I can’t think of a title . . .

If you like scary movies, do yourself a favor and watch the mini-series “Harper’s Island.” Terrifying and hauntingly satisfying. There are so many characters in that show that I love way more than I thought from the first episode! Darn you The Canadian for introducing me to that show!

Also, remember that great time that is so far gone when no one knew Fun.? And then they came out with “We Are Young” and suddenly everyone knew who they were. I mean, I went to their concert a couple years ago. And it was free! That’s how unknown they were. Just kidding, it was some kind of student concert at ASU and there was also Motion City Soundtrack, so it’s not like they couldn’t have made people pay for that. Anyways, I’ve been listening to their new album today, and I just keep thinking of a little kid with a new toy and he just uses it to death. That new toy is autotune. Why, fun., why? But in the song “Stars” I actually like it, I think because it’s so stylized.

So instead of doing a featured artist, I’m going to tell you what I’ve bought music-wise lately. Oh yeah, insight into my life. What music will I spend money on? Well, a small amount of money. I will only buy it if it’s a 99 cent album or a 25 cent song. So! In the spirit of college income (0$) here is what I’ve bought all this year:

 

25 cent songs:

Too Close, by Alex Clare

Tongue Tied, by Grouplove (one of my favorite songs right now)

It’s Time, by Imagine Dragons

Good Time, by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen (I’ll admit, this was mostly curiosity. I mean, that’s worth 25 cents right? Plus, it’s so catchy. Darn this song!)

Enter Sandman, by Metallica (I can’t believe I didn’t have this in my music library before now. I mean, a person has to have at least one Metallica song.)

Swimming in the Flood, by Passion Pit (One of my faves by them. Plus I had a 2$ credit with Amazon.)

Boomerang, by Miniature Tigers (I’ve talked about this before. My first post, actually. Good times.)

 

99 cent albums:

Some Nights, by Fun.

Katy Perry (Don’t judge me.)

Making Mirrors, by Gotye (Someone That I Used to Know is not their only good song. In fact, it’s not even their best song.)

Love is a Four Letter Word, by Jason Mraz

El Camino, by the Black Keys

My Head Is An Animal, by Of Monsters and Men

Ceremonials, by Florence + the Machine (One of the greatest female vocalists of our generation)

What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, by Regina Spektor (Another of the greatest vocalists of our generation)

Lights, by Ellie Goulding (My girl crush)

 

I also got a ton of free albums and songs because sometimes Amazon just rocks! But I’m not going to list those, because there’s like a billion. Also, every time I write Amazon I always want to put a ‘g’ at the end. There is no such thing as Amazong. If there was, it would be a verb.

But there it is. All my music purchases. Actually, that’s not true, I got an iTunes gift certificate for Christmas. Dang it! Maybe later.

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Little War, Big Heart! Well, I’m not sure about that. . .

This coming week, I’ll be doing a fourteen hour drive with a complete stranger. So, wish me luck! I’m thinking of printing out a list of “what if” questions, just in case there’s an awkward silence . . . yikes. Any suggestions? Bail on him? That’s kind of what I was thinking.

Just kidding, guys! Nobody’s that heartless!

So today, instead of listening to my normal variety of music, I’ve been changing it up. I’ve listened to Metallica, Pink Floyd, Tool, a lot of David Bowie, and even a little Insane Clown Posse. Yeah, I don’t know how that last one slipped in, but it did. It is fascinating! I also did some reading on David Bowie’s life . . . It’s fascinating in a car crash kind of way, you just can’t stop reading!!

However, despite my mood today, my song today is in a similar genre as my other featured songs. Speaking of my mood: Labyrinth anyone? Today’s song:

Little War, by K Sera

I’ve listened to pretty much all of the K Sera songs available on Spotify, and my favorites are Little War and We Were Thinking of Evolving, which is interesting, because both have the same melodic backbone as a waltz. I kind of mentioned the second one in my Wake Up post. But they’re other songs don’t appeal to me as much. I think it’s because they’re a little more . . . hardcore? Is that the right word? But I just don’t like them as much. I still enjoy listening to his vocals and the interesting things they do with music. I definitely respect their musical abilities.

You know who his voice reminds me of??!!! I just now realized this as I’m writing this blog and listening to this song over and over. Patrick Stump! You know, of Fall Out Boy and numerous other guest songs. But his voice only reminds me of that occasionally, mostly when he does his random little high pitch notes (which I love).

On a hardcore note, I still like a lot of “hardcore” bands. Like a lot of people, I go through musical phases. Sometimes all I listen to is Scary Kids Scaring Kids (man I miss that band. I was devastated when they broke up), sometimes I listen to country, sometimes it’s classical. Usually my moods center around one artist and then I listen to other stuff like them. This phase I’m in now probably started with Bon Iver, and you’ve seen what it’s evolved into. Maybe next week I’ll do a hardcore week! Thoughts?

By the way, if there’s an artist or a song that you guys would like to see on this blog, please let me know, I’ll take a listen! Thanks!

XOXO, Rawrry