I am a big Linkin Park fan but their latest album is straight up shit.
I am a big Linkin Park fan but their latest album is straight up shit.
Hoobastank - Disappear
I wasn’t planning to post this song of hoobastank but another. Was going through the songs I used to listen to in what I then thought were difficult times. No shit, the pain in the past always seems so much more bearable than how bad things are/seem now. I like how many of us just carry our demons, not uttering a word about it to people we care and when we do with that one person - strange or familiar, it just comes pouring out.
My sister found out this song was very similar to a really good Hindi song so I recorded a mash up of this and ‘Zinda’ by a pakistani band called strings using my old cell phone. Needless to say it came out horrible and is now lost like a fart in a tornado but both these songs are along the same lines. Tune and meaning. There’s a guitar solo on Zinda that makes me relive my 3rd year of undergrad in a few seconds. It was bad, but it made me strong.
Thanks for patiently waiting for my posts Mary. If it wasn’t for you, this would be one of those post-apocalyptic, abandoned wasteland blogs.
Not that many noticed, but life’s been good staying off the grid. Hoping shit is good with you people too. \m/
Poets of the Fall - Cradled in Love
I’ve made my own meaning of it. The old abandoned house, the trough of water, of how she gets locked out, and has to sleep alone on the cold bed and then the door open up for her. This song reminds me that we are all loved by someone and we have a small duty towards them, to make them smile. After this song, high heels have become a massive turn on for me. They were before, but not as much ;) Damn the lady is hot or what!
2 years ago on this day, by this time I was in the shower trying to hold tears back unsuccessfully for about 3 hours. I got a call from home and my world went cold. My grandma passed away. Just a month after I left home and then this, it was too much for my Mom to take but she’s always done so well to be strong for us. When she cried to me over the phone in bitter sobs, I wished I could hold her. I wish I could’ve been with my family at that hour, but I don’t really know how I myself would’ve taken it. Tomorrow they’re visiting her grave but I’ll never say bye to Nana because for me, she never really left.
This is the worst song to listen to when you get off the phone with your emotional Mom, 10,000 miles away. Everytime I listen to the 2nd verse, my heart cringes but I just keep going back to it. I miss being at home on weekends. I miss being there everyday. 2 days back I just heard this song, and the tears came automatically. I didn’t bother holding back. I just locked my door and cried to my heart’s content till I felt lighter. Tears are good for the soul a friend once said. For everyone who’s lost their loved one, this one’s for you. So aptly,they are named ‘Poets’.
Mary Lambert - I know girls
I don’t really have to say anything about this song because she says it so well herself. Many people out there NEED to hear this.
"I only know how to exist when I’m wanted"
"My body is home"
Enrique Iglesias - Don’t turn off the lights
Walking back from the library after long working on my research one night, I thought about this song and laughed till I almost peed. After reaching home I listened to this song over and over just to be sure if it accurately fit into what I thought it was. Pretty much does.
It’s like a conversation between my adviser and me :D He’s one of the best researchers I met, too technical, philosophical, logical (doesn’t it make him a dichotomy?) and a perfectionist of sorts. At the beginning of it all, he made it clear that he wouldn’t give me the solution to my thesis because he wanted me to work. ."This is your contribution to software engineering. If I give the solution away to you like I did to Rehman(the only other guy who successfully defended his thesis from my department) then you wont really "earn" your master’s degree. Doing a thesis isn’t easy, but it has its payback. I can guide you, but you have to find your own way and prove it is better."
I have serious issues communicating in general. I either talk too much or don’t talk at all. It still makes me feel weird when I think of getting his help. I used to go to his office to talk about it, and report my progress but it didnt get me very far. We’d just wind up around the philosophy of the subject and nowhere near what I want to. I hardly emailed him about how much progress I made because I didnt make any. For a long time of feeling like I’ve hit a dead end, I finally gave into the fact that if anyone can help me now, it is only him. No matter how much I work on it, it feels like I am nowhere near the end. And so, I had to take an extra semester before I could think of graduating. After more than 18 months of this shit, I think I have something to show him. Something he might appreciate.
Simply put, my thesis is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life. I spent a lot of time, effort, sweat and tears on it. At the same time, I can talk about it and people just can listen to me because I know more than anyone about the topic I am working on. Even more so because I now think I have something of my own that will go down into the software engineering literature. So, now that I bored the shit out of you, listen to this song that I used to listen to a lot as a kid but only started making sense a few months ago.
Slipknot - Before I forget
I’ve always loved heavy music, the kind thats loud and has a powerful beat. But I stumbled across this song in particular, saved in an old music folder on our desk top my 6th grade year. The folder was filled with Metallica, White Snake, Slipknot, Disturbed, Judas Priest, you name it. I saved the whole thing to my MP3 and played it during the long bus rides every day.
But this song, I fell in love with it. The pulsing vibe you get from the beginning would change my breathing and heartbeat, and when it built up and broke into the chorus, i always wanted to break out headbanging and beating out the rhythm along with it. Not that I could, on a tired out school bus filled with angsty prepubescents. Metal music was unacceptable in the age of Bieber and Taylor Swift, especially in the backwoods hellhole I live in, where the best songs are about water towers.
For the longest time, I thought the chorus was “I was a world before I was a man”. It made me think, maybe we were. Maybe our minds are an entire world in themselves, and that everything and everyone around us were just there, figments of our imagination that we made to live in. I started believing in reincarnation (another big no-no in Hillybilly Hell). Nobody knows for certain where we go when we die. Why not? Why wouldn’t we be sent back to do it all over again? Is there heaven and hell? Maybe this is hell, and if we don’t do things right the first time, we get sent back to try again. One thing is for certain though, we don’t and won’t ever know what happens after death, until we have died. So there’s no point in worrying about it. Just live life your way, to your morals and standards and make it count.
Around the same time I heard this song for the first time, I found a story. The Egg: by Andy Weir. It’s along the same lines, of the after life and what comes with it. I suggest you check it out, it’s a mind trip.
No matter who you are or where you’re from, just watch what you’re saying.
Sarah McLachlan - Black Bird (Beatles cover)
Imagine yourself listening to this while gazing out upon the sea, and the setting sun. Your loved one beside you, smiling, content with life. The gentle waves provide a soothing rhythm and the soft, warm breeze caresses you and the whole world seems to be but for the two of you - Youtube comment
And when I told my sister to listen to this version of the song, she said it made her think of Logan. Logan is our new family member. In a month, this abandoned german shepard weighs 15Kg. That’s more than double his weight since they first found him. I guess I don’t get to play with him till December.
Opeth - A Fair Judgement (Most Epic Guitar Solo EVER)
*looping since 3 hours*
So, I got a new mobile phone. Of course it had to be an Android for obvious reasons. When it came time to select a ringtone, I knew it has to be this. I’ve used Petrucci’s Glasgow Kiss a lot and Imaginary by Evanescence. This however is my favorite guitar solo hands down, makes sweet love to my ears. They say a pen is mightier than a sword but I’m sure the pen is jealous of a guitar. I can write a thesis about how I feel and what all I think of when this solo starts playing, its just too much to be put in words. I’ve missed a lot of calls since I set this up :P
If you’re looking for this masterpiece, let me know if you want it and I can send it.
Shpongle - No Turn Unstoned
Are you into psychadelic music? Its your lucky day today. I love the voice seriously like I love the title of the song. This song reminds me of porn though :P
Dark Fortress - Osiris
*head banging till my neck breaks*
Black metal band from Germany I stumbled upon many months ago and this has to be the most listened song. What lyrics!
Yes vs Max Graham - Owner of a lonely Heart
This song brings all my GTA playas to the yard. Over the years I’ve found that this is one of the VERY BEST bathroom songs, gets the mood right and the video. . ;)
I hate the fucking weekends. Sometimes I wish I could just work all 7 days of the week so I dont have to think about other things and then we have these 2 fucking days to break the flow. It’s real bad where dont have a lot of people you can call your own and people who don’t really give a serious fuck about you. Anyone wanna go out for dinner? I live in Tempe just across the ASU Cholla building.
*I hate my desperation to be social among many other things about me*
Roadrunner United - Roads
I demolish my bridges behind me.
Then there is no choice but to move forward.