TUESDAY TUNES Category

TUESDAY TUNES: “Summertime”, Billy Stewart

I don’t know about you, but it feels like summertime where I live! And I discovered this song just in time to get the summer season into high gear. We all know the Gershwin classic “Summertime”, but Stewart’s cover features scat singing, tight drumming, and a blaring trumpet section that builds into a crescendo unlike any other […]

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TUESDAY TUNES: “Paracosm”, Washed Out

I’m hooked on a new album! Thanks to Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” feature, the app knows me well and recommended a tune from Paracosm by Washed Out. I didn’t want to stop there — I went to the full album and now I can’t stop listening to it. From the first moment, I imagine walking into the woods (thanks in […]

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TUESDAY TUNES: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

It’s almost impossible to listen to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, especially the fourth movement, and not feel happiness — after all, that’s one of the reasons it’s called Ode to Joy! The 9th has been referenced in popular culture from movies like “A Clockwork Orange” to “Die Hard”, and it actually inspired the size of the modern compact […]

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TUESDAY TUNES: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, The Rolling Stones

First things first: Hello to all those who have visited Justin’s Jobs already today from across the world! I hope the following words are proper greetings, but please let me know if I lost something in translation: Hello! (USA) | ¡Hola! (Brazil) | Kumusta! (Phillippines) | Ciao! (Italy) You may already know today’s Tuesday Tune: “You Can’t Always Get […]

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TUESDAY TUNES: “The Gambler”

“The Gambler” is more than just a karaoke favorite or a song to play in your head while at the poker table in Reno: It’s about perfect timing. It’s about luck. It’s about taking risks; losing and winning. It’s about how to play your hand: Every gambler knows That the secret to survivin’ Is knowin’ […]

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TUESDAY TUNES: “Takin’ Care Of Business”

At first glance, this song seems to be about laziness: If you ever get annoyed Look at me I’m self-employed I love to work at nothing all day But I’ve always felt that a job that feels like working at “nothing all day” is the perfect kind of job: Work shouldn’t necessarily feel like work. […]

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TUESDAY TUNES: “Badlands”

I wasn’t able to fully appreciate Bruce Springsteen’s music until I after I worked full time for a few years. His music is full of blue-collar optimism, and I was definitely in a place in which I wanted to be more and do more. “Badlands” is the first song on Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Springsteen’s greatest […]

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