Tuesday, June 27, 2006


It is interesting how you can find a song to fit basically any mood that you can get yourself into. When it is a sunny day and you feel like being outside and driving with your windows down while wearing jeans and a t-shirt there is no better song than Somebody Like You by Keith Urban. Or let's say that you are depressed and you want to throw fuel on the fire. Look no further than Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisly and Allison Krauss. What's that? You feel like running around like mad...I've got just the song. Scatman by Scatman John will do in a pinch. Ok, Grant, I hear what you are saying but let's say that I want to seduce my mate. Off the top of my head, Yellow Daffodils by Malia or Slomotion by Stargazer should get the job done. If you are preparing for a sporting event things like Spybreak by Propellerhead or Eye of the Tiger by Survivor work wonders.

With knowing how music affects your moods, it gives you the edge to be able to influence them. It is pretty hard to stay in a down mood when you keep hearing songs like Call on Me by Eric Prydz...where as something like You by Fisher may just push you deeper into yourself. My recommendation: try to broaden your musical tastes and take some time to find out how they make you feel.

A Buzz with the Pick-Me-Up

When I went out to dinner this evening with my lovely wife I got a new type of mixed drink. I have always been a huge fan of the martini, especially in the fruit variations. Up until this evening, the pineapple martini and the cosmo blanco were my favorite styles of this timeless cocktail. The espresso martini takes the cake for the best drink to have with your dessert. It was like drinking an iced mocha with just the slightest kick of top shelf vodka. The ingredients were Absolute Vanilla, Starbucks liqueur, espresso, and simple syrup. If you are ever out at a bar and they have this wonderful drink I highly recommend getting one.