A Fix for Cold & Dreary Winter Days.

Via on Nov 26, 2012

Source: i.imgur.com via Vicki on Pinterest

Growing up in New England between Massachusetts and northern Vermont, I’m no stranger to dreary, cold winter days.

I’m talking really miserable weather; (-30) for multiple days in a row, 208 days of overcast/rain/snow. I got through the winters by watching videos and listening to music representative of places I’d rather be.

Here’s a taste of anti-depressant mix for winter:

Israel “IZ” Kamakowiwo’ole ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World. Beautiful song set to images of Hawaii.

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Jason Mraz ~ I’m Yours. I can watch this video of enjoying life in Hawaii all day.

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Bob Marley ~ Rastaman Vibrations. Any time you can see Bob Marley’s amazing energy live, you feel better.

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros ~ Home. You can’t help feeling amazing after listen/watching this.

311 ~  Amber. Beach & California Sunsets, need I say more?

Noah & The Whale ~ The First Days of Spring. Epic video to a beautiful song.


Bob Marley ~  Coming in from the Cold. Not a true music video, but this song got me through weeks of sub-zero weather in Burlington, Vermont.

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I need to grow my list, what videos/songs get you out of a winter funk?




Ed: Kate B.

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10 Responses to “A Fix for Cold & Dreary Winter Days.”

    • Jeanne Eisenhaure Jeanne Eisenhaure says:

      Thanks John! Hadn't heard Angus & Julia Stone & LOVED it! Ray LaMontagne is a little to quiet for a depressing snowy day, BUT would be perfect for a snowy evening sitting in front of the fire

      A few more I thought of:

      Julia Nunes, Build me up Buttercup (can't go wrong with the ukulele, her youtube is addicting ) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeP1Klmk0ng

      Wild Child, Pillow Talk (but their whole album is awesome): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmZDYPYjZgs

      • johnjamesford says:

        Nice Jeanne. Yes, the Ray Lamontagne is, for me, so soulful that it forces you to move through the blues by going deeper into 'em. Why fight it or try to change it? Vibrate that feeling deeply, use the grey snowy day and the right tune to resonate with the old sankharas/samskaras and help them bubble to the surface! I think this why I listened to The Smiths as a teenager ;) . I enjoyed the Julia Nunes, though… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrvRlI4hlBE

        • Jeanne Eisenhaure Jeanne Eisenhaure says:

          For the The Smiths- How Soon Is Now – all I can think of is the movie The Craft. You may not have seen it since you weren't a teenage girl in the late 90s.

  1. Linda Lewis Linda V. Lewis says:

    Well, Bob Marley made my day–thank you for those 2! But, showing my age, anything by Chuck Berry!

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