About 2 hours before I was supposed to wake up for work today, my husband rolled over and asked me to renew this domain. Why, I asked. What is the point? I don’t even go there anymore. And then he grunted, farted and that was the end of that.
Truthfully, the reason why I didn’t come back is because I love this damn blog and it takes a lot of work to keep it going. A lot of work I didn’t have time for. I was doing life changing stuff (see: I have a husband now??) and trying to figure out what the purpose of life was and all that shit. Yes, sometimes it takes years to get all that stuff right. So, anyway, now that I’m sure I have time to be consistent with posts, I am back for real. For real real this time. Not for play play.
I decided that the best way to come back is to post a handful of songs that I really dig. That’s….that’s what music blogs do, right? Oh god.
“You’re marvelous when you stop tweeting” is maybe one of the best lines I’ve heard in a rock and roll song. The Heavy Howl might be the kind of music you’d expect Chloe from Life is Strange to listen to. Funny lyrics, dancing beats and a willingness to run towards the new while keeping their roots in classic rock music.
I figured I should throw in a song by one of my favorite bands this year. Kero Kero Bonito loves video games, weirdness and oh yeah the lead singer can rap in Japanese. I first found them on the secret songs mix with their strange and inspiring Flamingo track. Check it out!
Okay, let’s slow it down. This is “Take a Step” by Big Cats and if you love the soundtracks to The Yawhg or The Beginner’s Guide, this might be for you.
When I was in high school, I used to listen to music to help me go to sleep. Being a teenager means you have a lot of stuff going on in your head and in your heart and sometimes music is the only way to calm that shit down. I don’t do it anymore, partially because I share a bed with someone and falling asleep with headphones can be a bit awkward, but also because I just don’t need it.
That said, I’ve been trying to find music that let my imagination run off, smell the flowers and climb some trees while still calming me down. I think this song manages that. There’s some really beautiful vocals by Claire de Lune with lyrics I can’t understand. Lyrics I’m glad I can’t understand. They blend perfectly with the dreamy instrumentals and allow you to make up your own realities. I’m grateful there’s some spacey beats mixed in to give the song some movement without getting your blood pumping. You should also listen for the ripples in this song. It’s kind of magic.
So, there you have it, music lovers. Come back Monday for a traditional mixed bag and we’ll make our way into 2016 together. Like we used to. Like a family.