feb music tag: day 17

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.

feb music tag: day 16

“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 🙂

mo

feb music tag: day 15

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.

mo

feb music tag: day 14

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.

mo

feb music tag: day 12

“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.

mo

feb music tag: day 11

“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.

mo

feb music tag: day 10

“A song that makes you fall asleep”

I don’t typically use music to fall asleep because if anything it just distracts me from sleeping and causes me to end up singing along. However, I have found myself falling asleep to music before. As I am sure you have all learned, I listen to a lot of rock music and upbeat music, but I also love softer genres. Indie is what helps me sleep the most. When I listen to this artist in general, I always feel more relaxed in my state of mind and being. Today I leave you all with a song that I have loved  for about 5 years now and continue to listen to to this day. Soko is one of my very favorite artists. I found her at a point in my life where I was just beginning to find myself and what I liked aside from societal standards and stereotypes. She also helped me through a very depressive state in my life. If you enjoy this song, please check out the rest of her “I Thought I Was an Alien” album — it really changed my life and altered my perspective on a lot of things. Maybe it will do the same for you..

mo

feb music tag: day 9

“A song that will get people dancing”

I am recommending this song because of my dad. We went to a bar one time for a karaoke night and he sang this song and it literally got everyone up and out of their seats to dance…and it wasn’t because they were drunk lol. I actually really enjoy this one. Let me know what you think 🙂

mo

feb music tag: day 8

“A song that you know all the words to”

I am pretty sure that I know about every Avril Lavigne song by heart. I grew up listening to her music and her albums have got me through so many different eras in my life. This particular song is one that got me through multiple breakups lol. Oh, how young and naive I was :’)

mo

feb music tag: day 7

“A song that reminds you of an event”

I realized I should’t put what the post is going to be about in the title because then it  gives it away! But man, this tag is starting to get difficult. A song that reminds me of an event? I don’t really have any significant events that I have expereinced thus far because for most of my grade school years, I was so focused on school that I did not really have time or even take the time to do fun things. After I graduated, however, I went to this music festival in Houston and though it got rained out before I could see the main artists that I wanted to see, I was able to catch the Bad Suns show. Which I actually got some great footage of because I was in the front row. SO with that being said, here is one of the songs that they played that I like alot, and it actually has a really great meaning behind it. If you care to, please watch the whole video, it’s quite moving.

mo