A Playlist to Simulate Your Own Polar Vortex
Oh, the weather outside is frightful. That is, it's frightful for most of the country. While high winds, mountains of snow and unsettlingly low temperatures are tormenting the majority of the country, here in lovely Orange County we're somewhat spared of the madness. But, why should we be left out of the fun? Leave the freezer open and pile on the layers because here's a playlist we fashioned for you to simulate your own Polar Vortex!
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Gza featuring D'Angelo - "Cold World (Remix)"
What separates the Polar Vortex from conditions the rest of the year is primarily it's a lot colder. Likewise, what separates the "Cold World" remix from the original found on Gza's seminal Liquid Swords is how everything just feels much, much colder. From the addition of D'Angelo on the hook to the airier, more desolate production, it's a great twist on a certified classic.
Camille Saint-Saëns - "Le Carnaval des Animaux: Aquarium"
Not to exhaust the "life is like a movie" cliche, but you know that gentle snowfall scene in every majestic winter-themed movie you saw as a child? Well, now you can relive those memories...sort of. Just put some ice in the paper shredder, point it at the ceiling and play Camille Saint-Saëns' "Le Carnaval des Animaux: Aquarium" in the background. Congrats, you're a winter princess.