Like for a lot of people, music is a big part of my life. Living in West Hollywood, I walk a lot errands, so I have the headphones in. I workout to music. I teach Spinning class to music. I seem to cook and clean with a soundtrack playing to make chores bearable. I fall asleep to the Songza “Classical for Sleeping” channel. I’m not a music snob. I listen to the popular stuff, but I crave variety and I love when artists redefine themselves or their genre. I’m not loyal to the genre paradigm; I just love passionate and artistic expression.
OK, now that my rant is over, I’m going to pull some things from my current playlists that you may or may not be familiar with. These aren’t all “new”, but they are current in the JDE Soundtrack!
I put together 14 songs to get my mind right for 2014. Please note that these are not all “new” songs and that this list is a fluid one that represents the moment. If I put it together tomorrow, it would be different. There are lots of genres represented, so you will probably like some and not others and that’s OK.
Nina Simone – Feeling Good
This is always a great start. Feel good or at least TELL YOURSELF that you feel good and kick things off with a great attitude.
That’s 1 down, 13 to go. Keep watching!
There are several tools pictured here, but you’ll only need one of them to fix the things that I’m going to show you. If you guess the white Lumia 1020 in the middle of the picture, you’d be correct.
Before we get started, I’d like to point out that while the Lumia 1020 takes great pictures, I’m also impressed with its photogenic qualities in front of the camera. The Nokia is no diva though and worked well with the hardhat tools that share the spotlight.
OK, let’s dig in and fix some stuff in our lives with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and some apps to help us out.
Oh music is the soundtrack of our lives, but more and more that soundtrack is being controlled and thrown down our throats. I’m not some hipster niche dweller, but I do like to mix in some “off the beaten path” in with the mainstream. This is all stuff that is just off the mainstream that I wish more people would be exposed to. ALL of this stuff is rockin my rotation and maybe something will resonate with you.
With the passing of Dick Clark we lost a monumental force in the music world. One of the gifts that he left us was his quotable saying that “Music is the soundtrack of your life”. I’ve always liked that quote and I think I’m going to make that way of thinking a regular part of this blog.
What I’ll do is pick a couple of songs and then give a little commentary on it and how it applies as the soundtrack of my life. That commentary could be funny or poignant. Let’s get started with the first DalyDose of…The Soundtrack Of Your Life.