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So…This one kinda fell into my lap. I was on this website (www.musicemissions.com) a long time ago checking out music, and came across a band called Broken Social Scene. Despite their emo sounding name, I decided to check it out so I bought their CD, and my God! what a CD it was. I absolutely hated it like the first couple listens-through. Yet, I guess something just kept me going back to it. Maybe it was the crazy organized chaos feel that Broken Social Scene is best known for, but I was hooked and I didn’t even know it. After a couple listens in the car, I couldn’t stop listening to the entire thing. It then became the first CD of mine to frequent my stereo and have me not skip a single song, and even though every one of the tracks has something amazing to offer, the one that really stuck with me these last 5 years is a song called Almost Crimes. It’s a fast-paced, he-said-she-said type of indie rock song that just epitomizes a certain feeling. Like the feeling you get when you are doing something ridiculous and stupid with your best friends andlaughing the entire time. The music video for this is an excellent representation of it too.

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So…listen to this song and just go crazy! Happy Rocking!

So I got turned onto the band Mae because of my first love, Stephanie. Actually, she turned me onto a ton of awesome music and changed my life forever but that would be beside the point of this blog. Anyways, I started listening to Mae in high school and I’ve grown to really love them (their old stuff anyways…their new¬† stuff isn’t as good). The song that I really fell in love with is a song called Tisbury Lane. The first time I heard it was at Stephanie’s place. I forget exactly why I was there but I remember that it was morning and I was waiting for her to get ready so we could go somewhere. She always loved listening to music while she was getting ready, and she played this one and started singing along with it. Somehow, right then and there it turned into one of the most awesome moments that Stephanie and I shared…although I doubt she remembers LOL (she’s kinda forgetful about stuff like that now a days). The song playing softly on Stephanie’s ghetto sound system in her messy room just…for the lack of a better cliche…completed the moment. So there it is. Tisbury Lane by Mae. Go listen to it, preferably on a drizzly morning with someone you care about. I promise it’ll be nice. Happy Listening then.

This is a pretty good album although I suggest checking out Destination: Beautiful which is their best album in my opinion

This is a pretty good album although I suggest checking out Destination: Beautiful which is their best album in my opinion

Mmkay…here’s the premise…I’m going to write about a song every post, hopefully with the mp3 streaming so I can share some good music and how it affects me and blah blah blah. Hopefully it’ll turn out well so here goes.

First song of the blog!

Mardy Bum by Arctic Monkeys

I first heard this song while working in Hollister in Knoxville. It was one of the few songs on the playlist at the store that was actually quite decent, and I could sing along with. One of the traits that i love in music, being able to sing along. Anyhoos, I liked it pretty much immediately and since I heard it almost constantly (those of you who’ve worked in a store like Hollister know what I’m talking about) it grew on me quickly. The chilled and relaxed feel of the guitar riffs fit into the Hollister vibe, but something about the British accent combined with the unique and captivating lyrics create the basis for an awesome song that’s catchy and relaxing which to me is a recipe for an instant favorite. So enjoy.

(Here are the lyrics)

Well now then Mardy Bum
I’ve seen your frown
And it’s like looking down the barrel of a gun
And it goes off
And out come all these words
Oh there’s a very pleasant side to you
A side I much prefer
It’s one that laughs and jokes around
Remember cuddles in the kitchen
Yeah, to get things off the ground
And it was up, up and away
Oh, but it’s right hard to remember
That on a day like today when you’re all argumentative
And you’ve got the face on

Well now then Mardy Bum
Oh I’m in trouble again, aren’t I
I thought as much
Cause you turned over there
Pulling that silent disappointment face
The one that I can’t bear

Why can’t we just laugh and joke around
Remember cuddles in the kitchen
Yeah, to get things off the ground
And it was up, up and away
Oh, but it’s right hard to remember
That on a day like today when you’re all argumentative
And you’ve got the face on

And yeah I’m sorry I was late
but I missed the train
And then the traffic was a state
And I can’t be arsed to carry on in this debate
That reoccurs, oh when you say I don’t care
but of course I do, yet I clearly do!

So laugh and joke around
Remember cuddles in the kitchen
Yeah, to get things off the ground
And it was up, up and away
Oh, but it’s right hard to remember
That on a day like today when you’re all argumentative
And you’ve got the face on