Babe Is Busy
The music has changed!
I’m sure only a tiny fraction of you actually let the music play (instead of instantly hitting pause*) but I really feel like one of the best ways to get to know a person is by what music they like/listen to. The songs I choose to put on this blog are songs that make me happy and if you don’t like them, that’s fine. I’m glad you don’t all like the music because if we were all the same, and liked the same things, conversations would be boring and there would be way fewer emojis.
*The pause button is the little daisy flower thing, just in case you hate the music so much that when you can’t find the pause button, you have to mute the entire computer (it happens, I have done it).
I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in so long. I will abide by the promise I made last May (when I started this blog) that this will not just become one of millions of slowly decaying blogs, but be a positive influence on the Youth Of Today’s minds. Okay, maybe that wasn’t the promise, or the outcome, but it is the dream.
This post is going to be a light-hearted one because:
a) I can’t be bothered to thesaurus-up long, confusing words and google the definitions of these long, confusing words.
b) I’ve already ruined the mood by saying ‘daisy flower thing’ and mentioning emojis.
c) I’ve just had a long cry about my exams and it’s kinda making writing a heartfelt essay on how you have to be able to exert power to discriminate against someone, or how we all have to accept the inevitability of death, and dying, in order to not alienate people in our society who are termincally ill sound as appealing as letting my two year old brother lick my face.
I thought I’d go through the songs on my new playlist and explain why they make me happy. Yes, I’ve already done this with Scissor Sisters but I love writing lists and I love being happy.
1. In The Long Run – The Staves
I was introduced to The Staves by a friend of a friend (who is now, hopefully, my friend too). I can’t quite remember when, or where, but I know that it has definitely improved my life. I love harmonies and I love three part harmonies even more. The Staves write such beautiful songs and this is my favourite because of the Beyonce-esque run* on the word ‘long’.
*The thing where singers make one syllable last for a couple of minutes by travelling to many different realms of musical perfection.
2. Magic – Eliza Doolittle (originally by Coldplay)
I didn’t really choose this song because of the song, but because of the artist. I have loved Eliza Doolittle since about Year 8 (12 years old) when I first heard her song Pack Up. It was a song about not caring about what people say and leaving behind your ‘worries’. It was the song that made me genuinely stop caring what people thought about me, and instead just focus on what I wanted. It was also the song that gave me the incentive to buy knee-length purple converse. So, mixed results.
3. I Try – Macy Gray
I only really heard this song properly about 8 months ago when me and my mum were in the car on the motorway. It was after we’d just been to look around Bristol and I remember me and my mum trying to guess the words to it and failing miserably. It’s also super catchy and just a real classic.
4. At The River – Groove Armada
I can’t remember when I first heard this song but everytime I do now, I get this really nostalgic feeling I can’t quite pinpoint. To me, it sounds like a blend of The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty. Completely random but so right.
5. Care – Hudson Taylor
I had never heard this band play before but I agreed to go to their gig with my friend in Nottingham. It was so good and I loved every single one of their songs, this one in particular. It reminds me of those friends in Year 7 who would be like “Omg ‘Generic Female Name’ said this about you yeah she really hates you – I’m only telling you because I’m your friend”. I don’t think that’s quite what the song was intended to be about.
6. Lovers’ Carvings – Bibio
I had this friend in Nottingham who was essentially a music prodigy (or at least the most music prodigy-y friend I had) and we used to send each other music we were listening to. My stuff was all cheesy and high-pitched and his stuff was either beautiful or electronic and made me feel way too uncool to be his friend. Anyway, this song was one of the many he sent me and now it brings back happy memories of listening to all these weird electronic songs and hating them all unless they had some sort of lyric. Like I said, way too uncool.
7. Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
This song is completely self-explanatory and anyone who says they have never felt at least a little twinge of joy when listening to this song is lying. Top. Tune.
Sorry I’ve been too busy to write on this thing. I will try and write a couple more during exam-time but I warn you, they may reflect my emotions a little too much and put you into an almost trance-like state of stress.
Just joking, I’m totally unstressed. *nervous breakdown laugh*
hey! i'm an 21 year old medical student (currently intercalating in anthropology) living it up in east london! i spend my spare time playing dixie chicks on guitar (badly), attempting to do yoga and turning it up at my church.