This week’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is slow jams. Music to chill to. Groovy…
As an anxiety sufferer I am the exact opposite of a calm person. I need to relax, I need to chill! I need to find soothing things to slow my brain down. Am I stressed out? Take this post for instance-I have spent hours trying to figure out where “Dude YOU MUST CHILL!” came from. It’s NOT the quote from Say Anything. I haven’t seen that movie enough to have that quote permanently etched in my brain. It’s most likely from some obscure portion of some obscure movie that I’ve seen a zillion times. But I’m going insane trying to figure it out. The.Brain.Will.Not.Stop
I try to relax. Music usually helps. After the other humans that live in this house have gone to bed, I stay up pretty late, reading and writing online. Often when I’m writing late into the night I listen to Ambient music. No one wants to hear that stuff, right?
Other times when I have to mellow out and chill, there are a few choices on my playlist:
It just wouldn’t be a list by me without some S and G.
The Sounds of Silence Simon and Garfunkel
A lot of times when I’m feeling stressed I’ll pop in The Division Bell by Pink Floyd. I was introduced to Pink Floyd in college, a time in my life when I seriously needed to mellow out. This particular CD is one of two favorites, the other being Dark Side of the Moon. Most people are familiar with the dark side, but not so much with the bell. I couldn’t find a lot off of this CD online, this is one song I could find. Trust me, the whole thing is good…
Take It Back-Pink Floyd
And now for something similar yet completely different. HA HA! I love Enigma 2: The Cross of Changes.
Return to Innocence-Enigma
Sarah McLachlan is another musician I reach for when I need to slow down. My favorite song by her has become the signature song to depress people all over the world with images of abused animals. So instead I share a not so slow but still mellow song.
World on Fire-Sarah McLachlan
And believe it or not, there are even some Pumpkins songs that I chill out to…
In The Arms of Sleep-Smashing Pumpkins
What do you listen to when you need to chill out? Check out the tunes that do the trick for other bloggers by clicking on the cassette tapes at the top. That will take you to Jen Kehl and Kristi Campbell’s awesome link up! Link up your own if you want. The more, the merrier.