Posts Tagged ‘excitement’

Playlist: Sassy Assed

March 6, 2014

I was feeling sassy and saucy and all manner of other fun adjectives at work tonight, and this playlist is my means to blow off steam and just share some great music, with those who may also feel overly sassy with their situation in life.

1. The Mirror Of The Signs- BUSH

2. James Brown- Cage The Elephant

3. Kangaroo Court- Capital Cities

4. Out of My League- Fitz and The Tantrums

5. Good Thing- Fine Young Cannibals

6. Stuck Between Stations- The Hold Steady

7. Long Ride Home- Michael Franti and Spearhead

8. Fort Hood- Mike Doughty

9. Oasis- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

10. I Almost Killed You- Billy Bragg

11. Round Here- Counting Crows

12. Everlong- Foo Fighters

13. Queer- Garbage

14. Buttercups- Fran Healy

15. Gone Gone Gone(Done Moved On)- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

16, Casiotone Nation- Soul Coughing

17. In The Waiting Line- Zero 7

18. Ottoman- Vampire Weekend

19, My Body- Young The Giant



Playlisting: Awake and Dreaming

January 24, 2014

19 tracks of pure excitement, genre crossing, ocean spanning, underwater mountain climbing sort of excitement. Take a look and consider taking a few listens. 🙂

1. On Top Of The World- Imagine Dragons

2. Everybody’s Watching Me(Uh Oh)- The Neighbourhood

3. White Teeth Teens- Lorde

4. Politics in Space- Kate Miller-Heidke

5. Center Stage- Capital Cities

6. Sunburn- Muse

7. Runaway- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

8. Supergirl- Kate Miller-Heidke

9. Things That Stop You Dreaming- Passenger

10. Normal Person- Arcade Fire

11. A Taste Of Honey- The Beatles

12. Overbiter- Say Anything

13. Take A Walk- Passion Pit

14. The Tourist- Radiohead

15. In The Meantime- Spacehog

16. Bad Drug- Tristan Prettyman

17. New Fang- Them Crooked Vultures

18. Carmelina- Matthew Good Band

19. Breathe Me- Sia

Constant Vigilance or some such thing…

January 21, 2014

Anyone who reads this, or knows me personally could tell you that I take harassment very seriously. It’s just not that cool ya know? And harassment by a civil servant is something just as horrendous, and in many cases more so. Now I can’t say it’s the first time it’s happened, because it wasn’t by any means. I have, probably about a handful of times in the past, been stopped by cops floundering for excuses as to why they stopped me, seemingly because they had nothing better to do than stop a man following the rules of the road. Yes it’s annoying, nobody could say otherwise, unless you really like being pulled over. And let’s face it nobody does. I was just getting off of the highway on the final leg of my journey home. I had gone over to Eastern Massachussets to see my girlfriend. She’s pretty cool by the way. And I told that to the cop when he asked the standard where are you coming from and where are you going hullabaloo. He made some sort of claim that someone complained about my driving and I said I was blown around a bit and had to slow down to straighten out, which is true. Why would I lie to a cop? I have nothing to hide. He takes my required documents, runs them as he should and all of a sudden this woman is there shining the flashlight in my eyes. The light from the car was enough to see me in, and let me tell you it’s a wonder those flashing lights don’t give you seizures. But that’s beside the point. This woman claimed to be the person that told the cop to pull me over, she also claimed to be a state trooper. I didn’t see a badge or anything. Whatever. I’m not one to argue when pulled over, but then she asked a bunch of the same questions, including some that are none of anybody’s business unless I really am committing some sort of crime or violation, which I wasn’t. Also, if you call it in, let the officer pulling them over cast the judgement, am I right? I’m not wrong. I said I was heading home from visiting my girlfriend. “You’re lying to me,” she said, “I wish I knew why.” It’s my first relationship in a while, I don’t think I would lie about that. Who would? As I said she’s the bee’s knees or something of the like. “What medications are you on?” My answer a prompt, “None.” “What level of education are you? What kind of job do you do? What kinds of illicit drugs did you take prior to getting in your car and driving?” I’m seriously more than a little uncomfortable right now, and quite frankly really mad. It is not within my rights to answer you, when you accuse me of something, when I’m minding the rules of the road, and being compliant and yada yada. Does someone’s level of education prove their guilt? Furthermore I was called sketchy and told to show her my arms to look for track marks. Are you kidding me? I feel in full violation of my rights because of last night, and I will let this matter slide, but not without recording it here, because too many people think such abuses of power are mostly relegated to the pages of crime novels or to movies and television. But I’m telling you it’s not so. I would be curious to see a sounding off in the comments about your experiences, your stories, your feelings about these sorts of injustices. Up next: The playlists I made for my girlfriend, because they are really good, and because I’m not lying about her existence. That would just be foolish.

Cheers and stay safe on those crazy roads!

Latest Car Jams

March 19, 2013

Django Unchained Soundtrack- The movie was great, but the music really took it to the next level, the way a really epic soundtrack should. It’s great driving music.

Pulp Fiction Soundtrack- As evidenced in what I just said above, Tarantino’s films are made all the more enjoyable by their amazing soundtracks. Dispersed throughout are little sound clips of the film that make the soundtrack experience that much more connected to the film.

David Bowie- The Next Day: His first album in ten years, it has all the weird motifs and indecipherable lyrics you come to expect from Bowie, as well as amazing instrumentations, and a unique blend of all kinds of styles and genres. Also find a lot more themes connecting to his growing older. What you find is a more mature Bowie, with just as much flare and outlandish behavior as usual.