Posted On Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 09:31:10 PM
There comes a time when the voices in your head are just not enough. Now that the World Cup, Wimbeldon and everything else that keeps one glued to the TV screen are long gone, it is time to revisit your steadiest, sole comforter — music.
Recently, some friends were even having an entire IM conversation in songs, exchanging links of their favourite music to convey what they were thinking!
So, for dedicated groovers to that tune, S Anand presents our list to snap you out of random oblivion
Mix it well
We love GOOD food. And also in cooking good food. It’s important to be happy while you cook, so tempo and tune accordingly. All efforts should be initiated with Yummy yummy yummy I’ve got love in my tummy by Ohio Express.
Chopping and pruning to Build me up Buttercup by The Foundations and Sugar Sugar by The Archies. Put the grub into the pot while you groove to Friday I’m in love by the Cure.
While your pasta boils, croon to When I’m 64 by the Beatles followed by Dancing with myself cover by Nouvelle Vague, almost anything by Jason Mraz and Lenka.
Garnish with A night like this by Caro Emrald a Dutch jazz singer who a kind gent from Holland introduced us to.
Though the article may not indicate it, you should work out, clean, cook and then receive a lover — in that order. Set the mood with French Kiss by Lil Louis, but wait till the end.
Indulge in foreplay to Dream on by Depeche Mode and Kiss by Prince. Classical music enthusiasts jump in with Chopin’s nocturnes and Bach’s Cello concertos.
And finally, spoon to Brahms’ Symphony no 4 (the first movement, of course).
Pump it up
We believe in cardio. Really! A friend and I have picked up this obsession of working out till we drop. Apart from that coveted fabulous body the only other thing that keeps us going is the music.
Warm up with Brit electronica such as Hey Boy Hey Girl and The Salmon Dance by Chemical Brothers. Build up the tempo while you are running to level 8 on the mill with French electropop like Own kind of music and Remember by Muttonheads.
Cross train with Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Digital Love and of course Technologic. An alternate no-dance working out playlist could include Everyday People and Tennessee by Arrested Development, while jazz lovers can tone thighs to Guilermo Klein’s Con Brasil Adentro and and Randy Weston’s In Memory Of.
Meddling mothers can often force you into your least favourite activity — cleaning. While we are clearly not big fans, here’s what can work as instant uplifters. The Reason by Hoobastank is a great tune to warm things up.
Follow it up by Spoonman by Soundgarden, while you are vacuuming, to shut out the noise and Human by The Killers while you are at it.
Sizzle it down with Give it away now by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Come Together by the Beatles, Sunday Smile by Beirut and finally bask in the glory of your efforts with Paolo Nutini’s New Shoes.
Alternatively, you could wear an extremely revealing baby-pink spandex and pay tribute to Freddie Mercury with I want to break free.