Today’s Track – Dance, 3 Winans Brothers

Why not dance in the new year tonight? Dance (Louis Vega funk house remix) by the 3 Winans Brothers (featuring the Clark Sisters) from the album Dance, 2015.

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Today’s Track – Lavish, Mark Rae

I find myself in need of a smooth yet toe-tapping beat today. Lavish (Deadbeats Remix) by Mark Rae from the album of the same name, 2002.

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Today’s Track – Loud Places, Jamie xx (feat. Romy)

I’m driving a minivan around San Francisco today, which is quite silly for someone who’s really better suited to a sub-compact (how I get myself into these things is beyond me…). So I’ll play something energizing today to give me the will to parallel park. Wish me luck… Loud Places by Jamie xx (featuring Romy) from the album In Colour, 2015.

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Today’s Track – Bittersweet Loving, Deee-Lite

Oh, why not. Let’s flashback to, well… a bouncier time, with a bit of dancy pop to energize this chilly fall day. Bittersweet Loving by Deee-Lite from the album Dewdrops in the Garden, 1994.

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Today’s Track – Spiritual High, Moodswings & Chrissie Hynde

This song always reminds me of the fabulous NYC apartment of Bridget Fonda’s character in the movie Single White Female. And since I was just in NYC christening a dear friend’s fabulous new digs, I thought it was apropos. Spiritual High by Moodswings and Chrissie Hynde from the album Moodfood, 1992.

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Today’s Track – Feeling Alive, Lasgo

I’m exploring Antwerp, Belgium today – a spot in the universe where I’ve never been before. Why does that feel so good? I find the adventure of it all totally inspiring (and the shopping? Well, you’ll have to wait for that…)! So today a bit of Belgian music is in order, I believe. Feeling Alive (radio edit) – the single – by Lasgo, 2013.

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Today’s Track – Take Me Away, Zero 7

A bit of bouncy chill to provide a dash of escapism, which I’d really like right now. Okay, yes, it’s gets pretty repetitive (much like the daily grind) – which is sort of annoying (also much like the daily grind). Good reminder of the need to shake things up from time to time… Take Me Away, the single, by Zero 7, 2013.

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Today’s Track – Happy, Pharrell Williams

I’m hopeful that everyone out there is still basking in glow of holiday happiness! Need a little boost to perpetuate the sensation? How about the world’s first 24-hour video? Catchy little tune with randoms dancing their hearts out sprinkled modestly with celebrity cameos. And you can skip around to watch different “times” if you don’t happen to have 24 continuous hours to spare.

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Happy by Pharrell Williams from the motion picture soundtrack Despicable Me 2, 2013.

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Fun Friday Fare

I warned you I’m in a mood, right? Today, I wanna take in stuff that’s irreverent, absurd and smart – in a hipster millennial kinda way. You know; have a giggle and allow myself the freedom – and luxury – to be silly. Very silly. This series of videos (the original and the retorts) hit the spot. Enjoy & have a GREAT weekend, everyone!

Today’s Track – Every Day is Halloween, Ministry

Oh, because why not? This oft’ overlooked dance favorite is as catchy as the Monster Mash, right? Plus, you get a little 80’s club vibe to energize yourself for the evening’s festivities. Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween! Every Day Is Halloween – the original single by Ministry, 1984.

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Today’s Track – Uncertain Smile, The The

I needed something uplifting today, in a comforting, familiar kinda way. Takes me back to – well, I won’t say exactly – but to the day’s of stress-free work environments, where punching a clock meant you couldn’t take it with you. Off to NYC tomorrow where I hope to find a good dose of rejuvenation… Uncertain Smile by The The from the album Soul Mining, 2013. (It starts real, real quiet – give it a few seconds to get going, k?)

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