Monday, April 25, 2011

with the things you could do, you won't but you might

song: between the bars by elliott smith
what a wonderful man <3

so anywho for english we have to analyze a poem and do a presentation on it! I'm doing between the bars by elliott smith which I know is not a poem but whatever it's like a poem, it'll do it'll do. super fantastic beautiful lyrics, probably one of my favorite songs of all time. 

Between the bars by Elliott Smith

Drink up, baby, stay up all night
With the things you could do, you won't but you might
The potential you'll be that you'll never see
The promises you'll only make
Drink up with me now and forget all about 
The pressure of days, do what I say 
And I'll make you okay and drive them away
The images stuck in your head
People you've been before that you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still
Drink up, baby, look at the stars
I'll kiss you again between the bars 
Where I'm seeing you there with your hands in the air 
Waiting to finally be caught
Drink up one more time and I'll make you mine
Keep you apart, deep in my heart
Separate from the rest, where I like you the best
And keep the things you forgot
The people you've been before that you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still 


I think one of the reasons he has such dedicated fans is because his music was influenced by love, depression, drugs, and alcohol and a bunch of different powerful stuff that really got to people, even saved their lives. plus all of his songs are pretty dang beautiful. I really can't wait to present this, I've already started making the poster! I never start my homework early! But I'm also super nervous about the fact that I have to read the whole thing in front of everyone and I really hope I don't start singing it because that would be something that would happen to me.
rip elliott

Sunday, April 24, 2011

who is the arcade fire?!?!?!

song: the sprawl II by arcade fire

so as everyone probably knows if you live in america or something (not sure if they care about the grammys outside america), Arcade Fire won a grammy for their album the suburbs which I was really pleased about because

1. it's a really really really good album! 
2. grammy people recognized them for their greatness

yeah so it was all good and stuff but apparently a lot of people got pissed because

1. they weren't especially that mainstream so people didn't know about them
2. their artist of choice did not win said grammy 
and I'm writing all this because today I came across this website!
it's basically some guy/girl who decided to make a tumblr dedicated to collecting evidence that people don't know about arcade fire 
(they think eminem should've won the grammy) . It's funny because people are flipping out over it like their lives are going to end or something. but it's also sort of sad because they're hating on a band just because they haven't listened to them. Which is lame of them. LAAAAAAMMMMME

which brings me to this. People who think they have good taste in music. When summer says to tom im 500 days of summer "you have good taste in music" it countered with my beliefs on this subject. what she should have said was "I like your taste in music" hahaha not really that sounds so weird. ANYWAYS why she should have said the second thing (but not really, because as aforementioned it sounds weird) is because I don't think there is a specific "good taste in music". I mean people like what they like and what appeals to them and stuff. Who are you to say 'I have good taste in music' like you are the ultimate music god or something. I think it's relative to the person. You might have the crappiest taste in music in the world according to someone else, you know??? 

which brings me to this! rant mode activate. People who deny the fact that they like/ used to like what could be considered "embarrassing". I don't think that you should deny the fact that you like something just because other people have a weird sort of unexplained fiery hatred towards certain bands/artists (I do not get this at all?!). I'm not afraid to say I listen to miley cyrus and taylor swift sometimes. I even have spongebob on my ipod. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You wrote your number on my hand but it came off in the rain

song: young love feat. laura marling by the mystery jets
I've been listening to this on repeat for days now!!! it's so darn good

These are pictures of my family from my moms side! My grandma uploaded them on facebook today. haha she's so technological :)
I can't get over how much I love these...there's just something about old pictures man
my great grandma vera reading at THE SHACK 
she also made really really pretty paintings there
I have one of a tree! 
 old home in Charleston
 uncle bud
 my grandma somewhere! she was a dancer and a majorette
 uncle butch and my grandma. hehe I love her expression
 forgot his name :( but he was the man that built the shack
which in case you were wondering was where my family went camping and did outdoorsy things
 my grandmas old friend

Uncle Butch! I never got to meet him sadly :( I think I would've like him though.
uncle butch. His real name is marvin....and his slightly creepy dummy who's name was Johnny..
uncle butch again! 
marvin (butch) susie (judy)
i always found it weird how people in my family change their names..
uncle butch and great grandma vera
my STUDLY grandpa
old home
my great grandma and her future husband
i love how happy they look :)
my grandma with a cat and her first car. 
great something johnny
he died in a war :(
some church near their home
lastly my mommy!!! and uncle mikey haha. 
He looks like a cabbage patch kid in my opinion.


Monday, April 18, 2011

damn you ed!

I was going through the free downloads on last fm and I discovered ed westwick's(chuck from gossip girl) band (the filthy youth). And he sounds scarily like babyshambles like identical. copy cat. haha I'm just bitter I guess. 
pete doherty is still miles better but I guess they're good anyways in a more sort of shallow way.....I don't know but I suppose a lot of bands are unoriginal. But the best ones are the ones who can come up with their own sound without completely ripping other bands off. that's my opinion anyways. 
edit: I just listened to that ^^ the whole way through and he even does the screamy thingy at the end!! like in VVV grrrr
you see?!?!
haha anyways..

Today I went 18 miles on my bike and my legs didn't even hurt! My friends and I went to huntington beach and people watched. There was this weird group of friends who were doing handstands on top of trash cans and skateboards.....FAMILY haha. And these little kids who did not look old enough to date were sitting together and the guy was licking her? which is strange to show your affection that way but okay it made me laugh. Oh! and there was a crazy saxophone guy. I love people watching which I've sort of gotta keep on the down low or else people think I'm creepy. haha yeah anyways school tomorrow. I did my homework! bleh... 

Friday, April 15, 2011

oh the horror

coachella is streaming on youtube
how depressing

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I love anna scouten! her covers on youtube are some of the best and I was kind of sad when she didn't post anything for a year but then these came up the other day and yay! she's better than ever! I'm pretty sure the first one is an original.....gahhh she's so good.

In other news
on the way to the music store today I passed an indie party! ALL of them had those glasses that you wear when you don't need really need glasses on. It was funny


this is just perfect
off to the mall
see ya!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sing myself awake

moooooosic: I sing I swim by seabear
I love finding new music :DDD
I've just had a revelation! and it feels good. I can't tell you what it is though because then the cosmic law of french toast would get all messed up and we don't want that to happen. So I won't tell you. But it is good!hey also,
wooo! I'm going to get outside as much as possible and feel the sun! I'm also going to get one of those cheap Kodak disposable cameras to take pictures of the beach and the trees and stuff like that. I realized that I don't take enough pictures. Like if I continue on in my anti-camera attitude when I'm wrinkly like a raisin I won't have any pictures to look back on and reminisce about, and I don't really want that to happen. 
the other day my friends and I went to the beach and went into the waves and let them roll over us, or actually the other way around. It was really nice and peaceful despite the horrible dread I felt when I saw a really large wave forming on its way to crush me. And then I got a donut. I can't wait until summer.

freaking fantastic

Friday, April 8, 2011

queen bitch

i love this song :')
if only it didn't remind me of my middle school days

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

hi it's me

I have a donut!

warning: contains a rant.
well it's no secret that I fail at school. This started around middle school. My proudest moment school-wise was when I got an F in english but when my teacher made a list of the students who were top of the class I made second because he liked my writing and I did well on all my tests. He said I could be an author. Teachers read out my essays to the entire class until about this year when I stopped doing them all together. And every time a teacher asks a question I almost always know the answer even when nobody is raising their hand but I keep quiet. Every report card is the same thing: student is not working to the best of their ability blahblah blah. I hate doing homework. I know every teenager says this but I HATE it. hate hate hate. I'm so unmotivated when it comes to homework that I just don't do it and replace it with doing something I think is worthwhile. Which is lame of me I guess because everybody has to do things they don't want to right? I'm smart. I really am, but sometime back a few years ago when this whole thing started and I began to get crappy grades I altered my mind set (unconsciously) to match my grades. Dumb as fuck. Then people started calling me stupid and in a way it was like yeah okay that works whatever. And then it started getting annoying.  Except for my mom, she's never called me stupid because she knows me. Better than anyone probably (though nobody really knows me) And now I'm here. With the same crappy grades, the stupid thing kind of went away, kind of. It was my own fault anyways but now I'm sort of determined to turn that around. I don't want to be some lame drop out because I know I'm capable of more.  I'm having a bad student abortion.....of myself. hehehe.
anyways sorry(!!!) about the rant
it's been something I've been holding back
so it probably came out a lot harsher than intended 
I hope you have a nice day/night.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Under swaying trees we fell asleep and we had the same dream

song: the moon by the microphones
from the time that I was a kid to now my parents have taught me to be afraid of the dark by saying that the crazy people come out at night and will like, mug me or something. Which is a shame because the night is so pretty and magical, you know? The stars in the sky, the moon and the darkness and the cold wind. I suppose if you lived in the city where there's more people the fear wouldn't be as pronounced. 
I'm not sure about other parents but mine would never let me go out for a walk at night. That's probably normal I guess since there are crazy people outside at night, but when I leave home in a year, I am most definitely going on a night walk to celebrate my newfound freedom (with my phone fully charged, my mom on speed dial, and 911 already pre-dialed.......hehehe not really. well maybe). 
Truth be told I've already gone on solitary nightwalks before to clear my head, but it'll be great not having to worry about my mom finding out and getting unreasonably pissed.  that's all.


prank calls are funny

oh! by the way song of the day: finn bikkjen! by Casiokids
no idea what he's saying
apparently it's about a boy who loses his dog who is his best friend and then finds him and recognizes that he loves him
it's a really weird music video
it's all the way down there VVV
at the bottom of the page

if only songs were sung to guide the doubtful ones

song: unattainable by little joy

notice anything? 

I changed the layout
everything was just so small before
end of post.