Category Archives: The Things It Affects

Hmmm

Once again, I have neglected you, dear blog. I want to feel remorse because I thought this some how meant I care less about music. That is not the case. I have never been more in love.
Anyone who has kept up with my unkempt squabble since the late summer of 2009 knows that I quickly jump from interest to interest in a disorderly fashion. This is how I deal with life. This is how I discover what I need and what I can live without.
Each blog post on here is only a tiny glimpse of something I was once interested in. I may come back to that love. I may not. One thing I will no longer do is feel a deep nostalgic pain between my ribs when I remember my past. Reminiscence is a great healer and wonderful reminder to keep the body ticking, but nostalgia has no place in my mind. I don’t need it like I once thought I did. I don’t need to hold on to pain or happiness. Both will indefinitely be achieved again in moments to come.

That is my spiel. In other news, I have become obsessed with Queen in the last few months – more than I have ever been in the past – and wish to share this piece of sound with you.

Fall Cleaning

(I wrote this first part in September.)

From time to time I delete songs from my iTunes, whether they are doubles, unknown or never played. Almost reaching a 15,000-song made me realize having 55+ GB of space used up can’t be too healthy for my Mac’s hard drive. In today’s rampage, I found a few songs that brought a nostalgic feeling.

Fall is my favorite season, yet, I often feel nostalgic or even melancholy when the leaves begin to change colors and the wind pursues the branches. It’s tough to think about last fall; it’s even more tough to think about the fall when I started 6th grade. Each fall reminds me of Michael Jackson, Memphis, love and beginning. It’s strange, but I enjoy the heartache fall brings. Continue reading

One At A Time

Dedicated to brilliant minds.

I’m a sucker for finding new music through Youtube.com. The “suggestions” sidebar on the right side is a useful little feature not only for discovering similar music artists, but for tracking down comedic videos you forgot the name of. I wish there were a simple feature such as this when it came to making friends or networking. 😛

Facebook also features advertisements on the right sidebar based on one’s likes, interests and pages. It just so happens that John Legend and The Roots have a new album entitled “Wake Up!” Continue reading

Lyrics of the Week – Week 41

Dedicated to nature.

“Nature” by India Arie


I know
Oh, Oh Yeah

[Verse]
Hey baby
Why you rushing
Let’s sit back and watch the flowers grow
Why you want
To swim against the tide
Let’s lay and watch the river flow
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Esperanza is coming!

Esperanza Spalding is performing in Lancaster, PA at Long’s Park Amphitheater on June 20th…FOR FREE! I encourage anyone who lives close to take the time on that Sunday evening to see this jazz prodigy. Here’s a sneak peak clip of her in 2008 on Jimmy Kimmel Live :

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Little Voices

Dedicated to this little girl.

Somebody posted this on Facebook a few days ago. This has to be the cutest video I have seen in a very long time:

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Words of Wisdom

Dedicated to Bob.

While Eryn was rediscovering our Xanga blogs, I was rediscovering my Bob Dylan Inspirations book. It basically consists of a random assortment of his quotes. Some are philosophical, some are funny, some are just plain heartfelt. Enjoy my favorites!

“I am my words.”

“Truth is chaos. Maybe beauty is chaos.” Continue reading