Tuesday, September 23, 2014

hundred happy songs, sixty-four: “Divenire,” by Ludovico Einaudi. Introduced to me by a close friend, and it will always make me remember her. His music is also naturally relaxing. I’m not usually a fan of classical music, but this is good. 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

hundred happy songs, sixty-three: “A river flows in you,” Yiruma. Just a naturally relaxing song. 

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Sunday, September 21, 2014


Ladies, gents and non-binaries: Stephen Fry, man who possesses the most common sense of any human on earth.

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Double Exposures by Yaser Almajed (Saudi Arabia)


i can’t hang out tomorrow i’m too busy doing nothing alone sorry

hundred happy songs, sixty-two: “Let It Be Me,” by Rosie Thomas. Another by Rosie Thomas. Her music is delightful and relaxing. 

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Saturday, September 20, 2014


Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

hundred happy songs, sixty-one: “The District Sleeps Alone,” cover by Reverse Osmosis. This was the first song I ever choreographed to. It was for an individual semester project in my college choreography class, the first dance-related class I took in college, and the one that led me into a minor that I never actually finished, but formed the basis for a lot of my life in university. We did this as a pre-test and post-test, so we re-choreographed our solo at the end of the semester and mine was far improved. It was a little victory, making my teacher proud and finally learning something. This always brings me back to those late nights sneaking into the Army ROTC school to practice, or locking myself into my dorm room, caffeinated until I couldn’t take anymore caffeine. 

Past songs: 

(1-10) “Gabriel,” Lamb//“Steer,” Missy Higgins//“Mercy,” Alanis Morissette//“Time of our lives,” Tyrone Wells//“Dancing,” Elisa//“Lights,” Ellie Goulding//“Like a bird,” Nelly Furtado//“Honoo to mori no kanibaru,” SEKAI NO OWARI//“Hunter,” Dido//“A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton

(11-20) “Ready,” Kelly Clarkson//“Heartbreak Down,” P!nk//“For Everything a Reason,” Carina Round//“Colorblind,” Natalie Walker//“Say Something,” Pentatonix//“A Drop in the Ocean,” Ron Pope//“My Immortal,” Evanescence//“Here Comes the Rain Again,” Coury Palermo//“Broken Angel,” Boyce Avenue//“Possession,” Sarah McLachlan

(21-30) “Together,” the xx//“Walking on Air,” Kerli//“Release Me,” Agnes//“Dirty Little Secret,” All-American Rejects//“Slow Me Down,” Emmy Rossum//“Forgive Me,” Missy Higgins//“If I Die Young,” The Band Perry//“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight,” the Post Service//“Wonder,” Lamb//”Since You’ve Been Around,” Rosie Thomas

(31 - 39) “Folding Chair,” Regina Spektor//”Here I Confess,” Sleepthief (Joanna Stevens)//”Sanctuary (Angel Main Theme)” Robert J Kral (Darling Violetta)//”Angel of Mine,” The Icarus Account//”Snowdonia,” Message to Bears//”Bouncing Off the Ceiling (Upside Down),” A*Teens//”Starlight Parade,” SEKAI NO OWARI//”Anything Could Happen,” Ellie Goulding//”Bitchin’ Summer,” Avril Lavigne

(40 - 49) “Lost in Paradise,” Evanescence//”Hallelujah,” Elisa//”Collide,” Howie Day//”Bye Bye Miss American Pie,” Billy Cassidy//”Believe,” Cher//”A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton//”Are You Happy Now,” Michelle Branch//”Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas),” Regina Spektor//”Demons,” Imagine Dragons//”Book of Days,” Enya

(50 - 60) “Not Ready to Make Nice,” Dixie Chicks//”Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon//”Good Morning, Baltimore,” Hairspray//”Pompeii,” Bastille//”Quicksand,” Natalie Walker//”Clarity,” Zedd feat. Foxes//”Harbor,” Vienna Teng//”The Last Snowfall,” Vienna Teng//”Shenandoah,” Peter Hollens//”Let Go,” Frou Frou//”Breathe (2 am),” Anna Nalick

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Friday, September 19, 2014

hundred happy songs, sixty: “Breathe (2 am),” by Anna Nalick. Anna Nalick was one of the first artists I bought when I got my first iPod in 2005. I listened to this album on repeat for days and I’m still not tired of it, even 9 years later. In fact, I’m waiting eagerly for her next album, which is coming out soooooon. 

Like the last song, this one is a remind to me to stop and breathe.I have trouble relaxing and focusing, so a lot of my happy music is music that helps me stop and focus. It feels like a new piece of me heals whenever this song comes up. 

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