quite that for me. Also, this could’ve been really embarrassing because I’ll be the first to admit that I have some real top-notch garbage on my iPod.

Thanks for showing me a little bit of mercy, dear iPod.

  1. Colin Hay, “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You”
  2. The Smiths, “How Soon Is Now”
  3. The Fiery Furnaces, “Here Comes the Summer”
  4. Robbie Williams, “Rock DJ”
  5. Death Cab for Cutie, “Brothers on a Hotel Bed”
  6. The Killers, “A White Demon Love Song”
  7. P!nk, “Who Knew”
  8. Duffy, “Distant Dreamer”
  9. Maxwell, “Get to Know Ya”
  10. Depeche Mode, “Somebody”

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Day Nine | Songs

15 Sep

Today’s prompt for My 30 Days is:

a song for every mood

Happy

• The Thrills, “Big Sur”
• Chairlift, “Bruises”
• Kelly Clarkson, “My Life Would Suck Without You”
• Taylor Swift, “You Belong to Me”
• Wham, “Everything She Wants”

Sad

• Beck, “The Golden Age”
• George Michael, “Praying for Time”
• Badly Drawn Boy, “Silent Sigh”
• Iron & Wine, “Such Great Heights”
* Leona Lewis, “Better in Time”

Angry

• Duffy, “Mercy”
• Kate Nash, “Dickhead”
• Bros, “I Owe you Nothing”

Romantic

• Barry Manilow, “I Can’t Smile Without You”
• Robbie Williams, “She’s the One”
• Jack Johnson, “Better Together”
• Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillet, “Lucky”

Chill/Calming/Contemplative

• Cary Brothers, “Blue Eyes”
• Iron & Wine, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”
• Mazzy Star, “Fade Into You”
• Lykke Li, “Possibility”
• Justin Timberlake, “Hallelujah (feat. Charlie Sexton)”

Sleepy

• Joshua Radin, “Star Mile”
• Weezer, “Jamie”
• Keane, “Bedshaped”
• Death Cab for Cutie, “Stable Song”

80s Flashback | Take on Me, A-ha

9 Sep

Right now, Take on Me is playing on the radio at work, and it somehow happens to be the second time I’m hearing it since the weekend. The song was released in 1984, and the version as we know it is apparently its second release after the original didn’t fare so well on the charts. The song itself is so emblematic of the 1980s: joyful synth-pop sounds combined with lyrics that are pleading for love. No doubt that the majority of the song’s success is owed to the video, which was completely revolutionary for its time. It features the band in a pencil-sketch animation called rotoscoping combined with live-action.

Delicious eye and ear candy!

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