Came across this Grateful Medicine article in my feed this morning, by a practicing and academic Deadhead psychiatrist round my neck of the woods here convinced of the theraputic healing powers of the Dead. Which reminded me that i had wanted to get around to doing my own Deadlist for awhile.
I’m not especially feeling in the need of therapy these days – i like where i live, i kind of like my job, autumn is coming and i’m generally pretty sanguine (this is actually somewhat rare 🙂 ). But there may be something to it. The Dead is my go to music for photoediting – it relaxes me and keeps me in a good frame of mind to edit, i can enjoy the long jams without being distracted from the task at hand. Can’t edit to the Stones. They bring up other (equally valuable) emotions that aren’t conducive to work. I’ve been using Chris’ lists, but i find there are songs that i tend to skip, and others i wanted to include so i did my own. (But i poached a lot of his.) It’s most likely a work in progress.
Headbanger DsD listens to piano music to wind down after a long day. What do you listen to, possibly different to your normal tunage, as therapy, medicine, or for other beneficial effects? Defined however you like. If you want, consider it a playlist challenge, and do yourself a playlist to post. I kept it simple and stuck to the Dead this time around, but choose whatever you want. 12 or 13 tunes? No rules (yet).
Would anyone be interested in a weekly sort of themed playlist challenge to get us to the holidays? Like maybe a different theme every week? My busy season is coming up – but i can probably get a challenge up every week if enough people are interested (even though i might not get my own list up). Totally open to any other sort of challenge that anyone would like to do, if anyone is missing challenges these days. Post playlists, thoughts, suggestions below.