A Trip Back Home

Music is a way to travel through time. Whether that’s by era or by moment, music can transcend time and space. In another blog post, I talk about methods for “getting out of a funk”. One step is all about using music to pay homage to yourself but also to experiment new things. This week, I felt a little detached from myself, so I decided to make a playlist of my favorite songs from 5 years ago. Listening to this playlist is like a guilty pleasure. It reminds me of who I was, but also of who I am today. Of course, I am a different person now, but who I was 5 years ago is still a large part of me.

After giving time to this playlist, I feel ready to be more experiential. Not just with my music, but with my life as well. I feel confident in who I was/am, and now I feel confident to explore who I can be.

I encourage you all to try this little trick. Please let me know how it goes!


Here are some of my favorites from my playlist:

  1. Why Georgia – John Mayer
  2. Dear Marie – John Mayer
  3. Vultures – John Mayer
  4. Free Fallin’ – John Mayer
  5. Living in the Moment – Jason Mraz
  6. 93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz
  7. Be Honest – Jason Mraz
  8. If It Kills Me – Jason Mraz
  9. I Got You – Jack Johnson
  10. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  11. Do You Remember – Jack Johnson
  12. Never Know – Jack Johnson
  13. Talk is Cheap – Eric Hutchinson
  14. Watching You Watch Him – Eric Hutchinson
  15. Everybody – Ingrid Michaelson


Have fun, superhumans! 🙂


A little hint of soul

I am always trying to explore new genres of music, and this past week I dived into exploring some R&B. While this is only the tip of the iceberg, I wanted to share some of my favorites with you! Enjoy.


Easy – Commodores

I Just Wanna Stop – Gino Vannelli

Golden Lady – Stevie Wonder

Turn Your Love Around – George Benson

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

When You Were Mine – Prince

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Could It Be I’m Falling In Love- The Spinners

My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder

Reasons – Earth, Wind & Fire

She’s Out of My Life – Michael Jackson

You Give Good Love – Whitney Houston

Raspberry Beret – Prince

A Song For You – Donny Hathaway

We’re In This Love Together – Al Jarreau

I hope you enjoyed this playlist! Please let me know your favorite song from the list in the comments. Also, tell me what type of content you would like to see in the future. More poetry? More playlists? Stream of consciousness pieces? I love to hear your feedback!

Listen to last week’s playlist here, and catch up on my Haiku Series.

Until next time, keep rocking, superhumans! ❤

A Rainbow of Songs Selected for You!

Happy Monday, superhumans! This week, I attempted to put together a collection of songs that are what I like to call “colorful”. I know what you’re thinking: Sophie, songs and sounds can not be colorful. You might be right, but when I hear these songs, I get a certain feeling that I can only describe as colorful. Give them a listen and tell me if you feel the same!

April Come She Will – Simon & Garfunkel

Voila – Francoise Hardy

Night Game – Paul Simon

Small Talk – Harpers Bizarre

Rosemary – Brian Hyland

A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy

She Smiled Sweetly – The Rolling Stones

30 Century Man – Scott Walker

Wigwam – Bob Dylan

Heroes and Villains – The Beach Boys

This Time Tomorrow – The Kinks

Everything Disappears When You Come Around – of Montreal

Ooh La La – Faces

Here Comes My Baby – Cat Stevens


I hope you enjoy this playlist! Please tell me your favorite song from the list. 🙂

Check out my last Music Monday here, and stay tuned for a new playlist customized for YOU next Monday!

Explore New Music!

Happy Monday, Superhumans! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. I spent the weekend binging a new show on Netflix called “The End of the F***ing World”. It was AMAZING! If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. The story line was great, the acting was great, the cinematography was great… you get the point! I especially loved the music. It was a combination of jazzy classics with fun motown melodies. Inspired by the show, I made this playlist below. It’s not your average combination, but I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and explore. You might find some new favorites!night-vintage-music-bokeh.jpg

I Apologise – Timi Yuro

Laughing on the Outside – Bernadette Carroll

Voila – Francoise Hardy

The End of the World – Julie London

I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee

At Seventeen – Janis Ian

I Fall in Love Too Easily (Vocal) – Chet Baker

L’anamour – Francoise Hardy

The Girl from Ipanema – Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto

Crying – Roy Orbison

All I Have to Do is Dream – The Everly Brothers

Nothin’ In the World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl – The Kinks

Rue St. Vincent – Yves Montand

I Love How You Love Me – Camera Obscura

Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny

Tell me what you think of this playlist in the comments, or let me know what type of posts you want to see on this blog. I love hearing your feedback. 🙂

Check out my last music monday about upcoming rock alternative bands.


How to get out of a funk

It’s 2018; a new year; a time for new year resolutions and motivation. Need help getting started? These are some tips I follow when I am in need of a pick-me up or some inspiration.

  • Get outside

Spending time outside is extremely beneficial to both our health and our mind. I find natural beauty to be inspiring and refreshing; taking moments alone to reflect on the beauty around you is extremely humbling and motivational. Try going for a walk or going to the beach.


  • The old and the new

When in a funk, it can be really comforting to visit some old favorites. Reading childhood novels, watching your favorite films, listening to your favorite songs. While this is nice and beneficial to surviving a funk, I encourage you to combine your personal classics with some adventuring. Read your favorite book from your childhood, and then read a new one that has been getting dusty on your shelf. This process of revisiting the old and bringing in the new is inspirational and helps open your mind to the future.


  • Journal

Journaling is one of the best ways to sort out your thoughts and to get creative. Sit down in a quiet space (possibly even outside) and simply write. It can be about anything! Writing is extremely therapeutic and helps to clear your mind. When in a funk, this is crucial to clearing away previous negative thoughts and replacing them with fresh images and ideas. For more on stream-of-consciousness writing, check out this blog post.


  • Get inspired

I know this sounds vague, but let me explain. Look to the world around you and begin to collect tokens of inspiration. For example, take photos from magazines or ones that are lying around the house and create a vision board. Go see a local play or a movie. Go to a concert or a farmers market. Surround yourself with visuals that will motivate you to be your best self. Don’t look on your phone. While instagram and tumblr are home to beautiful images and aesthetics, it is also the breeding ground for comparison and judgement. Put your phone down, and get out of your comfort zone. Find your inspiration around you.


  • Take time to yourself

You go through a lot. Life is not easy, but it is rewarding. Reward yourself! Meditate, take a bath, do a facemask, get your nails done. Pampering yourself and giving yourself what you want is crucial to self-love. When you feel good, it will be easier to find the good in the world around you.


  • Create

Create something! Whether it be writing a poem about the coffee you had this morning, or creating an impromptu art piece, creating something is meaningful and inspiring. Recognizing that you have the power to produce something beautiful is fulfilling and honestly just really enjoyable. But remember, don’t compare your creation to that of those around you. Your work is entirely your own, and that is what makes it beautiful.


  • Try something new

Sometimes the main reason we get into a funk is because we get bored of our routine. When this happens, it is important to be spontaneous and try something new. Look up a recipe on pinterest and cook yourself an amazing dinner. Take a Zumba class. Learn a song on the guitar. The list is endless!


Remember, true success is not based on the approval of others. To me, success is pursuing what makes you happy, and what makes you feel the most yourself. This is going to be a great year full of adventure, personal growth, opportunity, and positivity. Focus on the good, and push away the bad. Funk be gone!


I hope you enjoy this list. Try them out and tell me which one is your favorite! You got this, superhumans! 🙂

photos courtesy of the free photo library

Indian Summer


Gregory S Moss is a writer, educator and performer from Newburyport MA. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Brown University’s Literary Arts Program.


Abandoned by his wayward mom, Daniel is consigned to spend summer with granddad in a Rhode Island beach town, where the locals don’t look kindly on city kids. But his hapless vacation turns around when he meets Izzy: tough-acting, back-sassing, beguiling, and taken. Gregory S. Moss’s feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime — as impossible and charmed as an indian summer.



GEORGE: “It’s a phenomenon we call, / politically and geographically incorrect as it may be, / “Indian Summer” / – that margin of sunlit warmth after the end of August that always feels exceptional, / like a pocket of unexpected time, / a little reprieve between seasons, / in which things / people / lives and stories / are given a chance to collect themselves / to reconfigure / and , possibly, to CHANGE… / where one finds one’s self invited, / by God, or Nature, or the whims of climate, / to merely enjoy the surprise of it…”


9 / 10

This play was such a fun read! Almost like watching. I could clearly imagine each character, set, and transition. Speaking of transitions, Moss plays with interesting lighting changes and scene swaps. It is definitely a contemporary play, with the focus on the actors as opposed to the set, costumes, tech, etc.


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All information regarding Indian Summer is taken from www.gregorysmoss.com/ , but all opinions and ratings are my own.

Haiku #5


Vacant visages; void of

Viewpoints and values

Sounding a little like V from V for Vendetta, but this idea is very real to me in this day in age. Tell me your thoughts in the comments.

For more poetry, refer to my Haiku Series and read my last poem here. Enjoy!



The Adventure for Musical Theatre Geekdom

The clock is running out. It is COLLEGE AUDITION SEASON, ladies and gents! I need to get on top of my game. I ordered a book on Musical Theatre history (that I will review upon completion), and I made a list of musicals to listen to. And plays to read. And movies to watch… I basically am going to become a walking encyclopedia of all things musical. It will be tiring, and I may lose all contact with the outside world, but it is a sacrifice I have to make.

I’m going to keep you posted: musicals I love, plays I’ve read, and movies worth a watch. Possibly even some audition reviews.

Fasten your seatbelts, superhumans, it’s going to be a rama-lama-ka-dinga-donga adventure. Almost like the search for the holy grail, a trip to Uganda, the French Revolution, or a good-ole love story. A tad dramatic I know, but what can I say? I’m a prospective theatre major.

Stay tuned for more posts, superhumans!

Please leave a comment telling me your favorite musical, play, or movie. I love hearing your feedback! 🙂


New Year, New Music

Hello, superhumans! Happy 2018. This year, I am focusing on surrounding myself in what genuinely makes me happy. That means no social media, no toxic relationships, and no dishonesty. Instead, I am choosing to submerge myself into what I love most: art. Music, poetry, books, movies, performance…. 2018 is my year to explore.

I hope you enjoy this playlist. I’m not sure what to make of it. It has psychedelic vibes, and radiates independence – the powerful feeling of creating experimental ground.

Shuggie – Foxygen

I Wanna Prove to You – The Lemon Twigs

Strange or Be Forgotten – Temples

Strange Encounter – Father John Misty

San Francisco – Foxygen

Ubu – Methyl Ethel

Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips

Million Man – The Rubens

How Can You Really – Foxygen

Wanted You – Twin Peaks

Nancy From Now On – Father John Misty

Oh Lankershim – Foxygen

Come Save Me – Jagwar Ma

Leave a comment telling me which song was your favorite, or current music you’re loving right now! I love to hear your feedback. ❤

Have a rocking year.