So, I've realized lately that big band/swing music tends to curb my depressive moods. I feel stupid for not getting into this earlier, srsly.
This is far from an earth-shattering revelation (I'm sure people know that good music= positively helps mood), but sometimes obvious things can strike me as just freakin' amazing. It's a discovery that I'm thankful to have found, at least.
Plus, these guys were hardcore. Look at the guy playing the xylophone (he is god-like at 1:40 til 2:02)! Look at the drummer at 1:48! Holy crap, I don't think it's even healthy to drum that fast.
Count Basie. Lord, he's too awesome.
Nat King Cole. WHAM BAM ALAKAZAM! I LOVE IT.
I'm normally not a romantic sort of person, but... "Stardust" is so dreamy. I can just see a bunch of stylishly-dressed people sipping drinks and flirting while this music plays in the background... circa 1938, in some night club filled with cigarette smoke.
- Benny Goodman helps me fight the blues