Mood: Nostalgic, focus
Best played when: you are so stressed out to the point that it is starting to affect your work. Relax, you’ll be fine. Also put this on if you really need to concentrate, but can’t stand the silence. NOT exactly the music to play when you’re trying to stay awake.
Background: Summer is barely over, and Autumn JUST set in, but school is already back in session. Well, it is at least for me. 2nd year of medical school is definitely more of a challenge than first year. It could be the dramatic increase in school load compared to the first, but more importantly, I think it is the responsibilities as well. And even more importantly, it is the greater expectation that I try to hold for myself.
During the past few days, I never studied so hard in my life. I went on campus to study Sunday afternoon and did not come home until Monday afternoon after the exam. Most of my slumber was pretty much achieved with my head on the table. Anyway, my walk back from school to my apartment right after the exam seemed like the first time I was able to take a stroll outside while the sun was still up, and was just inspired by the season, which led to the production of “Autumn Melody.”
I was playing with this idea for awhile, and alot of the composition took place between my study breaks in the med school, but when it came time to really recording the piece, it really took some effort. I went through three different attempts and revisions of this song until I came by with one that I was satisfied with.
I really wanted to capture a nostalgic, peaceful feeling of the Fall season with this piece, hopefully to channel this energy into focus and concentration via study music.
Behind the Artwork: The artwork in this video was also drawn by me. A new theme that I’ve been trying out in my artwork recently is to integrate something I’ve learned in school somewhere in my drawings.
For example, in my last video, “Smoothie Samba,” I was going through immunology. So in one of the artwork in the video portrays “Antibody Class Switching of a B-cell” but it was actually a “Bee” cell…induced by a “Tea” cell..get it? hahaha i’m so lame.
In this video, there is a picture of a staff in a pot of gold. Since we are going through the microbiology chapter right now, this picture is supposed to resemble Staph Aureus.
Staph = “Staff” Aureus = (Gold in Latin). Staph Aureus: the bacteria that does it all, causing infections in the skin, eyes, bones and joints, lungs, and GI, and plus more. When in doubt, it’s probably Staph, and you’re probably right. Well, theoretically. You probably shouldn’t act under these same assumptions clinically when treating patients. Run some lab tests and grow a culture.