Written specifically for the Essay Writing Music album from music2work2 - to my ears, Getting Back Together is the least likely track to become popular with the essay writing crowd but - 150,000 streams in the last year or so would indicate that it does the job pretty well.
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We're in Barcelona, dodging terrorists and finding our work groove. You're probably just starting or about to start school again - the evil spectre of Essays looms over you.
This track is going to help - here's the previous write up:
It's crazy to think that this was written in 1936 and yet it is one of the most popular pieces of American "classical"music and enhances the stories of some of my favorite movies: Platoon, The Crow, Gattaca, Amélie - the list goes on and it's always appropriately gut wrenching.
I love how certain things just start appearing in your world - you know like - if you haven't heard a certain song for years and then suddenly you start hearing it all the time - I love the weird random shit like that. And while I'm sure there's some cognitive explanation - I personally think it's magic and I'm all for it.
You should probably know by now that I'm a total hippy - that I believe if we all just got to know each other better and hung out and shared our music - that the world would be a happier place.
Well come on - the series started again this week so it was a pretty easy choice! Having said that - this is a killer track and really rewards repeated listening.
Essay writing music is essentially Trance music - well, OK - that might be a little broad but really, what we're talking about is music that you can fall in to, that doesn't freak you out, that becomes familiar quickly & allows you to get lost in your own thoughts.
It's the insistent high hat that makes this perfect for the playlist. I'm all for pure instrumental percussion free tracks - what is often referred to as "New Age" but - there has to be a sense of movement in the track - it has to give energy rather than take it.
So I'm breaking my own rules on this track but hey - sometimes you just gotta try something a little different - this track has words - not a lot - but definitely a sense of lyric, and yet...
Alright, we know - it's summer and you're all out on break earning dough in shitty jobs or heading south to the good weather - (or maybe even running north - it was 108 here in LA today!)
The Piano Sonatas of Mozart (as played by Maria J Pires) are an obvious choice to cool down, concentrate and get in a flow.
The sense of longing throughout Ostroushko's album, *Minnesota* is remarkable. Any track gets me writing. "North of the Prairie Stars" is a fine representative from this inspired album.
I've been away on vacation for a week - Australia - it was awesome - but - trying to get back into the writing groove has been a bear. Which is why I've been particularly stoked about this track. It's been on repeat for the last hour and I just burned through the first 6 items on my to do list that could have taken my days!
I love tracks that open like this - there's an immediate sense of energy and urgency and yet - it's not overwhelming or overpowering - it just picks you up and gently carries you along. Perfect opening track for an essay writing playlist.
Anybody who had ears in the early 90's couldn't move without hearing this track, it was one of those things that just exploded on the scene and was suddenly everywhere.
If there's one thing I abhor above everything else on the planet - it's snobs! People who know, or even profess to know more about a subject and who hold it above you like a double edged sword to invalidate how you feel about something. Fuckers!
See that big ass Cathedral in-between the two statues, stuck in the middle of nowhere like a ship on the ocean? I sang there. I was a chorister. It was amazing!
Recently I’ve been finding great writing inspiration in the British composer William Alwyn’s “Lyra Angelica,” a concerto for harp and string orchestra. It has many moods and tones, and both wrenches and uplifts me, soothes and galvanizes me in ways that I’m grateful for.