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Coldplay – Paradise

I think Coldplay have outdone themselves with their latest single, “Paradise” and the music video is touching.

The song itself is more of an anthem, and it is more uplifting than previous singles. The music video follows the lonely journey of an elephant escaping the zoo to join his friends back in the wild in Africa. It touches on animal rights, and also on the loneliness of people. This music video story could be relatable to someone in prison, someone living far away from friends and family or someone longing to get back to our roots.

Which, I think, everyone in our modern age in America feels a longing for. Especially with the advent of technology, people are more alone now and isolated then previously in history. We would think technology would bring us together, but it has made us more isolated, in front of our computers. Even though I’m touching on a different topic than maybe what the music video intended, I very well believe that humans are yearning for that paradise, a place in nature with your closest people you can be a part of, than alone by yourself.

What does this music video mean to you?

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Coldplay’s Latest – “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”

Time for some for some new Coldplay. I like it. I’ve always been a fan of Coldplay. I like the mellow, driving rhythms. Something to daydream to, stare out the car window and wonder what’s beyond the sunset. Coldplay’s latest release, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” is currently Number 3 on iTunes. Coldplay has a lot of good songs, this may not top the rest, but I like hearing new Coldplay songs, and this song has a positive, upbeat tempo, with squealing guitars and the almost military drumbeat they’re known for. Thumbs up and I want to hear what the rest of the album sounds like.

 

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The Ultimate Workout Music Mix

Hanz and Franz here, and we’re going to PUMP you UP!

Ok, seriously, here is a list of songs that are good for working out. For jogging and speed walking. (What? You don’t speed walk? It’s good for lengthening muscles and low impact for bad knees, etc.)” There is a mix of trance, dance, rock, remixes and pop for your workout pleasure. Enjoy and let me know which songs you like!

 

For running:

“Dangerous Power (Gabriel & Dresden Extended Mix)” – Gabriel & Dresden.

“Harrier” – Ashley Wallbridge

“Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix)” – Madonna

” Closer to the Edge” – 30 Seconds to Mars

“3” – Britney Spears

“Escape Me (Feat. C.C. Sheffield)” – Tiesto

“Who Wants to be Alone (feat. Nelly Furtado)” – Tiesto

“Naturally (Dave Aude Radio Remix) – Selena Gomez & the Scene

“Here Comes the Rain Again” –  N.R.C.

“The Beautiful People (From ‘Burlesque‘)” –  Christina Aguilera

“Flashback” – Calvin Harris

“Bulletproof (Manhattan Clique Remix Radio)” – La Roux

“Give it 2 Me (Jody Den Broeder Club Edit)” – Madonna

“Winner” – Nuttin’ But Strings

“Waiting” – Dash Berlin & Emma Hewitt

“Strawberry Swing” – Coldplay

“Young Folks” – Peter, Bjorn & John

“He Lives in You [Reprise]” – The Lion King Musical Soundtrack (Now I know this one is a little weird, but hear my out, right at 1:17 when then chorus starts and you hear the background voices chanting and it keeps getting louder, you’re going to run a lot faster by the end of this song. Great for sprinting.)

“La Noyee” & “La Valse D’Amelie” – Amelie Soundtrack (You’re probably think I’m crazy here, but great orchestrations can really get me running. It’s also fun to be running to such dramatic music.)

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me (Dave Aude Radio Remix)” – Cher (It’s frickin’ Cher!)

” A Praise Chorus” – Jimmy Eat World

“L’amour Et  Le Violence” – Rejected – SL3 vs. Sebastian Tellier (This song is heart achingly beautiful.)

“Sylvia (Tiesto Remix)” – Miike Snow

“Just Stop Believin (Lady Gaga vs. Journey) – DJ Tripp

“Human (Ocelots Remix)” – The Killers

 

For Speed walking:

“Desert Rose (Melodic Club Mix Radio Edit)” – Sting

“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” – Shakira (This one is very upbeat, great pace for speed walking.)

“I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)” – La Roux

“Miss Independent” – Ne-Yo

“Here  (In Your Arms) [Young Americans Remix] – Hellogoodbye

(I will have to add another list for speed walking. I’m running out of steam here after the long running music list. I’ll be back with more workout music for speed walking)

 

Bonus: For Uphill Climbing:

“Alejandro” – Lady Gaga (The slow but upbeat song works perfectly for a steady pace going uphill.)

“Let’s Get Lost” – Beck & Bat For Lashes

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Back to Robert Miles, Seriously?

I feel like I must be going through some changes.

As I said in my earlier post, music is a reflection of how you’re feeling. I must be having some different feelings lately.

I think you can find out a hell of a lot from a person just by what music they listen to. If someone is kind of boring, the music they listen to is kind of plain, or the easy “standards” and they don’t deviate to anything “crazy” like trance.

I think trance is some of the most progressive music out there. I like meeting people who listen to trance, because I think they REALLY think outside of the box.

Anyways, back to what I’m listening to now. I sometimes think of the “Ever After” trailer, the Cinderella story back in the 90s w/ Drew Barrymore, I personally feel like I live my own Cinderella story. (Mother dies, being broke, and other stuff I won’t post on the internet) so I think of that movie from time to time and I think that trailer was brilliant in the music choices. I’ve been in some kind of mellow-wanting-to-escape kind of mood, so I’ve been looking up new music on iTunes, came across Oceanlab and back to Robert Miles and “Fable” which was the song on the “Ever After” trailer.

Jeez, to hear a trance song in a movie trailer like that… was really once in a long time kind of thing. I don’t really hear that kind of trance in movie trailer. Maybe some Matrix sounding stuff, but not the melodic, progressive trance.

So, into that kind of music again.

And then I went WAY back, yes, to what I used to listen to in high school, J-Pop and K-Pop. Yes, I liked H.O.T., a korean boy band. I liked the song Outside Castle

I loved the mix of contemporary music meets pop and those guys voices are good.

And I went and bought Ayumi Hamasaki’s (the Queen of J-Pop) remix album “Cyber Trance Presents Ayu Trance” Although, the remix album I had back in high school was WAY better. These DJs weren’t really matching the beats w/ her voice correctly. I think Ferrry Corsten did a good job w/ “A Song for XX” because that was a different take on Ayumi.

This DJ did a good remix on “Fly High” 

I also liked a little Gackt with Oasis (Mars Version).

So, the next albums I’m contemplating on buying are Above & Beyond “Tri-State” and Oceanlab’s “Sirens of the Sea”.

Some music choices I make are hastily or takes me a while to be “bought”. Like, “hm…. do I REALLY want this song?” So, I’m contemplating it.

So, my conclusion. What “am” I feeling lately?

Stress, wanting to relax, anxious for change to come. My life lately has been stagnant and I’m anxious for change. I want change to come faster, I’m tired of waiting. It’s coming… but when? I am also not really sad. Not incredibly happy… so I think that’s where the slow progressive trance fits, the time standing still and melancholy kind of feel. The alt. rock music in my opinion fits closely to that feeling. When I usually listen to rock, I’ll listen to John Mayer, Coldplay, 30 Seconds to Mars, etc. It can be downtempo, but it’s still catchy. Listening to Miike Snow and The Temper Trap is a departure for me. I feel like I should start turning into a Silverlake hipster, as I imagine Silverlake hipsters listen to that kind of music…

Again, music doesn’t lie, people do.

Yeah, I dunno what that means either.

G’nite.

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