Day 328: “Creep” by Radiohead, perf. by Brooklyn Duo feat. Escher Quartet

Radiohead is probably one of my favorite bands of all time. Probably second to Muse on my list. And I know all you hard core music fans are scoffing that I would even dare put Muse over Radiohead. Honestly Muse leans more toward my own personality and sentimentality where Radiohead just transcends all of that and above. So, of course, my music hat goes to Radiohead but at this moment in my life I would scream like a little girl if I were at a Muse concert.

I saw Radiohead live in concert when I was in high school at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. It was the first time I’d ever smelt weed. Definitely a different crowd than Evanescence or Dashboard Confessional which were the only concerts I had ever been to. Radiohead was touring with the album “Hail to the Thief”. Of course they also played some of their older pieces and gave quite the show. What we weren’t expecting was them playing “Creep”. Radiohead was no where near the band they were when their first album “Pablo Honey” came out in 1993. They had already broken barriers in alternative rock with their album “Ok Computer” when I arrived on the lawn with my evil mouse Radiohead shirt that was way too big for me but made up for it in coolness.

Radiohead rarely plays “Creep” at their concerts. So it being my first made it all that more special. Hearing the Brooklyn Duo featuring the Escher Quartet’s cover of this song made my heart soar. It’s an excellent piece to dance naked to with the same emotion of the original track, especially if you’re having an emotional moment in your life. I tend to have a lot of those. From euphoria to the depths of rage, this rendition will not disappoint.

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Day 319-326: Fin de 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites, J.S. Bach, Yo-Yo Ma

This has been a very classical couple of weeks. I finally finished The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites by J.S. Bach, performed by the already legendary Yo-Yo Ma. Outside of feeling super sophisticated listening to classical music it’s been very inspiring. I’ve been listening to the “Beethoven 9 @ 9” series on NPR at breakfast and have even watched the Oscar winning film Amadeus directed by Milos Forman from the 80’s to maintain my nerdiness. Stay tuned for my final week of classical naked dancing plus some artists I think you’ll love!


Day 314: Suite No.4, J.S. Bach Unacccompanied Suites, Yo-Yo Ma

Day 314 and I emerge into the 4th suite by J.S. Bach. This time I am in Keystone, Colorado. The snow rises with the mountains as the tops of pine trees wade in white dust. As we drive up the mountain we look ever the road edge only to see the ridges and valleys have disappeared into a foggy chalky abyss. After skiing and snow shoeing we return to our cabin and warm by the fire. After a few hours of friendship and libation I retire to my room and dance to my music. Solitude suits me. As I slide into bed I close my eyes, my body at peace, as the snow falls silently outside my window lulling me to sleep.

Day 313: J.S. Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites, No.1, Yo-Yo Ma

There are 6 Suites total on this album. They are also unordered. The next suite will be No. 4. The first is very familiar, the quaint essential classical track list. What scholars would listen to while they debated politics and romance over whiskey in a musty study hall lit by candlelight at the turn of the twentieth century. Or a warmup for the company of the New York Ballet, silk slippers gliding across chalky wooden flooring in the growing morning light.

I’ve begun listening to the album when I wake up and prepare breakfast. It lingers in my mind as I sleep. I feel elevated after dancing naked, purpose. The music moves through me, through Yo-Yo Ma, through everyone in earshot and time itself. I mean, this Bach guy was on to something. I think I’ll keep this going. Here’s to the classics!

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Day 311: Obrigado Brazil


Well, Day 311 marks the last day of  Yo-Yo Ma’s “Obrigado Brazil”! It was very special for me to revisit this album I’ve had for over a decade. Even more so that it still resonates with me today as an adult. Moving forward I will continue my classical music month with another awesome album by Yo-Yo Ma (I promise I’ll pick a different artist after this!) “J.S. Bach, The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites”. Honestly I just feel so fancy dancing naked to music centuries old!  #classicalmusicnerd

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Brynn Possible’s 2017 Inspirations!: Part 2

Today I am featuring my new favorite journal to fulfill my New Year’s Resolution! I love this small, compact, journal from Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress. If you love to draw, sketch, or make lists, this will make a stylish and excellent companion. Check it out!

 

Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress

“Notebook”

~$15

Note: This notebook is priced around $16 at Wordshop but $15 online from Bison.

Wordshop Paperie, Denver

Favorite Paperie EVER!!

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Brynn Possible’s 2017 Inspirations!: Part 1

Hey beautiful people! I’d like to share some inspirations that I am using to make this year a great one. First off, check out a real game changer in my everyday life: PASSION PLANNER!

Note: In my video I said Passion Planner’s start at $20, however they actually start at $25.

Passion Planner:”The Planner Designed With Your Passions In Mind.”

2017 DATED COMPACT, BIRDS & BEES BLACK, Limited Edition; 5.5″x8.5″

$30.00

 

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Day 308: Dansa

Continuing with Yo-Yo Ma’s Obrigado Brazil, I am just a little over halfway done with the album! The order of the songs here isn’t the same as the original album. I have a playlist on my iTunes and just let it play. I’m really digging my new journal! I enjoy the layout because it allows me to write on one side and then draw on the other. There is very little bleed from the previous page as I can see. If you really like this little notebook, you can find it at BisonBookBinding.com. I picked this up at a quaint little shop in the Denver Highlands called Word Shop Paperie where their catch phrase  is “Punctuation is a lost accessory”. Learn more about this journal and more in my Brynn Possible’s 2017 Inspirations  post tomorrow!