LET’S CHAT

Greetings!

It has been quite some time since we have last spoken and I have no explanation to offer other than that I took a necessitated, although unintentionally prolonged, break. The past few months have been some of the most hectic I have ever experienced and while I cherish this outlet dearly, I decided to temporarily put it on the back burner for the sake of my own mentality. As a senior in high school, my typically uneventful schedule has been occupied with endless college applications and repeated SAT’s, restricting me to a monotonous routine, lacking the freedom I once obtained. While the guilt of my neglect sits upon my shoulders, I finally feel as though I am in a stable enough state to return to the comfort of regularly uploading.

Rather than going back to my previous strategy of accumulating songs for a monthly playlist, I have tampered with the idea of no longer limiting myself to a strict agenda and transitioning to occasional themed playlists instead. Unfortunately, I find myself unmotivated when acting upon a timeline, causing the joy of sharing my music each month to become a burden. I also hope to continue writing reviews of concerts that I attend, and fortunately, I have a few pretty extraordinary shows on the horizon.

Next month, I will finally be fulfilling a six-year dream of seeing Two Door Cinema Club live, as they tour their newly released album, Gameshow. Also in December, I will be attending The Growlers’ City Club tour, which happens to be my latest obsession. Foxygen awaits me in the new year, as I will be seeing them for the first time in April with one of my dearest companions, and I am sure that many more are to come.

Since my last concert review of The 1975 back in April, I saw them two additional times, along with HUNNY, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Halsey, Bad Suns, Peter Bjorn and John, and Tame Impala twice. It’s been quite the year and I anticipate sharing my upcoming events with you.

While my intentions of curating this blog were solely music based, I find interest in discussing other topics as well. I would really appreciate your feedback, as this blog is just as much yours, as it is mine. I cannot thank you enough for your understanding and patience, as I sit at my desk typing this on my day off, I can assure you that I’ve never felt more at home.

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MAY MUSIC FAVORITES

Welcome back!

The month of May was composed of good times and even better music. With new releases from Parks, Squares and Alleys and The Strokes, it was literally music to my ears. This playlist was created with the intentions of a calming trip to the beach with friends, acting as a soundtrack as cars passed on the freeway and sand caved beneath our feet. Soft psychedelia is a consistent theme throughout, perfect for making memories to this summer. Enjoy!

Link to my Spotify: (http://open.spotify.com/user/jennaryann/playlist/7z72MMrGsfHhLko2CgQ4kx)

  1. Craft Spells: Your Tomb (https://youtu.be/GcNuYxoBM9Y)
  2. Destroyer: Kaputt (https://youtu.be/DJSjspGcmMU)
  3. Dirty Projectors: Dance For You (https://youtu.be/MJutn2OXDZE)
  4. Foxygen: How Can You Really (https://youtu.be/fC1MW9uXiHg)
  5. Future Islands: A Dream of You and Me (https://youtu.be/d5gUsnJX2oA)
  6. Heavenly Beat: Faithless (https://youtu.be/uTA0o0DUEqw)
  7. Night Moves: Carl Sagan (https://youtu.be/wYK4z67UQRg)
  8. Parks, Squares and Alleys: Parasites (https://youtu.be/TGGQWdsYKxU)
  9. Sures: The Sun (https://youtu.be/weU_hDb57nE)
  10. Tame Impala: Sundown Syndrome (https://youtu.be/cqb8s5u75JE)
  11. The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever (https://youtu.be/PAbiWkHUizQ)
  12. The Bilinda Butchers: Tulips (https://youtu.be/rBzWfMYmHqA)
  13. The Growlers: The Fruit Is For Everyone (https://youtu.be/KyCqMqhA-RU)
  14. The Mamas & The Papas: California Dreamin’ (https://youtu.be/V0UcQDUR-fU)
  15. The Strokes: Threat of Joy (https://youtu.be/Qvhcs93C2x8)
  16. The Wake: Melancholy Man (https://youtu.be/pvbY1Mqq-XI)
  17. The Walters: I Love You So (https://youtu.be/NwFVSclD_uc)
  18. Ultimate Painting: Rolling in the Deep End (https://youtu.be/2gxjOD3Jf4g)
  19. Wild Nothing: Shadow (https://youtu.be/o4xTXB30hCQ)
  20. Woods: Sun City Creeps (https://youtu.be/RNIVuPsoygI)