Songs that cut through the winter doldrums

As I sit here staring out the window at more snow — more despicable, horrible snow — the only thing that’s preventing me from going on an all-out rampage is music. Or rather, a single playlist, in fact, that contains a number of guilty pleasures that do nothing but put a silly ol’ smile on my face. Here on Geek Force Network, I highlighted a few of my favorite songs from that playlist. If you’re stuck staring at a depressing winter landscape, maybe they’ll help you too.

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February is a rather moody month, isn’t it? It’s short. It’s winter for many. And it hosts one of the most contested holidays going — Valentine’s Day. (And happy to you today, if it’s something you like to/must celebrate.) Chocolate hearts and flowers aside, by the time February rolls around each year, I’m usually yearning for warm weather. Simply yearning. I’m not one to suffer from seasonal affective disorder, but winter definitely puts a damper on my mood generally.  Things become elevated in December with Christmas cheer, but after that, a mild depression sets in, and life becomes doubly hard and unpleasant. But I’ve found a solution in music, the fixer of all things bad and the lifter of all things better. A couple years ago I created a playlist specifically for turning bad moods to good, and it’s become a February staple for me. It contains a mix…

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