Here’s a Little Halsey, Best Dance of the 2010s, and Best Dance of 2019

 Modified: December 23, 2019 at 5:25 am

With the close of the decade upon us, I noticed while listening to Spotify recently that they have made tribute playlists for the best of songs in different categories. As I was listening to one of these, the “mint Presents… Best Dance of the 2010’s (the link opens in a new tab) playlist station by Spotify on Spotify, I remembered Halsey’s songs that I’ve liked recently that I’ve heard in 2019 and previously.

Source: open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX8D2YR1GbW3K?si=rJfrZE4wRRuIkiQrEAh1-A  (the link opens in a new tab).

I like Halsey’s 2019 premiered “Graveyard (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/6V9fHiv84WlVTg7CSnIVY2?si=HGTRfDepTA-LNxjTEB7ZrA  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube source: youtu.be/rPgaYeq9NvI  (the link opens in a new tab).

Also, her “Now or Never (the link opens in a new tab),

Source: open.spotify.com/track/7i2DJ88J7jQ8K7zqFX2fW8?si=Rei_83doSRCNyFlsYtKikg  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/kzQTc0-iBX8  (the link opens in a new tab).

and “Alone (the link opens in a new tab),

Source: open.spotify.com/track/2Te14aSrBgFj1CE2sBBVMX?si=t2TLMQNoTHCJ2XMtMghHmw  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/ZEkImgh–PE  (the link opens in a new tab).

and “Bad at Love (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/7y9iMe8SOB6z3NoHE2OfXl?si=XSVK0FzkRy-A2VFLNC_vhA  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/xdYFuCp3m9k  (the link opens in a new tab).

“Bad at Love,” “Now or Never,” and “Alone” by Halsey are all tracks that are off of the album “hopeless fountain kingdom (Deluxe) (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/album/7GjG91tyHQNGEHzKJaqOi0?si=1OGjSKSLQwKC8nZoqFOl7g  (the link opens in a new tab).

There’s also a “hopeless fountain kingdom” playlist of videos on Youtube  (the link opens in a new tab).

Halsey can also be found on her YouTube Halsey station at youtube.com/user/iamhalsey/  (the link opens in a new tab). And, here’s Halsey’s Official Vevo channel at youtube.com/user/HalseyVEVO  (the link opens in a new tab).

Closing up the year 2019, here’s the Spotify playlist for “mint Presents …  Best Dance of 2019 (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWYEA2z2jQnzS?si=4dC9XRe8SjWfG5zMbI1Qaw  (the link opens in a new tab).

A Few U2 Albums

 Modified: December 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Some tracks on this “Songs of Experience (Deluxe Edition)” album by U2 helped me get through some rough and sad emotional patches. I love how music can help us cope through difficult times and better enjoy good times. Here’s the album on Spotify.

Source: open.spotify.com/album/6S9YaGXnmRe8tWJ0e457HP?si=QhUB-eZzRzatN1IH6IDQEA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “You’re The Best Thing About Me (the link opens in a new tab) by Kygo and U2 off of the “Songs of Experience” album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/W4TvIu1Q5pk  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “Get Out Of Your Own Way (the link opens in a new tab) from that album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/_zu53yAoTJE  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “Songs of Innocence (Deluxe),” another U2 album I like to use in rotation for listening. “The Crystal Ballroom” on this album is so feel-good and up-tempo!

Source: open.spotify.com/album/5tWSTNTqzqZhKo7FCyLwPk?si=_2h5QnXXTY2DA6vDXAXrJw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “The Crystal Ballroom (the link opens in a new tab) off of the “Songs of Innocence” album on YouTube.

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

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The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholars Series: Emily N. Smith

 Modified: October 31, 2019 at 2:24 pm

An episode of Spotify’s podcast “The Big Rhetorical Podcast.” This episode is “The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholar Series: Emily N. Smith (the link opens in a new tab) by Charles Woods. Find The Big Rhetorical Podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet  (the link opens in a new tab) and Facebook at facebook.com/thebigrhet/  (the link opens in a new tab).

Avery, My Dog

 Modified: October 31, 2019 at 3:41 pm

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Friedrich Nietzsche and his “God is dead” Quote

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Philosophize This’s episode ninety, “Nietzsche pt. 1 – God is dead and so is Captain Morgan  (the link opens in a new tab), is the first in the rest of the Nietzsche section (a four-part episode section of episodes 90, 91, 92, and 93) has really struck a great chord with me while listening to the show. I did a quick Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from” and found the textbook Nietzsche wrote the quote in. In this time between undergraduate and master’s, I am adding this book that the quote comes from to my to-read list: The Gay Science  (the link opens in a new tab).


General English Language, Literature, and Rhetoric

 Modified: October 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Who doesn’t have a podcast they are listening to about now? Well true, yes, some of you may not listen to them and instead prefer audiobooks or music? I discovered podcasts through Spotify and see there seems to be an abundance of them produced on countless topics and subjects by many authors. I found my next podcast series that’s up in the queue for listening. It’s been recommended by a mentor I studied under during my undergraduate studies’ later years and is named “Mere Rhetoric (the link opens in a new tab). I was taking a browse through their archives pages on “Mere Rhetoric” to see how to organize my offline folder before downloading the episodes to listen to if I happen to be offline. 

If everything goes along with a Higher Power and how I am trying to plan, take action, and make work, a shift toward this field of rhetoric and composition is where I will be going while applying to graduate programs. Either rhetoric or a generalist background, study, and instruction of English.

I have decided to postpone my efforts at graduate school until after earning a second bachelor’s degree. I will be starting a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Writing and Rhetoric Concentration (ENWR), my second undergraduate degree, this January 2020. I have consulted a few academic contacts on this decision and have come to a decision with that gathered information that this is the best insurance to have as an educational background when applying to a Master of Arts in English program. I will be studying at my undergraduate Alma Mater, Nicholls State University, through the online division again, which I highly recommend as a distance learning pathway to earning a post-secondary degree. There is even talk I hear of that a Master of Arts in English program will be available in Nicholls graduate programs to come fall 2020. That would be phenomenal! I would love to be approved as a student for that online program. I have a few other schools in mind, also: Northwestern State University and the University of New Orleans. They are two schools also in the University of Louisiana (UL) system just like Nicholls State is in the UL system. All are stepping stones on my career path outlook of becoming a post-secondary English language instructor.

The notion that I would like to focus my efforts going forward on in giving back through teaching came to me during my last few years earning my B.I.S. degree at Nicholls Online  (the link opens in a new tab) through the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Nicholls State University  in Thibodaux, Louisiana (the link opens in a new tab).

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Wednesday’s Happy Humpday Giphy Gif

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 2:05 pm

I only learned part of the adulting world refers to Wednesdays as “humpdays” around the second or third time I saw the airing of this commercial. This is a snippet of it in GIPHY gif. If you can help identify the source advertisement, please, drop a comment below.

Happy Humpday! 🐪

Source: https://giphy.com/gifs/monster-office-scare-ITPXILGUZrhbq  (the link opens in a new tab).

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).