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Day 27 – my life in music

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

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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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