• The Mixtape Series #1 - High School Boyfriend Mix

    Figured I’d start the MTS with a little teenage love lost. This one is so intense, it is actually a double-disc-er. Go big or go home right?

    When I was 16, I said “I love you” for the first time, to my first real boyfriend. When I was 17, he broke up with me to date someone else. I was devastated beyond belief as my high school diary accounts in full depth (that is for a different, much more embarrassing Tumblr expose). I am actually surprised these 2 discs still work - I listened to them so much I should have worn a hole in them.

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  • The Mixtape Series

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    I am a child of the mixtape. We’d listen to the radio, tape our favorite songs, compile perfectly timed Side A & Side B. We’d curse at the DJ at KISS108 while they talked over the end of Positive K’s “I Got A Man” for ruining our recording. It was glorious, you young whippersnappers born into the digital age will never understand.

    Then, around 1999, something amazing happened. And that thing was Napster. And cheap, recordable CDs. Libraries of music opened up, all free of cheesy DJ voices. And so began my never-ending quest of making the greatest mix CDs for every occasion. The idea was the same - perfectly timed confessions of life, love, happiness and despair of a 17 year-old.

    While spring cleaning my apartment, I came across a stack of what must be at least 200 or more CDs. They are labeled and dedicated to old boyfriends, friends, specific parties, “random songs” or completely unlabeled.

    I started listening to them over the weekend, and they are like little time capsules of emotion. Rediscovering these songs that meant so much to me as a sometimes heartbroken sometimes ecstatic teenager has been a rollercoaster.

    Get to the point, right? Well I decided to share the track listings in what I am dubbing “The Mixtape Series” and add some spotify playlists to bring these gems to 2014.

    (Disclaimer: I will not guarantee my music taste was not shit in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. I’ve happened across WAY too much Dave Matthews already). 

  • "State the obvious, I didn’t get my perfect fantasy.

    I realize you love yourself more than you could ever love me.

    So go and tell your friends that I’m obsessive and crazy,

    That’s fine, I’ll tell mine that you’re gay.”

    Ugh 16-year-old Taylor Swift was so sassy and catty and I still love this album to bits.

  • My life

    • Conversation at the bar on Sat night...
    • Dude: Do you want to dance?
    • Me: No thanks, I'm good.
    • Dude: So you do want to?
    • Me: Huh?
    • Dude: Well you said you were good...
    • Me: Ohhhh, I see what you did there. Impressive.
    • Dude: So...
    • Me: Nah, but that's a real good line. You should go use it on that girl over there.
    • Dude: .......... ::walks away::
  • "Tennessee, January
    everything, ordinary…."

    Matt Wertz

    (Singing this song to myself all week during this crappy, cold, dreary and depressing weather.)

    Also I know haven’t blogged anything in months. I haven’t been on Tumblr in forever. I’ve been to some good shows in the last few months, maybe I’ll get around to talking about them soon.

  • roaring-softly:

Between this sketch, the Mooney-Bennett dance thing, and the one with Mike O’Brien running after bugs with a microphone (glorious), last night’s SNL killed it.  by Tyler Feder

    roaring-softly:

    Between this sketch, the Mooney-Bennett dance thing, and the one with Mike O’Brien running after bugs with a microphone (glorious), last night’s SNL killed it.  by Tyler Feder

  • Listen to the puppies, they are always right.

    (Source: youtube.com, via fallontonight)

  • Selfies at Funerals

    No, internet. Please stop. You’ve gone too far.

    Hello and goodbye Compiled by @heyfeifer

  • I need to blog more about music (that isn’t John Mayer). I live in “music city” for cripes sakes.

    Honestly I don’t get to as many shows as I’d like - I’ve missed approximately 4 bazillion (no exaggeration) shows I wanted to go to because I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. I have social anxiety and won’t go by myself because I’m scared of strangers. Strangers are the worst. The most atrocious was missing Frank Turner at 3rd and Lindsley in June because the Douchebaggerson McGee I was dating at the time couldn’t accompany me. I will regret that for a long time. Sad face.

    Ok seriously, how did I get so off track? Yeash. Last night I went to Stephanie Lambring’s record release party at the Basement. Her music is raw and heartbreaking and wonderful. I may or may not be crying at my desk right now. I’ve had a rough day and it happens. Moving on.

    Check her out. Making a mental note to music-blog more. The end. 

  • Remember when Ryan Murphy said this season’s AHS was going to be more fun than last season? I’m not so sure sacrifice with seamen and goats blood, frankenstein, beastiality and incest all wrapped up into one episode classifies as “fun”. But Imma keep watching because Angela Bassett playing solitaire on her throne was kinda amazing.

    Remember when Ryan Murphy said this season’s AHS was going to be more fun than last season? I’m not so sure sacrifice with seamen and goats blood, frankenstein, beastiality and incest all wrapped up into one episode classifies as “fun”. But Imma keep watching because Angela Bassett playing solitaire on her throne was kinda amazing.

    (Source: qoven, via becks-en-francais)

  • "That’s one of the most exciting things about Netflix — if you look at what they’ve done, from Orange Is the New Black to House of Cards — they’re shows that fundamentally change. Whereas television has always been about fundamentally staying the same. That episode 600 of Two and a Half Men is basically like episode four. That’s what you’re buying; you know it’s going to be the same."

    Mitch Hurwitz in this Hollywood Reporter article about why the 4th season of Arrested Development was so different, and the changing world of television.
  • roaring-softly:

roaring-softly:

Truth.
(by Tyler Feder)

Reblogging this old post because it is CATOBER at Urban Outfitters and I’m really struggling with not buying every single thing on the website right now.  Self-control is waning, you guys!

    roaring-softly:

    roaring-softly:

    Truth.

    (by Tyler Feder)

    Reblogging this old post because it is CATOBER at Urban Outfitters and I’m really struggling with not buying every single thing on the website right now.  Self-control is waning, you guys!

  • This was so great.

    We Did Stop on SNL (video)

  • John Mayer on Jimmy Kimmel last night. This makes me sad. And also people that video entire concerts from 30+ rows back. No one ever enjoyed a show holding a phone in the air for 2 hours.

    John Mayer on Jimmy Kimmel last night. This makes me sad. And also people that video entire concerts from 30+ rows back. No one ever enjoyed a show holding a phone in the air for 2 hours.

  • John Mayer Set List Wish List

    I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve. I get to see John Mayer tomorrow, live for the first time in 3 years. (Squeee Squeee Squeee). I obviously want him to play all his songs, but if I was making a John-Mayer-Music Christmas List for the show, here’s what I’d ask Santa for.

    • Covered In Rain
    • Walt Grace
    • Come Back to Bed (I realize these 3 are way long shots, whatever)
    • Why Georgia
    • Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
    • Wildfire
    • Vultures
    • Who Says
    • Gravity
    • Born and Raised
    • Stop This Train
    • On the Way Home

    I really want to see him play Lay Down Sally but I’d be ok if he didn’t play any covers. I’d also kill to see Stitched Up, but yah, no, won’t happen.

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