The world is finally waking up from winter and coming to life again :) You know what that means: Longer days, blue skies, spring break, sandals and shorts, sunglasses, windows down, wind in your hair, and the radio up.
Get ready for some beautiful spring weather with 22 upbeat indie tunes!! Artists include: The 1975, Boy, and Dresses.
It's that time of year again: crisp cool air, crunchy golden and red leaves under your feet, the faint smells of burning wood, cinnamon, and spice. Time for costumes and ghosts and candy apples. Get cozy in your favorite sweater, grab a pumpkin latte, and relax into the best season of the year- fall.
24 soothing songs for the changing weather including Ben Howard, The Paper Kites, and Milo Greene.
*EDIT: new songs added* I'm just starting grad school, in my own apartment and paying bills. Starting this intense new program and being on my own has been an adjustment, and certainly an adventure. These are some songs that I've been listening to since I've officially been on my own and starting my own life. They all kind of speak to me in different ways about life and it's ups and downs. So this one's for everyone else out there struggling to go their own way.
A mix I put together for my recent spring break beach vacation. There are some oldies and some newer songs, but all of the music are good for getting you in a summer-y state of mind while lounging in the sunshine. So put on your sunglasses and crank up the indie summer tunes .Music including: Best Coast, Twin Sister, and Washed Out.
Now that I'm starting to get back into the gym, I needed some new music to work out to. This mix is the kind of music I enjoy listening to while working out: some electro-pop/dance/upbeat indie/rock.
So a bit of everything! Hopefully some of you fitness junkies will find some good tunes here for your workout.
Because I cannot stand to listen to anymore of the traditional boring shit that plays on every radio station.
So, let's celebrate in a different fashion! Here are some of my favorite covers/non-traditional Christmas songs by some great artists like Sufjan Stevens, The Bird and the Bee, and Bright Eyes!
I love everything about the fall: the crunchy colorful leaves, chilly air, sweaters, county fairs, caramel apples, scarves, pumpkin flavored everything, bonfires, etc. So, sometimes I compile mood music to go with the changing season. Hopefully it works for you too!
Artists include: Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Sanders Bohlke.
EDIT: Added a few more songs!
I was never really a folk fan until a couple of years ago and now I'm absolutely in love with it. There is just something so genuine, so beautiful, and so sincere about the music and lyrics.These are some of my all time favorite modern folk tracks/bands. If you're a fan of the folk, I hope you enjoy, and if you're new to it, I hope you find something you like in here! 27 tracks including music by City and Colour, James Vincent McMorrow, and The Tallest Man On Earth.
This is for the future day when I own my own bar.
A bar, in my humble opinion, needs some good, solid classic rock, and that is exactly what we'll be playing in there for some good times.
31 of my favorite classic rock tracks for your listening pleasure :)
It's that time again: warm weather, late nights, trips to the beach, bonfires, sleeping all day, staying up all night. Whatever your plans are, here are some tracks help you get in the mood for some good times.
Get pumped. It's summer :)
EDIT: Added a couple of songs so the total is 37, I might add more throughout the summer!
You can do it! And this mix can help :)
Nothing but instrumental music to either help you relax or help you get shit done for finals!
My finals are done and this is what I listened to, and I know not everyone is done and some of you might have summer classes, so I hope this helps!
And if you are done like I am, then I hope this helps you relax!
This mix is for all of the badass Slytherins out there (like myself). Slytherins get a bad rap for being not so great people, and that's not always true. Slytherin House plays to win and they care about the honor and tradition.They’re ambitious, competitive, and care very little about what anyone thinks of them. Salazar Slytherin looked for the seeds of greatness in his chosen students, and that’s what Slytherin’s have: the potential to be great.
Since the instrumental mixes have had such a great reception, I'd thought a 3rd continuation was in order.
25 songs of all with one thing in common: no lyrics.
An hour and a half of beautiful music to help you relax, study, or generally get things done. You can do it, and this can help :)
Check out my other mixes "Keep Calm and Study On" and "Music that says everything you feel without saying a word" for more music!
"Love actually is all around."
These are my favorite love songs (ish), some can be taken as being slightly sad and not so happy-in-love. But whatever your love life status, i think these are some pretty incredible songs about relationships (and a couple of pretty good slow dancing songs!). Enjoy :)
A continuation of my last mix: http://8tracks.com/dnic/songs-to-be-sexually-frustrated-to
I think this one pretty much still speaks for itself. 12 good songs to get you in the mood. Keep calm and sex on.
It's that time again, for late night studying and working through the weekends. Lose yourself in the music to relax, or get to work. None of these songs have lyrics, because I personally find that more gets done when you aren't distracted. So go ahead-- hit those books, write that paper. Time to get shit done. And don't forget the coffee.
A continuation of my other mix: http://8tracks.com/dnic/music-that-says-everything-you-feel-without-saying-a-word
So check that out if you need more music!
Start your day off right, these badass songs will definitely put you in the cool, confident mood that you need! Go ahead walk a little taller and put the leather jacket and those Ray Bans on, light up, and dare anyone to fuck with you while you're feeling this badass.
Fourteen tracks including music by Sleigh Bells, The Black Keys, and AWOLNATION.
I love hearing favorite tracks of mine, but with a new twist to them. So, here are some really great ones for everyone out there to enjoy! Seventeen tracks including music by A A Bondy, Ben Lee, and Lissie.
Lately lyrics have been distracting and it's nice to listen to beautiful music that seems to capture emotion better than any words could. These are some wonderful songs I've been obsessed with lately that really just make me feel. It's also pretty good to study to (i think), if lyrics distract you like they do me.
Also for more instrumental/study music check out my continuation: http://8tracks.com/dnic/keep-calm-and-study-on
This should be it. Some classics, some that just put me in the mood. if I was in a horror movie, I'd want this to be my soundtrack. Hope everyone has a happy Halloween :) Twelve tracks including music by Echo & The Bunnymen, Eels, and Blue Oyster Cult.
So yeah, the title sums this one up. These are tracks I'd want to get busy too, but alas I am not involved with anyone. If you're fortunate to have a significant other, this can be some songs to get in the mood or do the dirty to. Either way, i think this works for those purposes.
and if after all of this you find yourself still sexually frustrated, i have a continuation of sorts: http://8tracks.com/dnic/still-sexually-frustrated
the leaves are slowly changing, there's the start of a chill in the air, and even the smell of the air makes it clear to see: Fall is coming. Thirteen tracks to get in the mood for the season change including music by Andrew Bird, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Brand New.
it's that time of year again! This is some music I've been listening to on my journey back to college this year. It's leaving home only to come to another one. Going to class for the first day, partying it up in the apartment at night. Late nights and early mornings. Working hard and playing even harder. It's all a part of the college life and I love every minute.
Thirteen tracks including music by AWOLNATION, Foster the People, and Grand Ole Party.
I've been dying to be near the water, so naturally i made a mix reflecting that. It reminds me of being near the ocean, or maybe taking a road trip there. Eight tracks including music by Band of Horses, Bat For Lashes, and Doves.
So heres some music to get you through it and make your day a bit more bearable! For Jenny, who requested i deliver something for her to listen to. Sixteen tracks including music by Bishop Allen, Matt & Kim, and The Windupdeads.
It's been storming like crazy here by me, so these are some tracks for chilling on a porch or in a garage and watching the thunder and lightning go crazy. Eleven tracks including music by Band Of Horses, Bell 1X, and Broken Social Scene.
Eighteen summer songs for hanging out at the beach or pool, long drives on hot, lazy days, and having a good time with people you love. Including music by The Naked and Famous, My Morning Jacket, and Kings of Leon.
A mix for the Hunger Games series. These are the songs that remind me of the arena, the characters, and the general feeling of rebellion. Let the games begin. Sixteen tracks including music by Mumford and Sons, 30 Seconds To Mars, and Tegan and Sara.
Fifteen tracks perfect for a sunny, summer day whether you're at the beach, the pool, or driving with the windows down including music by Aqueduct, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Emiliana Torrini.
convert BIG numbers 2 per/unit to better convey relative magnitude #EduEcon
$100,000,000,000 = 1.0 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10= American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
"one-time funds to spur innovation, reinvention, or other major overhauls of schooling…understanding the magnitude of all the zeros…is difficult even for number junkies like myself" [Stretching the School Dollar, p. 73, Marguerite Roza]
The bad news is that many of the billion-plus kids in school today aren’t learning very much. In fact, in public schools in the developing world, many are learning close to nothing — many kids leave school unable to read or do simple sums. If we’re going to convert more kids in class into more knowledge in heads, we’re going to have to turn our focus from the students to the teachers — ensuring they have the incentives to perform.
In sum, says Schleicher, “knowledge and skills have become the global currency of 21st-century economies, but there is no central bank that prints this currency. Everyone has to decide on their own how much they will print.” Sure, it’s great to have oil, gas and diamonds; they can buy jobs. But they’ll weaken your society in the long run unless they’re used to build schools and a culture of lifelong learning. “The thing that will keep you moving forward,” says Schleicher, is always “what you bring to the table yourself.”
“Education is the civil rights of our generation,” said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a telephone briefing with reporters on Monday. “The undeniable truth is that the everyday education experience for too many students of color violates the principle of equity at the heart of the American promise.”
Ok, so the article (and corresponding data) suggests correlation = causation, which is a gross over-exaggeration. But Arne remains flawless with this quote. #Caretaker
The United States spends more on schools than most wealthy nations as a share of GDP yet ranks in the middle to the bottom of the pack on international comparisons. McKinsey estimates that the cost of this achievement gap vs. other nations is up to $2 trillion a year — the equivalent of a permanent national recession.
I’d really enjoy some more research behind the 1% and our Nation’s EduEconomy. -The Caretaker
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have charter school laws today, and the nation’s first such law celebrated its 20th anniversary in Minnesota this year. Charters, publicly funded schools formed by parents and community leaders, are expected to provide alternatives to traditional public schools. Yet despite the proliferation of charter laws and new schools around the country, charters and their authorizers still spend their first several years in a fight for survival.