This is the playlist I listen to most often on Spotify. I created it when going through a really hard time after a relapse and breakup. It's a mix of good feeling music with some inspirational music too.
A mix of well-known classics to new and up-and-coming artists. Genres like reggae, hip-hop, pop, and folk blend to keep the playlist fresh.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
Songs included when posted (but will likely continue to evolve):
When It Rains It Poors by Twiddle
Sunday Best by Surfaces
Slow Down by SAND (and Omaha local making GREAT MUSIC)
Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Beautiful Day by Aykanna
And the Birds Sing by Tyrone Wells
Waitin' to Die by Useful Jenkins
All. Right. Now. by Satsang (positive uplifting country music?! Yes please.)
75 and Sunny by Ryan Montbleau
More Than Enough by Tubby Love
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz (my favorite to sing along to)
Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer
Permanent Holiday by Mike Love
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
The Dreamer by The Tallest Man on Earth
Colours by Grouplove
Apocalypse Dreams by Tame Impala
Let It Be by The Beatles
Let It Happen - Soulwax Remix by Tame Impala
Keep It Light by Wookiefoot
Heaven Is Here (Acoustic) by MC YOGI, featuring Matisyahu
Revolution 1 by The Beatles
One Day by Matisyahu
All You Need Is Love by The Beatles
Love Will Find a Way by Mike Love and Friends
Hold On by Alabama Shakes
Miracle by Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment (Chance the Rapper)
Sunshine by Atmosphere
Don't Hold Your Breath by Wookiefoot
Green Mountain State by Trevor Hall
All Ways Love by Tubby Love, Anna Surento, and Paul Izak
Only Love Is Real by MC YOGI and Marti Nikko
The Freedom Song by Jason Mraz
Let It Breathe by Rob Riccardo
Talking to Myself by Watsky
Live Before I Die by Mike Posner and Naughty Boy
Strength In One by Trevor Hall and Dirtwire
Dissect the Bird (Live) by John Craigie
Love Thy Soul by Calimossa
What Do I Know? by Ed Sheeran
Mystic Matterz by The Polish Ambassador, Zion I, and Nitty Scott
Life is Good by Jon Wayne and The Pain with Ben Suchy
Revolution by Heartless Bastards
Rise by Will Evans, Mihali, and Paul Izak
Peace Will Come by Aaron Hale
Cowboys & Indians by Dustin Thomas
I Am by Satsang
I Am Loving Awarness by East Forest featuring Ram Dass, Krishna Das
Moments by Electric Octopus
Put Down What You Are Carrying by Trevor Hall with Brett Dennen
Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead
Beautiful Day by Surfaces
Strong As An Oak by Watsky
No Regrets by Mike Love
i by Kendrick Lamar
Vacation by Dirty Heads
Look For The Good by Jason Mraz
All You Can Do by Watsky and Jimetta Rose
Never Let It Die by Watsky
Foldin Clothes by J Cole
Good News by Mike Love
Up Down Saharsara by MidKnightSol
Bear With Me by Through The Roots featuring Eric Rachmany
Believe by Sa-Roc with Gingger Shankar, D*L*P, and Aloe Blacc
Pass You By by SAND and Lite Pole
Happy To Be Here by Wookiefoot
Breathe by Sierra Marin
Sunny Day Souldier by Kris Lager Band (who played at my wedding)
You Can't Rush Your Healing by Trevor Hall
Home Again by Michael Kiwanuka
Beautiful Life by Michael Kiwanuka
never give up by Son Little
look up by Joy Oladokun
Happy by Pharrell Williams (had a cover of this played at my wedding)
Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
It's Alright by MaMuse and Molly Hartwell
Got To Believe by MaMuse and Molly Hartwell
Pass the Vibes by Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment (Chance the Rapper)
Sing to the Mountain by Elephant Revival
If you have any songs you think I should add, share them with me on Twitter @craiginzana
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Art and inspiration are important parts of our society. As a marketer, I've walked the line of art and business. Sometimes tipping into one or the other entirely, but never quite forgetting either.
I originally curated these to help inspire art education and artists in my rural small town. It helped spark a conversation around the economics of the arts and support our local art education centers.
The quotes below are some of my favorites. I hope they will help inspire more patrons to take arts education and buying art locally serious.
Feel free to share these images around the web. Spread the love for art education!
"Creativity will be the currency of the 21st century."
- Gerald Gordon, Ph.D, President/CEO, Fairfax County (Virginia) Economic Development Authority
Update from 2021! Originally this post appeared on the WinklerGallery.org blog while I was an active artist member and President of the Board of Directors. Claira was also an artist member at the time.
As with many things, artists evolve and change constantly. Almost as soon as this was posted, I'm sure Claira felt that some things weren't true anymore.
Consider this a time capsule into a fantastic local Pennsylvania artist from 2017. This is her current website if you want to follow her: clairaheitzenrater.art
But first, here are two of my favorites of her more recent work!
(Originally appeared on WinklerGallery.org in 2017. This interview was conducted and written by Board Secretary, Rachael Berdine It was edited and posted by Board President, Craig Inzana.)
Every month here at the Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center, we honor one of our member artists as Artist of the Month. All of our artists produce stunning work of all varieties that pass through a juried selection process to be displayed at the gallery. The Artist of the Month allows us to zoom in on them one at a time. For August 2017, the honor goes to Cora Smith.
We sat down with Cora during one of her volunteer shifts at the gallery for an interview where we talked about her religion, the hardest parts of being an artist, and where her inspiration comes from.
(This post originally appeared on WinklerGallery.org in 2018, written by Craig Inzana, Previous President of the Board of Directors and Artist Member of the Winkler Gallery & Art Education Center.)
The State of The Arts in DuBois was a radio show with Joe Taylor of Connect FM, Deb Grieve of the Reitz Theater, Jessica Weible of The Watershed Journal, and Craig Inzana of the Winkler Gallery & Art Education Center recorded in July 2018. They discuss what the arts are like in our small town, rural region.