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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Song of the Day – Get Up by Shinedown

 Modified: December 23, 2019 at 5:20 am

I received this song today through a text message from a friend. It is “Get Up (the link opens in a new tab) by Shinedown.

Source: open.spotify.com/track/1OKQIvaO7yn7R2BpdUFG7D?si=caapoIFvRdaPHgIqLUPdyg  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube source: youtu.be/RcohgARJTWQ  (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).

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).