This music tag is coming to an end and I am kind of bummed tbh. This has been a really good mental exercise for me – more than I thought it would be at least. Having to take a topic and then figure out what song I thought related to it. I realized when I began this music challenge that there aren’t even 30 days in February, so I figured I would include 3 songs in this one. Like a mega-tag post. So keep reading to hear day 28, 29, and 30’s song.
Day 28: “ An old song that you still listen to frequently”
I feel like I still listen to a lot of old Blink 182, Nirvana and basically older punk/rock bands. So I figured I would highlight a Nirvana song because last Tuesday was Kurt Cobain’s birthday RIP. He would be 51. That’s crazy as hell.
Day 29: “A song from your childhood”
I feel like day 28 is kind of similar. But anyways, I’ll highlight a major bop from my childhood that I have always loved.
Day 30: “Your favorite song at this time last year”
I just checked my TimeHop to see if I had posted a song on twitter this time last year because that is basically the main way I utilize Twitter. And of course, I did. I love that my favorite songs are typically songs from before or early in my time. Old music never dies.
I’m lowkey sad that this music tag is over. But let me know if you guys enjoyed this. I will continue to do song/artist recommendations occasionally though. But I am extremely excited to start posting more on my therapeutic conversations/lifestyle tab – hopefully more consistently 🙂
“A song you associate with a book”
Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to do outside reading this semester, so I figured I would do this post based off of my favorite book: Perspective by Robert J. Wicks. It’s this psychology-based book that takes you through different perspectives in order to realize at the end that there is always a calm within the storm. In other words, there are always positives within the negatives of life and it is up to you to channel a particular perspective in order to achieve the ability to acknowledge that positive.
Anyways, this song reminds me of that concept.
Hope you enjoy 🙂
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“A song you associate with a movie”
In case none of you know, my favorite movie is Jennifer’s Body. Not only do I love movies with a strong female lead that EATS human flesh – mostly guys – for dinner, but I love good movies with GREAT soundtracks. This one happens to be one of those movies. I can literally hear a song from the movie and know exactly what scene it played during. I wish I could mention the entire soundtrack but I have to choose one song Therefore, here it is. If you like the vibe of it, please please please check out the entire soundtrack.
In previous posts, I have already mentioned Ready for the Floor by Lissy Trullie and Violet by Hole. So, today this post focuses on Kiss with a Fist by Florence + The Machine
hope it stimulates your ears;) also the relationship this song talks about sounds so healthy!!!
“A song that will get you to smile”
Bill Withers. What a guy. This one is definitely one that I can’t help but smile to. I listen to it and it just makes me feel unbelievably grateful for everything in my life – the good and the bad.
If you have never heard this song, please check it out…it just might put a smile on your face too :’)
“A song that you want to play at your funeral”
This one is a bit morbid. I think about death all the time and it’s one of the things most guaranteed as I am sure you all know. Therefore, this is the song I think would best suit my funeral.
such a sad but beautiful song.
“A song that you want to play at your wedding”
Assuming that one day I get proposed to and am ready for something so big and I actually got to decide on the music, i would for sure incorporate this one. I didn’t know if I wanted to pick out the song for the first dance of the bride or groom or one of the reception songs. I feel like it wouldn’t go to well because I would dead ass want so many rock songs and oldies to play and I don’t think that would necessarily fit well with everyone but then agaiin it would be my wedding. Anyways, that topic is a whole ways off and not even sure if I will ever get to make that step in my lifetime, but here’s a song if by chance I do.
IT MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE. Like come on who wouldn’t get out of their seats or move at least a little to it? The song is golden. idk why but the 1975, especially this song, gives me The Cure vibes and I am here for it.
“A good song to listen to when you are sad”
This one really depends. Are you listening to a song to make you feel better? Make you angry and supress your feelings? Or are you listening to a song to comfort you and make you even more sad to cry it out? I guess that really depends on how you choose to cope with your feelings. I tend to listen to music when I am sad to awknowledge that sadness and come to terms with it. A little Jhené Aiko tends to do the trick. Her albums have helped me a lot so I am just leaving you with one of my favorite songs by her.
“A song to listen to when you’re happy”
A topic like this assumes that I have been happy before. HAHA totally kidding. I have been – although it is rare.
However, I love this song so much. Love Courtney Barnett and super excited for her upcoming album >.<
“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.
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“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 🙂