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Emergency Stimulus Mix!

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Steel Reserve photo from Douglas Van SantI was almost done compiling my January/February mix, the songs all slow or folky or faux-nostalgic, like I like, when suddenly realized—this is not what the people need right now!

The people need music that will re-instill confidence!

Music that will create a favorable climate for productivity to thrive!

Fast-acting relief that will create more inspiration in my friends’ iPods than a lot of slow-moving government programs!

So. I rushed to put this together—I knew I could not afford inaction or delay. This is music to fill out the unemployment applications to; write cover letters to; work those long hours (because god knows those of us still with jobs can’t say no to anything our bosses ask now) to.

Music for the bus rides home from the long hours of drowning sorrows at local taverns.

Music for scheming ways to make the recession work in our favor; music for planning new entrepreneurial and creative endeavors!

The mix passed 3-0 in my shared office this morning, and a version of it is now being sent to the blogosphere for approval.



Steel Reserve photo from Douglas Van Sant


Written by Elizabeth

January 30, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Posted in Culture, Music

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  1. Amazingly inspired.

    No Children is by Mountain Goats.


    January 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

  2. I know … it says that ….


    January 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  3. that comment exchange made me laugh.

    singer songwriter is a great song.


    January 30, 2009 at 6:52 pm

  4. Ha, the paper bag stole the words.


    January 30, 2009 at 8:12 pm

  5. Bumpin white lines sipping warm Coors Light. Werd.

    Phil Primeau

    January 31, 2009 at 2:08 pm

  6. […] A clever post about stimulating music. […]

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