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Day 292: Windowsill by Arcade Fire

28 Apr

I wanted to feature this song today because it literally encompassed my feelings in song-form. Sort of.

You see, today was one of those strange bipolar weather days, where the sun would peek out for a good ten minutes before hail rained down. Rain to sun to hail to rain to clouds to sun to rain. All day long.

And as I was walking through campus, doing whatever I normally do on Thursdays, I had the undeniable urge to find a CD that could compliment the strange weather pattern… making it more realistic, I guess.

I try to turn to bands that I’ve trusted with this task before, so it only took me a few seconds to realize that Arcade Fire’s whole Neon Bible album is incredibly effective for this type of day. But what really convinced me was the presence of the song “Windowsill.”

The song is incredibly somber, but it’s grandiose and beautiful while still remaining terribly melancholy. With Win Butler’s graceful voice moving through the difficult lyrics, and the background instruments (specifically that string part towards the middle), I can’t help but feel like this song is an escape for not only me but for the band itself (see the lyrics “I don’t wanna live in my father’s house no more…”). It expands and increases it’s intensity while still remaining full of plea.

With the weather changes that just mess with the population of our little city, “Windowsill” is not only an escape, but it falls with the rain, just in a different way. I feel like I can imagine looking through the window of a hectic world onto like a green pasture, so free from all this craziness. I guess I’m just strange like that.

But regardless, it perfectly encapsulated a moment in time today, and I couldn’t help but feel a little empowered by this song. The world just sort of melted away around me, and all that was left was me and the rain/hail/clouds/sun. It was a beautiful feeling.

I hope you can enjoy this song the same way. Here’s “Windowsill” by Arcade Fire

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Day 103: HOT TAMALES!!

31 Aug

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

First off, I’m back from California! And I shall have some pictures for ya tomorrow (as my blog post). Sorry I didn’t update so well, I was lacking internet (except for my phone) and it is INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT to update this blog from my iPhone. Seriously!

Anyway, I have a couple of notes for you:

1.) PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES ARE BACK AT STARBUCKS!! If you want the most amazing coffee yummy treat from Starbucks, GET IT.

2.) I discovered a new love for Green Tea with Splenda! So so so good!

3.) I think the weather loves me and my mom. When we arrived in California, we had checked the weather reports and they boasted 110 degrees for the whole week. The first day was hot… the next 5 days were between the 60s and 80s! Plus there was rain! (nothing like the rain that greeted me when I stepped off the plane at Sea-Tac)

4.) Sea-Tac is the NICEST AIRPORT EVER. So easy to navigate, super nice staff, clean rooms everywhere, and just overall a breeze. I adore this airport!

5.) My actual blog post for this evening is dedicated to my two future roomies. We discovered this video last year when we were procrastinating on our homework. Ever since then it’s become a huge inside joke (resulting in a HILARIOUSLY AWESOME set of salt and pepper shakers for our apartment) and an automatic cheerer-upper.

So, in honor of the lovely Jamie and Becca, I bring you HOT TAMALES!!!

Day 6: Wheres Your Love Go by Slimpickins

26 May

Hello there! If this is your first time on the website, check out the about page in the top right hand corner.

Good news everyone! I just found out that I get to write for an online magazine called “Sick Of The Radio!” I’ll post the link at a later date when I actually have writing online…

Apart from that, I had a fantastic moment today…

As I was walking to my Jazz history class, I noticed how bright and sunny it was, considering the impending rain storm on the way. I carried my canvas bag instead of my backpack, and I left my sweatshirt lying gracefully on my bed.

However, as I exited my class around 5:20, I noticed that it had not only begun to rain outside, but it was pouring. And by pouring, I mean pouring.

My classroom is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from my dorm, and I was stuck with a canvas bag, bare shoulders, flats on my feet, and a skirt. And as I took the trek home I not only practically destroyed my shoes, I got completely and utterly soaked.

But instead of freaking out about the situation, I laughed.

I laughed and laughed.

What a weird and glorious world this is that I would underestimate the power of Oregon weather! But at least it caught me ready and willing to walk home in the rain.

Anyways, on my way home, I put on my favorite little weird band that I heard over spring break. They’re called Slimpickins, and apart from playing in front of Starbucks, they are known for playing festivals and pubs around the Seattle area. They are so adorable, and their songs always make me smile.

So enjoy their song “Wheres Your Love Go”, with a slideshow of pictures!