Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's been over a month since I've blogged, and I am so disappointed in myself, I mean honestly you guys. I have good intentions, I really do! And I mean I'm not gonna sit here and lie to you guys and tell you I've been busy, because I'm everything but busy. Im just lazy, i think. Like I said. Good intentions, people. Good freakin intentions. I have like 13 blog drafts that have yet to be posted because halfway through, I decide I should re-watch gossip girl completely or something. 

So I'll sit down right, and it's...let's say.. 9:15 p.m. If we're being specific. and I give myself a pep talk, Im like: 

"THIS IS IT. A completed blog post will be published on the internet TONIGHT."

 "Oh but I should probably check twitter first, in case Nash Grier finally responded to my anonymous hate"

Which I mean, is a valid point. So after I make sure twitter is in check, I suddenly get this thought like: "You know what, I really feel like I should go rearrange all the furniture in my living room."

And obviously I can't ignore thoughts like that, so I go make it happen. Then somewhere along the way I think to myself:

"I really think I need to rap all 14 minutes of rappers delight." 

At first I'm like "no you have a blog post to write" and then the beat drops, and I lose myself in the music and before I know it, it's 11:00 at night and I've written a novel, published the novel, made that novel into a movie, watched every Harry Styles interview on YouTube, AND reenacted the "This is What Dreams Are Made Of" scene from the Lizzie McGuire movie.

And by then I'm just too exhausted to write a blog post. I really hope you understand.

So if this post gets lost in my pile of drafts, I guess you'll never see this apology. but I have a good feeling about this one because I'm talking about my favorite thing in the WORLD.



I could write 100 blog posts about music, but then you guys probably wouldn't talk to me as much, so i'll stick with one. The thing about music that i'm so obsessed with, is that its for everybody.

And its all based on personal preference. You can tell someone they have a sucky taste in music, but they're not really gonna care that much, you know? Because they like their music and you like yours, and its really as simple as that.

Last year, I went to the City and Colour concert up in SLC. One of my favorite bands ever. I just remember sitting there with this feeling inside of me that I never wanted to forget. So obviously, I pulled out my phone and sat there with everyone else enjoying the music, filming the band in hopes of maybe capturing that feeling. Later when the concert was over, we could relive our experience through video. After he played "Hurry and The Harm" one of my favorite songs, he asked everyone to pull out their phones. he said he had a "really cool trick to show us."

So the ones who hadn't been filming the show, pulled out their cellphones and waved them in the air.

"Okay." he said.
"Now put it back in your pocket, and keep it there for the rest of the concert."

And for the rest of the night, we all just sat there with no technology around us, just good people and good music. That was one of the most important lessons I ever learned. Two days later, I went to the 1975 concert in the same venue. (YES I KNOW HOW AMAZING THAT IS)

I was so close to Matty Healy, he was practically sweating on me, and thats actually not disgusting when you love him as much as I did, and you had just spent the past half hour pushing past angry fan girls to get to the front. I sat there with my phone in my pocket, screaming  "SHES GOT A BOYFRIEND ANYWAY" as loud as my body would let me. And for the first time, without the distraction of my phone, I was able to listen to the music in a way that I had never before. I was in a room with people who all loved the same band as I did, and we were just screaming the songs with the guy who wrote them, and I had this lump in my throat the entire time, and I was just like,
"Yeah. this is music."

Ever since then, music has been different for me. Every song could mean something different to everyone. Songs you fell in love to, or songs that remind you of an old lover, or songs that just make you happy.

And I cant think of anything more satisfying in the WORLD then being aux cord commander, and having someone ask what the song is called. Thats their way of saying "hey this song is DOPE AF and i have too much pride to tell you I like it, since you chose it, so i'll just ask who sings it." 

And I don't know what it is about Fall, and this is going to sound weird but i'm 99% positive that songs sound better in autumn. It just does. Whether you're driving down state street with your heater on, and your windows down, blasting t swifts new album, or cuddled up by the fire screaming the words to "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran.... Songs. Sound. Better. In. Fall.

And i'm going to prove it to you. I have created a playlist filled with a variety of music that anyone can jam to. (except for you country lovers, i''m real sorry about that.)

I have a wide range of musical interests. One moment ill be bumping JB and then if you press shuffle, ill be hitting that shmoney within seconds. So i promise I can relate to all of you. (most of you, i guess. Like I said, country girls & boys you're gonna have to sit this one out)

The other thing about music, is I know a lot of you guys wont be into this stuff, and thats totally okay. You just have a terrible taste in music, but like its fine, I'm totally not judging.


created by dj indysev

(***** are the best ones.. just sayin)

For you sad broken hearted bunch:


M83 – I Need You ***

The Paper Kites – Bloom - Bonus Track ***

Wildcat! Wildcat! – Holloway (Hey, Love)

Bon Iver – Towers

Honne – Warm on a Cold Night (***FAVORITE)

The Shins – Turn On Me

Banks – Someone New

Pascäal – Drowning In You

Perfume Genius – Sister Song

Superhumanoids – Geri

Panic! At The Disco – The End Of All Things

Summer Heart – I Wanna Go

Kanye West – I Wonder

The 1975 – You
Taylor Swift – All Too Well

Years & Years – Real

The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine

Hozier – Cherry Wine

London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years

James Blake – Limit To Your Love

Banks – Waiting Game

Pretty Lights – Finally Moving

MS MR – Hurricane

City and Colour – The Hurry And The Harm

The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather

The Vaccines – Family Friend

Angus & Julia Stone – Paper Aeroplane

Feist – One Evening

Samantha Crain – We Are the Same

Joshua James – Pitchfork

Bahamas – Lost In The Light
Jai Paul – BTSTU (Edit)
Frank Ocean – Sierra Leone
The National – England
The National – About Today ***

Yuna – Lullabies ***


for those sons of guns who prefer happier music:

Ray LaMontagne – Jolene
Bon Iver – Towers - Stop The Car Remix
alt-J – Breezeblocks
Magic Man – Texas
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II
Ed Sheeran – Photograph
(DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS SONG IF YOU HAVE A MISSIONARY. and by dont, i mean do. right now.)
Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing ***
Tegan And Sara – Don't Find Another Love
Foals – Inhaler
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
Bastille – The Silence
Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna ***
Felix Cartal and Clockwork – Tonight
MØ – Never Wanna Know
Bad Suns – Cardiac Arrest ***
The Shins – Simple Song
The 1975 – Settle Down ***
Justin Bieber – U Smile - Acoustic Version
MisterWives – Reflections ***

For my ladies & gents who just want to JAM:

Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Ebony Day – Climax ***
One Direction – Gotta Be You
Kanye West – Devil In A New Dress
Beyoncé – Schoolin' Life
The Killers – When You Were Young
The Blue Aces – Loosen Up ***
No Doubt – Hella Good
No Doubt – Spiderwebs
Kanye West – Bound 2
Mariah Carey – Obsessed
Frank Ocean – Swim Good
Chris Brown – New Flame
Stewrat – Disagreements ***
Phantogram – Fall In Love
M.I.A. – Y.A.L.A.
Lido – Money
Lady Gaga – Do What U Want
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder ***
One Direction – Steal My Girl ****************************************
Childish Gambino – IV. Sweatpants ***

Thank you for participating in my completely unorganized musical adventure, and I hope I changed your life dramatically.

If you took the time to listen to a couple of those, then you are the REAL MVP and you deserve kisses from zac efron. even if youre a dude. everyone deserves zac efron kisses.