So I had an iTunes nightmare Friday night which ended up in me losing all my playlist, client work and DJ selections. Everything I do is based on my organization so the magnitude of this fail is so ridiculous that I’ve found it hard to even have an emotion about it. Instead I’ve been up for the last 48 hours re-doing all the work due in the next few days and pretty much rebuilding my work life. I haven’t had much time to think about it because the consequences of not bouncing back immediately don’t allow it but I’m realizing that this is how all problems should be dealt with – objectively. I could sit here, cry about it, look up to the sky and ask why me or I could void the unnecessary emotions and immediately get fixing the problem. I don’t know if it’s experience kicking in or what but I’m digging this new reaction, it feels kinda like that picture up there – blank.

You ever see Roger Federer lose a point? You ever see him win one? The reaction or lack thereof is pretty much streamlined no matter the outcome. I was always fascinated by that nuance and now I think I’ve really starting to understand it. Win or lose a point, 40-love or love-40, the ONLY objective is to win the next one. When you think about it that way it’s hard to justify worrying about some things.

Anyways, I should be working right now but I couldn’t leave you guys hanging for another day so I had to take a break. I’ve been listening to nothing but world music for a hotel chain in China but this morning on my way to poison my body with more coffee I was playing the latest playlist from the crew and it fit the mood perfectly so I thought to share, enjoy…

Major – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix) – Lana Del Rey

Kilometer (Moullinex Remix) – Sebastien Tellier

After You’ve Gone (The Magician Remix) – Tyson

Doors Unlocked And Open (Cut Copy Remix) – Death Cab for Cutie

Golden Years – Casiokids

Too Hot (Lovesport Remix) – Hey Champ

Shout (Rossa Edit) – Tears For Fears

Love You More (Asa Remix) – Sunday Girl

Garden (Calibre Remix) – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

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Of Montreal – Gronlandic Edit

I’ve been going on night runs lately, and I can’t help but feel like it’s been putting my entire life into better perspective. We run around all day sometimes feeling lost and robotic, and then when we come home, we usually just rest up and laze. Or watch Mad Men. That’s great in theory, but I’ve found that my runs in the evening actually allow me to stop being a robot for a minute, and start thinking about the real. What’s going on? I work all day, interacting with several different types of people in different locations, and I smile and laugh and give kisses on the cheek. It’s such a formula. While it comes from a very real place, it can get really tiring and repetitive. While I always attempt to live a life of fulfillment, sometimes we just need to face the facts. We’re all working animals, and there’s little to be done about it. We need to face these realities earlier.

Daylight I’m so absent minded, night time meeting new anxieties.

That time of clarity for my mind and soul is really necessary these days, especially with the amount I’ve managed to take on. I’m happy about all the decisions I’ve made, and I’m really happy that the people in my life exist because without them, this life would be dull and uneventful. I’m grateful for the bad, the disgusting, and the sad. Those make the happy moments so remarkable, and so real.

Of Montreal does that for me. I guess they’ve just managed to put me in that kind of contemplative, reflective mood. As I’ve said countless times to friends, sometimes songs just end up being the soundtracks to your thoughts. I hope you dig this as much as I do. I’m also going to have to include a Casiokids track in here because it’s just too good to pass up.

Of Montreal – Gronlandic Edit

Casiokids – Det Haster!


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