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Spotify Word Genre

by Lindy

I’m not sure if you’re already familiar with Spotify or not. It is one of the numerous options available to listen to music – on your phone, PC, tablet. (It’s free with ads/paid for ad-free).

I’m always looking for the ideal channel to tune into on Spotify for just the right music to work and be productive. It’s hit or miss a lot of the time. You might like one song, but not the next 20. (But I’m too lazy to do a few extra clicks to change it up.)

Lately, I’ve discovered a random and interesting genre on Spotify called ‘Word’ (at the very bottom of the options under ‘Browse’). It is so intriguing… When trying to focus on work, you can’t really listen to and absorb it all, but it’s nice to have on in the background to take some of your mind off the mundane. Check it out: https://open.spotify.com/genre/word.

Spotify Word

The Spotify Word playlists are eclectic and unique – poetry, speeches, stories, meditation, self help, foreign languages, vintage radio, children’s stories, presidential voices and more. They have specific writers featured in some playlists as well – Shakespeare, Bronte, Jane Austen, Noam Chomsky, Emily Dickinson… You can learn what you might have missed in high school English!

The voice actors can be varied, dramatic and entertaining. A few times I’ve tuned into the Shakespeare poetry playlist and got entranced in it. It’s nearly impossible to comprehend what is being said, but it transports you to another place in time. Then, at random, you start speaking in Old English to your colleagues.

I highly recommend exploring it for yourself. Play some for the children in your life for good measure. It’s truly a fun and passive learning experience.

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Folk Yeah: S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

by Lindy

I absolutely love this song and video by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats – S.O.B.

His voice is gravely and rustic, reminding me of some of my favorite classic country artists. The video and music is similar to the vibe of O Brother Where Art Thou with the folk elements. The hand clapping, foot stomping, humming and swearing/shouting is infectious. The prison story element is compelling – nod to Greg Barnes and Melissa Giles, producers.

I don’t have personal experience with delirium tremens or alcoholism, but can relate to needing a stiff drink on occasion. Cheers!

My friend/drinking buddy Vanessa and I with our lemondrop martinis at the Green Dragon, Carlsbad

You can purchase this Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats album on CD, MP3 or vinyl!


PSA From Weird Al: Word Crimes

by Lindy

This is the best song, video and message for the masses! Word crimes are the worst kind of crime; so insidious and heinous.

Weird Al Yankovic continues to entertain and educate. I love him!

By the way, does my communiqué make my butt look big?

You’re welcome!


Introducing an Ingenious New Work Desk

by Lindy

At work, I’ve been known to sit on an exercise ball, peddle an under-the-desk stationary bicycle and do crunches while I sit at my desk. I like to multi-task by marking items off the to do list while working on my fitness simultaneously. I’ve always wanted a stand up desk or treadmill desk, but could never justify the cost…until now.

Knowing about my enthusiasm for such health/productivity devices, a conscientious coworker introduced me to a new phenomenon I can embrace – the ‘Hamster Wheel Standing Desk‘!! Even better, it’s a DIY project you can do for a team building exercise.

In the future, I would like to have a ‘fishbowl’ work desk invented: a small swim spa, floating desk and waterproof PC. Can someone in Redmond get on this stat? Heated water, please.

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

 


Action Item: Please LIKE Signorelli-Mix Jewelry’s Etsy Store and Facebook Page

by Lindy

“Alright stop. Collaborate and listen! Ice is back with my brand new invention. Something grabs a hold of me tightly. Flowin’ like a harpoon daily and nightly.” – Vanilla Ice
*Warning: Personal plea for you to take social action below. Listen to Ice Ice Baby while I attempt to persuade you to go shopping for some beautiful, handcrafted Italian jewelry.

Signorelli-Mix Butterfly Necklace | Signorelli Etsy Store

Annika, 8 | Signorelli-Mix Butterfly Necklace | Etsy Store

    Signorelli-Mix Butterfly Necklace | Signorelli-Mix Etsy Store

Annika, 8 | Signorelli-Mix Butterfly Necklace | Etsy Store

Janine Signorelli | Signorelli - Mix Jewelry

Janine Signorelli | Signorelli – Mix Jewelry Designer | Etsy Store

Here is my little girl, Annika, modeling her new ‪Signorelli-Mix butterfly necklace!

Please take a moment to LIKE Janine’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SignorelliMix) and her new ‪‎Etsy‬ store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/signorellimix).

Read my previous post describing more about Signorelli-Mix jewelry.

If you like Janine’s handcrafted jewelry, please share it with your friends and family. Better yet, buy some Signorelli-Mix jewelry for your mom, mother-in-law, wife, girlfriend, daughter or grandma! Her jewelry would be perfect for ‪Mothers Day or Easter gifts!

 

Personalized Labeled Wine


Lindy’s Nautical 40th Birthday Party Mix Tape

by Lindy

“Lindy’s Nautical 40th” birthday party is just two months away and planning is well under way! Invitations have been designed and sent out. Shout out to Courtney Mansell Design (former maiden name Van Laar) for her most awesome graphic design skills. We work closely together on projects all the time, and I’m always in debt to her for the magical way she pulls concepts together.

Lindy's Nautical 40th Invitation

Lindy’s Nautical 40th Invitation | #LindysNautical40th #TikiBoatNB #Newport Beach

We are going to be taking a three hour tour on the Newport Beach Harbor Tiki Boat by Fun Zone Boats. They feature charter and party boat trips in Newport Beach, California. The photos of their booze cruises look epic! Of course, I have a comprehensive list of my own ideas to make it even more memorable and fun. Battle Shots, anyone? Nautical costumes and regalia? There will be a taco bar, regular bar, DJ and a Gilligan’s Island vibe. Photo ops galore!

Newport Beach Tiki Boat – www.tikiboat.com

Newport Beach Tiki Boat – www.tikiboat.com

Next steps are my music curation for the DJ and the party mix tape. I created a Google Docs online form to help gather all the best music requests for the party ‘mix tape’. Aside from the obvious dance hits of more recent times, here are some of my classic song faves from the last four decades (in no particular order.) If you haven’t heard these before, you’re missing out. Go to your nearest online radio platform now to check them out.

  • Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  • Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
  • Push It – Salt n Pepa
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
  • It Takes Two – Rob Base
  • Eminem
  • Raise Your Glass – P!nk
  • Summer Lovin’ – Grease
  • Children’s Story – Slick Rick
  • Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  • Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  • Little Red Corvette – Prince
  • I Want Your Sex – George Michael
  • I Need You Tonight – INXS
  • Beds are Burning – Midnight Oil
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  • Barbie Girl
  • Boom I Got Your Boyfriend – MC Luscious
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – AC DC
  • Girls – Beastie Boys
  • Pearl Jam!
  • TOO MANY MORE TO LIST!

What are your all time faves to dance to? Don’t be shy – put your song request in a comment. I’ll consider it for my mix tape!


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