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Wish List (Things To Get)

wishlistI’ve made a few purchases recently, and I’m currently reading My So-Called Punk by Matt Diehl, but don’t think that I’m not looking out on the horizon to things that I’ve got on my “to obtain” list. I’m also pretty sure that I did this fairly recently, but my desires are much like the Tennessee weather in that they change overnight.

Anyway, below you will find a variety of CDs, books, movies, and other junk for which I currently have a burning desire to own.

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BONUS! Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 4/17/14 (Favorite Songs Edition)

Weekly Spotify PlaylistI love music a whole lot, which you should know by now. It pretty much runs my life. Recently, I’ve had a handful of songs strutting through my head over and over again, so I figured the best way to alleviate this is to make a Spotify playlist of all of these songs.

Also, expect a “Side A Friday” playlist tomorrow because I really like that name. Anywho, here are a bunch of songs that I can’t stop thinking about! As always, featured artists are after the break! Enjoy!

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Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 4/14/14 (Stuff I Like Edition)

Weekly Spotify PlaylistIt is the return of the weekly playlist, everyone! All must celebrate! The reason I haven’t been making these recently is mainly because I was listening to the same things over and over again, and there’s only so many times you can post a bunch of Mighty Mighty Bosstones songs like it’s something different.

Anyway, this has all changed because I’ve really been getting into Against Me! lately while also picking up their new one, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which I highly recommend if you haven’t picked up yet. It’s one of the best all around albums I’ve heard in quite along time. It’s sad, but so very amazing. So, expect to see a lot of that in the coming playlists.

By now, you know the deal. Featured artists are after the break, so put it on shuffle and enjoy yourself!

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Bucket List: Bands I Must See

blmfI’ve got a lot of live events and concerts under my belt, but some have outright escaped me for a variety of reasons. I’m mostly lucky in my concert going experience and I truly can’t think of an all around terrible experience I’ve had at a concert. Even if it started poorly, most of the time I’ve escaped with a pretty much amazing experience. But there are some bands that I’ve never gotten the chance to see that I’ve always wanted to feel the experience of seeing those artists live.

Listed below are the bands and artists that I must see before it’s all over. (more…)

(Late) Weekly #Spotify Playlist – 2/15/2014 (Playing This Week)

Well, sorry for the absence this week. I got sick, and I was just down in general. It’s for that reason that a lot of the stuff I was listening to this week (with the exception of Burials) was to smooth me out and put me in a mostly good mood. Even while listening to Everything Sucks like 40 times, it still lifts my mood. There’s something about that album for me… Even though the content of the lyrics is so negative, it always makes me happy.

Anyway, here’s this week’s Spotify Playlist! Lots of Descendents, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, AFI, and The Bouncing Souls I hope you enjoy it.

Weekly Spotify Playlist – Junior High Edition (1/29/2014)

First and foremost, I have no idea what other people were listening to when I was in junior high. It should be noted that I felt very different than my peers at the time, and going back to make this playlist, I can clearly see a huge reason why that might have been. Most of these songs are completely out of the norm, which, in retrospect, which makes sense and is pretty freaking hilarious. It might seem as though I made a lot of this up, but I tried to make this as accurate as I can remember.

This playlist represents a time in my life when I was approximately in the sixth grade until the ninth grade which was roughly 1995-1999, but I think I’m including some later stuff. The music here was a huge inspiration on who I am currently. If you’ve met me, or are somewhat familiar with my general tastes, this should make a whole lot of sense. Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Descendents – “I’m The One”

Remember being a teenager and discovering new music from the wonderful world of music videos? The Descendents were a band that I never truly got to fall in love with until later in life, but when I first heard “Coffee Mug” on an MTV Extreme Sports show that I can’t remember the name of, I was instantly interested. I saw this video later on 120 Minutes, but this still lives up to a fun 90s punk revival video, and I hope you get as much joy out of this band, song, and video that I do. Spoiler alert: It’s ridiculous. Here’s the Descendents with “I’m the One” off of the fantastic 1996 album Everything Sucks, which we’ll talk about in the future.