My Spotify Wrapped 2017

I thought it was pretty neat that Spotify did this for their listeners…

Well, it is coming to the end of the Year and I wanted to share with you my wrap up of the year 2017. Now, for a lot of people 2017 has been a shit year- and I can’t agree with you more. But some of it has been really great. I have special people in my life, and I have wonderful music to accompany me. This was the year that I decided to change my major and to do something that I love and that I know I want to improve in. It’s been a year full of music and emotional roller coaster, and what I’m thankful for was making it out in the end.

My top songs of 2017 are definitely me. Mac Demarco has been one of the biggest influences and highlight of my year. I can’t believe I had the chance to see him. I have to admit, it was one of the greatest most surreal moments of my life.  Tyler the Creator has been a big hello for me. I remember it was nighttime in Japan and Tyler just released his newest album. I remember my boyfriend reminding me to listen to it. It was so beautiful and we both automatically had our favorites.IMG_1898

With this playlist below, some of the songs I did listen too. But I’m glad they gave me some new recommendations! Rex Orange County and Clario have been reoccurring artists for me and becoming some of my newest favorites.

Sometimes I feel like my mind is overloaded with music. But I think it’s great inspiration for me to write music and get started on projects and writing. I have so many ideas that are waiting to be released. I really should get to work on them!

I hope you guys had a good 2017. I know it must have been hard, but at least the music has been there for mine and your support. Music is love!

H

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THE SHINS IN CONCERT feat. Girlpool and Baio

This is late but…

Something pretty surreal happened to me. This was actually a few weeks ago but I didn’t have time to write about it. On November 12 my boyfriend and I  went to see The Shins. Yes, the band that has been a part of my life since I can remember. I would have never thought that I would be able to see them. I always worried that they would break up or die off before I could ever see them. But, I can now scratch off The Shins on my concert bucket list. This was an experience that was incomprehensible. My boyfriend and I are such nerds when it comes to James Mercer and The Shins, it is actually the main band that brought us together.

Now when I first bought the tickets I didn’t really pay attention to the date. I didn’t care, I wanted to go see The Shins. It wasn’t until the week that I realized that it started after a choir concert I had to perform in. however, by luck, a friend offered to drive us to the venue after the choir concert. And by chance, we got to Emo’s at the perfect time before people started to crow in. We got front row.

Before we saw The Shins, Girlpool performed. I remember that I’ve heard of them before but I’d never thought I would get the chance to actually hear them in person for the first time.

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30 Days of Poetry: Day #11

Day 11: Write a poem based on your favorite lyric

 

I am overcome by the process of living

With what they throw back and what I can catch

And I try to pull the buckets of tears over my sail

To take me out to the vastness.

And I see your arms and a stretch it made

From your skin brought a wave

Of a happy disaster, what a surprise.

And as the wave cast, Your sweat pushed me through,

To the undiscovered temples.

And your words salted my tongue and eyes

As bubbles orbed around me

And we floated past the waving grass.

 

H

 

“My life in an upturned boat, marooned on a cliff
You brought me a great big flood
And you gave me a lift
To care, what a gift
You tell me with your tongue
And your breath was in my lungs
And you float over the rift”

“Simple Song” by The Shins

30 Days of Songs: Day #23

Day 23: A song you think everybody should listen to

I always want people to listen to music all the time. When I know someone and I hear I song I think they might like, I always have to let them know. Its hard to pick just one song everyone should listen to because you never know if they will like it. But people have their own opinions, likes and dislikes.

I would have to go with

Australia by The Shins

Im sorry for so many Shins song suggestions, they’re just such a great band and have been in my life a lot.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H

 

30 Days of Songs: Day #20

Day 20: A song that has many meanings to you

We all have these songs when they stir so many emotion within you. These are some songs that hold many meanings to me.

Sleeping Lessons by The Shins

Saint Simon by The Shins

Again…

Caring is Creepy by The Shins

and of course

New Slang by The Shins

 

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H

30 Days of Songs: Day #19

Day 19: A song that makes you think about life

This is difficult. All music makes me think about life and love. And the song changes by the way I think and what is happening in my life.

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel

This song actually makes me think about my Dad a lot, and how he introduced me to a lot of music in my life.

And this one is a classic for me, an old favorite in my book.

Caring is Creepy by The Shins

This whole album makes me think about life. Such a great band and album. Their new one is pretty good too.

Everything is in the Right Place by Radiohead

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H