My Healing Playlist #2: Time To Start Moving
Last week I focused on simple beauty and keeping it very mellow as I wrapped my head around the long road to healing ahead. Music that makes me feel alive, but in a very relaxed way! Check out that playlist HERE.
This week I need a mixture, rest and motivation. Everything I have read says that following open heart surgery, I need to get up, stand up, and move. Build a routine that includes some kinda movement, and at least a few times a day. And then, most importantly, stick to that routine. I need a playlist that moves me and then let’s me rest enough to do it all over again.
Here she is:
The Police: Tea In The Sahara
The chorus is so damn uplifting and bottom line, I’m gonna need lots of Stewart Copeland to keep me going. He’s in my top five drummers and this shows ya why.
U2: Running to Stand Still
I know, same era as above…BUT…this music hit the scene when I was young and invincible. It reminds me of partying all night at my good friend Mina’s house. We danced and then crashed. It felt good.
Larry Goldings Trio: Mynah
This Bill Stewart original features his other worldly drumming on it and simply put, it makes me wanna get up and move. Maybe not walk exactly, but move. And right now, that’s all that matters.
Kate Bush: This Woman’s Work
Her voice is so damn powerful. I listen to her & realize that weird, mysterious, bizarre, different, can all equal BOLDNESS. Totally inspiring to my ears.
Herbie Hancock: Chan’s Song
This is another one that goes back to the Fine Art’s Theatre (the movie theatre I grew up in that my folk’s ran). Watching Dexter Gordon and band play in that faux Parisian night club probably screwed me for life. I thought the music I made was always going to be this magical! Booby McFerrin’s voice in angelic on this track.
Pat Metheny Travels band: Are You Going With Me?
First record I ever bought and it was for my older brother as a Christmas present. This to me is the essence of a group sound. And the patience of this track makes every anxious moment in life feel frivolous.
Fred Hersch & Jay Clayton: So In Love
I’m closing this playlist with two absolute master musicians. The intimacy of this duet is stunning. I’ll be resting to this and feeling it’s embrace.
Kinda bizarre mix of tracks this week, but all music that, to my ears, are full of hope. Please listen along with me.
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