So 2016…

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:

  1. I fell in love with some great bands: Foo Fighters, Hole, Nirvana and Hands Off Gretel.
  2. 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:
    1. Melanie Martinez
    2. Troye Sivan
      1. (Creds. to my friends!)
  3. I met my friend Taryn for the first time in person (and we didn’t take a picture for some dumb reason ughhhh).
  4. I finished my sophomore year of high school.
  5. I survived my first quarter of IB classes as a junior.
  6. Bruno Mars released a great new album, and I made plans to go see him when he comes to Minnesota! On August 5, 2017!
  7. I made this blog.
  8. I made new friends and got closer some other friends.
  9. I wrote more (still not as much as I wanted to though).
  10. I had fun with my hair by cutting it really short and then months later dying it (twice):

    What was good for you in 2016? I hope you have a great 2017!

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Birthday Music Haul

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).

live_through_thisTitle: Live Through This

Artist: Hole

Rating: ★★★★★

Favorite Song: All of them! I do really love all of these songs, but I’ll try to pick a few faves: VioletI Think I Would DieRock 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.

foo_fighters_in_your_honorTitle: In Your Honor

Artist: Foo Fighters

Rating: ★★★★1/2

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.


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Father’s Day Music Haul

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.

foo_fighters_-_there_is_nothing_left_to_loseTitle: 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 ActorsBreakout and M.I.A.

 

 

jacksons-2300-jackson-streetTitle: 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).

 


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