Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back to basics

I've been in a music rut lately (a social rut also, but that's a story for another day). I can't listen to new music because it doesn't grab my attention. It doesnt sound attractive to me and sometimes I prefer the silene. Who am I?! I mean, I've been listening to new music and it's good, I like it. But for some reason I don't have the desire to keep it on. I have decided that maybe to get through this rut I need a change.
When I began my musical sally I started off likeing something less than punk. It was pop-punk. I loved Taking Back Sunday, Something Corporate, The Starting Line and the like. I am going back to them. I just can't help it. I just love them. And while I'm at it, there are a lot of CDs that I've lost that I loved when I was 15 that I must hunt down. I think this will help me.

But don't worry. I know there's more to life than CDs that I loved back then. I know that change can also mean that I could start listening to a different genre. And so I will tell you that I am exploring my options by letting my little sister teach me her musical ways. She listens to hip-hop, rap, r&b, latin pop, latin rock, latin dance and on occasion she will listen to, as she calls it, my "sleepy indie crap" (indie kids, don't be mad at her! she calls it this because she likes my reaction to her. I gasp, I turn around, I throw something at her and I scream IT'S NOT CRAP). So if next time you see me I have more hip hop in my ipod, don't think that I am crazy, I just need to make myself happy and this hip hop crap might do the trick. See ya on the other side!

Oh and speaking of going back to basics, I'm in love with black and white movies. And I'm in love with the idea of love in the 50s and 60s. I'm in love with the idea of falling in love with a stranger just because he says the right thing at the right time. Falling in love with a stranger because he helps you out somehow and he becomes your hero. Your eyes meet and your in love. That ridiculous idea of love? It's awful and it's stupid and it's never going to happen but, I love it.


  1. I'm moving in with some new friends today and they have a projector for watching movies... but the color bulb is broken though so everything we watch is black and white even if it's a color movie. Also, a couple friends and I have been on a James Dean kick recently -- good movies from the 50s -- even though he only really made three movies. I recommend East of Eden and Rebel Without A Cause. If you haven't already seen them.

  2. Thanks Quinn.

    Myke, that is funny! and I have seen Rebel Without A Cause like 4 times (which is a lot considering I don't own it. I play it on netflix!) I have not seen East of Eden but I have been looking for it. Netflix didn't have it last year and I forgot all about it but I will look for it again! Thanks. If you need movie suggestions, I am here!