Some Music of My Own

I admit: I am awkward about promoting myself. Like quite a few people, I’ve always been reluctant to promote myself to others, especially speaking for myself as an introverted person. But after reading lots of blogs on how introverts can improve their self-promotion skills (not to speak for all introverts, some introverts are great at self-promotion), I learned that it’s fine to share your music with people. So I decided to get a Soundcloud and upload some cello pieces I’ve been working on. At first I felt uncomfortable putting my music performances up there but I’m getting better at feeling more comfortable. So here goes… Thank you in advance for listening.

Eclectic Playlist

I haven’t posted one of these in a while (or maybe it was a few days ago, I don’t even remember, I listen to too much music to even care). So here it goes, more music from my many Pandora stations:

  • “If U Want It”: Tuxedo
  • “Volcano”: Damien Rice
  • “Qui est cette fille?”: Yelle
  • “A Walk to Remember”: Vulfpeck
  • “Special Affair”: The Internet
  • “Date La Vuelta”: Luis Fonsi, Sebastian Yatra and Nicky Jam
  • “Mob Ties”: Drake
  • “Cooties”: From the musical Hairspray
  • “Conversation, Pt. 1”: Mac Miller
  • “Is It Love?”: Thundercat
  • “my boy”: Billie Eilish
  • “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”: Coldplay
  • “Sleep Alone”: Bat for Lashes
  • “Play Dead”: Bjork
  • “So Doggone Lonesome”: Johnny Cash
  • “Pioneers”: Bloc Party
  • “Newborn Friend”: Seal
  • “The Call”: Regina Spektor
  • “Boy with Luv (ft. Halsey)”: BTS
  • “Private Eyes” (orig. by Hall and Oates): The Bird and the Bee
  • “Zi-Zi’s Journey”: Lindsey Stirling
  • “Survie”: Youssou N’Dour
  • “Decatur, or Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!”: Sufjan Stevens

Eclectic Playlist of the Week

  1. “Spontaneous”: Lindsey Stirling
  2. “Deed I Do”: Lena Horne
  3. “Just Like You”: Three Days Grace
  4. “Maybe Not”: Cat Power
  5. “Besame Mucho”: Chantal Chamberland
  6. “Turn It On Again”: Genesis
  7. “This Head I Hold” Electric Guest
  8. “Staralfur”: Sigur Ros
  9. Enigma Variations: Edward Elgar
  10. “I’m Not Afraid”: Jill Scott
  11. “Comatose”: Skillet
  12. “I Will Not Bow”: Breaking Benjamin
  13. “Help”: Papa Roach
  14. “Lovely”: Billie Eilish and Khalid
  15. “Down”: Marian Hill
  16. “Like That”: Bea Miller
  17. “everything i wanted”: Billie Eilish

Eclectic Playlist of the Week (courtesy of my Pandora playlists)

As you can tell from my super lengthy playlists, I really love music, and I love being able to have the opportunity to listen to Pandora at my job while I work. I don’t want to play just classical music; I want to play all kinds of music on my cello with people from a variety of musical backgrounds and genres, so I’ve been listening to lots of different music in order to get a sense of rhythm, color and style. Here’s a compilation of the music I’ve listened to this week. I think it’s called Pandora for a reason, for I have uncovered a box full of songs I would have never known about or listened to otherwise. I have been corrupted (jk lol. 🙂

  • “Ceremony”: New Order
  • “Sleepyhead”: Passion Pit
  • “Like Eating Glass”: Bloc Party
  • “1999”: Prince
  • “Quiet Little Voices”: We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • “Soft Shock”: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • “The Sound of Silence”: Art and Garfunkel
  • “Burning”: The Whitest Boy Alive
  • “Sixties Remake”: Tokyo Police Club
  • “Vcr”: the xx
  • “Nachde Nesaare”: Jasleen Royal
  • “Bubbles”: Herbie Hancock
  • “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?”: Moby
  • “La Vie Boheme”: Rent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • “Our Swords”: Band of Horses
  • “PDA”: Interpol
  • “Handy”: Weird Al Yankovic
  • “The Old Mill Steam”: Lena Horne
  • “9 to 5”: Dolly Parton
  • “Bluish”: Animal Collective
  • “Lay Me Down”: Sam Smith
  • “Tareefan”: Badshah (from the movie Veere Di Wedding. Haven’t seen it but sounds interesting.)
  • “Mob Ties”: Drake
  • “F**ckin’ Perfect”: P!nk
  • “Outro”: Vulfpeck
  • “Don’t Gas Me”: Dizzee Rascal
  • “Roll Up”: B.O.B.
  • “Wednesday Morning”: Mackelmore
  • “Time”: NF
  • “Good Day”: Nappy Roots
  • “Home”: Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors, and Bebe Rexha
  • Symphony No. 9 (New World): The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein
  • “I’m Alive”: Celine Dion

Eclectic Playlist of the Week (once again, courtesy of my mashup of Pandora stations)

  • “Barbara”: Vulfpeck
  • “Next Lifetime”: Erykah Badu
  • “Chimes of Freedom”: Youssou N’Dour
  • “Gossip Folks”: Missy Elliott
  • “Brothers on a Hotel Bed”: Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Fall In Love”: BADBADNOTGOOD
  • “Flying Foxes”: Moby
  • “Friend Zone”: Thundercat
  • “Ain’t It Funny”: Jennifer Lopez ft. Ja Rule and Cadillac Tah
  • “I Can’t Wait”: Nushooz
  • “Takk”: Sigur Ros
  • “So Many Tears”: Tupac
  • “Superstar”: Luther Vandross
  • “Somebody Love You Baby”: Patti LaBelle
  • “What Is This Thing Called Love?”: Lena Horne
  • “Bird Set Free”: Sia
  • “Dil Chori”: Yo Yo Honey Singh
  • “Gianni Schicchi”: Giacomo Puccini
  • “A Little Better”: Gnarls Barkley
  • “Stay Cool (ft. Martin Luther)”: The Roots
  • “Milano”: Sigur Ros
  • “Daytripper”: The Beatles

Eclectic Playlist (courtesy of my Lana del Rey, Sufjan Stevens and Frank Ocean playlists on Pandora)

  • Sort Of: Ingrid Michaelson
  • Who’d Have Known: Lily Allen
  • Bartender: Lana del Rey
  • Midnight City: M83
  • Big Jet Plane: Angus and Julia Stone
  • Glory and Gore: Lorde
  • Sweater Weather: The Neighborhood
  • Arms: Christina Perri
  • Once Was Love: Ingrid Michaelson
  • What I Wouldn’t Do: A Fine Frenzy
  • Diet Mountain Dew: Lana del Rey
  • On the Radio: Regina Spektor
  • A Lack of Color: Death Cab for Cutie
  • The Cave: Mumford and Sons
  • come out and play: Billie Eilish
  • Cleopatra: The Lumineers
  • Us: Regina Spektor
  • Stargirl Interlude (ft. Lana del Rey): The Weeknd
  • Love Club: Lorde
  • Trust Nobody: Hippie Sabotage
  • Nikes: Frank Ocean
  • Kiss it Better: Rihanna
  • Rollin’: Calvin Harris
  • Doin’ It Wrong: Drake
  • FEEL: Kendrick Lamar
  • Are You OK: Daniel Caesar
  • Crave You: Flight Facilities
  • Eyes Closed: Halsey
  • 400 Lux: Lorde
  • Workout: J. Cole
  • Beggin for Thread: BANKS

Eclectic Playlist, Pt. 2

  1. “Down Boy”: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  2. “Blue Ain’t Your Color”: Keith Urban
  3. “Treat Me Right”: Grace Potter
  4. “A Change is Gonna Come”: Wayne Brady
  5. “One and Only”: Adele
  6. “Fall in Line”: Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato
  7. “Be Your Love”: Bishop Briggs
  8. “No Peace”: Sam Smith ft. YEBBA
  9. “I Believe It To My Soul”: Joss Stone feat. David Sanborn
  10. “XXX”: Kendrick Lamar
  11. “Freaks and Geeks”: Childish Gambino
  12. “Mask Off”: Future
  13. “All the Shine”: Childish Gambino
  14. “Immortal”: J.Cole
  15. “Here Comes the Hotstepper”: Ini Kamoze
  16. “All Night”: Big Boi
  17. “Sons and Daughters”: The Decembrists
  18. “Ambitionz As a Rider”: Tupac
  19. “Natural High”: Tosca
  20. “I Got 5 On It”: Luniz
  21. “Lebanese Blonde”: Thievery Corporation
  22. “Memphis Soul Stew”: King Curtis
  23. “Mandou”: Salif Keita

Eclectic Playlist of the Week

  1. “Flow”: Sade
  2. “French Letter”: J. Walk
  3. “Desert Rose”: Sting
  4. “Blessings”: Chance the Rapper
  5. “How Come You Don’t Call Me”: Alicia Keys
  6. “Addictive”: Truth Hurts
  7. “You Know How We Do It”: Ice Cube
  8. “Sway”: Rosemary Clooney
  9. “Bossy”: Kelis
  10. “Throw It Back”: Missy Elliott
  11. “Sound and Vision”: David Bowie
  12. “King of Sorrow”: Sade
  13. “Fountains Abbey”: Yorkshire
  14. “Boyz N The Hood”: Easy E.
  15. “He Woke Me Up Again”: Sufjan Stevens
  16. “Spy”: Nyles Lannon
  17. “Gagging Order”: Radiohead
  18. “The Past and Pending”: The Shins
  19. “Late Arriving”: Greg Laswell
  20. “Tables and Chairs”: Andrew Bird
  21. “Melancholy Hill”: Gorillaz
  22. “Halal”: Mazzy Star
  23. “Knife”: Grizzly Bear
  24. “Past in Present”: Feist

Eclectic Playlist of the Week: Courtesy of Pandora

  • Bucky Done Gun: M.I.A
  • Shove It: Santigold
  • Lion’s Mane: Iron and Wine
  • Chicago: Sufjan Stevens
  • Bravado: Lorde
  • Stay Alive: Jose Gonzalez
  • Young and Beautiful: Lana del Rey
  • Psychopath: St. Vincent
  • Romulus: Sufjan Stevens
  • The Turn Down (ft. Pharrell): Thundercat
  • Everyday People: Oddisee
  • Manifest: Andrew Bird
  • Brave New World: The Foreign Exchange
  • D’Evils: SiR
  • God Lives Through: A Tribe Called Quest
  • I’ll Be Missing You: P. Diddy
  • Faded from the Winter: Iron and Wine
  • Sleeping Lessons: The Shins

Eclectic Playlist of the Week (courtesy of Pandora)

Thanks to the good grace of Pandora, which I recently discovered in my free time this week (lol I’m such a technology dinosaur), I have an abundant list of songs to put on this post. Because there are so many songs and I’ve created so many playlist posts, some songs I have already put in previous playlists. The beauty of Pandora is that they choose artists similar to the one whose playlist you search. So for Joss Stone, it also played artists whose music I had not listened to much before, such as Melody Gardot, Melanie Fiona, Ruthie Foster and Leela James. For Herbie Hancock’s playlist, I discovered so many other jazz artists I hadn’t known about before. This is a mix of jazz, R and B and pop.

  • “Strength, Courage and Wisdom”- India.Arie
  • “Blue Otani”- Herbie Hancock
  • “Nothing Ever Hurt Like You”- James Morrison
  • “Drive All Night”- Joss Stone
  • “Your Heart is as Black as Night”- Melody Gardot
  • “Victim of a Foolish Heart”- Joss Stone
  • “I’m Gonna Find Another You”- John Mayer
  • “I’m Scared”- Duffy
  • “Love’s Holiday”- Earth, Wind and Fire
  • “Morning Light (featuring Alicia Keys)”- Justin Timberlake
  • “Phenomenal Woman”- Ruthie Foster
  • “My Groove, Your Move”- Hank Mobley
  • “New Delhi”- Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus
  • “Rise Up”- Andra Day
  • “Simply Beautiful”- Al Green
  • “I’ll Take Care of You”- Beth Hart
  • “Save Room”- John Legend
  • “Heavenly (Good Feeling)”- Seal
  • “This Old Heart of Mine”- Isley Brothers
  • “You Know, You Know”- Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • “Ahmad’s Blues”- Red Garland
  • “Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing”- Etta James
  • “Arms of a Woman”- Amos Lee
  • “Misty Blue”- Etta James
  • “You’ve Got a Hold of Me”- The Miracles
  • “Dead End”- Quincy Jones
  • “Take Five”- Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • “Just Another Day”- Jon Secada
  • “Oogum Boogum Song”- Brenton Wood
  • “The Rumproller”- Lee Morgan
  • “Brand New Day”- Sting
  • “I’m Losing You”- The Temptations
  • “The Big Apple”- Hugh Maseleka
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”- Natalie Cole
  • “Cupid”- Sam Cooke
  • “The Truth”- India.Arie
  • “Lemonade”- Jeremy Passion
  • “Make It Rain”- Ed Sheeran
  • “Tired of Being Alone”- Al Green