Posts Tagged ‘sadness’

Playlist: Resolutions, second chances, and new starts! And also a bit of too little too late.

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year everybody!  A playlist I made about a week ago is here to really capture the mood of the changes that come with the mark of the new year.

1. Airbag- Radiohead

2. The Divide- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

3. Ah Ha- Under the Influence of Giants

4. Wake Up- Arcade Fire

5. The New Year- Death Cab For Cutie

6. Next Year- Two Door Cinema Club

7. Thoughts of A Dying Atheist- Muse

8. We Exist- Arcade Fire

9. Lovesong- Adele

10. 365 Days- ZZ Ward

11. If The Stars Were Mine- Melody Gardot

12. High And Dry- Radiohead

13. The Fall of Man- Matthew Good Band

14. Blackbird- The Beatles

15. Take, Take, Take- The White Stripes

16. City of Delusion- Muse

17. The Lion, The Beast, The Beat- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

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Playlist time: Wicked Cool

November 26, 2013

I compiled 18 awesome tracks that are equal parts chill and rowdy.

 

1. Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked- Cage The Elephant

2. Dream On- Depeche Mode

3. Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey

4.  All People- Michael Franti & Spearhead

5. Tennis Court- Lorde

6. Get Along- Mike Doughty

7. Teen Angst(What The World Needs Now)- Cracker

8. I’ve Been Waiting For You- David Bowie (Neil Young cover)

9. Gigantic- Pixies

10, Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago- Soul Coughing

11. Heal- Catherine Wheel

12. Maladjusted- Morrissey

13. Brand New Cadillac- The Clash

14. There’s No Home For You Here- White Stripes

15. Bus To Beelzebub- Soul Coughing

16. You And Who’s Army- Radiohead

17. When Yer 22- Flaming Lips

18. Month of May- Arcade Fire

Albums I Love: Sleeps With Angels

November 17, 2013

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s masterpiece, Sleeps With Angels is a tour de force, of which by it’s release in 1994 we were already accustomed to expect from Neil and co.  The Godfather of grunge delivers a tour de force, that mixes the best of the old and of the new, his first real grunge album I guess, you could say.  Or maybe you couldn’t, it’s all up for debate.  But hard rocking tracks like Prime of Life, and Sleeps With Angels, as well as soft tinged emotional tracks, like Driveby and Change Your Mind, make this a well rounded album that is a mix of everything we love about Neil Young: great lyrics, soaring instrumentations, and raw emotional power.  There are also a few humble nods to the late Kurt Cobain who died that year. So not only is it a great Neil Young and Crazy Horse album, but a great timepiece to the rise and all too early fall of one of grunge’s most talented children. Take a listen, you won’t regret it, regardless of how you feel about Neil Young, or music from the 90’s. 

Drug addiction is a big deal, thank you very much!

July 24, 2013

So the other day at work, I bought a soda on my break and found myself bombarded with all the Cory Monteith cover stories.  The Glee star’s tragic last days, and all this other hooha met my eyes.  And I said just straight out, “this really makes me sad to read about.  Poor Finn.”  The cashier who i bought it from was like, “what’s there to be sad about, it’s just another dead celebrity…”  What’s the big deal?  Drug addiction. thats the big deal.  Especially when it involves a rising star tragically dying from an overdose.  Who knows just how much others may have known about his issues and all that jazz?  Maybe more of them were actually in the know about his problem. So no he wasn’t just some dead celebrity, he was a young man with a drug addiction,  having had plenty of friends addicts of one sort or other,  I know just how terrifying and life shattering addiction can be.  And it’s no joke, it’s no laughing matter, celebrity or not, friend or not, family member or not, community member or not.  And celebrity makes it doubly hard, “having to keep up appearances,” to keep the public happy, it’s not a good thing.  How many managers and publicists are to blame for not showing their charges in the true light.  Given how big of a fanbase folks like Cory Monteith have, if the fans knew what was going on, you know damn well they’d send their love.  Also celebrities like everyone else will always have the friend that sees their problem and instead of confronting them are just like whatever he/she’ll be okay, I shouldn’t worry about this.  Also who cares about dead celebrities?  I do.   Kurt Cobain, destroyed in equal parts by his fame and his drug addled mind, with so much to offer the world.  Jimi Hendrix and his unrivaled guitar gifts, Jim Morrison, John Lennon shot down at the age of forty by some maniac who believed he would somehow take his place.  People all taken from this world before their time, when there was so much more left to offer.  Just like any normal person offering thier talents and gifts to the betterment of the world.  Famous or not, we all have problems, we all have issues, we are all together in this.  And addiction is addiction no matter who it happens to, and saying someone deserved to die because they were a junkie, is the most shallow and fucked up thing you could ever say  to make light of someone’s passing. So don’t say anything at all if you can’t respect the dead.  That’s the way i see it. 

Two Spring Playlists both alike in Dignity

April 9, 2013

Spring Mix

1. In One Ear- Cage The Elephant

2. On Top of The World- Imagine Dragons

3. Shut Your Mouth- Garbage

4. LIfe Begins Again- Jimmy Chamberlin Complex

5. Split Me Wide Open- The Bravery

6. Blue Orchid- The White Stripes

7. Back Against The Wall- Cage The Elephant

8. Who Did That To you?- John Legend (From Django Unchained)

9. Faust Arp- Radiohead

10.All Along The Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix

11. Song About An Angel- Sunny Day Real Estate

12. Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

13. The Storm- Rob Dickinson

14. Daft Punk is Playing At My House- LCD Soundsystem

15. Turntable- Grace Potter

16. Jehovah Made This Whole Joint For You- New Radicals

17. Alive With The Glory of Love- Say Anything

18. Tonight, Tonight- The Smashing Pumpkins

 

This first playlist reflects on my current no holds barred, no quarter, kicking the door in mentality. Taking a stand against tyrants and any others who may try and tear us down.  This attitude reflects the them of new beginnings for this time of year, the renewal of the green world, and a bigger passion for life and the world at large.  Mixed in there are some songs that are just a lot of fun to listen to or rock out to.  You will also notice the major permeation of 90’s music, which never seems to lose its relevancy.  A product of my times truly am I.

 

Second Playlist- Acrobat

1. The Loner- Neil Young

2. Under The Influence- Matthew Good Band

3.Panic Switch- Silversun Pickups

4. Love Is Blindness- U2

5. She’s Long Gone- The Black Keys

6. Supermassive Black Hole- MUSE

7. Acrobat- U2

8. Prime of Life- Neil Young and Crazy Horse

9. Seven- Sunny Day Real Estate

10. Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Nirvana

11. Bigger Than Love- Ben Gibbard

12. Blowout- Radiohead

13. Dream On- Depeche Mode

14. Blue- R.E.M.

The second mix just came at me suddenly this morning, and the results were too good not to share.  More of the same swagger, the same attitude, the same diversity, renewal, the good fight, moving on.  All of these things and more.  Tell me which you like more. 🙂