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Music Monday IV

My new thing to do while listening to the radio is trying to focus on just one instrument, or just trying to hear one group of harmony.

Can I just say how much I love piano? This song came on and the piano part has been stuck in my head all weekend.

Also, I am always so appreciative to any artist who can sing live and sound just like the official recordings. It’s unfortunately pretty rare with popular singers.

I really don’t like depressing songs like this, but I’m telling you the piano part just makes this song. The syncopation is just wonderful. Tap you your foot to the beat or nod your head and just feel the music. AH! Now you understand why people love music. It literally makes you happier by releasing dopamine into your brain. Like a drug.

“Dreams–that’s where I have to go to see your beautiful face anymore.” I love that line, although I try not to think too hard about the lyrics since everyone’s been through a break up and no one likes to think about those feelings. But all in all, hats off to you, Gavin.

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Music Monday III

Metallica – Seek + Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)

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Ever since one of my friends introduced me to Dubstep my freshman year of college, I’ve been a fan. I can’t like, listen to it constantly (just gets too noisy and plus, I love singing along, haha).

Bassnectar is one of my favorites and I thought I’d share this particular song because it really takes two very different styles of music and meshes them perfectly.

One other thing, I think people don’t really appreciate the talent it takes to make electronic music. Yeah, some of it is repetitive, but I’d say it contains more complexity in general than any other style of music (besides, say, classical.)

If you don’t believe me, try making a convincing mash-up yourself! Come back tomorrow for a huge Before & After post giving insight on how I edit my photos. I think you’ll be surprised!

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Music Monday II

“Pyramid” By Charice – Dave Audé Remix

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The original of this song is really good too, but this remix…well, I am in love with it. I have been listening to it for over a year and have yet to get tired of it. It is awesome and makes me want to dance. I’m upset that I don’t have headphones with me because I’m sitting in a public place and don’t want to force everyone to listen to this song.

Although they’d probably like it.

Charice is a singer from the Philippines (which is just about the hardest word to spell ever) and she is super talented. After I heard this song, I saw her on an episode of Glee and I was like, “OMG Charice!” and she proved (and has since proved on another episode of Glee) that she can SING! Yes. I was listening to Charice before she was on Glee…but I’m not a hipster, I swear.

Also, I heard this track on SoundCloud.com. It’s basically a website where anyone can create an account and upload tracks they’ve made. Kind of like YouTube, but for just songs and not videos. It’s pretty cool. Just from browsing around, you can find lots of cool music to go buy, or in some cases, download for free (depending on if the artist says it’s okay).

It mostly has underground electronic music, I think. I don’t really know for sure, but that’s all I use it for.

I swear I’m not a hipster, okay?! I like just as much overplayed, popular, “mainstream” music as anyone else. And some new stuff. See? Well-rounded…

Haha, so for anyone wondering, the kitten is a meme called Hipster Kitty, and it basically is supposed to make fun all the ideals of people who consider themselves hipsters.

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Music Monday I

I was driving in traffic when this song came on the radio. Immediately, I really liked it. I looked up, when I got home, what I could find about the back-story of the song. Apparently, the artist came up with the song after asking one of the men he worked with in construction–who was a drug dealer as well–why he did what he did, and the man replied “there ain’t no rest for the wicked.”

That response must have really made an impression that lasted long afterwards, since he decided to expand the phrase into the chorus & title of a song.

I like that the song doesn’t have the narrator (the artist himself, presumably, since it’s based of a real event) state an opinion directly. The reasoning or rationale for the less-than-savory actions in the song are given by the characters themselves, not from the person behind the “I.”

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