Mid-term exams, projects, presentations, bills, annoying boyfriends/girlfriends, the lack of an annoying boyfriend/girlfriend, bitter-cold weather, clothes that shrink in the dryer, one lost glove are only a few of the dreadfully stressful aspects of everyday life that cause one stress.
So in order to relieve my stress I listen to songs like these. Plain and simple, they help the billions of stress-causing things in life a little less stress causing.
The Beatles – Blackbird
I just like the birds chirping in the background and the lovely acoustic sounds….
Norah Jones – Sunrise
The Shins – New Slang
For some unexplainable reason this song makes me want to skip through a field of flowers….
What songs do you add to your “Stress-Free Playlist?” Feel free to post them on BU Central’s Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/bucentral or at our many other beautiful social networking sites. Also feel free to visit any of the members of the happy BU Central family and request a song and become stress-free at the very stress-free BU Central.
From the very Stress-free (I swear that’s the last time I will use that word. Promise)
This post was supposed to come earlier in the day (like actually on Sunday), but alas, not everything goes as planned. Among the things I want to put up here is a solo guitar cover of a catchy song we all know. You may have noticed I’m really into instrumentals, especially guitar ones. Recently, I’ve also been trying to get into the world of Jazz, and Pat Metheny is on everyone’s list of “must-hear” jazz guitarists. So, in my vigilant Youtube research I came across this gem, which has gotten “Don’t Know Why” stuck in my head the past few days:
Also stuck in my head is “No Sensitivity” off of the Deluxe Edition of Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American CD (originally on a split CD with Jebediah). This band is probably most well known for it’s pop hits “Sweetness” and “The Middle” which, while both are great songs in their own right, are not representative of their whole catalog. The band has just released Invented on September 28, it’s first album since their 2007 release Chase This Light. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the full album yet, but maybe I’ll post a review in next week’s post. JEW (as they are lovingly referred to by their hardcore fans) is going to be performing at the House of Blues here in Boston this October 15: