Sunday, June 24, 2007

A collection of albums.


Top 5 Favorite Albums (sorta of all-time):

1. The Good Life - Album of the Year

Every song on this album was just completely amazing to me the first time I heard it and it remains the same way every listen. It's still probably one of the most influential albums to me. Tim Kasher is amazing.

2. Saves The Day - Can't Slow Down

One of their most energetic and raw albums. The emotion and heart in every song blows me away still. I still can't believe they made this album in high school.

3. Cat Power - Moon Pix

I just recently got way into Cat Power this past year. She has become one of my favorite artists in such a short time. Chan Marshall's talent blows me away. Her songwriting talents and her range of style really stand out in this album.

4. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Elliott Smith an exceptional and earnest songwriter in the 90s whose career ended too soon, sadly. I remember the first time I heard this album and I immediatedly fell in love. Each song still has a great meaning to me even now.

5. The Beatles - The White Album

This album was one of the first albums I seriously got into. I listened to a lot of really crappy music before this and this one just showed me the light. I think this album really showcases more of George Harrison's songwriting abilities and I love that. This album has such a variety of songs. It's one of their best.


Top 5 Albums that represent a specific time in my life:

1. Saves The Day - Through Being Cool

Saves The Day changed my whole taste in music. This album sums up Jr. High as a whole.

2. Bright Eyes - Letting Off the Happiness

This reminds me of lots of nights of just laying around listening to this during sophomore year... almost daily.

3. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Every time I listen to this album I completely associate it with my first love.

4. Say Anything - ...Is A Real Boy

Reminds me of last summer and a lot of amazing times with Ryan.

5. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Completely reminds me of my childhood when I'd dance to Beach Boys records.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

the times are changing...

currently: Brian Wilson - "Good Vibrations"

i'm going to graduate in 5 weeks.
i'm going to go to college.
i'm going to live on my own.
i'm going to make my own rules.
i'm going to be somewhere very new.


things have been changing so rapidly lately. i've changed so much in this past year. i have new friends. i have a new-ish outlook on things. i have (mostly) all new good friends. randilea is amazing. i really couldn't ask for anyone better to be so close to. i trust her more than i thought i could. aaron & i clicked automatically and he's closer to me than other friends i've known for years.

something has happened that's hard for me to deal with though... ryan and i are growing apart,and i think we both know it. ever since the whole "hook-up drama" took place, things haven't been the same. it's strange but i just never want to be around him anymore. i don't like hanging out with him. ironically, it doesn't bother me too much. i know we'll both be going to Norman, but I can just feel us easily going our seperate ways. That's life though. I knew this was going to happen... just not yet. That's the only part that's hard to cope with. He was the best friend I'd ever had and I have been wondering, was it all only because he liked me? I don't like who he has become.

finally, i am shockingly proud of myself for multiple things: for believing in myself, for not caring about others' opinions, for sticking to my convictions. i can't believe that i've basically been single for almost a year. it might be depressing to most, hell, it is to me most of the time. yet, it somehow seems like quite the accomplishment to me. I'm proud of myself for being able to be happy with just myself. I'm proud of myself for not having sex with him. I'm proud of myself for doing what I know I really want. I'm proud of myself for being content with my life.

as the wise sherri burden would say, i'm a complete cliche.