Wednesday, August 15, 2007

MEME: Wednesday Mind Hump – Relaxation Roulette

Intrepid mid-week mememeister, rfduck, greets us today in this fashion:

“Hello humpers! Welcome to another Mind Hump. Today is Sit Back and Relax Day, so sit back, relax, and answer these questions:”

1. Name a few things that help you relax.
Music, a hot cup of coffee or a cool drink, an interesting book.
2. Name a few songs that help you relax.
With over 3000 songs on my computer, this is still an annoyingly difficult question. I am listening to new-to-me music constantly via such entities as Radio Paradise, Last.FM, Pandora's Box and WERU. To relax, I find myself turning to the classics. Mozart concertos, Brahms, Beethoven, Elgar and Erik Satie. Most anything by Paul Winter. The celtic harp of Alan Stivel, such as Brian Boru. The folk songs of Loreena McKennet, Celtic Women, Enya, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. All help me to relax, most times. Then there are special times, when to relax I need something heavier. Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Jethro Tull, Dire Straits, Leonard Cohen in his late period. This chart will illustrate my listening habits over the past six months that I have had scrobbling turned on at Last.FM. And, since I don't always have Last.FM loaded in the taskbar, I listened to other things, as well.
3. Where do you like to relax?
I like to relax at home or in other familiar surroundings.
4. What is your ultimate relaxation situation?
In bed, reading a book in the supine position. Ah, heaven!