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Late to the Party- Spotify Part 1

For someone who just loves social media and technology, it took me a while to get on the whole Spotify bandwagon. No pun intended. And, if I’m perfectly honest, the whole subscription element was also a little scary.  Shouldn’t have been as I use Sage One for my accounts, and that’s based around a subscription model.  And seeing I was marketing for our Sage Business Partner business until recently, I should have been listening to my own propaganda.

As I often work late, and have a longish drive home, I often turn on my playlists in the jeep and sing my lungs out the whole way home.

I’m bringing you through one of my favourite playlists.  I’m an awful person for identifying life events, or periods of time with different songs, and sometimes I just identify with a lyric or two.

The first song- Something just like this– is on the playlist for none of the above reasons… I just love the tone of the lyrics, and the lines

I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss

really resonate for me. Very real world lyrics in a world of fake everything.

Next- Feel it still . Another one on the list for none of my usual caveats. I simply like this song, as it reminds me of another. “Wait a minute Mr. Postman”.  And no, noone else seems to get it either.

Both Ed Sheeran songs are there,well, because it’s easy listening and singing, especially “I see fire“.

A Thousand Years” is beautiful lyrically and musically.  And who won’t forget the Wedding Scene in Twilight.  Not me 😉

Take me to Church” well, that voice.  Who could ignore it.  And he’s an Irish entry. Supporting local and all that.

Run” by Snow Patrol is a family favourite.  Well, a favourite of the youngest and myself. More her favourite than mine…. I never was able to get the Greys Anatomy soundtracks.  Mores the pity.  There were some EXCELLENT covers. Run was introduced to a very wide audience thanks to Greys.

The Killers are top of my Spotify list of bands.  I was very lucky to be in the presence of the great Brandon Flowers.  And he can do no wrong.

Symphony” is on the best lyrics list. Corny, but goody.

Now I can’t find the key without you
And now your song is on repeat
And I’m dancin’ on to your heartbeat
And when you’re gone, I feel incomplete
Songs from “Moulin Rouge” make the list because I was in labour watching the film for the first time, and whether I was delusional from the pain, or simply unbelieving that Ewan McGregor can sing- both of the songs are good belters for the car.
So there were are, the first half of a long playlist.
So what’s on YOUR spotify playlist?

 

Positivity- fake it til you make it?

Crazy
I am, in general, a positive person.  Certainly a glass half full kinda gal- especially if it’s pinot grigio 😉

But as with everyone I know, there are highs and lows to everyones day. But this week has been long……

I’ve been listening to one of the new Robbie Williams songs (I love my life)-

NEWSFLASH——–

He’s playing Dublin in June 2017—-

*Normal Service Resumes*

And really had to say to myself.  Yes, I love my life.  And I need to remind myself of that every now and then.

journey

So here are my tips for turning that frown upside down:

  • Smile- go on force it!
  • Spend a few minutes outside, take a few deep breaths while you are there.
  • Find an animal, pet it. 😉 unless the neighbours dog is not friendly….
  • Ring a friend. Or just text them.  Not to tell them what’s wrong, just to make contact.
  • Find an old song that you liked and dance your socks off to it
  • Help others. It’s a proven scientific fact that helping others, even just by opening a door enriches our own lives as much as those we help

 
Happiness
Let me know how you get on…