Well, folks. It’s that time of year again. Not to worry. I have some tunes for you. Here’s your 2019 Anti-Valentine Day’s Playlist. No commentary with these. Just my favorite lyrics.
If You’re Feeling Sad
“The Night We Met” Lord Huron
I had all and then most of you/Some and now none of you
“Last to Know” Three Days Grace
And when she left me for you, I was the last to know
And when she leaves you for dead, you’ll be the last to know
Why say awesome songs when you can say songs of awesomeness? Exactly.
So I’m starting a new series, and for this one, I’m trying to broaden the genre. If possible. I do tend to listen to a lot of a similar sound these days. But I love so many random songs that I have yet to feature on my blog. Some are repeats from before because their awesomeness cannot be contained to one post.
Or I’ve forgotten I already posted it.
Assuming I stick with this series, expect a lot of songs. It’s a deep well of tunes in my brain. The order is also random, in the spirit of the theme. Enjoy!
“Dance with the Devil” Breaking Benjamin
Yes, the order is random, but I have to start with my man, Ben Burnley. Love the whisper at the end. Stop it.
“The Pot” Tool
I don’t know what it is about this song. I do not listen to any other Tool song. But I love this one. That. bass. line.
“Stranger” Katie Costello
“Switched at Birth” brought me here. One of the few songs with a female vocalist that you’ll ever see on this blog. Continue reading
Are you new here? This is all you need to know:
- Music is life.
- Teaching middle school was…well…it was like being underwater. And still being expected to do everything someone with air can do. Good times.
These songs were in heavy rotation while I found my way to higher ground. It’s pretty much a mixture of “I’m angry” and “I’m hopeful.”
Perhaps these can help you too?
I’m not convinced this wasn’t written by a middle school teacher. Continue reading
Happy Music Monday! I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting this post. My apologies for taking my sweet time.
Part of it is my clinical procrastination issues, but mostly I’ve put this off because I wanted to listen to the album a few more times before trying to write about it.
Had you asked me after my second listen, I would’ve said it was fine. Just fine. Just OK. All the songs sorta blend together. But it’s still Breaking Benjamin, so I’m on board.
But now? I love this album. I just really love this album. Ben and Co. have done it again. Let’s break this thing down track by track. I haven’t read or listened to a single review, so this is my 100% unbiased opinion as a total fan.
I feel compelled to add: the review that follows is my opinion. You might not agree. You might be wondering if I’m even referring to the right album. Or that I need to get my ears checked. You might not like Breaking Benjamin at all; what are you doing here then? Anyway, this is my take on things. Take from it what you will.
I have returned. Please. Contain your excitement.
I’ve been a bit MIA lately. Twitter, this, my writing community… I’m such a routine-oriented person that when something new comes along, it throws me off so much that something’s gotta give. In this case, three somethings.
My cat’s social media presence is still very much alive. Because priorities.
So what’s been going on with me? What is it that has screwed over my precious routine?
I got a job, y’all.
For that and other randomness, keep reading. 🙂
Generally speaking, I have mixed feelings about covers. On the one hand, how dare you. That song isn’t yours. What are you doing? On the other hand, I like hearing a different take on a song I’ve heard so many times. So I’ve gathered a list of my favorite covers. Enjoy!
I’ve never been able to rank these kinds of lists, so these covers are in no particular order.
“Nothing Compares 2 U”
Cover: Chris Cornell
Made Famous by Sinead O’Conner
I don’t think I’d heard this cover until after his passing, but I knew after just one line, it was going to be amazing. What a voice. What a loss.
The amount of talent on YouTube astounds me. You’ve heard of mashups, right? Glee was notorious for them. This collection is better. Sorry, Glee.
These songs should not work. They defy all logic. You read the titles and immediately think, there’s no way. Trust me. They work. Oh, do they work.
I’ve broken down 35 of my favorite mashups into categories for your listening pleasure.
The “Why Does This Work???” Group
I’ll start with the most amazing mashups based solely on their unbelievability factor.
Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” instrumental & Disturbed’s “Down With the Sickness” vocals
Credit: oneboredjeu Mashup
Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” instrumental/vocals & System of a Down’s “B.Y.O.B” vocals
Credit: neto gr
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” instrumental/vocals & Slipknot’s “Psychosocial” vocals
* @3:16 is a work of art.
Happy Music Monday, people of the Internet! For some reason, my blog has turned into Breaking Benjamin Central. Because they’ve been releasing new material, it only makes sense to talk about them. Next Monday, new topic. Promise. 🙂
Enough blah blah. Time to listen to this new track for the first time. And here we go. Join me, won’t you?
Oh, first I have to pause my BB Spotify playlist. It’s been all BB, all the time lately.
In last week’s Music Monday post, I explored my love of Breaking Benjamin, including my initial thoughts of their latest single, “Red Cold River.” Since then, they’ve released the music video, so let’s check it out. Ready?
I’m sure this is obvious, but I’m saying it anyway: I love Breaking Benjamin. They rock my socks clear off my feet and straight into the washing machine. I love them.
Disclaimer: When I
discuss rant about music, I get hyper. I lose my dignity. I turn into a thirteen-year-old girl. There will be gushing praise and general, amped excitement. If you’re expecting a review highlighting lyrical content, chord structure, etc. you’ll be disappointed. I’m just a girl who loves this band.
About a week ago, BB released–nay, unveiled!–their new single on YouTube. I’ll get to that, but first, let’s take a look at their entire discography, shall we?
1) Saturate is easily my least favorite Breaking Benjamin album. On its own, it stands up as a solid album, but in comparison to their later material, this one just doesn’t hold up for me. Their first single “Polyamorous”, though awesome, isn’t even my favorite of the album. I actually prefer the acoustic version. Go figure.
My favorite track from Saturate is…