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Day 27 – my life in music

Nov 18th, 2012 jessica Uncategorized

Without music, life would be a mistake. – Friedrich Nietzche
The only truth is music – Jack Kerouac
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. – Plato
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ― Albert Einstein
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. ― Victor Hugo
Music is what feelings sound like.  - Author Unknown
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. - Jimi Hendrix
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.  - Billy Joel
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water. - Ray Charles
Music can change the world because it can change people – Bono
Music is my religion – Jimi Hendrix

My life has been full of music.  Growing up there was always music playing, my parents sang to me, I was surrounded by good tunes and I was always dancing.   I started dance class at age 2 and danced consistently and competitively until age 16.  As soon as my parents would allow it I was going to concerts every weekend.   Against my parents wishes I went to those crazy underground all night parties – yep I was once a raver.  One of my favorite parts of being a yoga teacher is making the playlist for class – anyone that’s taken my class can attest to the fact that they are excellent playlists :) My iTunes contains over 13,000 songs and that doesn’t include all of the cds I still have lying around.  I have truly lived with a soundtrack to my life.  I hear a song and it takes me back to a different time – the good, the not so good, the really awful – my memories are embedded in sound.  I couldn’t imagine my life without music. It would suck.

This blog would not be complete without a post dedicated to the one thing that has consistently gotten me through the shit and made the great even greater.  Question is – how on earth am I going to come up with only 30 top songs?  I tried, but it wasn’t possible.  So I got creative.  I got it down to 114.  My birthday is 11.21.82 – add it up and you get 114.  So here are 114 of my favs.  Each song is full of memories and makes me smile.  If I could have I would have made this list my top 300 – but that would take too long.  So without further ado -


1. Drowning (Dave's Drum & Space Remix) - Moonshine Mixed, Vol. 2

2. Ace of Base - The Sign - Happy Nation - U.S. Version

3. Alanis Morissette - Perfect - Jagged Little Pill

4. Both Hands - Ani DiFranco

5. Atmosphere -Sunshine - Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9 - EP

6. Intro - Bad Boy Bill - Bangin' The Box Vol. 3

7. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic - Hello Nasty

8. Beck - Loser - Mellow Gold

9. Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet - Post

10. Black Star - Definition - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

11. Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 1/2 Minute Workout) - A2G EP

12. Blackstreet - No Diggity - Another Level

13. No Rain - Blind Melon

14. Bone Thugs - Ecstasy - BTNHRESURRECTION

15. Bran Van 3000 - Drinking In L.A. - Glee

16. Bush - Everything Zen - Sixteen Stone

17.Calvin Harris - Feel So Close (Radio Edit) - Feel So Close - EP

18. Cat Stevens - Moonshadow - Teaser and the Firecat

19. Common - The Light - Like Water for Chocolate

20. The Cranberries - Zombie - No Need to Argue

21. De La Soul - Me, Myself and I - 3 Feet High and Rising

22. Death Cab for Cutie - Such Great Heights - Give Up

23. Dee Lite - Groove Is In the Heart - The Very Best of Deee-Lite

24. Deftones - Mascara - Around the Fur

25. DJ Assault - A.U.X. Mind - Straight Up Detroit Shit Vol. 2

26. September - Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits

27. Eminem - Brain Damage - The Slim Shady LP

28. Free Your Mind - The Very Best of en Vogue

29. Eric Prydz - Call On Me (Radio Edit) - Call On Me - EP

30. Fedde Le Grande - Put Your Hands Up for Detroit (Club Mix) - Put Your Hands Up for Detroit

31. Fiona Apple - Slow Like Honey - Tidal

32. Fugees - Killing Me Softly With His Song - The Score

33. Gang Starr - Work - Moment of Truth

34. Garbage - Stupid Girl

35. Genesis - Invisible Touch - Invisible Touch

36. Geto Boys - Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta - The Best of the Geto Boys

37. Goldfinger - Here In Your Bedroom

38. Green Day - Longview - Dookie

39. House of Pain - Jump Around

40. Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square - Fore!

41. Inner City - Good Life - Paradise

42. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation - Rhythm Nation 1814

43. Jewel - Pieces of You - Pieces of You

44. John Mayer - Daughters - Heavier Things

45. Journey - Don't Stop Believin' - Greatest Hits 1 & 2

46. Jurasic 5 - Action Satisfaction - J 5 (Deluxe Edition)

47. Kanye West - Homecoming - Graduation

48. Khia - My Neck, My Back - Nasty Confessions

49. Korn - Blind

50. Kurupt - I Call Shots (feat. Roscoe) - Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha (Bonus Track Version)

51. Lamb - Fly - Fear of Fours

52. Lauryn Hill- Everything Is Everything - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

53. Len - Steal My Sunshine (Single Version) - You Can't Stop the Bum Rush

54. Less Than Jake - Dopeman - Losing Streak

55. Live - Lightning Crashes - Throwing Copper

56. LL Cool J - Going Back to Cali - Walking with a Panther

57. Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye - Naked Eye

58.  Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby

59. Madonna - Little Star - Ray of Light

60. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People - Antichrist Superstar

61. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye

62. Matisyahu - One Day - Light (Bonus Track Version)

63. Mazzy Star - Fade Into You - So Tonight That I Might See

64. MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This - Greatest Hits

65. Michael Jackson - Thriller - Thriller

66. Mike + The Mechanics - The Living Years - Living Years

67. Morcheeba - Tapeloop

68. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty - Black On Both Sides

69. Mustard Plug - Miss Michigan - Evildoers Beware!

70. Nas - The World Is Yours - Illmatic

71. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn - Left of the Middle

72. Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.

73. New Kids On The Block - Step By Step - Step by Step

74. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nevermind

75. No Doubt - Just a Girl - Tragic Kingdom

76. NoFX - Linoleum - Punk In Drublic

77. Notorious B.I.G. - Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Lil' Kim & Puff Daddy) - Born Again

78. Oasis - Wonderwall - (What's the Story) Morning Glory

79. Operation Ivy - Sound System

80. Outkast - Rosa Parks - Aquemini

81. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart - Collections: Bonnie Tyler

82. Paula Abdul - Straight Up - Forever Your Girl

83. Pharcyde - Hey You - Labcabincalifornia

84. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage - The Dark Side of the Moon

85. Where Is My Mind? - Surfer Rosa

86. Portishead - Only You - Roseland, NYC Live

87. The Postal Service - Nothing Better - Give Up

88. Prince - 7 - The Hits / The B-Sides

89. R.E.M. - Bad Day - In Time - The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003

90. Radiohead - Optimistic - Kid A

91. Rancid - Roots Radical - ...And Out Come the Wolves

92. The Roots - Act Too (The Love of My Life) - Things Fall Apart

93. Save Ferris - The World Is New - It Means Everything

94. Sia - Breathe Me - Colour the Small One

95. Sir Mix A Lot - Baby Got Back - Mack Daddy

96. Telegraph (Skolars) - Should've Stayed Home Tonight

97. Slum Village - Closer - Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)

98. Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide - Pisces Iscariot

99. Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days - Superunknown

100. Four to the Floor (Thin White Duke Mix) - Star Sailor

101. Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline - Thank You

102. Sublime - Saw Red (feat. Gwen Stefani) - Robbin' the Hood

103. Suicide Machines - New Girl - Destruction By Definition

104. Talib Kweli - Get By - Quality

105. Telepopmusik - Breathe - Genetic World

106. TLC - Creep - CrazySexyCool

107. A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation - Midnight Marauders

108. Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die - Pre-Millennium Tension

109. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby - To the Extreme

110. Violent Femmes - Add It Up - Permanent Record: The Very Best of the Violent Femmes

111. Warren G ft. Nate Dogg - Regulate - Regulate...G Funk Era

112. Weezer - My Name Is Jonas - Weezer

113. Wu Tang - Gravel Pit - Legend of the Wu-Tang: Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits

114. 2Pac - Changes - 2Pac: Greatest Hits

congrats! You made it to the end:) Enjoy the tunes!

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