I have definitely been slacking with the blogs lately, but with everyone leaving and packing up it has been kind of crazy to get everything that I need to get accomplished done! So I thought I would throw out a few songs that I have been listening to while I pack.
#1. The Paper Kites – Bloom
This song is a little mellow, but I can’t stop listening to it. It kind of goes with the mood of moving out of the house. The mixture of the two voices of the girl and guy are really sweet.
#2. Logic – All I Do
If you know me then you knew there would have to be some rap on this list. I really like this song because of the beat behind it. It’s a pretty simple beat, but the piano background is what gets me. It’s not like the typical rap I listen to that is intense, this is way more laid back, which is a change of pace for me.
#3. Venice – The Lighthouse and the Whalers
So lately I have been listening to a lot of indie bands and this is one of them. I think you can start to see a pattern in the type of indie bands I like, but I really just like the way they sing. I like voices that don’t sound so mainstream and this guys voice definitely doesn’t sound like the norm that’s out there.
This music Monday may not have been eventful, but it’s difficult when I’m still trying to pack my life away, so hopefully tomorrow I can give a full blog about what’s going on! There are a lot of new things that I can’t wait to share. Until then happy packing everyone!
Typically when I write the Music Monday blogs I am writing about artists that I can’t stop listening to and really like. This Music Monday I thought I would talk about someone who I thought I would never listen to again after one song, but now keep finding more and more songs that I can’t stop listening to.
The artist that I am talking about is Alex Clare. After his song “Too Close” hit the airwaves this past year I thought I would never listen to anything else by him, because of how overplayed it was. That all changed the other day when I was listening to 8tracks and an acoustic version of an Etta James cover of Damn Your Eyes came on. I had no idea it was Alex Clare and ended up loving his rendition of it. The reason why I decided to write this blog is because 5 minutes ago I found another song on 8tracks that I like. Who was it by? Alex Clare. I’m starting to think Alex Clare is haunting me now, because I said I would never listen to him again.
The point is for this Music Monday, don’t judge an artist by their first single. Their CD could actually be a really well developed tone of amazing beats and really good lyrics that you would never know about. Below is the two songs from Alex Clare that I can’t stop listening to, but I’m sure the more I listen to his album the more I will find.
I know a lot of us on the Butler blogs usually do Music Monday, but I thought I would mix things up a bit and do a re(mix) Monday. I started listening to this website that I used to listen to called 8tracks. People can make any kind of playlists with all kinds of different songs. It is kind of like Pandora, but 8tracks tends to offer a lot more of lesser known artists and a lot more remixes of songs! That being said here are my top 5 remixes of songs from 8tracks.
#1 No Angels – Bastille
Bastille is a band from the UK. They have their own songs, but also have really awesome remixes. One of them is No Angels, which mixes the newer band The Xx and their new song, Angels, with the old school TLC song, No Scrubs. I can’t stop listening to it!
#2. Two Weeks of Hip Hop – The Hood Internet
I really like indie bands, and as many people know I love rap. This song combines Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear and rappers Dead Prez. It’s just a really cool spin on the Grizzly Bears song because it’s such a chilled back song with really cool instrumental. The rap just adds this really awesome twist. You notice the Grizzly Bears song more towards the end.
#3 Wicked Games – Huglife Remix
I think I have mentioned the original version of this song in a previous music Monday. This song is originally by The Weeknd, but Huglife does a really interesting mix on it. I think it’s just cool because the girls voice is really airy and cool. Plus the weird echoing they put on it just make the remix work.
I know that there are a lot more I had, but I can’t think of them right now, so maybe next Music Monday will once again be a Mix Monday!
Tagged: 8tracks, Bastille, butler, Dead Prez, Grizzly Bears, Huglife, music, The Weeknd, The Xx, TLC, university
If you keep up to date with my blogs you know that I occasionally write a blog about new songs that I can’t stop listening to! Sometimes it’s the artist itself and a lot of their songs or sometimes it’s just one song. Right now here are my top five SONGS that I can’t stop listening to.
#1. Lullabies – Yuna
A found this new application on Spotify called Tunigo and they make playlists to match certain moods or party playlists, basically anything you can think of. The playlist I found this song on is called Hanging Out and Relaxing. This song is just that, relaxing. This singers voice is insane. It’s super easy to study to this song.
#2. Man On The Moon – Kid Cudi
This song isn’t that new at all, but this song also showed up on one of my Tunigo playlists and forgot how much I love it. I love the instrumental on this soundtrack, it’s actually another song called Aquarium that Kid Cudi just laid a verse over. I like both songs without or without the lyrics. Either way I think I’ve been playing this song way too much because people in my hallway are beginning to notice.
#3. Feel Tall – Oncue
I don’t know what it is about this song, but I seriously can’t stop listening to it. I think it’s the chorus because I really like the guys voice at that part. Sometimes songs are really good music to just study to and I love finding rap songs that are easy to listen to while studying.
#4. Pyramids – Frank Ocean
I love Frank Ocean. I don’t know why I just started liking this song, but it’s so awesome. I really like the second half of this song. It’s a 9 minute song but right at the 430 mark it goes into this super chill part that I like. Frank Ocean’s voice is just too smooth and I can’t get enough of it.
#5. Run – Knux ft Kid Cudi
This song is so good to workout to, because it just gets you really pumped up. I’ve never heard of the Knux before Tunigo introduced me to them, but I really like this song! I haven’t heard any of their other songs yet, but I plan on checking them out more!
So a couple of the bloggers do a Music Monday blog, but they typically focus on one specific artist and since I am the most unfocused person in America, I usually never am listening to the same artist that often! Instead, as usual, here are my top five songs that I can’t stop listening to.
#1. Heart Skips A Beat – Olly Murs
I don’t think this song is that new, but I just discovered and literally cannot stop listening to it. It has this really simple beat to, but I love his voice. On top of that he’s pretty attractive, and the lyrics are really easy to sing to. I love listening to this song when I’m doing cycling in my roommates cycling class at the HRC!
#2 Feel It All Around – Washed Out
My best friend, Trai, got me obsessed with this song a couple weeks ago. Basically if you want the full description on how I feel about this song, here goes nothing. I explained to Trai this song makes me feel like you are driving with the top down on a sunny day, hair is flowing in the window, with aviator glasses on, and just a simple head bob. Yeah I went really detailed with this song, and Trai agreed.
#3 Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore ft. Ray Dalton
This song gets me so hyped up! If you haven’t heard of Macklemore he’s getting really popular really fast. ESPN plays this song for their College Game Day segment and literally it got me pumped to yell for 4 hours. Ray Dalton’s voice is so smooth too that it just adds this totally different vibe to the song.
#4 Let Her Go – Passenger
I have no idea how long this song has been out. I like this song a lot because it’s so mellow and I really like the lyrics to it. The singers voice is really interesting too. It’s really good music to listen to when I’m studying or just hanging out in my room not trying to be crazy, which is very rare.
#5 Wild For the Night – A$AP Rocky ft. Skrillex
I can’t really post this video, because it’s not the most appropriate song, but the beat is sick and I love this song. It’s rap and dubstep/techno all mixed together which is awesome. Plus if anyone knows me I am usually playing rap music in my room anyway.
Many of my friends know that I am blogger for Butler admissions. I don’t really mention the fact I’m a blogger unless I get bored of sharing “I’m half Japanese” as my interesting fact. When I started writing blogs about my roommates Kristina and Rori some became jealous and felt like they should have a blog about them as well. Billy is the only one that got jealous, but really.
Anytime I am at Sigma Nu, one of the fraternities on Butler campus, Billy always ask me when he will be getting a blog about him. Finally I have decided that there is no better time than now, since we just got new pledge classes and maybe this will help the newest pledge class of Sigma Nu to get to know Billy.
Billy is probably one of the nicest guys you will meet. He’s a little weird, but in a good way. My roommate Rori just mentioned he has a rabbit nose? Basically it means that he can flare his nose and she thinks it looks like a rabbit. Anyway I usually go to Billy for new bands because he loves Indie bands. Some times I get irritated because he’s probably one of the very few people who know more random bands than I do.
Billy just being Billy.
On top of Billy’s taste of music he is intrigued by some of the same things as me, such as…. THE BUTLER SQUIRRELS. Billy also has interesting taste in cars. He drives a van that looks kind of sketchy, so if you are around campus and happen to see a van with blacked out windows, no worries it’s no one trying to tempt you with candy into their van, it’s just Billy being Billy. Last but not least Billy is a mastermind. He has once convinced girls that a painting in his room was selling at Target stores nation wide… Don’t ask.
Either way I hope this blog fulfills what Billy wanted, and hopefully you can feel like you know Billy now. Did I mention Billy is in love with Ms. B?
My first semester of my sophomore year is officially done. I had four finals in two days, and basically had to study non stop. Here is the basic life of a college student during finals week. Play massive amounts of Pandora with either complete rage music or very calming music. Then drink tons of caffeine or Starbucks or even use every possible free thing Butler provides you whether it be food, drinks or any other stress less thing you can come up. Then try to find rooms in Jordan, Gallahue, Irwin, or any other possible building you can think of. After all that is accomplished study away your life as much as possible.
The only problem with this idea is that Butler decided to have a speech competition held on our campus on the Saturday before finals which typically is intense cram time for many students. Many students had trouble finding a room to study in, but I was able to find a place in Gallahue to study. On Monday I had my Strategic Communications final and my Music final for my PCA. On Tuesday I had my Media Literacy final and my Spanish final. Needless to say I am glad that I am officially done with everything. I studied pretty much all day everyday from Saturday to Tuesday.
Now that finals are done I’m just hanging around campus basically going home whenever I feel like it since I live so close. I hope everyone isn’t dying from finals!
Here’s two girls I couldn’t stop watching during finals week to keep me laughing!
I’ve done a couple blogs like this before, but if you already didn’t know I am constantly listening to music. If I’m at a party I usually try to take over on the music, because I feel like I’m pretty good at it, and most people say I’m good at it, so I think why not? As usual I have a couple songs that I can’t stop playing so I thought I would share these with you, maybe if you haven’t heard them yet you can start listening to them!
#1. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
This song is so fun. I love driving around to this song. I watched Bruno Mars perform this on SNL and it was good live just as it is on the radio. I really like the chorus because it goes from this awesome upbeat type of song to then a more chilled out part, which I think is really cool. I also like the old vibe. Some aspects of the song remind me of The Temptations, but obviously a way more modern version.
#2. Just What I Am – Kid Cudi ft. King Chip
I love this song. The beat is really sick and when Kid Cudi come in it’s so cool the effects he uses on his voice. It’s a really good song to just chill out to or listen to in your car. I just am really glad that Cudi has come out with new stuff!
#3. Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
I love Florence and the Machine and she is used in this song. She has such an awesome voice, but with the beat from Calvin Harris it’s even ten times better. At first with Florence you think it will be her just singing, but turns into this huge rage song which is awesome. It’s an awesome song to run to! Go to the 55 second mark on the video to start the song!
#4. Die Young – Kesha
I used to not like this song at all, but then my roommate, Rori, started playing it all the time and now we always listen to it when are getting ready. It gets you so hyped up for anything that you are about to do. It’s more of a party anthem, but what do you expect from Kesha?
#5. Doo Wop – Lauryn Hill
I realize this isn’t new and is from the 90′s, but lately I cannot stop listening to Lauryn Hill. Her voice is just so insane and soulful. If I had her voice I would be so happy with life, and on top of that all her songs have great beats. If you don’t know at least one Lauryn Hill song or when she was with the Fugees you are missing out.
You can ask my roommates or anyone that lives in my hallway that I play music all the time whether just waking up or even going to bed. I also can’t study without music, which some people think is crazy but I can’t help it! I always love when people give me new music to listen to because it’s usually always really good! Here’s a couple of the songs or artists I have been listening to lately!
#1. Imagine Dragons
Right now they are my favorite band! They have a popular song out called It’s Time, but I personally love Radioactive or On Top Of The World! I really just like the beats in their songs and also how you can just jam out to almost every song. I have yet to find a song I don’t like!
Miguel has such a smooth voice. It’s insane. Lately I’ve just been listening a lot to his latest album and his old songs. Right now I can’t stop listening to All I Want Is You, because it not only has Miguel, but an awesome beat to it and J. Cole raps in it, which I love.
Kimbra is recently new. She got a lot of publicity on VH1 and MTV, but I don’t think she has really hit it off yet. She has this really awesome voice that you just have to listen to understand. I really like her song Cameo Lover.
I’m sure in two weeks I will have another obsession with three different artists and more songs, but no worries my iTunes library always has more space.
If you have seen my previous blogs I love going to concerts, especially ones that I don’t have to pay for. Since I didn’t talk much about the concerts I went to this summer I thought I would talk about that and also the free concert Butler provided with Smash Mouth and Chiddy Bang!
This summer I didn’t go to many concerts because I had to work a lot, or I would forget to take off of work. I did manage to go to Dave Matthews Band and Young the Giant. With the Dave Matthews Band I got really lucky! My best friend’s parents or my adopted parents basically gave me tickets to see Dave on Friday night! It was really awesome, because of how close we were to the stage, and on top of that I really like DMB! I was able to go with my sister and her friends and then brought along my friend Sara. We had a lot of fun!
Front row at Dave Matthews Band
Although I didn’t get free tickets to Young the Giant, I got to be in the front. They played at The Old National Center. At this venue there is no seating, so if you shimmy your way to the front, which you usually can, you get front row! Young the Giant was amazing. They sound as good live as they do on their CD’s, which I feel like you don’t hear that much anymore. Blogger Bekah wrote about them in her latest blog, so you can get to know more about them!
Front row at Young the Giant!
A couple of weeks ago I went to Butlerpalooza, which was free for Butler students. Smash Mouth and Chiddy Bang came. It was a lot of fun. Smash Mouth was great because it was all songs I remember from when I was younger! Chiddy Bang was entertaining and got the crowd involved a lot with their songs. I didn’t know that many Chiddy Bang songs, but for the ones I did know it was really good!
Smash Mouth at Butler
Chiddy Bang at Butler!
Sorry if my videos are shaky, you hear me or others singing annoyingly, or you just realize that I should never take a video again in my life… I understand. On a positive note my concert tour isn’t over yet for the year. I won free tickets to Dayglow, which is a huge concert/rage where DJ’s play different songs and then throw paint out into the crowd. I’m extremely excited! Also I’m trying to go to a few concerts in Chicago, but right now money is an issue, so we’ll see how that goes.