I am a stresser. I am also stubborn so I will not admit when I am stressing. I stress about people, things, work, animals. I stress about being stressed. But the point of all this is music helps me a lot.
One of my all time "best" chill the hell out songs is Dream a Little Dream. It was my wedding song but it was "my song" for much longer than that. As a kid I was obsessed with the Mel Torme version. I would play it on an endless loop. I may or may not of been obsessed when the movie came out with the corys. (totally obsessed) and I may or may not of watched it every single day as I got ready for school. So many amazing people have covered the song. (Zooey!) but my fave is Mama Cass and that was the one we played at our wedding.
Daisyboo is our little stresser. She does not like being in a carrier or the car and she throws a fit to the point she is crying and having a hard time breathing. (same with cutting her nails) She is such a mild mannered cat it KILLS ME when she does that. We have tried a lot of things to try and calm her down and I found the one thing that actually works is singing to her or playing the song on my iPhone for her. What song? You are gonna laugh.
At first I thought I was being the crazy cat lady I know I am turning into and thought I was projecting. Nope I've shown people. She gets all purr-y and snuggly when I play it. Maybe she wants to marry me.
Waffle is not a stresser. She is usually the one that causes everyone around her to stress out. She had never responded to music until recently. I was singing Gotye Someone I Used to Know to her the other day and she LOVED IT. I tried it a couple more times and she really likes it. I make up words about her too.
We used to have a Guinea Pig who LOVED Sheryl Crow. He would get all squeaky and popcorn dance around to her.
Do you have a song to chill out? Do you have songs for when you wan to change your mood?
Bush - Glycerine makes me nostalgic.
Soul Coughing - Janie makes me remember falling in love with my husband.
R Kelly - Ignition Remix make me smile. It is so ridiculous.
The Notorious B.I.G - Hypnotize. I instantly start dancing. (I am sure it resembles Elaine on Seinfeld)
Kanye West - Gold Digger if I want to roll the windows down and hand fly.
I may end up deleting this but this is me singing Soul Coughing in the car. I just noticed the date. EXACTLY to the day 4 years ago.