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A New 9 to 5: Music for the Modern Geek’s Work Day

A Gigawatt Jukebox Themed Work Day Playlist

Today’s geeks work hard and play hard.  Some are studying, eyes crossed from hours of endless reading. Some are earning a wage in the office after a long commute. Others are at home, exhausted from running a household. Whatever you’ve been slaving away at lately, you deserve an extra day off. Enjoy your Labor Day Holiday.  When you get back, we’ve got a fresh playlist to make your work days go smoothly. Gone are the days of Muzak and easy listening. Time to relax and focus on your tasks at hand with some chill, movie soundtrack, and retro tunes.

1. HARVEST MOON – POOLSIDE

A chilled happy/dreamy remix of a Neil Young classic.

2. WELCOME HOME – RADICAL FACE

An peppy ballad of a  modern folk song.

3. ARCADIA -APPARAT

An elegant mix of ambient and techno-electronic music with lamenting vocals and complex beats.

4. GOOEY

Psychedelic mushrooms.  Enough said.

5. DESTINY – ZERO 7

A sensual slow jam, perfect with a cocktail and your sexiest PJs (even if they are Star Wars).

6. LET GO – FROU FROU

An all-time favorite best known from the Garden State soundtrack.

7. TEARDROP – MASSIVE ATTACK

A hypnotic track most widely known as the theme song to the TV series House.

8. HANG MASSIVE – ONCE AGAIN

A fellow gamer introduced me to this recording and the amazingly resonant sounds of the hang drum. Thanks, Keiiken.

9. THE COTTAGE – TANGERINE DREAM

A music box-like instrumental from the 80’s Ridley Scott movie Legend.

10. SILENCE – DELERIUM FEATURING SARAH MCLACHLAN

Haunting vocals from one of our favorite musical ladies mixed with new age electronica and Gregorian chant.

11. AS THE RUSH COMES – MOTORCYCLE

An epic progressive-trance track from American DJ’s Gabriel & Dresden and vocalist Jes.

12. ADIEMUS – KARL JENKINS

A new age song with choral grandeur from a Welsh composer.

13. ARWEN’S SONG – LIV TYLER & HOWARD SHORE

LOTR fans will know this from the extended version of Return of the King as Arwen sings a blessing of healing.

14. GENESIS – GRIMES

A musical experience like no other, with a cosplay video!

15. CELLO SONG – THE BOOKS FEATURING JOSE GONZALEZ

A sweet song of positivity that sounds like the Blue Man Group joined up with Simon and Garfunkel.

16. BLOODBUZZ OHIO – THE NATIONAL

A song about looking back at how you got to where you are.

17. THEME FROM JURASSIC PARK – THE PIANO GUYS

Who knew music about dinosaurs could be so tender?

18. COMMON THREADS – BOBBY MCFERRIN

A reflection upon both the beauty and sadness experienced throughout life.

19. INTO TEMPTATION – CROWDED HOUSE

A melancholy tale of seduction.

20. A ROSE IN THE WIND – ANGGUN

A soulful indie song with French-Indonesian influence.

From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control.  In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date.  

Thanks for listening!  Check back regularly for newly added tunes.  

This Special Edition playlist and others are available on YouTube (click the link below): 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV5aRuvS5Q_TzrqWE3sf6SA/playlists

 

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