music

10 ‘Our Lady Peace’ songs that everyone should listen to!


So, a friend and I were reminiscing about Our Lady Peace and given that I actually know where my old iPod is for once, I had their songs at hand and as I was scrolling through it I realised that these songs will always be classic (well to me at least). Teenage me used to bump OLP on a daily basis. I still listen to Innocent regularly because it’s one of my favourite songs of all time. FSOAT (I don’t think that’s going to catch on).

Here are the ten songs! I added lyrics just to pad the post, but whatever, OLP know how to break it down for everyone. Their lyrics are practically poetic.

I’m too lazy to link to anywhere… but OLP are on the usual places. YouTube, Spotify… and so forth.

1. Innocent

Oh, Tina’s losing faith in what she knows
Hates her music, hates all of her clothes
Thinks of surgery and a new nose
Every calorie is a war

2. Made of Steel

You wanted a hero tonight
Well I’m not made of steel
I’m not made of steel
But your secret’s safe with me

3. A Story About A Girl

Baby girl, stand up and fight
This is not some paradise
It’s just where we live
Finally you think you’re alright
Then it eats you up alive
You better get used to it

4. Not Enough

There’s nothing you can say
Nothing you can do
There’s nothing in between
You know the truth

5. Somewhere Out There

You’re falling back to me
You’re a star that I can see, yeah
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
You’re falling out of reach
Defying gravity, yeah
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there

6. Angels/Losing/Sleep

It’s like the calm before the storm
You better swim
Just like it’s cold before it’s warm

7. Life

How many times have you been pushed around
Is anybody there, does anybody care
And how many times have your friends let you down
Is anybody there, did anybody stare
And how many times have your friends let you down
Just open up your heart
Just open up your mind

8. Sorry

Today’s a reason for living
Today’s the blood from a stone
Today’s the light from a candle
Helping us to find our way home
Today we carry each other
Today the past is a freak
Today is the time for forgiveness

9. Are You Sad?

Are you sad?
Are you holding yourself?
Are you locked in your room?
You shouldn’t be

10. Clumsy

And maybe you should sleep
And maybe you just need, a friend
As clumsy as you’ve been

Special mentions:

  • Do You Like It
  • One Man Army
  • Where Are You
  • Never Get Over You
  • Love And Trust

You know what? Do You Like It is too good for a special mention. It’s number 11.

11. Do You Like It

It’s too little too late
Well I can’t escape
So beggin’ you please
I changed all the things that you told me to change

Thank you and goodnight.

stupid and senseless: aaron carter (na na na na na na na na)


Oh, Aaron, what are we going to do with you? That video is still one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen, lol.

Anyway!

Ooh Wee

Aaron was in the news recently for his DUI arrest and subsequent fifteen minutes of fame. He milked that arrest like it needed to be delivered the next morning. Damn. He called Nick out (this is all Aaron does when it comes to Nick, but that’s related to other shit), he said people were body shaming him. We didn’t know the truth. The truth would come out.

This statement had me rolllllllling. Arrested for being a celebrity? Oh and he wasn’t under the influence even though…

arresting officers witnessed the Aaron’s Party singer ‘driving all over the road and running into the median’ while operating a white Chevy Suburban with no tags

Alright, boo.

I know that you’re all dying to see a close up of that neck tattoo so here it is!

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Waiting For The End


Whenever someone who had a huge musical impact on me dies, I always have their song lyrics in their head. I’ll never claim to be someone who memorises lyrics but you never forget the ones that resonate with you.

Linkin Park have so many songs like that for me.

I won’t pretend that their albums post Meteora are my favorites but Chester (and co) always wrote at least one song you could relate to.

Waiting For The End is one in particular. I’m not sure if it was released as a track or not but it’s one of my favourite songs and it was all that was in my head when I heard the shocking news. It’s hard to believe that we won’t hear that voice again. 

It’s yet another tragic loss of life and I hope he finds the peace he was looking for.


RIP, Chester.

We Are Here To Change The World 



I can’t believe it’s been eight years since Michael Jackson passed away. 
Celebrity deaths aren’t really something that I go crazy over. You get those people who go out and lay flowers and everything and I’m always wondering why. They didn’t know that celebrity. Not really. 

That being said, Michael Jackson’s death was that one moment for me. His music was a huge part of my childhood. I’m pretty sure his song Ghosts caused my most scariest nightmare to date, but I’ve made my peace with it. It was my go to jam for a good couple of weeks, I just can’t ever watch the video again. 

Anyway, I used to know all of the lyrics to all his songs because I heard them so much. I even knew the words to Butterflies (which is underrated by the way). 

I still remember the day the news of his death broke. No one was sure what was happening. Was he head? Or just in hospital? CNN were running around like headless chickens. The internet was confused. Eventually it all became clear. 

Michael Jackson was dead. 

It was a huge shock to me personally. We had the excitement of his concerts in London. Some of my friends had tickets, I desperately wanted one myself. One minute he was well on his way to making a comeback and the next…he was gone. 

I remember going on a trip to an event at the venue where he’d been due to perform and everyone was writing messages to him on the advertising boards for his concerts. I have no idea what I wrote, but it was hard to find space. I always wonder what they did with all of it. 

Obviously, he became a controversial figure in the later years, and he was vilified by the press and public. None of that takes away from the fact that he was immensely talented. I’m not one to go crazy over singers but Michael Jackson is a legend, and his music is timeless. 

People will still be listening to his songs long after we’re all gone, that I’m sure of. 

Case in point: I recently saw Captain EO for the first time ever. I wish I could have seen it was intended to be, but it’s still pretty cool. We Are Here To Change The World is a great song and the overall message of the film is still relevant today. I don’t think anyone but Michael could have pulled off the earnestness of Captain EO. It’s well worth a watch if you have time. It’s about 15 minutes long. 

Going back to the music, I don’t think I even have a favourite MJ song because there are so many classics. The main ones like, Bad, Thriller, Beat It, Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal and others like Jam (Jam Jam, here comes the man, hot damn!), Dangerous, In The Closet, Do You Remember The Time, They Don’t Care About Us, Will You Be There?, Earth Song, She Drives Me Wild, Why You Wanna Trip On Me, Human Nature, Heal The World and You Rock My World. There are too many to choose from, but this is one instance where that’s not a bad thing.

Do I even need to go into his iconic music videos? Ghosts aside, watching an MJ video was always a good time. 

Hee hee!

Rest in peace, MJ 💜.

My Discovery of Hick Hop


First of all, what the ever loving Reba Kid Rock Blake Shelton (all the country artists I know) fuck is Hick Hop?

Country rap is a subgenre of popular music blending country music with hip hop-style rapping, also known as hick-hop or rural rap.

Oh.

But…

WHAT IS THIS.  (more…)

lyric videos


The Girl That Hates Everything | Official Lyric Videos

I know that this seems petty but is nothing sacred anymore? There was a place for lyric videos. That place was YouTube and the creators were people like you and me. People that had a fondness for a basic black background and Comic Sans font. Or occasionally, backgrounds and fonts that clashed violently. Still, that’s what was so fun about lyric videos. Someone sitting down to take the time to put it all together simply because they enjoyed the song. Now the only thing people enjoy to do is post long forty minutes responses to viral vidoes, reality shows and other people’s videos. And talk about themselves. And troll comments. Or let you know that they’re watching in [insert calendar year here]. I always get the feeling that if aliens came down to Earth, they’d take one look at YouTube and never come back. 

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I’m a moderately special snowflake ❄


So, I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award again by JM (silentfall). Thank you for the nomination! Please be sure to check out her blog, it’s far more interesting than mine!

Anyway, I figured I’d at least answer the questions!

1. Name one thing that you do that always feels right, no matter what?

Snark. Like, 99% of the time. I have a draft saved about how bad I sometimes feel about my snarking, LOL. I haven’t posted it because I have a rep to maintain. You’re not doing snark right if you feel bad about it.  (more…)

tgthe: shape of you by ed sheeran


If given a choice between listening to this song and never listening to music for the rest of my life, I’d pick the latter.
It is garbage.

It’s worse than garbage, at least garbage is picked up eventually. This song is everywhere polluting screens and airwaves. Just hearing it irritates me. Lyrically, it’s shit. The arrangement is lazy. The repetitive ooh I ooh I ooh I (or whatever the heck he’s saying) makes me want to bang my head against a hard surface. Repeatedly.

In fact, Ed Sheeran in general makes me want to move to a cave where I never have to listen to him again. I liked his first album. I really did, but everything that’s come after it has been atrocious. He’s singlehandedly ruining the ‘white guy plays acoustic guitar’ trope because they all sound like superior or inferior versions of him now (sorry James Blunt).

Ugh, anyway, yes. Just wanted you all to know.

Snuff


And love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again.

SlipknotSnuff

I wasn’t the biggest Slipknot fan back during my metal/rock days (NGL, the masks were creepy, although Duality was my sooOoooong once upon a time. I really wanted to be metalhead so badly until common sense prevailed, lol), but this is one of my favourite songs of all time. 

music festivals


Haven’t done one of these for a while but it’s festival season and I’m here to rain on someone’s parade (jk but not really).

I’m not a music festival kind of person. Personally, I prefer an arena with indoor facilities and seating. Why pay so much to stand on a field for twelve hours? ‘Cause I’m not sitting on any grass. Or fake grass. Bugs don’t discriminate. No, no, no. I see no joy in standing in a huge crowd of people and getting whacked over the head while staring at blurry figures on a stage that I can barely see. I did enjoy myself at the one I went to, but I enjoyed the indoor concert I was at a few months prior more.

Anyway, from my experience, it was just okay. Nothing special. 

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