Here’s a Little Halsey, Best Dance of the 2010s, and Best Dance of 2019

 Modified: December 23, 2019, 5:25 am.

With the close of the decade upon us, I noticed while listening to Spotify recently that they have made tribute playlists for the best of songs in different categories. As I was listening to one of these, the “mint Presents… Best Dance of the 2010’s (the link opens in a new tab) playlist station by Spotify on Spotify, I remembered Halsey’s songs that I’ve liked recently that I’ve heard in 2019 and previously.

Source: open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX8D2YR1GbW3K?si=rJfrZE4wRRuIkiQrEAh1-A  (the link opens in a new tab).

I like Halsey’s 2019 premiered “Graveyard (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/6V9fHiv84WlVTg7CSnIVY2?si=HGTRfDepTA-LNxjTEB7ZrA  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube source: youtu.be/rPgaYeq9NvI  (the link opens in a new tab).

Also, her “Now or Never (the link opens in a new tab),

Source: open.spotify.com/track/7i2DJ88J7jQ8K7zqFX2fW8?si=Rei_83doSRCNyFlsYtKikg  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/kzQTc0-iBX8  (the link opens in a new tab).

and “Alone (the link opens in a new tab),

Source: open.spotify.com/track/2Te14aSrBgFj1CE2sBBVMX?si=t2TLMQNoTHCJ2XMtMghHmw  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/ZEkImgh–PE  (the link opens in a new tab).

and “Bad at Love (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/7y9iMe8SOB6z3NoHE2OfXl?si=XSVK0FzkRy-A2VFLNC_vhA  (the link opens in a new tab).

YouTube Source: youtu.be/xdYFuCp3m9k  (the link opens in a new tab).

“Bad at Love,” “Now or Never,” and “Alone” by Halsey are all tracks that are off of the album “hopeless fountain kingdom (Deluxe) (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/album/7GjG91tyHQNGEHzKJaqOi0?si=1OGjSKSLQwKC8nZoqFOl7g  (the link opens in a new tab).

There’s also a “hopeless fountain kingdom” playlist of videos on Youtube  (the link opens in a new tab).

Halsey can also be found on her YouTube Halsey station at youtube.com/user/iamhalsey/  (the link opens in a new tab). And, here’s Halsey’s Official Vevo channel at youtube.com/user/HalseyVEVO  (the link opens in a new tab).

Closing up the year 2019, here’s the Spotify playlist for “mint Presents …  Best Dance of 2019 (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWYEA2z2jQnzS?si=4dC9XRe8SjWfG5zMbI1Qaw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Kyle Christopher Blanchard


A Few U2 Albums

 Modified: December 5, 2019, 6:14 pm.

Some tracks on this “Songs of Experience (Deluxe Edition)” album by U2 helped me get through some rough and sad emotional patches. I love how music can help us cope through difficult times and better enjoy good times. Here’s the album on Spotify.

Source: open.spotify.com/album/6S9YaGXnmRe8tWJ0e457HP?si=QhUB-eZzRzatN1IH6IDQEA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “You’re The Best Thing About Me (the link opens in a new tab) by Kygo and U2 off of the “Songs of Experience” album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/W4TvIu1Q5pk  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “Get Out Of Your Own Way (the link opens in a new tab) from that album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/_zu53yAoTJE  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “Songs of Innocence (Deluxe),” another U2 album I like to use in rotation for listening. “The Crystal Ballroom” on this album is so feel-good and up-tempo!

Source: open.spotify.com/album/5tWSTNTqzqZhKo7FCyLwPk?si=_2h5QnXXTY2DA6vDXAXrJw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Here’s “The Crystal Ballroom (the link opens in a new tab) off of the “Songs of Innocence” album on YouTube.

Source: youtu.be/hLJs_ebmORA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Kyle Christopher Blanchard


The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholars Series: Emily N. Smith

 Modified: October 31, 2019, 2:24 pm.

An episode of Spotify’s podcast “The Big Rhetorical Podcast.” This episode is “The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholar Series: Emily N. Smith (the link opens in a new tab) by Charles Woods. Find The Big Rhetorical Podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet  (the link opens in a new tab) and Facebook at facebook.com/thebigrhet/  (the link opens in a new tab).

Kyle Christopher Blanchard


History and Sexualities

 Modified: October 31, 2019, 3:45 pm.

History and sexualities.
Source: open.spotify.com/episode/7pnZEdToLbmNFf6wJD8W6p?si=wnFgEYO_RBa8ec8X92cnGw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Kyle Christopher Blanchard


Friedrich Nietzsche and his “God is dead” Quote

 Modified: October 18, 2019, 1:28 pm.

Philosophize This’s episode ninety, “Nietzsche pt. 1 – God is dead and so is Captain Morgan  (the link opens in a new tab), is the first in the rest of the Nietzsche section (a four-part episode section of episodes 90, 91, 92, and 93) has really struck a great chord with me while listening to the show. I did a quick Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from” and found the textbook Nietzsche wrote the quote in. In this time between undergraduate and master’s, I am adding this book that the quote comes from to my to-read list: The Gay Science  (the link opens in a new tab).


Kyle Christopher Blanchard


Groovy, Dance, Up-tempo, Feel-good Tracks

 Modified: December 11, 2019, 7:02 am.

Were you looking for some high-energy and groovy, up-tempo, feel-good tunes that just make ‘ya wanna dance? Try some of the groovy, dance sounds of the musical artist Calvin Harris  (the link opens in a new tab), whose tracks are on Spotify.

Source: open.spotify.com/artist/7CajNmpbOovFoOoasH2HaY?si=rA3Fn62eQeCSWXF8Z-54xw  (the link opens in a new tab).

Calvin Harris also has a video channel on YouTube which can be found at youtube.com/user/icreateddisco  (the link opens in a new tab).

In my opinion, John Newman nailed the vocals on “Blame” f. John Newman by Calvin Harris. Here’s “Blame” on YouTube and Spotify.

Source: youtu.be/6ACl8s_tBzE  (the link opens in a new tab).

Source: open.spotify.com/track/07nH4ifBxUB4lZcsf44Brn?si=GHhBPEt8QtmGwH2nJEDepA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Oftentimes when I put on Calvin Harris, artists I’ve listened to in the same genre come up in my head. One such musical track has been that way since I first heard it: “Titanium (feat. Sia) (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta and Sia.

Source: open.spotify.com/track/0lHAMNU8RGiIObScrsRgmP?si=_K-dzDFFQqqqVPc661wsqA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Can’t wait for tomorrow to get here? Is it about to be the weekend and you need to groove? Maybe it’s not the weekend but you still want to just groove? Well, here’s “Tomorrow Can Wait (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta, Chris Willis, and El Tocadisco.

Source: open.spotify.com/track/0BRcMSaH84i330e6JCyXgO?si=6zJA2FFpTbOnpb2v3bjgJw  (the link opens in a new tab).

How about the track “Love Don’t Let Me Go (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta?

Source: open.spotify.com/track/0mIAWTIXUP9Os5RBXKclO6?si=vWy2OAsQTKuIXiv3Yzit-Q  (the link opens in a new tab).

Or, “Love Is Gone (the link opens in a new tab) by David Guetta?

Source: open.spotify.com/track/2MGRnjJc7C0z3EOEWRqcMw?si=85W-uMo5RqqPs_fPKhAokg  (the link opens in a new tab).

Looking for something similar but slightly different? Have some fun with the dance sounds of the musical artist David Guetta  (the link opens in a new tab), whose tracks are on Spotify, also.

Source: open.spotify.com/artist/1Cs0zKBU1kc0i8ypK3B9ai?si=chsK-uvBQO24kJ5ZyNUAqA  (the link opens in a new tab).

Kyle Christopher Blanchard