I hope you all have had a good start to your 2020! I am posting my last My Month in Music for 2019 and maybe ever. I have done this for two years (sort of) and I’m just ready to be done…but I can’t fully decide. So we’ll see…On to the playlist!
As this year is coming to a close, I thought I’d look back on 2019. I did this last year and really enjoyed it, especially because I love reading these posts from other people.
This year, I decided to start this section off with what I listened to most (according to Apple Music). I listened to 575 hours of music, as of December 30th, which is around 23 days straight of listening to music. (Of course that doesn’t count everything, but still). That’s a lot.
I posted my own writing on this blog for the first time. (I hope to do more of this, but it’s really scaryyyy)
I started my English Major Overanalyzes Song Lyrics posts, which I hope to continue soon!
I finished my first year of college and started my second year
I saw Daniel Sloss live at the Cedar Cultural Center!
I made some new friends!
I took my last math class ever!
I took some classes I really loved
I watched: Queer Eye, Versailles, Mindhunter and finished The Tudors which are all great (and verrrrry different)
I saw Six at the Ordway
I hope you all had a great 2019 and good start to 2020! I really like these posts because it’s good to reflect and be proud of all you did in the year, so what are some things you are proud of/were fun in 2019?
This is very likely the worst playlist I have ever made. I might yet again need to re-think the making a playlist thing, because now the songs are so different it just doesn’t work…at all. In previous months, there was so much of one artist it didn’t really work well either. (Maybe I’ll just start putting all the songs on shuffle, since that would be about as good as this playlist is). Anyway…here we go I guess…
Mother – Courtney Love
As Hope and Promise Fade (Live at Queen Elizabeth Theater, Toronto, ON April 20, 2011) – Chris Cornell
I was given Tiny Meat Gang (a.k.a Cody Ko and Noel Miller) tickets for Christmas 🙂 And I’m going with my friend Valerie in March! Can’t wait to see my favorite Mr. Struggles! (Also she is 100% the Noel of this friendship…I think…we’re having trouble deciding).
I also saw Six at the Ordway with my mom over my Thanksgiving break and I absolutely loved it! You should go see it if you can! Here are some pictures of us there 🙂
Thank you for reading this blog post with an absolute shitshow of a playlist ❤
March was a great month for music. I didn’t listen to as much new music as in February, but Hands Off Gretel’s new album came out and it’s a masterpiece (as I expected). If you like a mix of grunge, punk and pop, you should definitely check it out! Now…onto the playlist!
I know we’re already really far into February as I’m posting this, so sorry for that! I still want to talk about the music I’m listening to, but I got sort of tired of the way I was doing it before, so now I’m just going to make a playlist of the songs I listened to each month. I might also mention some other music things like I do later in this post 🙂 Anyway…onto the playlist!
I Want the World by Hands Off Gretel (so excited for when their new album comes out March 29!)
I am aware of the…ummm…theme in the songs above, which I think will change as I remember to track more of what I listen to every month. For now…I guess too bad if you don’t like Chris Cornell??! (Also…how?? If you don’t).
I have started listening to The Tudors soundtrack while I study. I still use the Reign soundtrack and Harry Potter soundtracks. I love writing to Reign and use the other ones for other homework.
Also…on January 16, a five-hour tribute concert for Chris Cornell was held at the LA Forum. I thought I would share some of my favorite performances (that I saw, I definitely didn’t see all five hours).
As I just saw Foo Fighters live last week, I was inspired to make this playlist, consisting of some of my favorite songs of theirs that not as many people know. This list will not have “Everlong,” “My Hero” or “Best of You.” But it will have lots of other great songs! There is no order to the songs and these are certainly not all of my favorite songs because that’s just too hard to pick (there’s too many great songs!)
2016 was not a good year for many, many people. I could name many reasons that 2016 was a hard year, but that doesn’t seem very helpful. There are enough people pointing out the bad parts, so I thought I’d make a post about the good parts of this year. Here are some things that went well for me this year:
I fell in love with some great bands: Foo Fighters, Hole, Nirvana and Hands Off Gretel.
I went to two great concerts with my friends! I saw Troye Sivan in February and Melanie Martinez in March, here are some videos from them:
So just like last time, this haul is pretty late. My birthday was August 19, and now it’s three weeks later…oh well.
Anyway, I got some really good music for my birthday, so I thought I would share them with you.
My friend Lauren got me this one, so thank you!! (If you’re reading this).
Title: Live Through This
Favorite Song: All of them! I do really love all of these songs, but I’ll try to pick a few faves: Violet, I Think I Would Die, Rock Star and Miss World.
For the next album, I have a bit of a funny story. Since my parents also know how much I love Live Through This, they went to The Electric Fetus and got it for me on vinyl. Since I already got a copy a few days earlier, I exchanged it for another great album.
Title: In Your Honor
Artist: Foo Fighters
Favorite Songs: Since it’s split in half, with the first half being loud, and the second half being much softer, I’m choosing a couple from each side, because I can’t chose just a couple overall. Fast side: In Your Honor, The Last Song, Free Me and Best Of You. Acoustic side: What If I Do?, Another Round, Friend of a Friend and Cold Day In The Sun. I really like Cold Day In The Sun, because Taylor Hawkins does the vocals, rather than Dave Grohl, and I love hearing his voice as well.
Comment Below: Have you bought any good music lately?
I have no idea why it took me so long to get this posted, and it was from so long ago it might not even be worth posting, but I still wanted to share the two records I got.
The day before Father’s Day, I went to Barely Brothers to find some records for my dad to give him. (We got The Great Escape soundtrack and Roast Fish Collie Weed and Corn Bread by Lee Perry). While we were there, I got some things for myself.
Title: There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Artist: Foo Fighters
Rating: ★★★★ 1/2
Favorite Song: I have too many! I originally wrote down half of the album, but I narrowed it down to these three: Stacked Actors, Breakout and M.I.A.
Title: 2300 Jackson Street
Artist: The Jacksons
Rating: ★★★ 1/2
Favorite Song: I have few, but I think Nothing (That Compares 2 U) has to be one of my favorites. (Not to be confused with Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince. I love that song too, though).