Considering the fact that my ears are still bleeding from yesterday’s halftime show, I decided to switch things up today.
You see, I haven’t really talked music much at all, if any, on this here blog. To the old me, that would be an abomination.
Why? Well – the “old me” listened to music every waking second, scouted out every show/concert within a 100 mile radius to attend, and attended (at the very least) a small, really terrible local show every weekend.
The old me wore so much eyeliner that I was relatively similar in appearance to a raccoon, and some nights my hair was a flashback to the 70’s. Big. Apparently, the old me enjoyed being smushed against other sweaty bodies as much as possible. As well as fearing the “big guy” who was a little too hardcore in the pit. And who would often be subject to having crowd-surfing bodies fall right on top of me.
And before you ask, the old me was definitely one of those people who would use song lyrics as facebook statuses. And yes, the old me would be so embarrassed about my current musical tastes. The old me liked being screamed at.
Now? Now I’m totally okay with listening to what’s on the radio. Unless it’s at work. I love oldies, but I am getting really tired of listening to the same old songs day after day.
“Oh, it’s 2:00! Who wants to bet they’re going to play “Wonderful” at five after?!”
“Oh, good, I’m so glad they’re playing Another One Bites the Dust again, going two hours without hearing it is too much!”
Anyways. Without further ado, some of my current favorites:
(EDIT: ugh, I realize hardly any of these vids work. If you’re really interested you can click off, though I realize that’s a lot of work 😛 )
Current Favorite Song: Middle Class Rut – New Low
I mean really – how catchy is this song? I could listen to it all day. And it has a cool beat if you’re…jogging…or something…too!
Other runners up:
- Kings of Leon – The End
- Airborne Toxic Event – Changing
- Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights – Gypsy Woman
One of my biggest downfalls (if you can call it that) is that I can be obsessed with a song one day, and be totally over it the next. Oh, yeah – I was big on Jay-Z this time last year, and while I still think Jay’s the man when it comes to rap, I am far less likely to listen to rap these days. I’m also not as likely to listen to the screamo I used to. That said, if you asked me a month of so ago what my favorite song was, the answer oculd have been any of these:
- Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man(explicit)
- The Black Keys – Tighten Up
- The Honorary Title – The City’s Summer
- Trevor Hall
- I wrote “DKM” on my list to remember, but I can’t remember what that stands for to save my soul right now. Whoever can figure out what “DKM” means wins their choice of baked good or nut butter.
Sing-along Songs for the Drunk College Kid:
(because this brings back memories)
The Outfield – Your Love
There were many a night where I was pretty sure I was the Outfield.
Brand New – Seventy Times 7
So angsty. So energetic. So necessary.
The Devil Wears Prada – Still Fly (we were never ones for the “real rap.”)
Current Favored Artists:
Because it’s useless if a band can only produce one good song. I’ve long been a fan of Rise Against –
and also have to admit that Linkin Park has gained my admiration. That might be a little bit of a guilty pleasure, too.
In addition, Paper Tongues is always a good choice:
and lastly, but not leastly, Chevelle:
And some songs that I love when I’m a little bit angry:
Ten Years – Wasteland:
Oh, who am I kidding. I love this song whether I’m happy or sad.
From Autumn to Ashes – on a whole.
And lastly, Songs or bands that take me back:
Old-School Modest Mouse (not new school!)
From Autumn to Ashes
I just realized those are all universally mellow bands/individuals, but Saosin, Alesana and Senses Fail all bring me back, too. Just not in as many “fond memories” sort of ways.
What kind of music do you listen to? Any current favorites? I am positive I am missing tons…but that’s good for now, non?