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Lift The Weight Off Your Shoulders

28 August, 2016

Lift that weight off your shoulders. Even if it takes 50 years, start right now and push it away. Imagine that it's a giant metal box, in the worst grey imaginable, and push it to the side of you. Push it away because it's dragging you down and you don't need it anymore.

It's true that pressure creates diamonds but you are not a piece of coal.

YOU'RE NOT A ROCK. YOU DON'T NEED THIS AND YOU WILL CRUMBLE.

I could make a comparison here to geodes but we are so much more than that. You have lists in every corner of your house and they never end with tasks. There are so many things to do every second and they are all important. They are important but I'm telling you that you can't let it crush you. 

The world is just going to drag you down and throw things at you but you can't just sit there and take it.

Please fight. Please push back and release all of that tension built up inside of you.

Stop listening to music that makes you want to rip your hair out. Stop putting everything at the top of your list and realize that everything will be okay.


Start doing your yoga and calm down.

Not everything is dire. Not everything is dire. Not everything is dire. Not everything is dire.

I'm begging you to release all of the pent-up stress inside of you.

I'm trying to tell you that everything will be okay and I can hear you screaming "no it won't". I can hear you, people can hear you, and I'm asking that you realize stressing will not make it better. Whatever happens, will happen, and you need to accept this. Lift the pressure off, and put it away because you are not attached to it. You have a problem and you can let it go if you only loosen your grip.

Don't make my mistakes.

XOXOXO

7 Rad Music Makers

20 August, 2016

(In no particular order) I love everyone on this list and I'm breaking open my heart to let them free and find others. [I also don't own any of these images.]

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1. Twenty Γ˜ne PilΓΈts #clique
  • Genre: AbsΓΈlutely everything
  • How I found out about them: I've been hooked since hearing "Tear In My Heart" on the radio. I also heard "Migraine" in a youtube video and fell in love. LISTEN, everybody and their brother is a TØP fan, and that's great because they deserve the recognition, but their songs have insanely deep meanings that often go unnoticed. The band consists of Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph, they touch on mental illness and some dark thoughts that lot's of people ignore. But, I'm just a teenager who thinks they can relate to this band so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • My Favorite songs:
    • Migraine ➡️ Album: Vessel. // If you only listen to a single Twenty One Pilots song, this should be it.
    • Message Man ➡️ Album: Blurryface. // Sounds like there's an organ playing.
    • Glowing Eyes ➡️ Album: Regional At Best. //  "This room is far too dark for us to stay around, Redemption's not that far and darkness is going down".
    • Ode to Sleep  ➡️ Album: Regional At Best. //  All I can tell you to do is listen to this song. 

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2.  My Chemical Romance
    • Genre: Alternative, Rock, Punk (in their earlier days)
    • How I found out about them: Hear me out, because I know you might be hesitant to go into this but I've really learned a lot. MCR was ( ☹ ) a really fantastic rock band and their fans are really confused kids that are just looking for a way to escape. I heard JUST A CLIP, of their song "teenagers" in a youtube video, and fell in love. I'm a bit over the angrier songs and in a better place now, but still a fan all the same. The band was formed when four guys (Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Frank Iero, and Mikey Way) felt like they weren't going anywhere in life and wanted to make music that they could put all of their pent up feelings into. They put so much work into their music, I love them with all of my heart, and the band has been broke up for few years now, but definitely listen to them sometime.
    • My Favorite songs: 
      • Bulletproof Heart ➡️ Album: Danger Days. // This song is one of my all time favorites and has a nice tune to it and something to listen to on any occasion, not too loud and no swear words. 
      • Famous Last Words ➡️ Album: The Black Parade. // This was my introduction to rock.
      • Headfirst For Halos ➡️ Album: I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. // This song is a little old, and a little underappreciated. 
      • Ambulance➡️ Album: Conventional Weapons. // 80's vibes. "Cause we are not afraid, and we are not the same."

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3. Taylor Swift πŸ
    • Genre: Country, Pop
    • How I found out about her: My dad downloaded all of her songs on my ancient phone in the third grade and the rest is history. I know every single word to her songs and I've seen her once live. Taylor (obviously) isn't like other artists on this list and lots of people dislike her (suddenly) but she's one of my all time favorites and I recommend some of her songs from Red or Speak Now if you're interested. 
    • My Favorite songs:  
      • Haunted➡️ Album: Speak Now //  The acoustic version of this song gives me CHILLS. Haunted is such a desperate song about loving somebody and it's amazing.
      • How You Get The Girl➡️ Album: 1989 //  And that's how it works! That's how you get the girl! This is a another midnight slumber party song that you dance to with your friends. Very cute, 10/10 would recommend.
      • All Too Well➡️ Album: Red //  This song is know for the infamous line: "and you called me up again just to break me like a promise". Listen to if you want to reminisce (and cry) about a love that is no more.
      • Fearless➡️ Album: Fearless //  One of Taylor Swift's early songs, Fearless is about finding your place in this big big world and not being afraid to dive into life head first, fearless.


4. Weezer 
    • Genre: Alternative rock, Rock, Indie rock, Punk rock, Nerd music
    • How I found out about them: Everyone knows their song Beverly Hills and Say It Ain't So, but I started liking Weezer when I started to hear their white album on the radio. Some of their songs are more punk rock, others slower and fun to listen to with friends or alone. I'm not as passionate about Weezer as I am some other bands, but their music always seems to bring me up. 
    • My Favorite songs:
      •  California Kids➡️ Album: The White Album. //  Beach vibes. "If you're on a sinking ship, the California kids will throw you a life line. 
      •  We Are All on Drugs➡️ Album: Make Believe. //  Listen to this song if not for any reason other than to watch the music video and see kids mouth "drugs" over and over again. 
      •  Troublemaker➡️ Album: The (self-titled) Red Album. //  Rock out. 

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5. Sum 41
    • Genre: Punk, Pop Punk, Punk Rock, Alternative
    • How I found out about them: I was watching MCR covers on youtube, when I came across a cover of their song Fatlip, and me and my teenage angst immediately related to every song. This band has been around for a little while now and they've started to release new music which I'm very excited for. 
    • My Favorite songs:
      • Fatlip ➡️ Album: All Killer, No Filler. // The song that started it all. 
      • Heart Attack➡️ Album: All Killer, No Filler. // Song is not actually about a heart attack, nor does it mention heart attacks. Most common line is "waking up in hard to do," something I think we can all relate to.
      • Underclass Hero➡️ Album: Underclass Hero. //  This song is about high school and misguided boys, and growing up and not fitting into the world. (Also gives off 10 Things I Hate About You vibes.)


6. Marina and the Diamonds πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž
  • Genre: Bubblegum Pop, Indie pop, Alternative, New wave
  • How I found out about her: (!!!!!)  My goood friend introduced me to Marina and she is a band all her own and makes pop music about love, pain, and the world. She's originally welsh, and you've probably her song: How To Be A Heart Breaker or The Lonely Hearts Club. She's a celestial being from another planet, her songs are sometimes sad, absolutely tumblr worthy, and will make you feel like you are floating. If you've heard about her and wanted to look more into her music I recommend a few songs . . .
  • My Favorite songs:
    • Radioactive ➡️ Album: Electra Heart // A love that is explosive, electric, and otherwise radioactive. In this song Marina describes what it feels like to not be yourself once you're around a toxic person (and I used to jam to this song at the beach). 
    • Savages➡️ Album: Froot //  How can humans both destroy the world and save it? We're so complicated and everyday we murder and everyday we save. Part of this song references the Boston marathon bombing, and I love this song because it reminds me to second guess our true purpose. 
    • Hollywood ➡️ Album: The Family Jewels // This song is about being star strucked by coming to America and focusing on red, white, and blue on the fourth of July. 
    • Blue➡️ Album: Froot //  "Give me love, give me dreams, give me a good self esteem."
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7. Fall Out Boy
    • Genre: Pop punk
    • How I found out about them: I heard "Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued." Not going to lie, I'm going through a bit of a Fall Out Boy phase right now. Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Patrick Stump, and Joe Trohman surprise me everyday. You don't expect them to, well be the way that they are, and their lyrics mean something to me so I've invested into this band. They have a ton of music and I'm spending every trying to catch up. No doubt you've heard one of their songs on the radio and probably didn't dive much deeper, so this is me pushing you into the deep end.
    • My Favorite songs:
      • Sugar We're Going Down ➡️ Album: From Under The Cork Tree //  "Isn't it messed up, how I'm just dying to be him?"
      • Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner ➡️ Album: // You look so good in blue, you look so good in blue. 
      • 7 Minutes In Heaven ➡️ Album: From Under The Cork Tree //  !! Something about this song resonates with me. "I keep telling myself I'm not the desperate type."
      • The (Shipped) Gold Standard ➡️ Album: Folie Γ  Deux // Anyone who says Folie Γ  Deux was a mistake, needs to get their hearing checked. 
      • Jet Pack Blues ➡️ Album: American Beauty/ American Psycho //  Did you ever love her, do you know? Or did you never want to be alone?

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XOXOXO

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick 🐒

01 August, 2016

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Synopsis: Nanette is given a book (The Bubblegum Reaper by Nigel Booker) that is no longer in print, but still circulates her mind and changes her life. She meets the author and new friends, and essentially learns to let go of what other people think of her and what she's supposed to do. It's a rebellious story of being different in every possible way and a story and I didn't know I needed.

With a million things coming down upon me this upcoming year, I can strongly say I feel the urge to quit. (But what does quitting really mean?)

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Every Exquisite Thing is one of those weird books (like Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson or anything by A.S. King) where you're not entirely sure of the plot or where these characters are going, but you keep turning the pages and nothing has ever made more sense. It's a story about life and a girl going through her routine but everything feel off all of the sudden and she has to change it or she'll go mad. I want to say I identify with Nanette but it might be Unproductive Ted really inside me.

Matthew Quick just released this book and I'm always skeptical about books written by men that are about teenage girls, but this one made a lot of sense and I really enjoyed it. I needed this book and since reading it I feel like everything is off. It's hard to explain but if you feel different, lost, lonely, or stuck, I recommend Every Exquisite Thing.

XOXOXO

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