Music motivates me. It’s a really important compound of my every-day fuel. So, I decided to have a kind of a mix-tape, to share with you guys, that is divided to scenarios through the day, based on my experience. Feel free to share your opinion about it and suggest some music that makes you feel good.
Well, waking up in the morning might be tough, and tough situations deserve some mellow acoustic music. Spotify will probably define this genre as coffeehouse music, and that feels right. This specific artist has some sentimental value for me – When I’ve been to Berlin, two years ago, at the Sunday market at Mauerpark, this guy’s music caught my ear. I saw him playing guitar and singing, and besides him was a sign with his name on it – Jackson Dyer. Somehow, I remembered his name when I came back home, I bought his two albums online, and I’m listening to them ever since. A year and a half after this trip, I returned to Berlin with my girlfriend, and while we were hanging out in the Mauerpark Sunday market, we stumbled upon him again. We sat down and listened to his show, despite the occasional rain. It was a fantastic experience.
Taking a shower isn’t an excuse for not listening to music, and it’s actually an amazing opportunity to really listen to the music itself. The shower is the best place for me to think, and I found out the ultimate shower-soundtrack for me is “Shine On You Crazy Diamonds” by Pink Floyd. Generally I don’t have the patience to listen to a slow-tempo song that builds its depth for about 13 minutes. But, when I take a shower, I’m free to truly listen. I have no visual distractions and my mind is super-focused on the beauty of this song. I would say the whole album is an amazing shower-album, but who showers for 44:17 minutes? I’m pretty sure that’s not healthy.
For me, driving to work should be the real kickstart of the day. As I said in one of my earlier posts, I like to sing in my car on the way to work. The music should be loud and energetic. For me, the best genre for these requirements is 80’s hard rock. I’ll take one of my favorite songs, by Mötley Crüe – “Kickstart My Heart”.
It’s time to be productive. So, I need good and uptempo music, but not something that will distract me from working. My preference here is something instrumental, and lately I found this awesome fusion-jazz band called Snarky Puppy. They’re amazing and super-fun. I listen to their album in order to get productive and finish my missions with a smile and some good vibes.
It kind of continues the whole productive spirit I talked about in the working section, but I feel that studying needs more motivation and less spirit. Even cool fusion-jazz won’t make me study hard as much as Hans Zimmer’s Soundtracks would. I usually listen to The Dark Knight and Inception soundtracks. That pumps up my motivation.
That part is probably related to the running habit I had about three years ago. I would run about 10km, and that would take me about 50 minutes. The main soundtrack for my runs was Fall Out Boy’s album “Save Rock And Roll”. So, without a doubt, and without a reasonable explanation, this is the best workout music for me.
After a long day of waking up, showering, driving, working, driving again, studying and working out, the thing I want the most is just sit down and relax. One of the most relaxing and sweeping I’ve listened to lately is The Flaming Lips’ “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots”. I find this album magical, and I’m easily sucked in to its story.
This is my scenario-oriented-soundtrack. I know it makes my day hell of a lot better. I would really love to hear what’s your opinion and know what’s your favorite music for these scenarios. Music is all about sharing!