I’ve long wanted to put this song out there, because it’s one of those songs that should be loved by everyone. I’ve had it as a mantra/meditation song many times and maybe not in the way you’d expect. While I have actually used it to think calmly about stuff, I’ve mainly used it to keep me focused when playing a few shooters, especially back in the day when I was kicking ass in Quake 2. I’d put this song on repeat and then I’d go on to dominate servers and the song just kept me going, rocketjumping and railgunning people all over the place. Even today when I listen to it, I get the images of intense Quake 2 action on my retinas. It’s from the X-Files: Fight the Future soundtrack and it’s made by the brains and talent behind the band Oasis. Pure awesome.
Noel Gallagher – Teotihuacan
Been working full-time. Didn’t expect it to take this kind of toll on me, but the first week is usually a pretty tricky period to get through. I’m leaving you with one of the most beautiful songs in the world.It’s from the soundtrack to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig.
Ilaria Graziano – I Do
Here’s my favorite song. It’s by a Swedish singer-songwriter who’s become something of a national icon by now. It’s his quarter-life/mid-life crisis song, sort of. I’m too lazy to translate the lyrics, because they are in Swedish, but even if they are, I think the feeling of the song comes through with the music and harmonies. It’s about someone who faces a crossroads in life, having some regrets but still being pretty optimistic about the future. If you want to get some really interesting results, put the lyrics through Google Translate. Anyhow, I really identify with this song right now and have been doing so for a few years.
Lars Winnerbäck – Där elden falnar (men fortfarande glöder)
Today’s song of the day is from one of the most underrated movies ever. One of my top ten movies. Strange Days.
Lori Carson & Graeme Revell – Fall in the light