all my friends – knocked loose
“A good song to listen to when you are angry”
Being that it is my man’s birthday, I wanted to find a way to incorporate him into this post. Therefore, I asked him for a song recommendation that went with today’s topic. Surprisngly, he thought that it was a really easy decision and he recommended All My Friends by Knocked Loose. Tbh this is the first time that I listen to this song. Me and Joey have similar taste in music but I still get exposed to different artists/songs when I talk to him, which is really nice. Can you tell that he listens to heavier stuff than I do? It’s hot though;)
So if you ever just want to throw shit around and be pissed off at the world, listen to this song. hehe
happy birthday babe (ง •̀_•́)ง
“A song from your favorite album”
I really did not think that this tag would be as difficult as it is. I feel like there are so many great albums that I want to share with you all but the days are creeping up and sooner or later the tag will be over:/ But, I suppose since I did write a paper in my English class over this specific album that it deserves praise and acknowledgement in this tag. I actually have also done a couple covers of songs from this album on my youtube channel if you want to check it out. the link to my youtube is on the main page of my website on the sidebar.
If you Leave – Daughter (the album)
such an amazing band. beautiful vocals and such deep and meaningful lyrics. If you are interested in reading my paper about it, let me know and I’ll be sure to post it.
p.s. if the videos do not work on the WordPress reader. click the link to my main website to be able to view it 🙂
afraid of the dark – the frights
“A song that you wish you heard on the radio”
Tbh, the radio has been slacking. I feel like all they focus on is mainstream music. How about playing some underground/lo-fi/indie/mixing surf sound/vintage pop punk artists that have music with actual meaning instead of just ones that reference drug abuse and sexy women? I don’t want to turn this into a rant, after all these posts are dedicated to the music! Therefore, I leave you all wtih a song, though there are many, that would make me reconsider listening to the radio again (I haven’t listened to the radio in about 3 years besides satellite radio where I can choose what type of music I listen to but I did not resubscribe to it so I mainly just listen to my playlists on Apple Music and yes this is a run on sentence hehe I am channeling my inner-Faulkner).
give it a listen 🙂
“A song that embodies the idea of ‘true love'”
For the First Time by Mac DeMarco.
I love this man so much. I just now realized how perfectly this song describes my love. Long distance is tough. But when you reunite with that person, whether or not it is because of long distance or because they went out of town — every time you see your significant other, it is like the first time all over again. The butterflies. The excitement. Knowing that time is limited so making the most out of every moment you have together is the goal. I feel it is something that couples who live together should have too. That time away from each other some days, whether it be time away at work, or with friends. Then coming home to that special person at the end of the day feels all the more better. Now that is love.
“A song that is relaxing”
I remember I discovered this artist (From Indian Lakes) about a year ago when I was on Twitter and one of the band members from one of my favorite bands posted a screenshot of a song by them. I love finding new music through others. I think music does a good job of bringing people together. I find that even though I am not the best at socializing, talk about music with me and I can talk for hours. Anywho, I know that I wanted to dedicate this tag to songs in particular, but this entire album, Everything Feels Better Now, is my absolute favorite. Such a serene feel but also gives me this sense of nostalgia.
Check it out 🙂
“A song that describes you”
This is one I had to really think about. How can i find a song that describes me if I can’t really pinpoint what exactly that is? Not that I haven’t found myself, but moreso, I’ve never been good at talking about myself. I will say one thing though, I believe my thoughts and beliefs are a huge part of who I am. So this song is one that explains many thoughts I have about life. In The Waiting Line by Zero 7. It really describes the monotonous tone of life and how many people have thier daily routines, but are they really living? I feel it is important to have a job because money fuels the world, but I also think it’s important for us to do things that we love and really take the time to bask in the world around us. I mean when you really think about it, when we die, we aren’t going to leave with all the materialistic things, but rather with our memories and the happiness that we expereinced doing things we love with the people we love.
“A song that no one would expect you to love”
By now, I am sure that you all recognize that there is not really anything too out there that I would not enjoy to some extent. But I really love Spanish Music. So here is a little fun fact about me… well something pertaining to me. My dad used to be in a very popular band in El Paso, TX called “River City Band.” In fact, they even at one point were nominated for the Tejano Music Awards. They even played shows that THE Selena Quintanilla opened up for back when she was not famous. They were so good that they won several awards and even got offered a record deal. Unfortunately, some of the members decided it was not the path they wanted to take, and my dad had to move away for work shortly after and that was that. But my dad still to this day plays in bands because what can I say? Music runs through our veins. Although, River City Band now is nothing compared to what it used to be, this song is one that I hold dear to me. It is from my dad’s former band. I forgot to mention he is the lead singer and one of the sax players. He is the reason for my love of music and determination to follow my dreams to one day be the lead singer of a band and create beautiful music.
“A song that is a guilty pleasure”
I wasn’t exactly how to interpret this one…but I guess by guilty pleasure it means a song that I listen to that most would think is odd or “cringe”?? OMG okay now I know which one I am going to choose lol. It is a song that some would say is “cringe” but it takes me back to my “Rawr XD” days…wow what a throwback.
also, this song has really vulgar language. I wouldn’t blame you if you skip out on this one. I meant it when I said my music taste is VERY diverse. hehe :3
“A song that makes you feel”
When I initially looked over the days for this challenge and saw today’s, I knew exactly what song I was going to choose to share with you all. For some reason everytime that I hear it, it makes me want to cry. It just literally makes me feel so many things — nostalgia, love, contentedness, bliss, sadness, at ease. So many emotions flood through me that I can never pinpoint exactly what they are. Some days it alternates. I guess that’s just what is so great about music — its ability to make you feel and for a moment realize that you aren’t just merely breathing, but that you are alive and living.
“A song from your favorite band”
I don’t think I have ever had one particular favorite band. I have several. But I will share one of them today, as I am sure that you will be hearing about the other ones as I continue this music tag. This post goes to one of my favorite bands: Homesafe. Their recent album “Evermore” has been one of my very favorites. Ugh I’m listening to this song that I am going to share with you all as I type this and I love it so much ugh. I can’t stop thinking about the concert I went to the weekend of my birthday in October. Okay I’ll stop talking. Enjoy. If you aren’t into rock, give it a taste. If you don’t like it stay tuned for the other genres I will share with you all. 🙂
also, the music video contains Headache and Guts. But i skipped the video to Guts (the song I was intending on sharing with you all). However, headache is amazing too so if you care for a slower type of rock song then start the video from the beginning.