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Posted 2/26/15
i hope to update this at least every other day just to tell people about my interest in certain songs or bands and hear others opinions or feelings. this is a completely open forum to express anything about music so write to your hearts content.
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do you have that song that takes you back to a certain moment as soon as you put your earphones in and tune out of the world? that song that instantly transports you back in the past and makes you feel those same emotions and that same environment that you were in when you listened to it? some are bad and make you remember something that you try to avoid, but others fill you with joy and that sense that you simply cant explain... a sense that just feels happy. my song? its not any cool or unusual song but man it takes me back. apartment and cough syrup by Young the Giant.

Apartment- http://youtu.be/6enMFGpcabs
Cough Syrup- http://youtu.be/UAsTlnjvetI

why? ill save that for tomorrow ( :
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Posted 2/27/15 , edited 2/28/15
alrighty back to my story... a part of me that i kind of consider the hobby that defines me (besides listening to music) is traveling to foreign countries. a little less than two years ago i traveled to Japan over the summer and at that time i was pretty into plain and simple indie pop and basic alternative rock bands like imagine dragons, cold war kids, and the kooks. of course young the giant was up there along with cage the elephant. i traveled with a nationwide student ambassador program called people to people and in order to get from city to city in Japan, we took a decently sized bus and drove hours in the middle of the country overlooking hundreds of rice paddies and greenery. well young the giant was a go to band that comforted me and was nice to listen to when everyone on the bus was quiet. i would put "apartment," "strings," "12 fingers," and "cough syrup" on replay and gaze out the window from the aisle seat. when i got back to america my music taste changes slightly and i found new bands to listen to and soon stopped listening to young the giant. maybe a couple of weeks later, i played that "Japan playlist" i had created again and felt my self instantly go back to those Japanese country roads and the crazy emotions i had from being alone yet surrounded by a couple of dozens of people i really didnt know. now, not only do those songs take me back, but they also represent my adventures in Japan and how i began to discover who i was and more about the world. i sure hope that if yall want to travel to places like japan or anywhere in the world that you get that chance. if youve never really though about traveling like that before please ask me anything about it. i believe that everyone should have the opportunity to have that experience. it changed my life significantly and helped me become who i am today. i know money is a huge issue, i struggled to overcome that wall myself, so please please pleeease talk to me if you are interested and i would be so happy to help you find a group to travel with and come up with ideas for fundraisers (; sorry this blog turned into something more than music but music is a link to a lot of my past and identity. so thank you for those of yall that read this. i truly appreciate it.
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Posted 2/28/15 , edited 2/28/15
so ive told my story about the songs that me half way across the world. there are also those songs that you cant listen to without your gut wrenching or eyes leaking tears from out of the blue. songs that you try to avoid. in 8th grade there was this guy that i really liked. i had liked him for a year, ever since we sat next to each other in science class.so back in the day i tried out band just to see if id be interested in playing an instrument (fyi i wish i kept it up). i played the trumpet and this guy that i liked knew it. he told me about a band called Beirut which was known for its use of trumpet. he told me "i bet youre pretty good at playing" and man did that make me feel giddy. i knew where he was going with this. so i said "that would be cool if i could learn how to play the trumpet parts... but it'd be really hard." and he said "no you could do it."

i listened to this band on car trips over and over again and thought the band made the most melodic and beautiful songs i had ever heard. i never really tried to learn the parts but the attention i got from this guy filled me up with happiness. he was the closest thing i had ever come to a boyfriend and having a guy interested in me made me feel wanted and desired. fast forward to freshman year of high school. homecoming comes around and he quickly asks me to go to the dance with him. duh. i said yes. it was everything i had hoped for. i had always dreamed to have that kind of attention from a man. well homecoming was a drag. one of my good friends continued to interrupt my time with this guy, which when i look back on it now it was great of her. but i was extremely disappointed. my hopes were way too high. and soon after homecoming he basically stopped talking to me. now i couldnt listen to Beirut. every time i tried i broke into tears because that one song took me back to sitting in the backseat looking out the window and daydreaming about my future relationship with this guy.

now, as a junior, i still always remember the days i had with him when i listen to Beirut. but i don t like Beirut for those memories, i like them because i like them. i've been through lots more since freshman year and have realized how much of a jerk he really is. so my point is this: music can often be linked to certain people, ideas, or memories, but if you like the music, it doesn't matter. dont let some girl or some guy get into your head if they ruined a song for you. let each song be your own personal get away.



a good song from Beirut- "Elephant Gun"
http://open.spotify.com/track/2zcrZQpMVg2DkR7bdNUfVJ


the song i listened to on road trips- "Scenic World"
http://open.spotify.com/track/5FutvFoBF8xTa7jW1mqwQC
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ive been feeling anxious the past couple days so ill just post some songs that calm me down. about two years ago this spring, my freshman year of high school, i went through a spout of depression and anxiety. i took some medication for a couple months or so and visited the cliche counselors who helped temporarily but couldnt do much to heal my mind. honestly this month has been pretty crappy for me. i'd been arguing with my boyfriend constantly, i wrecked my car (again), ive been searching frantically for a job to pay my parents the huge debt that i owe them, my step-brother moved in with us, and then i had to tell my boyfriend that i didnt want to date him anymore even though i care about him. even now im still struggling about what to do with him because i love him as a friend but he's hurt but keeps hurting me which is why we broke up.

i know im telling a bunch of random people useless information that sounds whiny and dumb. and is whiny. i know i should be grateful i had a car and a relationship to begin with but yet im still complaining. i just wanted to share a little piece of my life with those of you that read these posts if any of you do. but if someone does, even if its one person, i wanted to let that one person know that everyone has problems, regardless of what it may seem. if you're having a shitty day and you feel alone just know that the person next to you is probably having a shitty day too, or their shitty day was yesterday. so feel free to complain here and we will all console you...

because the world sometimes just sucks.




"fireworks" by Radiator Hospital- http://youtu.be/TDaFEGxOsXg

"marathon runner" by Yellow Ostrich- http://youtu.be/xvqWXYSoizw

"black and white" by The Moderates- http://youtu.be/SgymSmE_-XE
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