Archive for June, 2014

Playlisting: Ashes To Ashes

June 22, 2014

1. Ashes To Ashes- David Bowie

2. Believer- American Authors

3. A Taste of Honey- The Beatles

4. Bigger Than Love- Benjamin Gibbard

5. Crank- Catherine Wheel

6. All Or Nothing- Dirty Vegas

7. For What Reason- Death Cab For Cutie

8. Relax, Take It Easy- Mika

9. Go To Sleep- Radiohead

10. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth

11. Caring Is Creepy- The Shins

12. Sex and Candy- Marcy Playground

13. Slow Hands- Interpol

14. Cactus- David Bowie

15. Funky Days Are Back Again- Cornershop

16. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

17. Skulls- Bastille

18. Blue Jean- David Bowie

19. Late- Ben Folds

Playlisting: Paris

June 22, 2014

1. Paris-Magic Man

2. The Draw- Bastille

3. Set Fire To Your Friends- The Box Tiger

4. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast- Capital Cities

5. The Silence- Bastille

6. Knives- The Box Tiger

7. Texas- Magic Man

8. You To Thank- Ben Folds

9. Skinny Love- Birdy

10. Carries On- Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes

11. Supersonic- Jamiroquai

12. Supermassive Black Hole- Muse

13. Flaws- Bastille

14. Bullet In The Brain- The Black Keys

15. Beauty And The Beast- David Bowie

16. Uncle Johnny- The Killers

17. A Bad Dream- Keane

18. Buzzcut Season- Lorde

19. Stuck In The Middle- Mika

Some Folks…

June 22, 2014

Some people are in it for the money.  Some people have more money than they would ever know what to do with it.  Some people  hate their jobs.  Others love their jobs.  Some love their jobs but hate the pay.  Some people hate their jobs, hate their pay, and hate the way it makes them feel.  I’m in that last camp.  But really I’m not complaining.  I know how it feels to be alive, and that makes all the difference in the world.  I like feeling alive, and the second I walk through those doors, I know myself, I find myself, I am myself.  It’s the only way to be.  A true sense of self is highly sought, but rarely found.  I want a new job.  Yes, I want this new job to pay me well, or better, but I’m not in it for the money.  I’m in it for the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that I can always do more to better myself, to better the world around me, and to bring more smiles to the frowning faces of the world.  That’s my mission statement….

Save money Live Better?

June 17, 2014

Let’s discontinue the Walmart slogan.  Join with me!  Save Money Live Better is such a damn joke. I mean really. Cheaply made, making me have to buy it more often, rotten produce cheap or not is rotten produce.   Who cares if you’re making jobs if you make it so people that work for you can’t make a “living.”  What’s up with people having to be there for an entire life to get any sort of payoff?  What kind of life is that?  How about those exploited prisoners?  Who is living better here?  Who is saving money here, other than you money grubbing sons of bitches?  Spend twice as much money as you would otherwise, and don’t live is a much better slogan. Just saying. 

Not having a car

June 17, 2014

in this region, really blows.  I don’t get how anyone can get by this way.  Please be okay car of mine, Pleaseee!  So it is also really funny when not having a car you have to call your Dad on Saturday and be like, “hey Daddyo, if you want to do anything for Father’s Day, you’ll have to be my ride to whatever the fuck it is.”  Also when your Dad also pays for his Father’s day lunch with you?  Score!  And new record store swag:  old Death Cab.   We Have The Facts and We Are Voting Yes.  How come I haven’t known this album before now?  It’s so chill, it’s so good, it’s just like everything else by them. Pure Gold.  

Playlisting: Burning Bridges!

June 4, 2014

1. OneRepublic- BurningBridges

2. The Breakdown- Josh Kaufman(most recent winner of The Voice)

3. Haunt- Bastille

4. World Is Gonna Drown- Rubblebucket

5. Of The Night- Bastille

6. Uncle Johnny- The Killers

7.Life Is Real- Mos Def

8. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

9. Disco//very-Warpaint

10. Space Rock- Weezer

11. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

12. Skulls- Bastille

13. Something Happened- Billy Bragg

14. Chartreuse- Capital Cities

15. The Easy Spell- Mos Def

16. Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse

17. The Fall of Man- Matthew Good Band

18. No Grey-The Neighbourhood

19. Sleeping With A Friend- Neon Trees

I Am Two People

June 3, 2014

Here is the most common conundrum of the modern age: Identity!  We wonder why mental illness and other assorted things run rampant in this day and age.  Yes, I know part of it is because society sucks and doesn’t like to help people as much as it should, but it’s also probably somehow linked to our internet lives.  So many people just dish and dish on the gossip on their fb pages, but some of them don’t even leave their houses and don’t truly live. Others use social media to observe trends and post anonymousish blogs, but could possibly be the most outgoing people you could meet and nobody would be the wiser.  I myself approach each social media, each forum, each youtube video from a completely different place. And therefore, I can truly say I am two people.  How can I not say that?  I am quite the conversationalist at times, but twitter doesn’t let you have a conversation, but if you can figure out how to use it truly boosts all of your other online endeavors.  I think a site like tumblr, while quickly losing relevance, was typically a good way to show your truest self, free from judgment or harassment.  Facebook has become a dirty laundry hang up and not a whole lot more, but all the same, your fb persona is typically different than your out in the world persona.  So it’s not actually bad for your mental health to be these characters, or to take on these roles, but just remember part of your true self must always be made to shine, or life will only disappoint you.  Also your online persona is way more interesting if it actually talks about you going out and experiencing things and seeing people and eating something other than Mickey D’s or some sort of boring processed crap.  “Oh my god, good morning internet!  I just brushed my teeth, it was awesome!”  Does your non computerized self always announce such things?  No way. So yes, you are two people, I hate to break it to you.  What you need to keep in mind is that all of these personas make up the whole, and you have to know when to take the masks off, let down your defenses, and put your life on the line.  You will thank me, and you will thank yourself, and you will feel so much better about everything.  Don’t stop having fun being two people, but remember they have to meet somewhere!

First Summer Playlist

June 3, 2014

1. These Streets- Bastille
2. R.E.V.O- Walk Off The Earth
3. Dance Hall- Modest Mouse
4. Gotta Get Away- The Black Keys
5. Laredo- Band of Horses
6.Love Runs Out- OneRepublic
7. On Melancholy Hill- Gorillaz
8. Paper Thin Walls- Modest Mouse
9. Oblivion- Bastille
10. Counting Stars(OneRepublic cover)- Christina Grimmie
11. I Came As A Rat- Modest Mouse
12. Bullet In The Brain- The Black Keys
13. Sometimes- Walk Off The Earth
14. Icarus- Bastille
15. Can’t Stop- OneRepublic
16. Flawless- The Neighbourhood
17. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth
18. Float On- Modest Mouse
19. Somebody That I Used to Know(Gotye cover)- Walk Off The Earth
20. Fever- The Black Keys