Optimism Playlist: “Upside Down” by Jack Johnson

Optimism Playlist: "Upside Down" by Jack Johnson post by Kerry Seal
Optimism Playlist: "Upside Down" by Jack Johnson


Kerry Seal, Creative Director


What do you do:

– For work?

I get to build and solve. It’s design that works. Not just ideas, but solutions.

– For fun?

I’m a big sports fan, and so is my son. So family, sports.

And reading. As long as it’s written well and can make me think, there’s no subject I’m not interested in if it’s entertaining.

Your contribution to the optimism playlist?

Upside Down” by Jack Johnson

Why did you pick this song? What does it do for you?

This is from the Curious George soundtrack and I’m a big Curious George fan. You wouldn’t think saying something like turn it upside down would be an optimistic view, but sometimes it takes that and it’ll work out.

Phrasing it as “turn the whole thing upside down” is kind of a revolution. It’s a lighter, softhearted way to say you need to just break the rules. If you phrased it as revolution, I’m less likely to join in. If we have to turn this whole thing on it’s end and take a fresh look, I’m in. This song did that for me.

Anything else you want to say?

Go Auburn!

Where can we find you?

Here at bluefeet, and on LinkedIn.


We put our bodies on a diet. Why not our brains? This is the motivation for our optimism playlist.

Here’s proof that optimism rules. That it’s good for business. And music, of course, improves health and well being

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