Studio Musings

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Getting Stuff Done

 Sometimes the hardest thing is simply getting started.  Winter can be especially difficult that way; the dark grey days sap my energy and leave me wishing for nothing more than to curl up with a book.  But I've got a lot I want to do; lots of ideas and experiments that I'm itching to complete, if I can just get up the energy to start and keep going.

That's where my Getting Stuff Done playlist comes in - 100 songs guarenteed to make me want to DO something.  They're all vocals - when I'm beading I need my music to have words.    (I have another playlist called writing music, which is all instrumental).  I think the vocals occupy that portion of my brain that the beading doesn't, and everything just seems to flow more freely.

Today was a Getting Stuff Done sort of day.  And it worked - I accidentally left my camera at the studio, so no pictures today - but I'll try to add those tomorrow.  In the meantime, here's a sample of my playlist:

  1. "Road of the Gypsy", Adrenaline
  2. "If You're Gonna Play in Texas", Alabama
  3. "Roam", B-52s
  4. "Manic Monday", The Bangles
  5. "If She Knew What She Wants", The Bangles
  6. "Walk Like an Egyptian", The Bangles
  7. "If I Had $1,000,000", Barenaked Ladies
  8. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars", Blue Oyster Cult
  9. "Live Before You Die", Bon Jovi
  10. "You Give Love a Bad Name", Bon Jovi
  11. "Another Saturday  Night" Cat Stevens
  12. "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" The Clash
  13. "Bad Moon Rising" Creedence Clearwater Revival
  14. "Misguided Angel", Cowboy Junkies
  15. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Cyndi Lauper
  16. "Gimme Da'ting", David Lindley & El Rayo-X
  17. "Hide in the Rainbow", Dio
  18. "Romeo and Juliet", Dire Straits
  19. "We Know This Town" The Fox Hunt
  20. Go Home, Girl!, Gaelic Storm
  21. "The Banana Boat Song", Harry Belafonte
  22. "Get Out the Map", Indigo Girls
  23. "Great Balls of Fire", Jerry Lee Lewis
  24. "Jack in the Green", Jethro Tull
  25. "Volcano", Jimmy Buffet
  26. "Pencil Thin Mustache", Jimmy Buffet
  27. "Somebody's Eyes", Karla Bonoff
  28. "Faithfully", Journey
  29. "I'm Free, Heaven Helps the Man", Kenny Loggins
  30. "Trouble", Kym Tuvim
  31. "Strangers in a Car", Marc Cohn
  32. "True Companion", Marc Cohn
  33. "Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)", Meatloaf
  34. "Bat Out of Hell", Meatloaf
  35. "The Safety Dance", Men Without Hats
  36. "Pop Goes the World", Men Without Hats
  37. "Walk on Water", Men Without Hats
  38. "Never", Moving Pictures
  39. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", Pat Benatar
  40. "We Belong", Pat Benatar
  41. "I Know What I Know", Paul Simon
  42. "Let My Love Open the Door", Pete Townshend
  43. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", Poison
  44. "I'm Gonna Be" The Proclaimers
  45. "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen
  46. "Under Pressure", Queen
  47. "I Want it All", Queen
  48. "'39", Queen
  49. "Bang Your Head", Quiet Riot
  50. "Freewill", Rush
  51. "The Pass", Rush
  52. "War Paint", Rush
  53. "Rock You Like a Hurricane", Scorpions
  54. "The 59th Street Bridge Song", Simon and Garfunkel
  55. "Cecilia", Simon and Garfunkel
  56. "Royal Forester", Steeleye Span
  57. "Boys of Bedlam", Steeleye Span
  58. "The Joker", Steve Miller Band
  59. "Shout", Tears for Fears
  60. "Birdhouse in Your Soul" They Might Be Giants
  61. "We're Not Gonna Take it", Twisted Sister
  62. "The Boat Song", Lyle Lovett
  63. "Eye of the Tiger",
  64. "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", Warren Zevon
  65. "Boom Boom Mancini", Warren Zevon
  66. "Piano Fighter", Warren Zevon
  67. "Werewolves of London", Warren Zevon
  68. "Hungry", White Lion
  69. "All Join Hands", White Lion
  70. "All You Need is Rock & Roll", White Lion
 So, what do you listen to while you work?  What songs get you moving?

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