Tiësto and Dance Classics Club Hits From the 90s and 00s

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Looking for something catchy, upbeat, with a positive message that turns things up? Try the song “Just Be,”  (the link opens in a new tab) by Tiësto and Kirsty Hawkshaw on Spotify.

Here’s a playlist that includes that song, which has in it other things that were groove tunes I used to have set to repeat on my music playlists. “Dance Classics (club hits from the 90s and 00s) playlist,”  (the link opens in a new tab), by Spotify.

The song “Never Be the Same” by Camila Cabello and Kane Brown

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm

I had heard “Never Be the Same,” a song by Camila Cabello, on the radio and liked it. Then, I heard this version of it which includes Kane Brown, and I liked this version better. So, if you’d like to give this a listen, here’s “Never Be the Same (feat. Kane Brown) (the link opens in a new tab) by Camila Cabello and Kane Brown on Spotify.

Groovy, Dance, Up-tempo, Feel-good Tracks

 Modified: December 11, 2019 at 7:02 am

Were you looking for some high-energy and groovy, up-tempo, feel-good tunes that just make ‘ya wanna dance? Try some of the groovy, dance sounds of the musical artist Calvin Harris  (the link opens in a new tab), whose tracks are on Spotify.

Source: open.spotify.com/artist/7CajNmpbOovFoOoasH2HaY?si=rA3Fn62eQeCSWXF8Z-54xw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Calvin Harris also has a video channel on YouTube which can be found at youtube.com/user/icreateddisco  (the link opens in a new tab).

In my opinion, John Newman nailed the vocals on “Blame” f. John Newman by Calvin Harris. Here’s “Blame” on YouTube and Spotify.

Source: youtu.be/6ACl8s_tBzE  (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/07nH4ifBxUB4lZcsf44Brn?si=GHhBPEt8QtmGwH2nJEDepA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Oftentimes when I put on Calvin Harris, artists I’ve listened to in the same genre come up in my head. One such musical track has been that way since I first heard it: “Titanium (feat. Sia) (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta and Sia.

Source: open.spotify.com/track/0lHAMNU8RGiIObScrsRgmP?si=_K-dzDFFQqqqVPc661wsqA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Can’t wait for tomorrow to get here? Is it about to be the weekend and you need to groove? Maybe it’s not the weekend but you still want to just groove? Well, here’s “Tomorrow Can Wait (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta, Chris Willis, and El Tocadisco.

Source: open.spotify.com/track/0BRcMSaH84i330e6JCyXgO?si=6zJA2FFpTbOnpb2v3bjgJw  (the link opens in a new tab).

How about the track “Love Don’t Let Me Go (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta?

Source: open.spotify.com/track/0mIAWTIXUP9Os5RBXKclO6?si=vWy2OAsQTKuIXiv3Yzit-Q  (the link opens in a new tab).

Or, “Love Is Gone (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta?

Source: open.spotify.com/track/2MGRnjJc7C0z3EOEWRqcMw?si=85W-uMo5RqqPs_fPKhAokg  (the link opens in a new tab).

Looking for something similar but slightly different? Have some fun with the dance sounds of the musical artist David Guetta  (the link opens in a new tab), whose tracks are on Spotify, also.

Source: open.spotify.com/artist/1Cs0zKBU1kc0i8ypK3B9ai?si=chsK-uvBQO24kJ5ZyNUAqA  (the link opens in a new tab).

The Playlist “This Is the Chainsmokers” by Spotify

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Looking for a catchy song you heard that was just on the radio or maybe on your friend’s playlist? Perhaps, just perhaps, it is The Chainsmokers? They seem to put together great pick-me-up and feel good, up-beat tunes that take over the radio’s airwaves. Who am I kidding? Like I really need to introduce The Chainsmokers in 2019? Ha-ha! Here’s a playlist of some of their musical work put together by Spotify. The playlist is titled “This Is the Chainsmokers (the link opens in a new tab) by Spotify, on Spotify  (the link opens in a new tab).

Are We Even Allowed to Work Outside of the University While In a Graduate Program?

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm

Posted under the tag “career advice,” the article “More grad students should be allowed to take jobs outside academe (opinion)” published on Inside Higher Ed, “The Need for Outside Jobs in Grad School (the link opens in a new tab) that was posted on July 3, 2019, by Zeb Larson  (zeb.larson@gmail.com ), applies to should we allow or should we not allow outside work (work other than teaching and working on the dissertation) while in a graduate program. The dilemma of being a graduate student, while also holding outside of university work, is a current reality. Income has to come from somewhere while in school and it is likely a more common than not solution to try and look for a job outside of the university while in your graduate program. It appears that some programs frown on this solution. “Many graduate departments have some kind of rule in place to prevent graduate students from taking on outside work” (Larson). It appears that some programs will only allow the students to work an internship or teaching assistantship program and not hold non-educational employment because outside work is “often seen as an unnecessary distraction” (Larson). What about those of us that are in-between undergraduate and graduate programs and need to work to survive for the time being until they get accepted into a grad program? Are we supposed to tell our boss or supervisor when applying, “Hey, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to join your team and make a positive contribution to the business, however, in the near future, to be honest, when I pursue my education further and get accepted into a graduate school, I will not be able to work for you anymore because it is a school requirement?” That’s crazy, right, or is it just me?!

In theory, all of these concerns sound like good reasons to make sure that students don’t end up overburdening themselves with work outside of their teaching and dissertation. But in practice, such restrictions increasingly do not serve a useful function for graduate students or graduate departments. They no longer match the reality that many graduate students face either professionally or financially. (Larson)

🤔 It will be interesting to see when I enter graduate school if my program will allow me to hold outside work while completing my studies. I will definitely prefer to take an assistantship or educational job if one comes around, though with the growing popularity of the times in online master’s programs available as a valid option to students for their degrees, is educational graduate on-campus work a realistic proposition when enrolled in an online master’s program? The meat of Larson’s article supports great reasons to not try and look for outside work if we, as students, can help it. Personally, while I try to accept that I may need to work outside the teaching realm while in school, I shut down and become rather disturbed thinking to try and formulate myself a plan b with the scenarios that my graduate studies will not land me a teaching job or professorship. There is always that reality that the degree will not provide the desired work, and, moreover, I know this to be true from some of my time in non-educational employment as an undergraduate student. I will cross that bridge when – and if – it happens, using the best resources I have at that time. It’s a true statement that we don’t all end up working where we want, but, hey, one can still put in the effort to get where they want, right? Not to leave on a down and sour note, but, to stay in a balanced perspective, Larson closes his article with an opinion on our supposed precarity, the state of having insecure employment or income, that “given the precarity most of us young academics face, letting people take outside jobs would give us a leg up on the ‘alternate’ careers most of us will have” (Larson).

The references from the above article were on 24 July 2019 from Inside Higher Ed at https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/07/03/more-grad-students-should-be-allowed-take-jobs-outside-academe-opinion  (the link opens in a new tab).

A YouTube video for using color overlay in Adobe Photoshop software

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

I found this video useful when overlaying a new, custom blue color onto an image of an undesired color using the “Adobe Photoshop (the link opens in a new tab) editing program, created by “Adobe (the link opens in a new tab) software company. The example video changes the background layer by using a color overlay feature. The video is found on “YouTube (the link opens in a new tab), appears to be on the channel “LinkedIn Learning (the link opens in a new tab), was published on July, 15, 2013, and is titled “Photoshop tutorial: Colorize any layer with Color Overlay | lynda.com (the link opens in a new tab).

The playlist “00s Rock Anthems” by Spotify

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 4:11 pm

These songs are some ones that were on the radio when I grew up, which molded me before my twenties. The playlist is titled “00s Rock Anthems,”  (the link opens in a new tab) by Spotify, on Spotify  (the link opens in a new tab).

The playlist “Dance Hits” by Spotify

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

The playlist “Dance Hits,” by Spotify  (the link opens in a new tab), on Spotify  (the link opens in a new tab), may get you into a productive and upbeat mood and/or spirit, attitude, or mindset. Maybe even just start to dance?

The song “I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Seeb Remix” by Mike Posner and Seeb

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 11:32 pm

The song “I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Seeb Remix,” by Mike Posner and Seeb  (the link opens in a new tab), was something that I felt was worth a share. It can be found on Spotify  (the link opens in a new tab).