Here’s to 2014 and good wishes for 2015, let’s not mess this year up 

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My Top 30 Songs of 2014

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(These are merely based on personal opinion not merit although merit did help in the choosing process. If you do not know any songs on here go have a listen!)

  1. Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
  2. Chandelier by Sia
  3. New Flame by Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross
  4. 2 On by Tinashe featuring Schoolboy Q
  5. Rage by Danity Kane
  6. Prayer In The C by Lilly Wood and the Prick (Original and Robin Schulz remix)
  7. Fancy by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX
  8. i Will Never Let You Down by Rita Ora
  9. Blank Space by Taylor Swift
  10. I Lived by One Republic
  11. Geronimo by Sheppard 
  12. Don’t Tell Him by Jeremih featuring YG
  13. Take Me To Church by Hozier
  14. Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
  15. Habits by Tove Lo
  16. Stay With Me by Sam Smith
  17. Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
  18. Don’t Wait by Mapei
  19. Jealous (Remix) by Nick Jonas featuring Tinashe
  20. Problem by Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
  21. All of Me by John Legend
  22. Often by The Weeknd
  23. Aint It Fun by Paramore
  24. Toy Guns by Tokyo Police Club
  25. Rude by MAGIC!
  26. I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers
  27. Somebody To You by The Vamps featuring Demi Lovato
  28. Lips Are Movin’ by Meghan Trainor
  29. Hot Nigga by Bobby Shmurda
  30. Don’t by Ed Sheeran

Last night Z and I went to a bar for beer and dinner. It was the first time we went out alone and lots of fun ☺️ he just left for work merp

Today’s Plan:
-clean room
-make actual food omg spaghetti maybe
-cam
-avoid Christmas shopping

Today I wrote my Top 10 list of Top 10 lists of 2014! Here they are: 

2014: What a year! It’s coming to an end, but don’t worry. 2015 is right around the corner, and it promises to be just as long as this one. But before we change calendars, it’s time to reflect back on the year that was, with my special Top 10 list: A Top 10 List of My Top 10 lists.

10) Top 10 Names That Sound Like They Could Be Members of The Beatles

This list was not particularly inspired, as only four of the names are actually members of The Beatles. The rest of the names are related to The Beatles or are literally just the name Beatle. Not terrific.

10. Michelle

9. Sargeant

8. Stuart

7. Pete

6. Abbey

5. Beatle

4. George

3. John

2. Paul

1. Ringo

9) Top 10 Adages I Don’t Like

This list had a lot of promise, but it was ruined by the fact that it was really a “Bottom 10” list, and I forgot to include a number one. That’s poor listcraftsmanship on my part, and I regret it. I apologize. Regardless, here it is:

10. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

9. No man is an island.

8. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

7. A picture is worth a thousand words.

6. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

5. You can’t always get what you want.

4. God helps those who help themselves.

3. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

2. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

8) Top 10 Days of the Week:

This, to be frank, was an oversight. I jumped into this list very quickly, before realizing that I would quickly be out of days of the week before I was out of room on the list. I did my best with what I could, but this list only gets the 9 spot.

10. Monday, when you momentarily forget its Monday.

9. Thursday, when you think its Friday

8. Wednesday when you think its Saturday (you’re an idiot)

7. Monday

6. Tuesday

5. Wednesday

4. Thursday

3. Sunday

2. Friday

1. Saturday

7) Top 10 shirts I own:

This is also an oversight on my part. I forgot to take any pictures when I wrote this list, so its just a vague description. As such, this is not one of my favorite lists.

10. My red plaid shirt

9. My black plaid shirt

8. My “Be nice to sex workers” shirt

7. My purple plaid shirt

6. My Elephant Six Recording Company shirt

5. My striped red shirt

4. My other red plaid shirt

3. My grey shirt

2. My shirt with the self-portrait of that painter whose name I cannot recall

1. My green plaid shirt.

6) Top 10 pictures I took this year:

Noticing a common thread here. Once again I did not add any pictures, which is kind of vital for a list of best pictures. However, this list does bring back some good memories, so its not the worst.

10. The selfie I took at Newport Folk Festival

9. The family picture at Cape Cod

8. The picture I took of Abbi and Ilana at the DCM ASSSCAT

7. The selfie I took with my mom at my sister’s bachelorette party

6. The selfie I took with a cake

5. The picture I took at the Red Sox game

4. The picture I took at the Eric Garner protest

3. The selfie I took with cranberry apple juice bottles

2. The picture I took of my old cat

1. The picture from my sister’s wedding where we’re making funny faces

5) Top 10 albums I listened to for the first time this year:

This was not a bad list, but I am not sure if I really covered everything. I do not particularly remember the albums I listened to early in the year, so a lot of this list is focused in the past few months. If I had prepared a bit more, the list may be better. Still, as I said, a solid list.

10. Waxahatchee—American Weekend

9. Bomb the Music Industry!—Adults!!!: Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited by Nothing!!!!!

8. Chris Farren—Like a Gift From God or Whatever

7. Modern Baseball—You’re Gonna Miss It All

6. St. Vincent—St. Vincent

5. The Front Bottoms—Talon of the Hawk

4. Lorde—Pure Heroine

3. Mal Blum—Tempest in a Teacup

2. Chris Gethard—My Comedy Album

1. Chumped—Teenage Retirement

4) Top 10 books I read this year:

2014 was maybe the year I did the most reading, and I am glad to have it documented here. I did a better job of keeping track of the books I read, as I took pictures so could easily recall. A nice job by me on this list.

10. Barrel Fever (David Sedaris)

9. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)

8. Yes Please (Amy Poehler)

7. Anywhere But Here (Mona Simpson)

6. The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)

5. A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)

4. White Teeth (Zadie Smith)

3. Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)

2. Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)

1. 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)

3) Top 10 movies that I watched in 2014:

I thought this was a humorous list, as I included a joke in #2 and #7. I gave myself a good chuckle with this list and I hope you get it as well. The joke in #10 is a little rocky, but I’m glad I kept it in.

10. Star Wars 7 (press copy)

9. Jumanji

8. Boyhood

7. Jumanji (the second time)

6. The Skeleton Twins

5. Ping Pong Summer

4. Life Itself

3. Short Term 12

2. The cinema of my imagination

1. Obvious Child

2) My top 10 tweets from 2014:

This list is good because it is all original jokes by me, so it gave me a chuckle while compiling it. It was nice to relive my humorous musings!

10. “7/11 was an inside job”—Confused conspiracy theorist/former convenience store clerk.

9. “BREAKING: Up”—How journalists end relationships.

8. “You may not deserve me at my best, but you do deserve the best soups. Hi, Marilyn Monroe here for Campbell’s Hearty”

7. I am by far the funniest person in group therapy.

6. Sext: I’m eating a family size bag of kettle corn on the train

5. Hey apple your #genuises couldn’t help me get my ex-wife Susan back. Would like a refund.

4. I ate candy before this dentist appointment. I’m not here to make friends.

3. Do I have to wear my cap and gown to every job interview, or just the first one?

2. I AM THE KING OF OFFICE BANTER. BRING ME YOUR WATER COOLERS, I WILL SMALL TALK THEM. SOME WEATHER, CINDY! SEE THE GAME, KEN? I AM GOD

1. My favorite profession is maleman (no homophone).

1) This top 10 list of numbers, along with a rating (from 1 to 10) of those numbers:

This list is just spot on. I nailed it. Not much needs to be said. The scale rating at the end was a pleasant bonus.

10. 9 (3)

9. 4 (4)

8. 3 (4)

7. 5 (4.5)

6. 10 (5.5)

5. 8 (6)

4. 2 (6.5)

3. 1 (8)

2. 6 (9)

1. 7 (9.5)

Aries: Don’t forget the people who have been there all along.

Taurus: Don’t let yourself believe for one minute that you don’t deserve what you truly want. Run at it with open arms.

Gemini: Happiness is a choice, but only if you allow it to be an option.

Cancer: Never let someone tell you that you care too much. Having a soft heart is a delicacy that you should cherish.

Leo: There is no shame in leaning on others during tough times.

Virgo: Focus on the present rather than craving the past, or worrying about the future. Now is everything.

Libra: Your eyes have galaxies inside of them. Your body is the universe. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel insignificant.

Scorpio: You do not owe anyone anything, and you especially don’t owe them yourself.

Sagittarius: You are so much more than you realise. Your flame will burn for eternity.

Capricorn: In case you haven’t heard this lately: I believe in you. I know that you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

Aquarius: Remind yourself that it’s only temporary, even if that scares you.

Pisces: Think of yourself like a cake. It’s always nice to share with others around you, but there’s no harm in keeping a few pieces to yourself.

—  December Horoscopes, IS.
Ask Me
  • 1. Relationship status?
  • 2. Do you prefer spaghetti or pasta?
  • 3. Favorite TV show?
  • 4. Flip to a random page in a book that's closest to you. Look at the first word on page 20. Tell us a story based on that word.
  • 5. What did you do last new years?
  • 6. Have you ever watched anime? What's your favorite anime?
  • 7. Date:Movies or park?
  • 8. Favorite kind of weather?
  • 9. If you could rename your most disliked weather to something else, what would you name it?
  • 10. Favorite quote about respecting others.
  • 11. What do you like for in a significant other?
  • 12. Would you rather drink from a really small cup (size of your finger nail) or drink from a regular sized cup made from feces?
  • 13. Do you prefer mint ice cream or vanilla ice cream?
  • 14. Gel pens or ballpoint pens?
  • 15. What do or did you like about school?
  • 16. Name the 3 most important people in your life?
  • 17. Favorite piece of art?
  • 18. Favorite clothing store?
  • 19. Favorite job?
  • 20. Do you have any hobbies?

anonymous asked:

Do you have any specific songs you listen to when you're feeling overwhelmed or sad?

  • Light - Sleeping At Last
  • You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are - Keaton Henson
  • 9 Crimes - Damien Rice
  • Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
  • The Funeral - Band of Horses
  • Still - Daughter
  • Cherry Wine - Hozier
  • A Case of You - James Blake
  • I Can Barely Say - The Fray

In no particular order:

1. Common, “The Light”: Proof that communication and mutual respect make for the sexiest relationships. 
2. Jay Z, “Song Cry”: Money changes everything in love, even for Jay Z.
3. Kanye West, “White Dress”: Love at first sight’s not always right, but it sure as hell is fun fantasizing about.
4. The Pharcyde, “Passin’ Me By”: For all the wallflowers pining from a distance. 
5. Nujabes feat. Cise Starr, “Lady Brown”: We should all be so lucky to have someone say we smell like “Happy Birthday on a Thursday.”
6. 2Pac’s confession that he’s the ultimate “sucka for love,” “Do For Love.
7. Drake champions the the no-makeup revolution, “Best I Ever Had” 
8. Chance the Rapper gets knocked upside the head and realizes, “That’s Love.”
9. Method Man and Mary J. Blige join forces for a duet about love that feels like home, “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By.”
10. LL Cool J realizes he’s done with the playboy life on “I Need Love.”
11. Jay Z and Beyoncé are partners in crime in life and love, “‘03 Bonnie and Clyde.”
12. 50 Cent (and Nate Dogg) issue the ultimate ride-or-die test, “21 Questions.”
13. Black Star’s ode to all the beautiful shades of women, “Brown Skin Lady.”
14. Brother Ali’s prayer of gratitude, “My Beloved.”
15. Ja Rule feat. Vita, “Put It on Me”: Because every thug needs a laaaady.
16. Talib Kweli feat. Faith Evans, “We Know”: Who cares what anyone else thinks, as long as you got each other?
17. A Tribe Called Quest’s love anthem to the booty, “Bonita Applebum.”
18. The Pharcyde’s reminder that when love doesn’t work out, don’t worry because there are always “Otha Fish” in the sea.
19. De La Soul’s hippie-spiritual song about love on a higher plane, “Eye Know.”
20. Andre 3000 embraces monogamy on “Int’l Players Anthem,” by UGK and OutKast.
21. 2Pac’s proof that moms are the best, “Dear Mama.”
22. Biz Markie’s tale of unrequited love and a wake-up call to reality, “Just a Friend.”
23. The Roots feat. Erykah Badu and Eve, “You Got Me”: A song for the most faithful of partners. 
24. Whodini keeps it real, reminding us we’re all lucky if we have even just “One Love” in our lifetime.
25. Murs’ “Love and Appreciation II” is a lesson in what true love really means: “She needs some tampons, homie go to the store.”
26. Rakim plays a game of cat and mouse with a happy ending, “What’s on Your Mind?
27. Ab-Soul’s heartbreaking, beautiful tribute to his late girlfriend, Alori Joh, “The Book of Soul.” (Grab the tissues.)
28. Immortal Technique, “You Never Know”: A gut-wrenching tale of loving someone with HIV. 
29. CunninLynguists feat. Tonedeff,” Love Ain’t”: A reminder that love isn’t all rainbows and butterflies, but actual hard work.
30. Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” perfectly captures the heart-bursting feelings of new love.
31. 2Pac’s attempts to woo his love away from her bad relationship, “Can U Get Away.”
32. Kanye West honors his mother and all she did for him, “Hey Mama.”
33. Erykah Badu and Common’s love song to hip-hop, “Love of My Life.”
34. Nujabes feat. Shing02, “Luv (sic) 2”: A reflection on what used to be, over the late producer’s glittering, jazzy production. 
35. Visionaries’ reminder that love is all around us, “If You Can’t Say Love
36. Eve meets her match, “Gotta Man.”
37. Fabolous feat. Ne-Yo, “Make Me Better”: True love comes down to a simple equation — “You plus me, it equal better math.”
38. Busta Rhymes feat. Mariah Carey and Flipmode Squad, “I Know What You Want”: An ode of appreciation to all the patient sweethearts out there.
39. Mase finds the kind of love that has him ready to change his ways, “Tell Me What You Want
40. Lil B feels an overwhelming, enormous love for all of humanity on “I Love You.”
41. Lil Wayne serenades Ciara with a (very sweet!) remix of her song, “Promise.”
42. Kendrick Lamar samples Janet Jackson to stunning effect, “Poetic Justice.”
43. Future sings of a lifetime kind of love, “Neva End.”
44. Ghostface Killah’s feeling of indebtedness to the honey who takes care of him, “Save Me Dear.”
45. Wale’s ode to female pleasure, “Lotus Flower Bomb.”
46. Talib Kweli’s revelations about first time falling in love, “Never Been in Love.”
47. Gang Starr’s “Ex Girl to Next Girl” is a solid reminder that there are always other fish in the sea.
48 Future desperately searches for his dream girl, “Turn on the Lights.”
49. Fabolous feat. Tamia, “Into You”: The kind of love that changes your whole perspective on life. 
50. Shabazz Palaces, “A Treatease Dedicated to The Avian Airess from North East Nubis”: A song about the long headfirst dive into utterly, completely falling for someone.
51. Blu tries to gather the courage to approach the object of his affection, “First Things First.”
52. Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, “Lots of Lovin’”: An anthem for all the lovers out there in it for the long haul. 
53. Slick Rick drops knowledge on the growing pains that accompany first love, “Teenage Love.”
54. Goodie Mob’s tribute to all women — the “sister, lover, and friend,” “Beautiful Skin.”
55. UGK, “Use Me Up”: For when you don’t mind getting taken advantage of. 
56. The Notorious B.I.G.’s ride-or-die love turns literal, “Me and My Bitch.”
57. Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell, “Beautiful: Making women and men everywhere feel just a little bit sexier. 
58. Hieroglyphics jet-set around the world while Goapele waits faithfully, “Make Your Move.”
59. Salt-N-Pepa honor the good guys, “Whatta Man.”
60. Nicki Minaj professes her ride-or-die love, “Your Love.”
61. Starlito pines over the one that got away, “Can’t Get Over You.”
62. Kanye West dreams of spending forever with Kim Kardashian, “Bound 2.”
63. Bryan J feat. Travis Porter, “Let Me Take You Out”: An ode to the good ol’-fashioned date.
64. Chance the Rapper spits about self-worth, “Everybody’s Something.”
65. Slum Village on loving what yourself and what you do, “Fall in Love.”
66. Future looks for a love that’ll weather all storms, “Rider.”
67. Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek feat. Les Nubians, “Love Language”: All those feels are its own language.
68. Bow Wow waxes poetic about how no one compares to his girl, “Shortie Like Mine
69. Lost Boyz detail the tragic story of a lost love too soon, “Renee

I.

I’ve stopped listening to love songs because they make me think I have a chance with you.

II.

I’ve been avoiding our friends for days because you are always with them and I’m not ready to face you yet. They’re starting to think I hate them.

III.

I was getting a glass from the cupboard when I thought of you and I felt so sick with loss I dropped what I was holding. It was my favorite mug.

IV.

My aunt got married this weekend and I told her I was to sick to go but really I couldn’t stand the thought of seeing a happy couple and maybe that makes me awful but I didn’t know her that well anyway.

V.

My best friend asked me what was wrong and I told her I had failed a math test. The truth is I was too scared to tell her I’m losing my mind over a boy. I’ve never lied to her before.

VI.

I saw you with her in the hallway. Your hands were intertwined and your lips were pressed against hers. You were facing me and our eyes locked and maybe I’m imagining it but I swear I saw a hint of regret in them. I ran the other way.

VII.

My moms worried because I haven’t left my room.

VIII.

There are tear stains on my pillow. There are blood stains on my favorite sweater.


IX.

When he asked me to see a movie with him I said I was busy, but really I can’t stand the idea of going out with someone else. He had lovely green eyes and it was my favorite movie.

X.

It’s been three months since we were together and I haven’t been able to have one dream without you in it. They are all nightmares.

XI.

I can’t breathe without you here.

XII.

I can’t breathe.

—  The Twelve Ways He Has Ruined Me— Lily Rain

You want to be the “-est.”
You want to be the “more.”
You want to be the “most.”
You want to be the “better.”

If you stop comparing yourself, maybe you’ll get what you want.

You will always have less than someone else if you constantly keep setting yourself in an analogy. You will never be the greatest if you keep comparing great to greater. You want to be the richest, you want to have more than them, you want to have the most, and you want to be better. Maybe if you stopped measuring the worth between rich and richer, you will gain something that can’t be found on the scale.

—  a key step to knowing how incomparable you are

THE YEAR IN SOUND 2014 // FAVORITE COVERS

This year seemed to be chocked full of bands covering other bands. Perhaps it’s just the ease of a quick in-studio session, or a lo-fi computer recording that can be shared with fans over Soundcloud, Bandcamp, or whatever happens to be your choice of distribution. Then again, it’s nothing new - what’s more likely is just that this year seemed to be loaded with more quality than usual. For those reasons and more, I’ve decided to do a separate list this year strictly for my favorite covers. They’re going up alphabetically. No reason to get caught up rating, when I’d rather just share my choices. Click the track listed for the original post with streaming audio and my initial thoughts on the cover. Enjoy!

TRACKLIST (click for audio)

Thanks for listening and reading. Favorite albums, songs, and more coming later this week! Stay tuned!

The Top 50 Music Videos of 2014

With the end of the year approaching, it’s time to reveal our list of the best music videos of 2014. There was wonderful videos of all styles and fashions this year, but if there was an overarching theme, it would be the abundance of great narrative-based videos, even many of my favorite VFX-heavy videos this year had strong storytelling work. Dance videos also undoubtedly had a big impact, seeming to permeate every level of the cultural zeitgeist. As for directing, the MVP this year was almost certainly Hiro Murai (who makes four appearances on this list) though Nabil, Ryan Staake, Vania Heymann and many others also had very strong years.

The following (mostly arbitrary) list contains the best that 2014 had to offer in music videos, filled with gorgeous visuals, inventive concepts, superb editing and poignant storytelling from some of the most diverse and talented visual artists working in any medium today. The videos are all embedded below or if you prefer, you can watch them all as a playlist on Vimeo. Enjoy!

50. Jenny Lewis “Just One Of The Guys” (dir. Jenny Lewis)



49. Bastille “Oblivion” (dir. Austin Peters)



48. Faces on Film “The Rule” (dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada)



47. Lorde “Yellow Flicker Beat” (dir. Emily Kai Bock)



46. Passenger “27” (dir. James Lee)



45. Foster The People “Best Friend” (dir. Brewer)



44. Brunettes Shoot Blondes “Knock Knock” (dir. Brunettes Shoot Blondes)



43. Metronomy “Love Letters” (dir. Michel Gondry)



42. Gulp “Vast Space” (dir. Ewan Jones Morris)



41. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour “My Club” (dir. Ryan Staake)



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