Day 23 is supposed to be a song that i want played at my wedding. what if i never get married? i don’t know what i want played there if or if i even want a big wedding if that day comes to pass. i’d rather it just be music that i’ve been listening to that me and my future wife are into or something. so this day is silly. maybe. i am not at a reasonable place to judge much. surprised i’m only seeing a few red underlines on the browser. i could fall asleep in a second. here’s a good song.
The Golden Age - beck
this guy is slowly becoming one of my musical idols. he can do anything and knows everything. at least that’s how i feel. enjoy
I think that in some way Kanye understands that he needs to keep engineering these enormous public fuck-ups in order to keep putting himself back in the underdog position where he thrives artistically. This song is incredible. He sounds hungry, eager to prove himself. I think he’s done it again.
Matrix-dwelling software-construct Menomena has a new batch of cut-and-pasted cyber-pop gems en route. It has all the usual clings, clangs and trombone-parps, and then some. I predict 16.8 pitchforks at a minimum.
Many of you know me from a past life. One which included month-long van rides, small rooms in the back filled with bottled water, playing Tetris with a trailer and seven people’s musical equipment, a dry hoodie over a sweat-filled shirt by the end of each night. So let’s put it on the record. It’s not as though we put a stake through Anathallo’s vampire heart. It’s more that we wandered the band back to rest, to let it sleep through the day. And whatever or whoever wakes up in its place, we’ll see.
It’s strange not having picked up an instrument in over eight months. It’s hard taking the train into work sometimes. But it’s important to finally have an address. Friends to go out with on the weekends. Inside jokes that don’t have to be caught up on. Simple things like falling for someone and not having to rely on texts for seven weeks. Ordering at restaurants without setting fire to your bank account. I could go on but it sounds ungrateful. Which no. You don’t leave your hometown and see the world… you don’t come to the close of a thing like that without shaking your head at how much you’ve been given.
And it’s only the close of an exact thing. In whatever form, I’m sure that Matt Joynt realizes a coffin is sometimes only a bed. I know that Dan, Seth, Jamie, Erica, and Jer aren’t done, whether it’s music or otherwise. Andrew Dost took a year off and is back at it. I’d like to think that I’m not exactly finished, either.
So here’s one last post before I stop acknowledging this site’s mascot. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a kick out of anchoring my posts with a quarter page Field of Dreams banner. It’s absurd. I know it. But I also know I get misty whenever the movie comes on. It’s a reminder to listen to voices. It’s a reminder to create illogically. It’s a reminder to talk to ghosts and it’s a reminder to ease pain. Maybe that raises the bar too high here. But I figure why not build it. _______________________________________________________________________________________
i have been curious to anathallo’s whereabouts recently and this sums pretty much sums it up. it’s kind of sad really, one of my favorite bands through high school to listen to or to see. hopefully they’ll do something together again, but i’m definitely happy to have seen them the number of times that i did.
(back when i had even bigger hair then now, me and brian (on the outside) and matt joynt of anathallo were all wearing mewithoutYou shirts. we were signing me without you with out hands can’t you see?)
Day 22 - A Song That You Listen To When You’re Sad
Isn’t it strange that you don’t normally listen to happy music when you’re sad? I guess it’s just more comforting to wallow in sadness rather than try and move away from it. I have a lot of sad music that I love and that I enjoy listening to when I’m depressed. Most of the time it’s nostalgic music from the past since for some reason thinking about the past makes me a bit sad. Due to an excessive amount of Brand New posts, I’m going to do something else. The song Strange and Unprepared by Copeland is what I’m going to go with. It’s soft and makes me self-reflective and ultimately is a Song I Listen To When Sad. Enjoy
Copeland - Strange and Unprepared (from their (HOPEFULLY) penultimate album You Are My Sunshine)
Day 21 (or something) - A Song That You Listen To When You’re Happy
If I get a good grade on a test or something? I’ll probably come back and listen to any song I like currently really loud and sing super loud in my room making anyone around me most likely uncomfortable and or annoyed. Same thing if it’s the weekend. So this shouldn’t be too difficult. I’ll go with… dammit. I was going to pick Pow Pow from LCD Soundsystem’s new album but each track is like 40232 megabytes so that’s not going to happen. hold on…Alright, I’m choosing an oddball sort of. Maylene & The Sons of Disaster - Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead. If the beginning of this song doesn’t pump you up I’m not sure what will.
i’ve sort of been putting this one off because I don’t really feel like thinking about being mad. Deja Entendu is a pretty angry album. A lot of Taking Back Sunday songs I listened to in high school when i was mad. i don’t really know though. i guess i’ll just go with Taking Back Sunday’s song One-Eighty By Summer. I know blah blah this album doesn’t have all the same people/isn’t supposed to be good whatever. I liked it. I remember getting it while we were visiting Los Angeles the day it came out and I had my mom buy it while she was out one morning. This and Fall Out Boy’s My Heart Will Always be the B-Side to My Tongue were the only albums I listened to those few days. anyways, here ya go…
(p.s. i am realizing that using all lower-case looks sort of sloppy. Capitals sort of provide a visual structure to a paragraph. who knows what I’ll stick to.)
how many times does it take to learn that waiting until 1AM to start a paper is a poor choice? at least I have a bunch of cool new music to listen to while working! (have you guys heard of the beatles!?!) i can’t listen to anything because i won’t be able to write coherent thoughts. looking forward to the rest of the night! keep it interesting, Tumblr!
From the Album The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me. I can’t count how many times I’ve listened to this album (that’s last’s job). Most of the songs are over 10 MB so this is the first one that worked. (nothing wrong with that at ALL though.) Anyways, not much more to say, listening would be best.
Have a picnic in the park Reunite the biker gang Spend a weekend at Venice Beach Go camping Spend a day at a fair or carnival Have an EPIC watertight with all the water balloons/guns I have Backpacking in Yosemite FINALLY go see a drive-in movie at the Sunset Road trip- down the coast or maybe…