Leap Year in music and movies

In honor of Leap Day (Year), here’s a list of a few movies and a few songs that are about (or mention) Leap Day or Leap Year…. or any kind of leaping 🙂



Movies…

Leap Year (2010) 

Pirates of Penzance (1983) 

February 29 (Korean, 2006)



Music…

“Circle of Life” (Elton John) …it’s the leap of faith… 

“Leap of Faith” (Etta James) …And when I went ahead and spread my wings, I found out that I could fly, Sometimes, all it takes is a leap of faith…

“Leap of Faith” (Bruce Springsteen) …It takes a leap of faith to get things going, In your heart you must trust…

**Ok, I need to interject here that originally I was going to list songs that mentioned any kind of leap or leaping, but now I know there are a million songs about “leap of faith,” so the rest are strictly about “leap year” 🙂 **

“Shirts and Gloves” (Dashboard Confessional) …I’ll call your cellular phone to tell you TV night was lonely without you, And so am I, so am I, It seems our day keeps falling on a leap year

“Beach Chair” (Jay-Z) …So I’m ’bout my paper, 24/7, 365, 366 in a leap year, I don’t know why we here, since we gotta be here…

“Just Waitin'” (Hank Williams) …The old maid’s waitin’ for leap year to come, The crooner’s just waitin’ to sing…

“Oxygen” (Switchfoot) …And I’m running out of oxygen, Can’t go back to the first, Losing stories like leap year, Fake smiles and worse…

“I Try To Think About Elvis” (Patty Loveless) …I try to think about Shakespeare, Leap year, The Beatles or the Rolling Stones, I try to think about hair-do’s, Tattoos, Sushi bars and saxophones…

“Curbside Prophet” (Jason Mraz) …At a west end avenue at 63, The beginning of a leap year, February, ’96, With a guitar picked up in the mix…



Honestly, I thought there would be more movies about this rare day, but oh well. Thanks for stopping by… have a good leap year! 

-Out of the Wilderness

12 songs for AFTER you get laid off or fired

Last year, I was hanging out with some friends who’d recently been laid off and since. We were in an environment where putting together a Spotify playlist was appropriate, so created a “recently laid off playlist” and played it loud. This is not the first list I’ve made about the dreaded pink slip, but this one is a bit different. It’s kind of like that last ‘hoo-rah’… the last time around the track… a final farewell. So enjoy this list of songs (mostly just the titles, actually) for music you can play after you or someone you know has been laid off, fired, let go, downsized, or sent in a direction the company wasn’t going.

Songs for after being laid off or fired…

“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

“Don’t Talk to Me About Work” – Lou Reed

“I Want to Break Free” – Queen

“Life Ain’t Fair and the World Is Mean” – Sturgill Simpson

“Lord Have Mercy on the Working Man” – Travis Tritt

“Uprising” – Muse

“If We Make It Through December” – Merle Haggard

“Red, White & Pink Slip Blues” – Hank Williams, Jr.

“Gives You Hell” – The All-American Rejects

“Summertime Blues” – Alan Jackson

“The Crossroads” – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

“Roll With The Changes” – REO Speedwagon


Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to add more in the comments below, and good look in your job search 🙂

-Out of the Wilderness

C.A.L.E.N.D.A.R.

I’m lame and print out paper calendars for my schedule at work. Not down to the hour, but just for reminders of what’s happening each day. I have a fun job so my calendar is full of awesome things. But can you imagine if it wasn’t? I bet thatguy thinks of a calendar like this:

C… Can you see how excited I am about all the boring meetings I have scheduled this month?
A… A tree somewhere is thinking, “That’s what I died for? A boring work calendar???”
L… Leave it till tomorrow. It’s onlyyyyy a daaaay awaaaaay. #Annie
E… Enough room to write all the to-do’s for each day? Nope.
N… “Neat cat calendar,” said no one ever.
D… Did Hank do it this way? I’m not sure.
A… All my friends are not printing out their calendars, and they aren’t jumping off a bridge either.
R… Remember, don’t forget to fill out the reminders on your calendar.

-Out of the Wilderness
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