The Soundtrack To Breaking Up: Day to Night Tunes by Chrissy Kent
As most of us know, breaking up is both surreal and unsettling.
Consider this playlist to be your safe guide out of this mind f***. Plug in. Lay down, and go with the flow because like all highs there are also lows, and as always, music CAN heal all…
1. “Where is My Mind” by Pixies on Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixie
8 am…shit. Today’s going to be a long day. Maybe the world will end and we won’t have to meet up and talk?…Who am I kidding?… No, we can’t end it; if we just keep trying the feelings will come back… No, its done…we NEED to break up!
Need I say more? There is no greater battle than the one fought between the head & heart. Just remember, there is always greater love, learning, and sexcapades to come, no pun intended… Now go reclaim yourself!
2. “Fortunate Son” by Creedance Clearwater Revival on Willy and The Poor Boys
Don’t panic. Press Play.
With CCR on your side you will feel invincible! Relax, and let this soulful jam wash away any last doubts.
3.“Strangers” By the Kinks on Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround, Part
“Oh man, I’m actually pretty bummed”. Yes, it’s normal- the initial post-breakup comedown. Try this: If you have twinkle lights, hell, plug them in. If you have candles spark them up too. After this, find the coziest spot in your humble abode and turn up this tune…In the end, we all may become strangers but The Kinks don’t have to be.
4. “It’s All Over Now” by The Rolling Stones on London Years
If life is a movie, this song will play over with the final credits. Though sad in theory, the realization that you are better off without your ex is nothing short of euphoric! To thoroughly enjoy this song, blast it when you’re finally done crying, drinking, and wondering what if…because hell, it’s All Over Now!
Audio Engineer and Professor on the first day of school, “Audio will always be your bitch lover..”
A Study Playlist That is ADD Accessible by Chrissy Kent
Due to the epic nature of this playlist it may not be suitable for students with a severe TYPE A personality or who are easy distracted by heavy tracks.
“Just one more song and then I can study?”…Who are you kidding? That one song almost always leads to youlegally downloading ten more. This playlist is your solution to the ever-present music or no music while studying debate! This list of songs offers ADD heads the chance to chill out AND study with its blend of soulful hip-hop, trance, and oldies.
1. “We Get Down” by Tre Leji
First, it must be said that I wish I could put this song on every playlist. Local Toronto hip hop artists South P, Dubby Free Lo ,and Guzo Luchini have seamlessly revived the sounds of jazz, soul, and hip hop, funk fusion. This song will effortlessly cause one’s mind to kick back, relax, and just get down…to work.
2. “Crave you” by Flight Facility on Crave You
Not my favourite genre, but this saxophone infused electronic jam is light enough for even the most easily distracted student. One can remain entranced in their studies while still grooving to the smooth melodies. For those looking to spice it up, I suggested listening to Adventure Club’s dubstep remix.
3. “Inner City Blues” by Marvin Gaye on What’s Going On
“One can never be lead astray when listening to Marvin Gaye.” I might have just made that quote up but it still holds true, you can’t beat Marvin Gaye when it comes to chilled out funk. If people could be equated to scents, this dude would definitely be a lusty, if possible, aged to perfection musk. The sultry laid-back delivery of his righteous lyrics will force you to take a second listen.
4. “On & On” by Erykah Badu on Baduizm
Having the“holy Shit, there’s so much more, I can’t do this!” freak out? Right now you are probably realizing that the chapter you’re reading and taking notes on is still going On & On, so who better than to sing it to you straight than Ms. Erykah Badu. Take a break, and when the next song stops you know it’s time to get back to work!
“Nutmeg” by Ghostface Killah Ft. The RZA on Supreme Clientele
…Because you deserve it.
5. “Work” by Junior Boys on Begone Dull Care
How could I play this after Ghostface Killah? Easy, because I can, and because this song’s drum steeped backbeat is like audio Ritalin nudging my misguided mind back on track.
7. “Everything I Am” by Kanye West on Graduation
“Everything I’m not, made me everything I am,” So you see kids, even if you’re not a straight A student or even a B student, you still have the power to become everything you’re not. This may be the only time Kanye proved to be courteously inspirational… Sorry George Bush and T.Swift he is actually pretty spot on here.
8.“Mighty Healthy” by Ghostface Killah on Supreme Clientele
It’s alright, let yourself get caught up in illness that is Ghostface Killah. At this stage, you have probably started to snap out of that weird focus coma that all great students fall victim to. Go with it, let yourself be freed of the study stupor. Now is your chance to go outside, grab a beer, a light reading magazine, a lamp, another textbook for all I care, just do something else! After all the sitting and snacking you’ve just done, may I suggest the Wii Fit?