Feeling a little lost . . .
It’s “hump day,” though technically this Wednesday is my Thursday. I landed on Monday, slept all day. Accidentally woke up at 5 am (unknowingly…long story related to changing time zones blah blah blah) and ended up 2 hours early on my first day back at work (see above). Found myself more adjusted today (kind of), though I STILL had forgotten to set my alarm clock to NYC time and woke up earlier than I intended.
What did I learn? That none of this matters. I will have Friday and Monday off in observance of Labor Day, so today is more like the “Thursday” of my already 3-day week. Thank goodness for that because otherwise, I might have somehow found myself lost in time (or worse) as my brain and body adjust to the reality that is NYC.
I admit that it’s odd being back. There is something about Brazil that makes me feel that I have been there forever, even when I have been there for only a small time. I constantly experience deja vu while there, and find myself maladjusted once I return to NYC. Some joke that I might have been Brazilian in a past life, and that this might be the source of my sense of displacement whenever I return, but who knows. I can’t overthink this. I have to live through it instead, with my time in NYC serving as a bookend for all the living I get to do in Brazil in between.
But for living in the now, I prefer music to help me get through it. And on this day of in between existence, the marker of life and work between one Saturday and the next, the bit of music that helped me rise and shine and get through the slowest passing hours on the planet came by way of Renaissance Man, whose latest Made to Play Podcast was the first to download on my iTunes when I returned to NYC and restarted my work computer. It was a warm welcome back to a place that despite the hot weather seemed oh so cold, and the one thing that kept me from regretting my first step off the plane onto (northeastern) US soil.
Take some time to listen to this one more than once. Its subtle shifts from house to juke to pop won’t throw you off in the slightest; in fact, they will make you want to come back for another taste.
(click to play ; right click + save target as to download)
If you haven’t already subscribed to the Made to Play Podcast, do it now. Its a constant source of musical goodness for me, and it comes highly recommended from many a blogger, music afficionado, DJ, etc etc 🙂
– Retail DJ