this is what i get for having so many songs from the 20's and 30's

So, why do I think this group of six white men from suburban Philadelphia is better than all the other groups of suburban white men playing pop-punk out there in the world? I could easily write a long list, but in the end, it comes down to growth. The Wonder Years have allowed themselves to grow and evolve as a band as they’ve grown and evolved into adulthood, with all the messiness and complications that come with it. And they have trusted their audience to follow them on that journey.

Part of it, I think, is their longevity. The Wonder Years are going strong ten years into their career, while so many of their peers have burned out after a record or two in their early to mid twenties. But more importantly, they aren’t afraid of alienating their fans, of trying new things, of writing about their lives and the ways they move through the world.

Pop-punk as a whole is not a genre particularly known for its innovation and maturity. Take genre elders New Found Glory. Undoubtedly they are one of the most important pop-punk bands of the 21st century. Pretty much every band in the genre today cites them as a direct influence to some degree, The Wonder Years included. But for the past 20 years they have been making essentially the same record over and over again. (There was a minor diversion in 2006’s Coming Home, but it wasn’t anything more than a blip on the radar. 2009’s Not Without A Fight picked right back up where they had left off, pardon the pun). And that’s not to say that the one album NFG has been making all these years isn’t good, I own and enjoy every single one of them, but there has been no progression in their sound and in their lyrics. They’re late-30-something men writing the same songs they made in their late teens. And they are far from the only pop-punk band to do that. What makes The Wonder Years special, and worth spending a whole week writing about, is that they have grown. Their perspectives have changed and the songs they wrote when they were 18 are not the songs they’re writing now.

For a quick study in these contrasts, look at “Melrose Diner,” off their breakout album The Upsides and “You In January,” from their most recent release No Closer To Heaven. TWY don’t really write about love and relationships very much, an anomaly for the genre, but in the beginning of their career, Dan Campbell, the band’s singer and primary lyricist, was willing to disparage his ex as a way to disparage himself. In “Melrose Diner” he lists petty things he hates about an ex girlfriend, and he can’t stand seeing her with some other guy. His friends bag on this new dude, trying to make him feel better, but in the end he still wishes she was around. As far as pop-punk songs about exes go, it’s pretty mild, and in the end, it’s more about Campbell’s loneliness and wanting to push people away, but I still think it fits more within the paradigm than not. (Sidenote: there should be more pro wrestling themed music videos in the world. Get on that, music).

Five years later, on “You In January,” Campbell shares small moments of intimacy with his wife. The first day in their new apartment together, places they’ve traveled, running the dishwasher before he leaves for a long tour. And obviously the difference in tone from an ex to a longtime partner is a huge component in how these songs come across, but since pop-punk is such an overwhelming young genre, its love songs tend to be visceral, positively or negatively. “You In January” conveys love in its small ways, it has the nuance of growing up, the way “Melrose Diner” lacks.

So this week I’m going to look at TWY through the major themes they tackle in their music, and how they’ve grown in their perspectives. Their songs about mental health, loss, home, and trying to find out who you are and your place in the world are not, on their surface, a revelation; these are themes that have been tackled a million times in a million genres by a million bands. But the questions they ask and leave unanswered, the vulnerability they show are a revelation for a genre often still trapped in the confines of white suburban masculinity.

30 QUESTIONS

i’m bored so i though i’d be nice if i did a tag :)

RULES : answer 30 questions and then tag 20 blogs

1. NICKNAME(s) : starry,, bub,, fetus,, waifu,, srey toum ( means big sister in cambodian ),, shy bub,, kachu

2. GENDER : female

3. STAR SIGN : virgo ♍️

4. HEIGHT : 5’2

5. TIME : 10:25 pm

6. BIRTHDAY : the 20 of september

7. FAVORITE BANDS : bangtan, ace, monsta x, day6, got7, kard, stray kids, seventeen, blackpink, exo, ect.

8. FAVORITE SOLO ARTISTS : dean, heize, gdragon, jay park, suran, ect.

9. SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD : tomorrow by bangtan boys

10. LAST MOVIE IS SAW : ponyo by studio ghibli

11. LAST SHOW I SAW : if k-dramas count, then fight my way.

12. WHEN DID I CREATE THIS BLOG : one month ago

13. WHAT DO I POST : appreciation stuff, and reblogs of my favorite idols

14. LAST THING I GOOGLED : ravenclaw aesthetic

15.DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER BLOGS : no,, but i might be thinking of making another one 👀👀

16. DO YOU GET ASKS : rarely,, usually appreciation from lea 💖 i get bored sometimes,, so asks are a need

17 WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR URL : i love astronomy, and i just want to be a appreciation “hotline”

18. FOLLOWING : 137

19. FOLLOWERS : 37 ( not much but i love everyone that follows me 💞 )

20. FAVORITE COLORS : black, dark forest green, golden yellow

21. AVERAGE HOURS OF 💤 : the least 2, the most 8

22. LUCKY NUMBER(s) : the number 8

23. INSTRUMENTS : piano, keyboard, and bits and pieces of the guitar

24. WHAT AM I WEARING : a thin crop top-ish shirt and a pair of dark blue shorts that are pulled all the way up to my waist ( i like more fitted stuff bc my waist is fairly small )

25. HOW MANY BLANKETS I 💤 WITH : 2 at the least, 3 at the most

26. DREAM JOB : a graphic artist, but i want to be a veterinarian at the same time

27. DREAM TRIP : anywhere,, i love traveling to matter the location

28. FAVORITE FOOD : uh… ramen?

29. NATIONALITY : american ( i’m from cali but i moved to philly ) ( my blood is cambodian, chinese, indian )

30. FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW : go go by bangtan

since i don’t have many mutuals,, i tag;

@kameeesama @wistful-darkness @unaffectional @slvttyarmy @goner-jimin

16 IN ‘16: Jake’s Picks

Reflecting on the year with the 16 songs - new or old - that soundtracked our respective 2016s.

1. “Pt. 2″ - Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
This song opens up the playlist because it is quintessentially 2016. And by that I mean that it’s confusing, a banger, full of memes, and really sad.

2. “Ivy” - Frank Ocean - Blonde
I love Blonde, but it took me a little white to get there. The amorphous, hypnotic album doesn’t have any particular hits, but the raw emotion of the piece as a concept made the 4-year wait worth it. “Ivy,” the second track, is one of my favorites, because you practically feel yourself falling in love right alongside Frank. We see that theme across this list and across 2016 - a departing of more traditional pop sounds for dreamy, wavy hooks combined with jarring, inventive noise.

3. “RedBone” - Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
Awaken, My Love! was ultimately a little disappointing, IMO. But oh my god, this song is so good. Make no mistake - this is baby-making music. If you are not making babies to this song, you are listening to this incorrectly. I went to a listening party for the album and I’m 80% sure this song turned the tide of the 30+ dates I was watching unfold around me. It’s that potent. Handle with care.

4. “All Night” - Beyonce - Lemonade
YO, 9:30! I’M REALLY HAPPY FOR Y’ALL, IMMA LET YOU FINISH, BUT LEMONADE IS ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME. Okay, maybe not of all time, but you don’t have to be a resident member of the Beyhive to tell that this album is straight fire. It’s got everything - the black power anthem, a rock song with Jack White that sounds freshly cut from Yeezus, and even a country song with the Dixie Chicks. Lemonade is a cross section of what 2016 was - a year of cacophonic harmony. But I chose the penultimate number, “All Night,” to be on this list on slightly different grounds - it is a beautiful, emotional story of admiration, real, unselfish love for another human being. Yeah, it reminds me of my girlfriend. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

5. “With That” - Young Thug - Barter 6
Okay, back to that dirty s**t. “With That” is nasty. It makes you scrunch up your face and vibe. Young Thug really broke through in 2016, and as did his genre, the disdainfully-named mumblerap, spawning proteges such as Desiigner and Lil Yachy. Can you make out the words he’s saying? Maybe not. Do you know that it’s some real s**t? Absolutely. Though Barter 6 came out in 2015, Young Thug makes music so fast the album is already 5 albums back (I’d start with Barter, it gets a little sketchy from there). Young Thug is pushing the envelope for rap by breaking every rule in the book.

6. “Wolves” - Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
When I heard “Wolves” on my first listen through of TLoP, it was all but confirmed: Kanye West has lost his damn mind. “Wolves” is a great song buried in the back end of Pablo, and explores Kanye’s love for his wife, Kim K. It spends 5 minutes comparing Kim’s relationship history: her sex tape, followed by her televised wedding, and subsequent divorce after 72 days to the biblical story of the Virgin Mary. “Wolves” is an awesome song, though, regardless of the fact that it is probably played repeat during Donald Trump’s appointments with his team of expert cheeto dust appliers.

7. “715 - CR∑∑KS” - Bon Iver - 22, A Million
22, A Million came out on the 30th of September this year, and felt like that second that your ears pop. 2016 demanded toughness from all of us. “715 - CR∑∑KS” was sweet, sweet emotional release. It’s the best album of 3016. It will make you smile, take a deep breath, then go look out a window. Please go listen to it.

8. “Rome” - Ratatat - Magnifique
Ratatat is a pretty unknown band whose biggest claim to fame is producing the beat of the 2009 Kid Cudi hit, “Pursuit of Happiness.” They are also my favorite band. Though Magnifique came out in 2015, I saw Ratatat at Echostage in January, and I have no words. Psychedelic rock is awesome. “Rome” crescendos to a powerful, hypnotic riff before dropping to almost silence, and building back up to an insane musical orgasm. It’s a flawless song. Plus, Ratatat is awesome, and more people need to know about them. They make life music.

9. “Some Minds” - Flume - Single
Listen to me right now: If Mozart was alive today, he would be standing at the front bar of a Flume show. I saw Flume at 9:30 this fall and legitimately melted. This man builds music from sounds that don’t exist in the natural world; he literally pulls music OUT OF THIN AIR. I’ve seen this song’s drop put people in an actual trance. Like Young Thug, Flume has led the charge of a new sound in EDM, and this song in no exception. His newest album, Skin, came out in 2016, and it amazing. This song is amazing. Flume is amazing. You’re welcome.

10. “Dirty Work” - Herobust - I’m Aloud
Dirty Work is not for everyone. I got into EDM especially hard this year, though I was very hesitant at first. It’s hard to keep up with EDM from the outside: so many DJs, how it all sounds kinda the same, and of course, the drugs. But if you don’t like EDM, especially if you don’t like EDM, listening to this will give you a taste of how inventive the genre has gotten. What is this??? It sounds like industrial machinery. It sounds like a transformer falling down the stairs. It sounds like a dial-up modem. But why…can’t I stop… dancing????

11. “Safe” - Dumbfounded - We Might Die
“Safe.” This is a guilty pleasure song for me, one of the 17 people in the DMV who has a passion for the LA rap scene and knocksteady radio. This woke af song is off Dumbfounded’s new mixtape, We Might Die, and discusses the lack of Asian representation in Hollywood. By the numbers, I probably listened to this song more than any other song in 2016, and I’m not close to ashamed. Dumbfounded is known as a lyrical god out west, and he is gonna be in DC on February 4! Go see him! Do it!

12. “One Dance” - Drake - Views
Yeah, I couldn’t not. This was the uncontested jam of the summer, never failing to get me and every 20 something woman around me doing our best Drake, or our most cultivated Rihanna. The song also brought dancehall and Afrobeat music to the mainstream, making summer sixteen especially awesome.

13. “Untitled 7″ - Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.
Okey doke. It’s hard for me to not overreact and call this the best song of the year, but I don’t think I could name a better one. Kendrick Lamar developed untitled unmastered. from the floor cuttings of To Pimp A Butterfly and accidentally created a series of songs that rival the full-length albums of his contemporaries. A jazz, trap, hip-hop fusion, “Untitled 7″ is the cherry on top of an already insane series of songs. It is close to being a perfect song. Production-wise, the beat of “Untitled 7″ is hallowed ground: other rappers won’t touch it. I think about Kendrick when I’m asked about how music can change the world. Lamar’s voice echoes around the song, half taunting, half challenging the rap game as a whole to get on his level: “Levitate, Levitate, Levitate, Levitate.”

14. “Alright” - Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
2017 is the beginning of a new chapter for the world. Will we find the strength to love and trust each other, rising to the challenge of our planet’s greatest tests? Or will we succumb to the darkest impulses of humanity? “If God got us, we’re gon’ be alright.”

15. “Come Down” - Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Anderson .Paak killed it this year with his release of Malibu. I had followed Anderson for a long time, first as Breezy Lovejoy, then through many short-lived projects, until this final form. “Come Down” is a great song, an energetic, groovin’ tune like only a west coaster can make. I’m excited to hear more from this guy in 2017, and I don’t see him going anywhere but up.

16. “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” - Kanye West - Graduation
This song is always important to me, this year included. Kanye may be a bit of a kook sometimes, but here’s a good point: keep your head down, get tough, do what you say you’re gonna do. Those haters are going to keep coming, no matter what. But when you get your money? Then, they cant tell you nothing. It’s not the worst resolution, wouldn’t you agree? Happy holidays and good luck in the New Year!

-Jake Flum

Gravity Falls sentence starters - Part 12

1. “Is it legal for a child to wear that much makeup?” 

2. “I need something to get my mind off this.” 

3. “Would kicking all our butts at mini-golf cheer you up?” 

4. “And the ___ can look after the house.” 

5. “Ah, mini-golf. The sport of mini-champions.” 

6. “Holy smokes! Someone in our family actually had talent!” 

7. “Don’t worry about it, ____. The thing’s random.”  

8. “Would it be wrong to punch a child?” 

9. “This isn’t over. You, me, midnight. We’ll see who’s best.” 

10. “If you beat her/him at this, s/he could never rag on you again. Imagine it.”

11. “Going to the golf course after dark, you say? I don’t know, you’d have to break in…. Just kidding, let’s break in!”

12. “Darn! Poop heck darn!” 

13. “Aww shucks, it’s only our life-long passion. Would you like us to elaborate through song?” 

14. “Guys, guys! Calm down. Your fighting is inadvertently adorable.” 

15. “I don’t know. I want to beat ____, but doesn’t this seem like… cheating?” 

16. “_____’s rich, _____. S/he’s cheating at life.” 

17. “Just remember, as long as you’re helping me, no fighting.” 

18. “Well! This is getting weird.” 

19. “You can’t go in there, there’s been a gas leak. Anyone who goes in there will die!” 

20. “There’s something going on, _____. I can feel it.” 

21. “Is it bad that I feel good about her/him feeling bad?” 

22. “Don’t freak out, ____! The water’s shallow, there is literally no way to drown!” 

23. “Just shut up and putt!” 

24. “I’m sorry, ____. I shouldn’t have cheated. You totally would have beat me fair and square.” 

25. “Hey, your ______ aren’t/isn’t here. You want a ride home?” 

26. “The car is where secret surprise snacks happen. Want one?” 

27. “Handouts? It’s called sharing. You do know what sharing is, right?” 

28. “So are you guys, like, cool now?” 

29. “Don’t you worry, _____. With your brains and my laser focus, there is literally nothing that can distract us from… did you hear that?” 

30. “Just when I was getting over _____, of course you show up at my doorstep.” 

31. “Hey, I’m _____: Master of Puppets. Nice to meet you.” 

32. “You’re amazing with those puppets.” 

33. “How hard do you think it would be to write and compose a sock puppet rock opera with lights, original music, and live pyrotechnics by Friday?” 

34. “Just a warning: people’s eyes will get wet. Because they’ll be crying, from laughing, from how tragic it is!” 

35. “Not even gonna ask.” 

36. “Don’t stay up all night, ____. Last time you got this sleep deprived, you tried to eat your own shirt.” 

37. “There has to be some shortcut or clue. Who would know about secret codes?” 

38. “Did you miss me? Admit it, you missed me.” 

39. “You deserve a prize. Here, have a head that’s always screaming.” 

40. “Well, if you ever change your mind, I’ll be here for you. Ready to make a deal.” 

41. “Still ignoring this.” 

42. “It’s like if coffee and nightmares had a baby.” 

43. “I’m obsessed? Look at you. You look like a vampire, and not the hot kind.” 

44. “What crazy thing do you want, anyway? To eat my soul? To rip out my teeth? Are you going to replace my eyes with baby heads or something?” 

45. “Yeesh, ____, relax. All I want is a puppet.” 

46. “Besides, what’s your ____ done for you lately? How many times have you sacrificed for her/him, huh? And when has s/he ever returned the favor?”    

47. “This can’t be happening. What did you do to my body?” 

48. “Man, it has been so long since I’ve inhabited a body.” 

49. “I don’t understand! Why are you doing this? I thought we had a deal.” 

50. “Human soda! I’m gonna drink it like a person!” 

51. “Wait, _____, don’t listen to him/her! That’s not me!” 

52. “I’ve gotta get my body back before s/he does something crazy with it.” 

53. “Are you kidding me? I would never miss… whatever this is.” 

54. “Oh, I’ll hold my horses. I’ll hold them… you monster.” 

55. “Haha! I’m sorry. It looks funny when you’re mad.” 

56. “Ssh. You wouldn’t want to ruin the show.”

57. “Who would sacrifice everything they’ve worked for just for their dumb ____?” 

58. “Whoa! Children fighting! I can sell this.” 

59. “You can’t stop me. I’m a being of pure energy with no weakness!” 

60. “You’re in _____’s body, and I know all his/her weaknesses.” 

61. “Yes! I’m in my own body! And it’s just as underwhelming as I remember. Oh, everything hurts.”  

62. “Don’t worry, I’ve seen enough movies to know that this is the part where the audience thinks it’s all part of the show and loves it. Cue applause.”

63. “Did s/he just make out with his/her puppets?” 

64. “I might have dodged a bullet there.” 

65. “Seriously, I need to go to the hospital.” 

66. “Hey, _____, what did one sock puppet say to the other sock puppet? You look like you could use a hand!”  

GET TO KNOW ME

30 QUESTIONS…
THANK YOU VERY MUCH @novaexpress93 FOR TAGGING ME,

1. NICKNAME: Stoney

2. GENDER: Male

3. STAR SIGN: Cancer

4.  HEIGHT: 5′7″

5. TIME: 9:40 am

6.BIRTHDAY: July

7. FAVORITE BANDS: I have very eclectic taste in music from classical symphony to rap with a strong emphasis on early rock and roll from the 50′s and 60′s.   (I danced on American Bandstand a few times back in the day.)   If I was forced to pick one band it would be difficult but I’d probably land on Cream.  

8. FAVORITE SOLO ARTISTS: It would be easier to list who I don’t like.  Again if I was forced to pick just one it would be Etta James (At Last).  But the list is huge and includes almost every genre of music.  

9.SONG THAT STUCK IN MY HEAD: Just yesterday and it’s playing in the back of my head like theme music in a move…Losing My Religion by R.E.M.

10. LAST MOVIE I WATCHED: Cannot recall name.  Horror movie on NetFlix about Christmas.  Elves turning into zombies.  It looked hysterically funny in a twisted sort of way, but it was just twisted not funny.  LOL

11. LAST SHOW I WATCHED: John Oliver Last Week Tonight

12. WHEN I DID CREATE MY BLOG: March 2012

13.  WHAT I DO: I had a public opinion market research company for 34 years.  I am retired now.  My wife and I spend a great deal of time traveling.  

14. LAST THING I GOOGLED:   Some statistics on the amount of federal income taxes paid to the U.S. by illegal immigrants.   (It’s over 11 million by the way.)

15 .DO YOU HAVE OTHER BLOGS: No, I do have a Flickr account but rarely use it.  I have a Twitter account Instagram as well.   

16. DO YOU GET ASKS? No but some wonderful messages from folks and a few regular conversations with some wonderful people who’ve I never met face-to-face.

17. WHY DID YOU USE YOUR URL? Never to old to learn.  I just turned 70.  I think that reinventing yourself, keeping up with the changing times and evaluating your ideas periodically keeps you evolved, young and progressive.  So I live to learn.  

18.FOLLOWING: I follow almost everyone.   Occasionally I have a follower who promotes ideas that I don’t want to endorse, so I do  not follow them.   And porn does not disturb me, but I don’t follow most people who only post porn.

19. FOLLOWERS: I learn from the photographs of my followers, and I love reading the prose and poetry of others.  It’s a pleasure to be a part of this community and everyone who follows me or reposts one of my photos is important and I thank them sincerely.

20. FAVORITE COLORS: Green

21. AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP: 7

22. LUCKY NUMBER: 3

23. INSTRUMENT: My biggest regret is not learning an instrument.  But I’m hell on guitar playing Rock Band :)

24. WHAT I’M WEARING: Probably a pair of cargo shorts, comfy t-shirt and sandals.

25. HOW MANY BLANKETS? 1

26. DREAM JOB? No way…I’m retired

27. DREAM TRIP: It’s always the next one that I’m getting ready for.  (August spending the month in Italy and Sicily.   Leave in late Sept for a photographic safari in Tanzania that includes spending a few days in Zurich, Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Frankfurt, Germany)

28. FAVORITE FOOD:  I could be stuck on a island with good bread, olives, cheese and wine…and be happy.

29. NATIONALITY: All of my grandparents came from Italy.

30. FAVORITE SONG NOW: Mother-in-Law by Ernie K. Dow   (I know you never heard of it.)

I am not nominating anyone but if you follow me and care to do this…give me a nod!  

Tagged by @sonador-reveur @bumbleblossoms @oneamateurgirl1612 @badgalpratibha @aastha-got-thunder @moonlight-lyrics , thank you all! 💜 And anyone who hasn’t already should definitely check out their blogs!

Tagged Rules: Answer these 92 (!) statements and tag 20 people (92 folks…you’ve been warned 😂)

THE LAST:

1. Drink: water
2. Phone call: @mortalghost
3. Text message: @mortalghost
4. Song you listened to: Other than songs from children’s programs, it was Angel by Aerosmith
5. Time you cried: Yesterday

HAVE YOU:

6. Dated someone twice: kinda
7. Kissed someone and regretted it: no
8. Been cheated on: not to my knowledge
9. Lost someone special: Yes 😢
10. Been depressed:  Haha yeah
11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: Nope, thankfully!

LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS:

12. Purple
13. Blue (especially shades with hints of green)
14. Pink

IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:

15. Made new friends: Yep! 💜
16. Fallen out of love: No…fell in though!
17. Laughed until you cried: A lot
18. Found out someone was talking about you: Yesss
19. Met someone who changed you: Most people I meet change me in at least some little way
20. Found out who your friends are: Sure did!
21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: No

GENERAL:

22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: Not that many. I knew almost all at one point, but now most I can’t honestly say I know. But that’s okay, I’m not on much anyway
23. Do you have any pets: 3 dogs
24. Do you want to change your name: Why the heck would I?! Love it
25. What did you do for your last birthday: Celebrated with my mom, sister, and niece Azaylia. Had some of my favorite foods, lasagna and hummingbird cake (no hummingbirds were involved in the making of it, I promise!) 😆
26. What time did you wake up: 9 something this morning
27. What were you doing at midnight last night: probably Tumbling haha
28. Name something you can’t wait for: My mom’s birthday. It’s the next special occasion
29. When was the last time you saw your mom: a couple hours ago
30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: hahaha
31. What are you listening right now: The sound of Caillou on TV
32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Yeah. There was actually a Tom Cruz at my school…poor guy had it rough with all the same lame name jokes haha
33. Something that is getting on your nerves: cyberbullying/anon haters/trolls!
34. Most visited Website: Tumblr

LOST QUESTIONS. I JUST PUT IN RANDOM INFO ABOUT ME

35. Mole/s: I lost count a long time ago…yeah, I’m super mole-y
36. Mark/s: lots of scars and stretchmarks

37. Childhood dream: Which one?! Had about a bajillion of them

39. Long or short hair: long-ish

40. Do you have a crush on someone: @mortalghost

41. What do you like about yourself: My soul best of all. Physically, my eyes

42. Piercings: One in each ear

43. Blood type:

44. Nickname: Sunshine, Googy from my family, Awesome Autumn from Howie

45. Relationship status: In love and involved with Howie

46. Zodiac: libra

47. Pronouns: They’re fine, I guess

48. Favorite TV Show: I love several, but Veronica Mars is probably my top choice

49. Tattoos: no
50. Right or left hand: right
51. Surgery: nope
52. Hair dyed in different color: I had highlights years ago, but that’s it
53. Sport: come again?
55. Vacation: sounds nice 
56. Pair of trainers: If this means sneakers, then 3 or 4

MORE GENERAL:
57. Eating: nothing
58. Drinking: nothing
59. I’m about to: blink

61. Waiting for: Godot?
62. Want: a caramel ice cream sundae
63. Get married: someday

64. Career: let me get back to you…

65. Hugs or kisses: both

66. Lips or eyes: eyes

67. Shorter or taller: all heights

68. Older or younger: both. I’m an old soul but young at heart

70. Nice arms or nice stomach: who cares?

71. Sensitive or loud: I don’t understand the question

72. Hook up or relationship: Relationship!

73. Troublemaker or hesitant: well, I know I’m more cautious, for sure

HAVE YOU EVER:
74. Kissed a stranger: No
75. Drank hard liquor: No
76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: Don’t wear them
77. Turned someone down: Yes

78. Sex on the first date: No way

79. Broken someone’s heart: I hate that it’s the case, but I think so

80. Had your heart broken: I have one…so yeah

81. Been arrested: Not yet

82. Cried when someone died: Of course…and a lot

83. Fallen for a friend: Sure have

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
84. Yourself: I need to more
85. Miracles: YES!
86. Love at first sight: Yes…even before seeing the person
87. Santa Claus: Not since I was a little kid
88. Kiss on the first date: Maybe
89. Angels: Oh yeah

OTHER:
90. Current best friends name: They know who they are
91. Eyecolor: blue with a gold-ish ring around the pupils
92. Favorite movie: One? No way!

Okay, Shikha probably tagged everyone haha. But if you haven’t been tagged and have enough time on your hands to answer all these, consider yourself tagged 😀

I was tagged by @alexandraswritingblock, thank you :) I adore your poetry <3

Rules: Fill in these 92 statements and tag 10 people.
Here goes.

THE LAST:
1. Drink: Coconut water
2. Phone call: Called my younger brother :)
3. Text message: To a close friend who’s returned from a trip to the US, I want her to call.
4. Song you listened to:  A composition actually. Take a listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIgU9aNpb9k
5. Time you cried: That piece made me cry.

HAVE YOU:
6. Dated someone twice: Yes.
7. Kissed someone and regretted it: Almost.
8. Been cheated on:-
9. Lost someone special: Yes. 
10. Been depressed: Yes and no.
11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: Yes, all through college. Got a hang of it now.

LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS:
12. Silver
13. Pink
14. Turquoise

IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:
15. Made new friends: Yes. 
16. Fallen out of love: No. Old loves stayed, new ones grew.
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes.
18. Found out someone was talking about you: I don’t know. Why would anybody?
19. Met someone who changed you: Yes and I consider myself fortunate.
20. Found out who your friends are: I have a small circle of friends and they’ve stayed.
21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: Yes :) 

GENERAL:
22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: Not been very active on FB the past year. I know many in real life, but some of them are friends because we share a common purpose.
23. Do you have any pets: No. I lost my pet and I don’t have it in me to have another just yet.
24. Do you want to change your name: I’ll be honest. There was a time when I did. My name’s far too traditional sounding. But I kinda like it now. 
25. What did you do for your last Birthday: I don’t remember exactly but it was all good. 
26. What time did you wake up: 7:00 AM. I had a call to attend ugh.
27. What were you doing at midnight last night: watching a movie.
28. Name something you can’t wait for: I have a whole list of things I am waiting for. Like that anon who said they want me to write something and never came back?! :P
29. When was the last time you saw your mom: 1.5 years ago. I miss her.
30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: I wish I could know back then what I know now.
31. What are you listening right now: Ghost of love by Marie Fisker.
32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: No. Where are all the Toms and why won’t they talk to me?!
33. Something that is getting on your nerves: My neighbour’s 14-year-old Shih Tzu is on a leash because someone complained! 
34. Most visited Website: Tumblr. 

LOST QUESTIONS. I JUST PUT IN RANDOM INFO ABOUT ME
35. Mole/s: A few. One favourite. 
36. Mark/s: Some scars. 
37. Childhood dream: A home in the mountains. A library and a fireplace. A boy with grey eyes. Writing books that everyone reads.
38. Hair color: Black.
39. Long or short hair: Short (and tame)
40. Do you have a crush on someone: Yes. Sigh.

41. What do you like about yourself: 
42. Piercings: -
43. Blood type: -
44. Nickname: Laksh
45. Relationship status: Taken
46. Zodiac: Libra
47. Pronouns: She/her
48. Favourite TV Show: Keeps changing. It’s Mad Men now.
49. Tattoos: None. Haven’t found the right artist.
50. Right or left hand: Right. I was a natural leftie, but my teacher forced me to change. By the second year of school, I had started using my right hand. hmm.
51. Surgery: On my right arm.
52. Hair dyed in different colour: Oh yes.
53. Sport: Cricket and chess. Yes, chess is a sport!
55. Vacation: Every year.
56. Pair of trainers: 2.

MORE GENERAL:
57. Eating: Sushi.
58. Drinking: White Russian.
59. I’m about to: Research for an article on IBM Watson.
61. Waiting for: closure.
62. Want: To settle.
63. Get married: Once and keep promises.
64. Career: Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Engineer. Whoa mouthful.
65. Hugs or kisses: Hugs.
66. Lips or eyes: Eyes. 
67. Shorter or taller:-
68. Older or younger: Older.
70. Nice arms or nice stomach: I really don’t know tbh. 
71. Sensitive or loud: Sensitive. Although my best friend is LOUD af. So, depends I guess.
72. Hook up or relationship: Not looking for either, but relationship.
73. Troublemaker or hesitant: A bit of both.

HAVE YOU EVER:
74. Kissed a stranger: Yes.
75. Drank hard liquor: Yes.
76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: No. Don’t wear any.
77. Turned someone down: Yes.
78. Sex in the first date: No.
79. Broken someone’s heart: Yes :(
80. Had your heart broken: More than once.
81. Been arrested: No.
82. Cried when someone died: Yes.
83. Fallen for a friend: Yes. Fell hard.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
84. Yourself: Yes.
85. Miracles: Yes.
86. Love at first sight: Yes.
87. Santa Claus: No. Poor guy!
88. Kiss on the first date:-
89. Angels: Yes.

OTHER:
90. Current best friends names:
 They know who they are.
91. Eye colour: Dark brown almost black.
92. Favourite movies: Got a huge list of favourites. Kubrick’s 2001 stays on top. Watched ‘In the mood for love’ and ‘Split’ recently. Both good movies.

Tagging: @wordswritteninsilence , @thissometimepoet , @strikezilla01, @definegodliness, @shentoncarrington, @aftersalt, @ceeslife,  @wachtuiltje, @ambroseharte, @rhymesalot, @fakesurprise, @mikefrawley, @chucklingpecan, @jakub-beralski, @shabdpurvaiya , @mist2myst, @jimmyblues1 , @you-are-my-poetry, @madworlddiary, @rarasworldbro, @anjo-da-guarda-me, @mariposaheart, @pomegranatepithos

and everyone who wants to play <3

I Remade My Questions Post. GO TO MY INBOX NOW! Anon or Not I'll Answer All!
  • Simple Life Questions:
  • 1. Selfie
  • 2. How Many Pets Do You Have?
  • 3. Dog Person or Cat Person?
  • 4. Diet or Regular Sodas?
  • 5. Biggest Fear(s)
  • 6. Favorite Food(s)
  • 7. Best Friend’s Name(s)
  • 8. Favorite Color(s)
  • 9. Number Of Siblings
  • 10. Favorite Animal
  • Love Life:
  • 11. Crush’s Initials.
  • 12. Hugs or Kisses?
  • 13. Would You Have Sex On The First Date?
  • 14. Do You Kiss & Tell?
  • 15. First Kiss Story
  • 16. Are You Single?
  • 17. Reason For Your Last Break Up
  • 18. Tall & Blonde or Brunette & A Little Nerdy?
  • 19. 5 Turn Ons
  • 20. 5 Turn Offs
  • Childhood:
  • 21. Childhood Best Friend
  • 22. Favorite Childhood Memory
  • 23. Favorite Childhood Teacher
  • 24. Favorite Childhood TV Show
  • 25. Favorite Childhood Movie
  • 26. Favorite Childhood Book
  • 27. Childhood Crush’s Name
  • 28. When You Were A Kid, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?
  • 29. Favorite Childhood Activity
  • 30. Favorite Elementary School Subject
  • Education:
  • 31. Favorite School Subject Now
  • 32. College Major (If In College)
  • 33. If Not In College What Do You Want To Major In?
  • 34. High School Graduation Year
  • 35. College Graduation Year
  • 36. College Of Choice
  • 37. Private School or Public School
  • 38. Did You Have To Wear A Uniform In School?
  • 39. Was/Is Your High School Big or Small?
  • 40. What Do You Want Your Career To Be?
  • More Fun Questions:
  • 41. Describe Your Fashion Taste
  • 42. Have You Ever Had A Secret Crush On A Friend?
  • 43. Ideal Date
  • 44. Favorite Nickname
  • 45. London or Paris?
  • 46. Favorite Store
  • 47. If You Could Go Anywhere For A Week, All Expenses Paid, Where Would You Go?
  • 48. Do You Know What You Want To Name Your Kids?
  • 49. If You Could Meet Anyone, Dead or Alive, Who Would It Be?
  • 50. Are You A Light Sleeper?
  • TV, Books, Movies and Music:
  • 51. Comedy Movies or Musicals?
  • 52. Favorite Book(s)
  • 53. Favorite Movie(s)
  • 54. Favorite TV Show(s)
  • 55. If You Could Bring Back ANY Cancelled TV Show, What Would It Be?
  • 56. Favorite Actor
  • 57. Favorite Actress
  • 58. Favorite Singer(s)
  • 59. Favorite Band(s)
  • 60. Favorite Song(s)
  • Etc.:
  • 61. If You Were Stranded On A Island, What 5 Things Would You Want With You?
  • 62. Do You Have An iPhone?
  • 63. If You Have An iPhone What Is Your Favorite Game and/or App?
  • 64. Favorite Fruit
  • 65. Favorite Vegetable
  • 66. What Toppings Do You Get On Your Hamburger?
  • 67. What Is Your Middle Name?
  • 68. 3 Words To Describe Yourself
  • 69. Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt?
  • 70. Do You Play Any Sports? If So, What Are They?
  • This or That:
  • 71. Pizza or Chicken Nuggets?
  • 72. Broccoli or Cauliflower?
  • 73. Cantaloupe or Honey Dew Melons?
  • 74. Math or Reading?
  • 75. Flowers or Chocolates?
  • 76. Christmas or Your Birthday?
  • 77. Hot or Cold?
  • 78. Pool or Beach?
  • 79. Cake or Pie?
  • 80. Picnic In The Park or Romantic Dinner?
  • Getting Deep:
  • 81. How Has Life Changed For You Over The Passed Few Years?
  • 82. Would You Say Your Friends Are Truly There For You?
  • 83. Do You Miss Someone Right Now?
  • 84. Have You Ever Had A Friend Turn On You?
  • 85. Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?
  • 86. Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years?
  • 87. What Are You Looking Forward To The Most Right Now?
  • 88. Have You Ever Cried Yourself To Sleep?
  • 89. Who Was Your Last Argument With?
  • 90. Are You Happy With Your Life Right Now?
  • Etc. Part 2:
  • 91. Do You Cry Easily?
  • 92. What Was The Last Movie You Cried At?
  • 93. Do You Save Souvenirs From Vacations?
  • 94. How Many Kids Do You Want?
  • 95. What Are You Listening To Right Now?
  • 96. One Thing You Love About Yourself
  • 97. One Thing You Dislike About Yourself
  • 98. Biggest Insecurity.
  • 99. What Does Your Last Text Message Say?
  • 100. Any Question You Want.
Get to know me !

Taken from @silkyblu

rules: answer 30 questions then tag 20 blogs you would like to know better

1. Nickname(s): Cate is already short enough so I don’t really have many nicknames
2. Gender: Female
3. Star Sign: Sagittarius 
4. Height: 5′1 I think??
5. Time: 12:57am
6. Birthday: 1st December
7. Favourite Band(s): Oooo this is too hard (I love so many different genres its hard to choose a favourite band ahhh)
8. Favourite Solo Artist: Same as ^
9. Song Stuck in My Head: Humble by Kendrick Llamar
10. Last Movie Watched: Pretty Woman
11. Last Show Watched: Criminal Minds
12. When Did I Create My Blog: I’ve technically had this blog since December 2015, but I only started using it at the beginning of last month lol. I’ve had a few ones before this though
13. What Do I Post: Whatever appeals to me (but it has a soft n sensual aesthetic)
14. Last Thing I Googled: Shyamal & Bhumika (Indian fashion designer collections)
15. Do You Have Other Blogs: I have one other
16. Do You Get Asks: I’ve gotten more than expected given I’ve only been active for just over a month on this blog
17. Why Did You Choose Your URL: It means ‘sweet honeysuckle’ in French. I love honeysuckle n I like to think I’m sweet so it just made sense to me (also French is a beautiful language)
18. Following: 148
19. Followers: 28
20. Favourite Colours: Tbh they change every day according to my mood. Today they’re a shimmery gold and a deep sea green
21. Average Hours of Sleep: Weekdays I’d say maybe 4, weekends are like 10 lmao
22. Lucky Number: 7 and 11
23. Instruments?: I play piano quite well if I do say myself, I have a basic knowledge of the drums / guitar n can play along to some songs.
24. What Am I Wearing: Pants with lil sheep on them n a hoodie
25. How Many Blankets I Sleep With: It’s Winter at the moment n it’s cold af so I have one on top of my bedsheet and then use another as well as a quilt to cover with 
26. Dream Job: A writer; whether that be an author, journalist, poet… i love it all
27. Dream Trip: I’ve always been really fascinated with Japan and its history/culture so I’ve LOVE to travel the country (n I rlly want to go to Disneyland in Japan omg). But also I’d love to explore India more, do a Eurotrip and FRANCE
28. Favourite Food: hmmm probably mutton biryani
29. Nationality: Anglo-Indian Australian
30. Favourite Song Now: tbh probably Wild Thoughts

I tag: @le-pleurnichard @katherine-hee @lilmoonchilde @cheapangel @starmaps @tauronna @rosescentimental @sleepygogh @la-belle-crawford @silkcupid @puppetwithapistol @bluenymphet @cherrywinegf @softplum @tastesofhoney (it’s not 20 blogs but oh well, feel free to do it if you’d like!!)

 I was tagged by lovely @sonador-reveur ❤ 
Thank you! This was fun and exhausting.
Like always, you have exhausted my options to tag people :P So I am going to leave that part out. 

Rules: Answer these 92 statements and tag 20 people.

THE LAST:
1. Drink: Green tea
2. Phone call: my sister
3. Text message: @bookwormiya
4. Song you listened to: Start by Rachel Faith
5. Time you cried: 3 hours ago in the bus 

HAVE YOU:
6. Dated someone twice: does a two day break up count?
7. Kissed someone and regretted it: not so much regret as much horror 
8. Been cheated on: not technically but yes
9. Lost someone special: not because of death. And the other loses just prove that they weren’t too special to be lost so easily 
10. Been depressed: probably 
11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: yes! Vodka. God. No. 

LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS:
12. Shades of blue like mint, turquoise, teal
13. Pink 
14. Purple

IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:
15. Made new friends: So many dear ones! 
16. Fallen out of love: nope
17. Laughed until you cried: does the opposite work?
18. Found out someone was talking about you: yes, but in the best possible way.
19. Met someone who changed you: every substantial person I meet changes a fraction of me
20. Found out who your friends are: Definitely 
21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: haha no

GENERAL:
22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: like 95%
23. Do you have any pets: no
24. Do you want to change your name: no, I LOVE my name
25. What did you do for your last Birthday: baked my own cake, winter sunset at the beach and a hop skip and jump dinner with my family. Also attended a wedding! (for like 30 minutes)
26. What time did you wake up: 6:20 am 
27. What were you doing at midnight last night: Texting people on tumblr
28. Name something you can’t wait for: Melanie Martinez’s new album!!
29. When was the last time you saw your mom: like 2 minutes ago <3 <br>30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: my curfew 
31. What are you listening right now: me breathing
32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: no
33. Something that is getting on your nerves: pervs
34. Most visited Website: Tumblr

LOST QUESTIONS. I JUST PUT IN RANDOM INFO ABOUT ME
35. Mole/s: super minute ones all over
36. Mark/s: a scar on my neck on the right side
37. Childhood dream:to become a fashion designer and own a hospital 
38. Hair color: Dark Brown
39. Long or short hair: on the way to long
40. Do you have a crush on someone: yes and it is inappropriate
41. What do you like about yourself: my soul. and lips!
42. Piercings: 2 but I don’t wear earrings in either 

43. Blood type: b+
44. Nickname: Nikki, Niks, Nikku
45. Relationship status: single
46. Zodiac: Capricorn 
47. Pronouns: she, her
48. Favorite TV Show: This is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Awkward, My Mad Fat Diary, How I Met Your Mother, Suits, Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Descendants of the Sun, Age of Youth, Cheese in the Trap, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Legend of the Blue Sea
49. Tattoos: soon!
50. Right or left hand: Right 
51. Surgery: one
52. Hair dyed in different color: red which is now light brown 
53. Sport: umm…what is that?
55. Vacation: From my mind?
56. Pair of trainers: is that like sneakers? 5!!

MORE GENERAL:
57. Eating: fox mints 
58. Drinking: green tea
59. I’m about to: watch Ryan Higa’s videos or of tiny houses!
61. Waiting for: sleep
62. Want: rain
63. Get married: Probably not
64. Career: Happy, satisfying, meaningful and rewarding  (working towards it)
65. Hugs or kisses: kisses
66. Lips or eyes: eyes
67. Shorter or taller: taller
68. Older or younger: older (i have issues)
70. Nice arms or nice stomach: nice arms!
71. Sensitive or loud: that’s not a mutually exclusive thing
72. Hook up or relationship: food?
73. Troublemaker or hesitant: both in waves 

HAVE YOU EVER:
74. Kissed a stranger: No
75. Drank hard liquor: yes
76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: No
77. Turned someone down: Yes (ugh) 
78. Sex in the first date: hahaha! no.
79. Broken someone’s heart: no
80. Had your heart broken: yes
81. Been arrested: no
82. Cried when someone died:no
83. Fallen for a friend: yes (like a 2 months crush?)

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
84. Yourself: Getting there
85. Miracles: YES
86. Love at first sight: *love at first interaction 
87. Santa Claus: still write letters to 
88. Kiss on the first date: no 
89. Angels:  have one in my life <3<br>

OTHER:
90. Current best friends name: Nikki
91. Eyecolor: light brown
92. Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption, Before Sunrise, Mean Girls, The Pursuit of Happiness and a dozen more!

Questions

Thank you @sammistudy for tagging me!

LAST:

1. Drink: blood orange San Pellegrino

2. Phone call: my friend Rosalin

3. Text message: my friend Matt about learning to drive

4. Song you listened to: the national anthem cos Mo Farah just won gold

5. Time you cried: probably a few days ago

HAVE YOU:

6. Dated someone twice: no

7. Kissed someone and regretted it: no

8. Been cheated on: no

9. Lost someone special: yes

10. Been depressed: um yeah it’s not fun

11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: no

LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS:

12. royal blue

13. blue-green

14. grey

IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:

15. Made new friends: definitely

16. Fallen out of love: not really

17. Laughed until you cried: every so often

18. Found out someone was talking about you: I’ve listened to people talking about me behind my back on the school bus…

19. Met someone who changed you: not dramatically

20. Found out who your friends are: kind of

21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: no

GENERAL:

22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: all of them

23. Do you have any pets: I had a cat called Daisy until a month ago :(

24. Do you want to change your name: no, I quite like my name

25. What did you do for your last Birthday: went to the cinema to see Despicable Me 3 and then a Mexican restaurant.

26. What time did you wake up: 8:30am

27. What were you doing at midnight last night: sleeping (for once)

28. Name something you can’t wait for: nothing much tbh

29. When was the last time you saw your mom: 30 minutes ago

30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: um mental stability would be good / I wish I lived in Madrid already

31. What are you listening to right now: the Wonderwoman soundtrack (it’s amazing also Gal Gadot is an awesome human)

32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: one of our builders was called Tom and he’s actually expecting a baby today so good luck Tom :)

33. Something that is getting on your nerves: Donald Trump/homophobia

34. Most visited websites: Tumblr and YouTube

LOST QUESTIONS. I JUST PUT IN RANDOM INFO ABOUT ME.

35. Mole/s: only small ones

36. Mark/s: don’t think so

37. Childhood dream: to be a racing car driver (I was 3 ok)

38. Hair colour: light brown

39. Long or short hair: long but I kinda want it shorter

40. Do you have a crush on someone: not at the moment

41. What do you like about yourself: I’m very open-minded

42. Piercings: none at all

43. Blood type: absolutely no idea

44. Nickname: the diminutive of my surname

45. Relationship status: single (always)

46. Zodiac: leo

47. Pronouns: she/her

48. Favorite TV show: Doctor Who, OITNB, Wynonna Earp, Greys Anatomy

49. Tattoos: no

50. Right or left hand: right

51. Surgery: no

52. Hair dyed in different colour: no

53. Sport: I did yoga a few years ago but apart from that I occasionally do push ups but that’s it

54. no question??

55. Vacation: Madrid. Also Latin America.

56. Pair of trainers: Nikes I guess

MORE GENERAL:

57. Eating: olives

58. Drinking: still lemonade with mint

59. I’m about to: deprive myself of sleep

61. Waiting for: A-level results day yikes

62. Want: to go somewhere new

63. Get married: if I found the right girl

64. Career: humanitarian stuff, like the Red Cross maybe?

65. Hugs or kisses: hugs

66. Lips or eyes: eyes

67. Shorter or taller: taller

68. Older or younger: older

70. Nice arms or nice stomach: nice arms

71. Sensitive or loud: sensitive

72. Hook up or relationship: relationship

73. Troublemaker or hesitant: hesitant

HAVE YOU EVER:

74. Kissed a Stranger: no

75. Drank hard liquor: I think vodka is hard liquor so yeah

76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: no

77. Turned someone down: does blocking guys on facebook count?

78. Sex on the first date: no

79. Broken someone’s heart: don’t think so

80. Had your heart broken: kinda

81. Been arrested: no

82. Cried when someone died: my cat rip

83. Fallen for a friend: hahahah

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

84. Yourself: not enough

85. Miracles: probably not

86. Love at first sight: not really

87. Santa Claus: no

88. Kiss on the first date: maybe

OTHER:

90. Current best friend name: Bridie (real life) & India (internet)

91. Eye color: blue-green

92. Favorite movie: Wonderwoman everyone needs to watch it!!!

NOW, TAG 20 PEOPLE : (or in my case 10) @rivkahstudies @tempus-fugit-so-study @sensiblestudy @boostudies @blukkisbioloqy @kittenscholar @dvkstudies @ambitiously-studying @stvdybear @studywcare @imperialstudy (that’s actually 11 but close enough)

BOOTLEG GIVE AWAY

I recently reached 100 followers, which is amazing! So as a thank you, I have decided to do a bootleg giveaway of my audio masters! All of my masters have hardly been circulated, so you will be getting something that not many people have. Here is a list of my personal audio masters:

Kristin Chenoweth in Louisville, KY 2/12/14

This was Kristin’s first time ever visiting Louisville and she does not disappoint. The show includes “Maybe This Time”, “Taylor the Latte Boy”, “Fathers and Daughters”, “Dance Ten, Looks Three”, “Popular (Switching between English, Japanese, and German)”, “For Good”, “Bring Him Home”, “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”, “When She Loved Me”, “I Was Here”, “I Will Always Love You”, and many more. Not to mention Kristin’s very own brand of comedy that never disappoints!
Sister Act Tour in Louisville, KY 1/8/14 (OPENING NIGHT)

Ta'rea Campbell, Lynne Wintersteller (t/r Mother Superior), Melvin Abston, Florrie Bagel, Charles Barksdale, Diane J. Findlay, Chester Gregory, Ashley Moniz Richard Pruitt. Amazing recording of opening night in Louisville, KY! Opening night was supposed to be the 7th but due to weather opening night was pushed back a day, making this show opening night. The audience was extremely invested in the show and the cast was on fire! The recording is crystal clear and includes the pre-show announcements as well as the curtain call and the “Spread the Love Around/Raise Your Voice” encore!

Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 5/27/14 (OPENING NIGHT)

Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Amazing recording of the show’s Kentucky debut. This was the first performance of the show in Kentucky EVER. The audience loved the show as did I. Everyone is amazing. The show is amazing. I have no words. I will be going to see it at least once more before it leaves. 

Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 6/1/14 Matinee

Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Another amazing recording of this show during it’s premiere Louisville engagement. Recorded from the second row.

Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 6/1/14 Evening

Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Amazing recording of the show’s last week 1 performance in Louisville. The cast was extremely tired but watching the show you never would have known! Truly wonderful performers. Recorded from the first row.

Book of Mormon 1st National Tour in Louisville, KY 6/8/14 Matinee

Mark Evans, Christopher O'Neill, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Alexandra Ncube, Grey Henson, Corey Jones, Jeffery David Sears, Kelechi Ezie. Wonderful audio of the show’s final Matinee in Louisville. The crowd loved it. Recorded from the first row so the audio is crystal clear.

Pippin on Broadway 9/21/14 

Kyle Dean Massey, Carly Hughes, Andrea Martin, John Dossett, Charlotte d’Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Eli Tokash, Mike Schwitter, etc. This was such an amazing show! This was Carly’s 4th as the Leading Player and Andrea’s final broadway performance!

If/Then on Broadway 9/13/14 

Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Curtis Holbrook (t/r Lucas), Jason Tam, Stephanie Klemons (u/s Anne), Jerry Dixon, James Snyder, Tamika Lawrence, Ryann Redmond. Great crystal clear audio! Recorded from the second row! Note: Incomplete. Due to technical problems I only recorded the first 26 minutes of act two.

On the Town on Broadway 9/20/14 (FIRST BROADWAY PREVIEW)

Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clive Alves, Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Rupert,  Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin. Amazing audio of the very first preview of this fabulous new production. The show went super smoothly and was very stable for a first preview. Includes a great little ad lib by Jackie referencing it being the first preview.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway 9/19/14

Bryce Pinkham, Jefferson Mays, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr. Great recording of this hilarious show. Crystal clear audio! The cast was having a great time and it shows! 

54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch 9/12/14 

Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, Harriet Harris, Jeremy Benton, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Lindsie VanWinkle, Edward Hibbert, Paul Iacono, Sara Jean Ford, Shawna Hamic. Director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel bring you an all star Broadway cast singing the songs that made Stritch famous and telling the stories that made her infamous. So, come join us for an evening of great music and memories.

Jason Alexander in Louisville, KY with the Louisville Orchestra 9/26/14

Jason Alexander is amazing! This was his first time playing Louisville and he blew the roof off the building. Known for his Seinfeld fame, not many know what a great powerhouse he is. The first part is just the orchestra playing various selections. In the second part Jason comes out to do his set. This includes “Magic to Do”/“Corner of the Sky”, “Only the Good Die Young”, “Ring Them Bells”, a Merrily We Roll Along Medley, and many more. Great sound and an amazing show!

A Christmas Story: The Musical Non Equity Tour in Owensboro, KY on 11/14/14

Evan Gray, Colton Maurer, Chris Carsten, Christopher Swan, Susannah Jones, Cal Alexander, Avital Asuleen. Great recording of the opening night of this new tour of this AMAZING SHOW! Amazing cast that was full of energy for their opening night. Stand outs (for me) included Colton Maurer, Christopher Swan, and Susannah Jones. Note: There was a technical difficulty with the set causing the show to halt for about 30 seconds, and resulting in a laugh from the audience. The actors restarted the scene. 

Matthew Morrison in Louisville, KY with the Louisville Orchestra 11/15/14

Great recording of Matthew’s Louisville Pops concert! Like the Jason Alexander concert, the first part is just the orchestra. The second part is Matthew Morrison. He sang “It Don’t Mean a Thing, If You Ain’t Got That Swing”, “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Sway”, “Send In the Clowns”, “Singin’ in the Rain” and many more. Great sound throughout! 

Newsies First National Tour Closing Night in Louisville, KY 11/23/14

Dan Deluca, Steve BlanchardStephanie Styles, Angela Grovey, Jacob Kemp, Zachary Style, Anthony Rosenthal, Mark Aldrich, Evan Autio, Bill Bathman, Stephen Hernandez (u/s Ensemble), John E. Brandy, Josh Assor (u/s Albert/Scab)Andrew Wilson (u/s Henry). This show was so amazing! This was my first time seeing Newsies all the way through, and it did not disappoint! Everyone was giving it their all and killing it. The standouts for me were Stephanie Styles (Katharine) and Angela Grovey (Medda). Their respective songs were the highlights of the show. The crowd was on fire and loved every minute as did I! For the most part the audio is amazing. At one point I had to check to see if it was still recording and I accidentally covered the mic, so somewhere in Act 2 there will be a garbled sound for about 20 seconds. Such a great listen! Note: Includes Crutchie’s new song that was added for the tour!

There will be 3 winners. Here’s what they will get:

1st: 3 audios of your choice

2nd: 2 audios of your choice

3rd: 1 audio of your choice

Here are my rules:

1. MUST be following me (I will check).

2. Only reblogs count.

3. Reblog as many times as you want, but don’t spam.

4. Have your Ask Box open!

I will randomly pick winners on January 1st, 2015. If you look on my blog you can listen to previews of some of the things I have listed. Some don’t have any previews up yet, but will soon. Thanks guys! Once (or if) I hit 500 followers, I will do a playbill give away maybe post a bootleg gift. Thanks for helping me reach 100 followers! 

rules: answer 30 questions and then tag 20 blogs you would like to know better.

tagged by @speckledsolanaceae, thank you!!

1. nickname: liv

2. gender: muppet

3. star sign: aquarius 

4. height: 5′5″

5. time: 12:54pm

6. birthday: february 15th

7. favourite band(s): chumbawamba (i have too many favourite bands)

8. favourite solo artist(s): david bowie

9. song stuck in my head: mamacita by super junior

10. last movie I watched: i honestly don’t remember

11. last show I watched: does buzzfeed unsolved count?

12. when did I create my blog: december, 2015

13. what do I post: whatever i feel like

14. last thing I googled: pneumonia symptoms hahaha

15. do you have other blogs: that would be so much work

16. do you get asks: only for prompts or ask memes usually.

17. why did you choose your url: from the lyric “i live cement, i hate this street, give dirt to me, i now repent” - caribou by the pixies

18: following: 376

19. followers: 459, somehow (pornbots) 

20. favourite colour: i’ve been diggin yellow lately, which is weird.

21. average hours of sleep: oh i don’t know

22. lucky number: 1359

23. instruments: guitar, and i can play bass

24. what am I wearing: black overalls and a white tank

25. how many blankets do I sleep with: sheet and comforter right now. in the winter i’ll have like 75 blankets. 

26. dream job: author/artist, firefighter, musician, gallery curator 

27. dream trip: east coast of canada! 

28. favourite food: rainbow trout, clam chowder

29. nationality: canadian

30. favourite song now: either sexy thing by hot chocolate or sweet dream sung by kim heechul and min kyunghoon


i feel bad every time i do this, but i feel way to nervous about tagging right now. maybe i will come back and edit tags in later.

DAY 3157

Jalsa, Mumbai                  Nov  19/20,  2016               Sat/Sun  12:00 am




BAADDUUUMMMBAAAAAAAAAA … !!!

Performing PINK and then a song ‘Yaari’ with Farhan Akhtar .. for the Global Citizen Concert an amazing experience .. last time it felt like this was in the 80′s and 90′s on a concert tour of USA and UK .. and Europe .. Giants Stadium New Jersey, US, Wembley Stadium London ..80, 000 audience and more .. what memories of those times .. the first ever concerts by the Film Industry on this scale, performing and singing live .. never done before .. and the audience .. incredible .. electric moments .. documented somewhere I believe .. never forgotten .. the West Indies, and Amsterdam and ahhh .. the world over !!

Getting a feel of the expatriate audience settled through generations overseas, was a first for me around 1981 .. my visits to UK and US and Europe, just to make an appearance for a film opening .. never ever realised what the NRI’s would do or accept or patronize .. but they were in their thousands and were overwhelming in their show of strength and presence and love .. 

That prompted some very enterprising enthusiasts to design my first concert and the first for the Film Industry ever on a scale never seen before .. it was magical .. for the first time live performances by an artist was seen and heard .. previously they came in some rarity, said a few words and left the stage for the music directors and singers to take over .. but this was different .. I had to perform .. so with the guidance and many rehearsals with the duo maestro of Kalyanji bhai ad Anand ji bhai all was arranged, by that bundle of ideas and management Kirit Trivedi and his enterprising vision .. what he managed and how he did it, no one one could ever fathom .. he just did it .. the foreign crew had nick named him Kirit ‘no problem’ Trivedi .. a 12 city tour concert covered in 14 days and 3 continents - USA, South America, Europe .. around 150 crew, not a single baggage lost, not a single flight missed .. not a single event not starting on time .. it was magical !! It was madness .. it was IT .. never before, never again ..

In South Africa , Durban, Johannesburg .. massive concerts at football stadiums .. the first time ever an Indian concert just before the end of apartheid .. a special permission given to us by the Governments of both countries, and in SAf especially by the ANC that was about to come to power under Mandela, 1990 .. show time 7 pm .. stadium and seats full by 3 pm .. we had to start ahead of time - 6:30 .. 60 - 70,000 crowds and those that could nt get the tickets, did a special appearance in their region as a private visit, landing by helicopter on the roof of the Mall, because the roads to the area were blocked by the massive turnout of the people .. visuals of which are there in the docu ‘Follow that Star’ ..

Wembley Stadium was a first ever .. Wembley Arena, the smaller 12,000 capacity stadium was what had been used by earlier concerts, but never the stadium .. Wembley before it was refurbished in its present state .. 85, 000 people attended .. the Jumma Chumma concert in film now .. entries on horse, elephants, cherry pickers, lifts from the roof of the stadium .. unbelievable .. took Aamir and Salman along for their very first show .. they were just one film old .. 

And the West Indies .. Trinidad & Tobago .. just unimaginable moments .. the audiences wild and loving and in continuous carnival form and mood .. somewhere pictures of the times lie .. mobiles and videos were not born then .. 

Documentation has taken on such an enormous state in our world of today .. nothing goes unescaped .. fortunate to be in these times .. yes today paparazzi lands up everywhere .. some object , others do not .. paparazzi has an earning to look after .. a picture takes care of their living .. it cannot be avoided .. the air belongs to all .. it is free to every human .. free to the paparazzi too and to the fans .. 

There have been many subsequent concerts after .. alone and with some of the more popular artists now and few years earlier .. your impact reduced .. theirs high .. its the nature of the profession .. happens and should happen .. all shall go through that phase .. one cannot be at the maximum eternally .. the next younger more popular takes over .. its the nature of the world .. nature cannot change, or shall not allow change for you in the way you may want it .. accept .. be grateful for the mercies you have received, and live in contentment …


At the end of my portion today at the Global Citizen Concert, coming off the stage, a lady held up a hand written paper in front of me and finally gave it to me .. it would not be prudent for me to present it .. for, I would be most embarrassed .. but I thank you Ma’am for your affection and your most gracious words .. they are far too complimentary for me to believe them, but I shall store it in my heart and shall ever remember .. 

My love 

Amitabh Bachchan

Chris Martin and Cold Play and artists and crew of the concert getting together by midnight at ShahRukh’s .. he has wished me to drop by .. I shall rest .. but an able representative, Abhishek will attend .. or is attending already ..

Tagged by: @legendofstraydog

1) What language, other than your native language, would you like to learn/be fluent in?

They wouldn’t serve much of a purpose here in America, but I wish I knew Japanese, Arabic (which would probably be the most useful here), and Finnish. I just really like those languages and have always wanted to be that person who’s cursing in one not many around you know haha.

2) How many pairs of shoes do you have: 

Don’t know, but I’m not one of those shoe obsessed girls. Maybe 15? I really only wear one pair though…

3) What’s the last compliment you got: 

An old man at Coffee Bean said I looked very elegant.

4) What’s your favorite quote at the moment: 

“You’re not alone under the moon” A lyric from a new song called Innocence by Tarja Turunen.

5) What does your name mean: 

I had to search it cause I don’t know. I guess Tina means ‘river’.

6) Music taste: 

I’m not proud of it, but I might be a music snob. My main genre is symphonic metal, but I also like 70’s and 80’s. Other than that… Let’s just say I wouldn’t go to a Beyoncé or a Katy Perry or whoever else is popular like that concert even if it was free. I have no desire.

7) Do you have any other social media: 

Facebook and Instagram. I never use either, and Facebook can go to hell and stay there. Sorry. I have soul wounds from Facebook.

8) Favorite food:

Mediterranean kabob with rice! I can eat it three times a day every single day.

9) Age:

27

10) Birthday:

May 6th 1989. I share a birthday with George Clooney. Does that impress you? Because it doesn’t impress me.

11) Favorite drink: 

Coffee! And raspberry lemonade. But mostly coffee.

12) Current drama: 

Drama makes me faint now from anxiety because of my past so I try to stay very far away from it, but I’m trying not to let the fact that two of my younger siblings are planning weddings and I’m still all alone bother me.

13) If you were a Pokemon, what would your name be and what would you look like: 

I… don’t know. I just don’t know! I wanna be the very best

14) Cats or dogs:

Cats. Please God cats.

15) Do you have freckles: 

Everyone has freckles somewhere. I don’t have many that are noticeable unless you’re looking for them because I try to stay out of the sun. It hurts me.

16) Who is your style crush: 

I don’t understand the question and I won’t respond to it.

17) Favorite candle scent or scent in general: 

Anything that smells like Christmas, or fall. I would live in Christmas Town if I could.

18) Do you have any weird obsessions: 

I’m obsessed with true crime, and not many people understand that. Give me all the crime documentaries and well told mysteries of cases that I will solve myself!

19) Do you still watch cartoons:

Yapsolutely! I love Family Guy (it shits on everything and I love it) Disney movies, Transformers Prime, Phineas and Ferb, Teen Titans, Avatar: TLA, Kim Possible… Can’t name them all.

20) Do you like wearing slippers: 

No. Not at all.

21) Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving: 

I’ll go bungee jumping. I would do sky diving but I don’t think I could handle having someone attached to my back the whole time. It’s too awkward, and I need my personal space from strangers. As for shark diving… I will blow my own brains out before I get into any kind of shark related activity.

22) Favorite clothing store:

I really love the idea of shopping at BCBG, it’s so pretty in there. But unless I snag me a wealthy fella, I will never be able to afford their stuff. It’s so lovely though.

23) What is your favorite ice cream flavor: 

Birthday cake remix at Coldstone. Nothing beats a classic hot fudge sundae either.

24) Do you have any phobias: 

Not much truly scares me, but I can’t go in the ocean anymore. I just assume I’m going to die.

25) What is your wardrobe color scheme:

Mostly black for work but I want more red. I want to be that girl who wears a lot of red.

26) Tea or coffee: 

Coffee, but I love tea!

27) Favorite clothing item: 

Not sure. At home I’m usually scantily clad.

28) What would your dream bedroom look like:

A big low bed with white sheets and comforter, Christmas lights above me and fake flowers scattered about, books all over the walls, and CARPET. I want carpet in my bedroom, not this obsession with tile/wood floors!

29) What were your best childhood TV shows:

Beetlejuice, Recess, Pokémon… I can’t remember. We were poor and only had two channels.

30) What do you always have on you: 

My phone, my lip product of the day, and usually a book.

31) What is the current temperature outside right now: 

Don’t know, I’m inside, there are too many spiders outside right now and TT no like spiders except Spiderman.

I tag whoever wants to! Go for it! :D

Nash/Sam Imagine Part 4 ♥

*SAM’S P.O.V*
It turned out, Nash hadn’t sent any text that he was mad. He was stating to all of us that he was turning his phone off so he wouldn’t be distracted at the event tomorrow. The one part that w the same in all three of the messages read, “I’m glad I have you guys to call my second family still, even after we left.”

It had left you confused speaking since, he had threatened you earlier for flirting and liking y/n. 

When you, and the Jacks had gotten back to your house, you all started to discuss, and plan for the huge party you were planning for Saturday. It was Thursday night right now, so you had a lot to do. You already had a guest list lain out, it was all of yours, Johnson, and Gilinskys friends, and any one in the area that wouldn’t bring drama. 

Of course you weren’t sure if you should invite y/n yet, since your plan had just worked out earlier.

*Next day*

*YOUR P.O.V*

You didn’t necessarily want to leave the house today, but your mom was forcing you to walk to pick up your little brother from school. You didn’t want to talk to Nash either. You only wanted to talk to Sam. That was the first person who texted you this morning too. Which brightened your day a little.

You really did not want to cry in front of your brother, but as you walked to the school the tears poured as you seen the place you and Nash had your first kiss. Your heart literally felt like it was in pieces. Nash was yours for four long, amazing years. Even though you had first started dating when you were in seventh grade, you fell in love fast, everyone was jealous in your school, of your relationship and how long it is.. Thinking about that only made you cry more.

*Next day; Night*

You were texting Sam..

S; your 100% positive you want to come tonight? You don’t have to if you don’t want to y/n..

You; No, i’m positive I wanna come Sammy, what time do you want me to come?

S; no certain time. It starts in 30 minutes. You can come whenever though, just find me when you get here. (:

You didn’t reply. You wanted to start getting ready.

You were determined to have a good time tonight. First, you got in the shower. Blasting your favorite song. 

You always take really long showers, so 40 minutes later you got out to start drying, and styling your hair;

It didn’t take you long to style it, like it usually did. 

After your hair was at your precise, you changed into one of your many going out/party outifts; 

Being naturally 5'5 ½", heels were necessary in your case. Especially since you were much shorter than most of the boys, besides Johnson and Carter who were only a couple inches taller. 

Before you were completely ready to go you danced by yourself for a good 20 minutes to your iTunes on shuffle. Getting interrupted by a soft knock on your open bedroom door. In the doorway stood a laughing Taylor. “Oh my god. Did you just watch me dance the whole time you weirdo?!” you smiled at him, playfully hitting his shoulder. “Oh, c'mon babe! It was cute!” he gave you that cheeky signature smirk. You laughed at his cockiness, “what are you doing here anyways Tay?” he locked arms with you, “just thought I would escort a beautiful girl to the party? Such a bad thing?” he walked you outside to his brand new white corvette. Since you knew Taylor for as long as you could remember, back in the childhood days, neither of you really talked on the way there, he turned up his radio and you both sang the lyrics as loudly as you could.

As you both pulled up to the drive way, it was pitch black outside, but the lights from inside the house shown down on the drunken people in the front and back yard. Taylor opened up the door, and you followed shortly behind him. The music was blaring loud. You had never seen so many people crammed in each room. You tried to find Sam, like he told you to when you arrived, but you were passing by the alcohol, and decided to get a drink. There were a lot of things you didn’t recognize, so you took a cup of a dark blue drink, that smelt frankly close to tequila. Before you had left the long table of drinks you had chugged down three cups of the bubbly drink. 

You felt the buzz deep in your stomach before it spread to the rest of your body. You made your way through the crowd, still looking for Sam. Before you had gotten anywhere, an older guy had stopped you he was 17 or 18, and was pretty drunk already. 

“Can you help me out real quick?” he asked you loudly over the music. You managed to hear him faintly, “With what?” you asked him. “I need to find a quieter room, to call my friend.” And knowing Sam’s house like the back of your hand, you led the boy to one of the spare rooms up stairs. 

You went in before he did, to make sure no one else was occupying it. Surprisingly, after he had followed you into the room, he locked the door.

“W-what are you doing?” you studdered. He didn’t say anything, he had a dark look in his eyes, as he pushed you onto the bed. 

He got over you beginning to kiss your neck. You were trying to push him off of you the best that you could, but he was much stronger then you. 

As you wiggled under him, trying to escape his hold. You realized you wouldn’t get out of this by yourself, so you did the only thing you could, you started screaming, “HELPPPP!!”, “ANYONE! HELP ME!!” you began to scream at the top of your lungs, names of the boys. The boy on top of you, acted like you weren’t screaming at all, and continued to kiss your neck and jawline starting to try and undress you. 

You jumped slightly as you heard a loud thud on the door. Then two, three, and four, until the door cracked and burst open. You squeezed your eyes shut, and felt the heavy body get pulled quickly off of you. 

You heard six voices say your name, before you sat up, opening your eyes. You seen Cameron, Nash, Carter, Hayes, Gilinsky, and Sam standing there…

(Part 5 anyone?) (:

Well, ends up to be ANOTHER cliff hanger! Sorryyyy..! I really hope you guys enjoyed this part. Give me more ideas for other imagines to write, to work around this series! (: I’m going to do a lot of writing tonight, and post a lot tomorrow! ♥ So before I start anything, if you want an imagine requested, now would be the best time! (: I’ll be doing ships for a while now too. & tonsss of other stuff, so anything you want questions and all, message me now! I love you all! (: Stay beautiful. ♥

THERE COULD BE A CHANCE, IF I GET A LOT OF REQUESTS TONIGHT, THAT I WILL POST PART 5 LATER!!! (:

(Sorry Nash didn’t feature a lot in this part, if I get requests for a 5 he will for sure!)

THE LETTER

I just wanted to say something about the famous letter. I don’t give a shit if you agree or disagree, but I agree and I’ll tell you why.
So, we’re in 2014 and remembering last year, we have to do some matching.
Remember the fantastic #AskJaredLeto by Jared on Twitter? That doesn’t exist anymore.
Remember the long VyRTs? 6 hours VyRTs. That doesn’t exist anymore.
Remember free VyRT Violet? That doesn’t exist anymore.
setlists: 13 songs. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? 13 SONGS? They should do at least 20 songs!
The tour is called “Love Lust Faith + Dreams”, ok, but… no S/T songs at all? That’s not fair!
Not all the Echelon prefer the last two albums, some prefer the S/T and ABL (like me).
How many times do we cry ‘cause we’ll never listen to songs like Buddha For Mary or R-Evolve live?
The band is far, far away from us. Close, but far away.
They don’t love us like they did before, they don’t answer to us on Twitter anymore, they ignore every single request we make.
They considered us like a family, and a family has the right to give some advice, but they are ignoring us.
The Echelon always fight for what they believe in, Mars taught us, and now we are fighting to get the old Mars back.
I’m sick and tired of live songs unfinished with an acoustic guitar.
I WANT FULL BAND SONGS, LIKE THE KILL, LIKE IT WAS BEFORE.
Do you like Mars who only cares about money and not about us? Good for you, we don’t.
We want Mars who cares about us, who hears our desperate requests, who listens to us.
Jared, Shannon and Tomo are my life, they will always be, but I don’t recognize the band I discovered many years ago anymore.
Don’t you see how much they are far away from us?
On Twitter they only write things like “Go VIP with…” and I don’t give a fuck about that shit.
I want answers, I want them to have a relationship with us like it was before.
Dammit, why are you so blind? You divinize them, you see them as gods, you only want to fuck Jared or Shannon and you don’t give a shit about the music.
You only wait for the moment when Jared says “Do you really want me?” during Hurricane only to scream “Yeeeeeeah” like horny girls.
You live in another world where you think Jared and Shannon will marry you, will have babies with you, and you don’t realize how much it’s all fucked-up with this band.
Stop licking their asses and grow up, for God’s sake! You won’t receive a medal for “Best Echelon of the year”.
We are all Echelon, you don’t have the fucking right to say who is an Echelon and who isn’t an Echelon.
“I’m the Echelon and I don’t agree with that letter”. What the fuck does this mean?
That people who agree are not Echelon? I agree and I’m an Echelon like you, SO SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH UP.
Go back to your dreams where Jared fucks you all day long, but don’t say that we are not real Echelon.
Leave us alone, we will fight until the end and you can’t do a shit about it.
Provehito In Altum.
Bye!

365 days song challenge

What I’m gonna do is that I’ll add a new song to this playlist every day for a year, songs that I think answer the questions down below. I hope some of you lot join me on this challenge :) 

  • Day 1: A song you played on New Years Eve:
  • Day 2: A song that reminds you of summer:
  • Day 3: A song you listened to as a kid, that you thought made you cool:
  • Day 4: A song you like from a movie soundtrack:
  • Day 5: A song that you quote to people:
  • Day 6: A song from an artist you discovered from a TV show:
  • Day 7: A song that wrenches your heart out from sadness.
  • Day 8: Your least favorite song from your favorite band.
  • Day 9: A song that if someone said they liked it, you would like them a little bit more:
  • Day 10. A song from a band that you think should be more popular:
  • Day 11. A song you indulge in shameless self pity to:
  • Day 12. A song you play when your getting ready to get your confidence up:
  • Day 13.A song that reminds you of a past love:
  • Day 14. A song you like that’s instrumental only:
  • Day 15. A song your parents played on road trips when you were young:
  • Day 16. A song you have seen performed live:
  • Day 17. A song you remember dancing in public to:
  • Day 18. A song you would consider part of the “soundtrack” of your life:
  • Day 19. A song that you love from a band that has since broken up:
  • Day 20. A song you know most or part of the choreography to:
  • Day 21. A song from a band or artist (member(s) alive) would love to see perform in person:
  • Day 22. A song from a band or artists (member(s) decease )you would have loved to have seen:
  • Day 23. Song from a band or artist that you have met in person:
  • Day 24. The last new song that you heard that you really liked:
  • Day 25. Worst song you have ever seen performed live:
  • Day 26. One of the top songs that was released the year you were born:
  • Day 27. A song you like to blast on your car stereo when it comes on:
  • Day 28. A song you change the words to when you sing it:
  • Day 29. A song that describes a friendship:
  • Day 30. A song from a band/artist that you are planning to see in the next 6 months:
  • Day 31. Your class song (or what you want your class song to be).
  • Day 32. A song that plays to your inner hopeless-romantic.
  • Day 33. A song that you can’t even think of without it getting stuck in your head.
  • Day 34. A song that you try to get stuck in your head to replace the one that’s currently stuck there.
  • Day 35. Your favorite cover song.
  • Day 36. Your least favorite cover song.
  • Day 37. An essential karaoke song.
  • Day 38. A song that you sing really well.
  • Day 39. A song that you wish you could sing really well.
  • Day 40. Your favorite song from the 50’s.
  • Day 41. Your favorite song from the 60’s. 
  • Day 42. Your favorite song from the 70’s.
  • Day 43. Your favorite song from the 80’s.
  • Day 44. Your favorite song from the 90’s.
  • Day 45. Your favorite song from the 00’s.
  • Day 46. Your favorite song of this year.
  • Day 47. The oldest song you own.
  • Day 48. A song that you wish you could’ve written.
  • Day 49. Your favorite TV show theme song.
  • Day 50. A song that you’ve listened to for years & have just recently begun to appreciate.
  • Day 51. A song that you realized you’ve been mishearing the lyrics for years.
  • Day 52. A song that you’ve been listening to for years & you still don’t know what the heck they’re saying.
  • Day 53. The song that you’re most proud of knowing all the words to.
  • Day 54. The song that got you hooked on your favorite band/artist.
  • Day 55. A song you’ve listened to so many times that you just can’t listen to it anymore.
  • Day 56. A song that is insanely simple/repetitive, but that you consider awesome anyway.
  • Day 57. Your favorite song from your favorite genre.
  • Day 58. Your therapist in a song.
  • Day 59. A song whose lyrics you take advice from.
  • Day 60. Your favorite movie-moment song.
  • Day 61. A song that you like to sing in the shower:
  • Day 62. Your favorite song by a singer turned actor:
  • Day 63: Your favorite duet:
  • Day 64: Your favorite song featured in a musical:
  • Day 65: Your favorite song by a actor turned singer:
  • Day 66: A song you like to clean the house to:
  • Day 67: Your least favorite song by a singer turned actor:
  • Day 68: A song you have requested to be played on the radio:
  • Day 69: Your least favorite song by an actor turned singer:
  • Day 70: A song that you wish someone would cover:
  • Day 71: A song that gives you a headache:
  • Day 72: A song that you love that you first heard on a mixed CD made for you:
  • Day 73: A song someone has said reminds them of you:
  • Day 74: A song from a band that you wish you could hang out with:
  • Day 75: The song that you most recently downloaded:
  • Day 76. Your favorite song beginning with the letter A
  • Day 77: Part A - someone you wish would sing a duet with Part B
  • Day 78: Part B - someone you wish would sing a duet with Part A
  • Day 79. A song that makes you think of the color blue:
  • Day 80: Your favorite band beginning with the letter A
  • Day 81: A song you like with Monday in the title:
  • Day 82: A song you would dedicate to the boy/girl you have a crush on:
  • Day 83: A song you would/have dance(d) with a parent to, at your wedding:
  • Day 84: A song that you like that’s in a language you don’t know:
  • Day 85: A song that you always put on a new mixed CD you make for everyone:
  • Day 86: A song that you like by a band you suspect is going to break up:
  • Day 87: A song you play when someone breaks up with you:
  • Day 88: A song that you like that’s from a different culture:
  • Day 89: A song that you love to work-out to:
  • Day 90: A song that describes your work angst:
  • Day 91: A song you like to sing to babies:
  • Day 92: A song you play when you can’t sleep:
  • Day 93: A song you play when you break someone’s heart:
  • Day 94: Your favorite song that features the use of a harmonica:
  • Day 95: Your favorite song that starts with the letter “B”
  • Day 96: A song that makes you think about stars and the universe:
  • Day 97: Your favorite classical song:
  • Day 98: Your favorite song that you remember from a kid’s show:
  • Day 99: A song that you like in part, because the title is so good:
  • Day 100: A song from the last CD mix you made someone:
  • Day 101: A song from a singer that your friends have met, and that makes you jealous:
  • Day 102: A song by a female singer you think does not have a very good voice:
  • Day 103: Your favorite Disney movie song:
  • Day 104: A song that reminds you of the ocean:
  • Day 105: A song that reminds you of something you regret:
  • Day 106: A song you have to change right away if it comes on the radio:
  • Day 107: A song that reminds you of one of your parents:
  • Day 108: A song that has a lyric, that if you were one of those people that tattooed song lyrics on themselves, you would seriously consider:
  • Day 109: A song you like from someone you consider a one hit wonder:
  • Day 110: Your least favorite song from someone you consider a one hit wonder:
  • Day 111: A song from your all time favorite American Idol contestant:
  • Day 112: A song from your all time least favorite American Idol contestant:
  • Day 113: A song that you would put on the soundtrack of a romantic comedy:
  • Day 114: A song that you would put on the soundtrack of a psychological thriller:
  • Day 115: A song by a male singer you think does not have a very good voice:
  • Day 116: A song by a lead singer you think is too handsome/beautiful for words:
  • Day 117: A song by a lead singer you think is too homely for words:
  • Day 118: A song with your name in it (middle names count if your first name is like Brunhilde or something):
  • Day 119: Your favorite song by a band or singer whose name starts with the letter B
  • Day 120: A song you like by a band whose name you don’t:
  • Day 121. Your favorite song from a genre you don’t typically like.
  • Day 122. A song by your favorite female vocalist.
  • Day 123. A song by your favorite male vocalist.
  • Day 124. The song that was sung in your favorite music video.
  • Day 125. A song you thought was about you.
  • Day 126. A love song you would want to be serenaded with.
  • Day 127. The most obscure song by The Beatles that you can think of.
  • Day 128. Your least favorite duet.
  • Day 129. A song that captures your hometown.
  • Day 130. A song that reminds you of your best friend.
  • Day 131. A song that captures your alter-ego.
  • Day 132. A song that you would use to torture someone for information.
  • Day 133. A song that you feel is highly overrated.
  • Day 134. A song that you feel is greatly under-appreciated.
  • Day 135. A song that you would love to get a random crowd of people to sing along with.
  • Day 136. A song that you would start a flash mob with.
  • Day 137. Your favorite parody song.
  • Day 138. A parody that you consider to be better than the original.
  • Day 139. A song that sums up your outlook on life.
  • Day 140. A song that you would use to cheer up a friend.
  • Day 141. A song that features your favorite bass solo.
  • Day 142. A song that features your favorite guitar solo.
  • Day 143. A song that features your favorite drum solo.
  • Day 144. A song that features your favorite keyboard solo.
  • Day 145. A song that features an unusual instrument.
  • Day 146. A song with great vocal harmonies.
  • Day 147. A song that you love but for some reason don’t own.
  • Day 148. A song you would use to tell someone you were completely in love with how you felt.
  • Day 149. A song by your favorite classical composer.
  • Day 150. A song by your favorite contemporary composer.
  • Day 151. A song that you consider to be one of the most beautiful you have ever heard.
  • Day 152. A song from your favorite original film score.
  • Day 153. A song that features your favorite wind instrument.
  • Day 154. A song that features your favorite stringed instrument.
  • Day 155. A song that you would use for a video montage of you & your friends.
  • Day 156. A song that to dance to only requires jumping.
  • Day 157. A song that puts your in a thoughtful mood.
  • Day 158. A song that describes your sense of humor.
  • Day 159. A song that blew your mind when you first heard it.
  • Day 160. A song that you would use as an apology. 
  • Day 161. A song with Tuesday in the title.
  • Day 162. It’s Laura’s Day.  You may not know her, but she was the first one who discovered we were missing song #162. So dedicate a random song to Laura, and have fun with it, make up a story, the more creative and fictitious the better : )
  • Day 163. A song that you like to wake up to in the morning.
  • Day 164. A song that made you cry when you first heard it.
  • Day 165. A song that you loved as a kid & continue to now even though it might not be considered “mature”.
  • Day 166. A song that helps you unwind at the end of the day.
  • Day 167. A song that brings out your crazy side.
  • Day 168. An epic song from an epic movie.
  • Day 169. A song that gives you chills whenever you hear it.
  • Day 170. A song from a band/artist that you are currently obsessed with.
  • Day 171. A song that makes you want to go for a drive down a country road.
  • Day 172. A song that makes you feel like flying.
  • Day 173. A song with Wednesday in the title.
  • Day 174. A song that reminds you of summer vacation.
  • Day 175. A song that reminds you of high school.
  • Day 176. The theme song from your favorite movie.
  • Day 177. A song that reminds you of your favorite book.
  • Day 178. A song that was super popular when you were in high school.
  • Day 179. A song that makes you think of the color red. 
  • Day 180. A song with Thursday in the title.
  • Day 181. I song that makes you want to be a better person:
  • Day 182: A song you like that starts with the letter “C”:
  • Day 183: A song that makes you think of money:
  • Day 184: A song from the CD/MP3 mix that’s currently in your car:
  • Day 185: When you set your MP3 player to random/shuffle the first song that comes up:
  • Day 186: A song that reminds you of shoes.
  • Day 187: A song from a band that starts with the letter “C” that you like:
  • Day 188: A song with numbers in it:
  • Day 189: A song that you think is sexy:
  • Day 190: A song you like from a televised musical:
  • Day 191: A song you like where actors sing in the movie:
  • Day 192: A song you like from a singer that is bald:
  • Day 193: A song from a singer you think looks creepy:
  • Day 194: A song that mentions your eye color in it:
  • Day 195: A song you like that’s A Capella (no music, just voices):
  • Day 196: A song that has been your ringtone:
  • Day 197: A song whose lyrics you have used as a Facebook status update:
  • Day 198: A song you would play at a swanky dinner party:
  • Day 199: A song that mentions rain:
  • Day 200: A song from a singer that you think most resembles you:
  • Day 201: A song that features the use of a choir or kid singers:
  • Day 202: A song that reminds you of a friend you had a falling out with:
  • Day 203: A song from a Bollywood movie:
  • Day 204: A song that gives you a sense of wanderlust:
  • Day 205: A song you like that starts with the letter D:
  • Day 206: A song you like from a band that starts with the letter D:
  • Day 207: A song by someone you would classify as “smarmy”:
  • Day 208: A song you like thats very girl power:
  • Day 209: A song by a man with very womanly hair:
  • Day 210: Another song by a singer turned actor:
  • Day 211: Your favorite Cat Stevens song:
  • Day 212: A song by a band you think has been most influential to music from the 1970’s
  • Day 213: A song you like that starts with the letter “E”:
  • Day 214: A song they seem to always play at weddings, that you wish they wouldn’t:
  • Day 215: A song you like by a band that has at least 2 members that are related:
  • Day 216: A song you like, by someone who lives in the same state:
  • Day 217: A song that one of your favorite authors likes:
  • Day 218: A song you like that has the word “fire” in it:
  • Day 219: A band you started listening to, because their name sounded so interesting:
  • Day 220: A song from a band whose name starts with the letter “E”
  • Day 221: A song you have seen a street musician play:
  • Day 222: A song that makes you think of Autumn:
  • Day 223: A song you have named a pet/car/object/child after - or would:
  • Day 224: A song you like by a singer with red hair:
  • Day 225: A song you really like but keep procrastinating looking up the rest of the album:
  • Day 226: The theme song from one of your favorite childhood movies:
  • Day 227: A song you like that mentions a State in it:
  • Day 228: A song you like that starts with the letter “F”
  • Day 229: A song you like that mentions another country in it:
  • Day 230: A song by someone you have watched a documentary about:
  • Day 231: A song you like from a band that starts with the letter “F”
  • Day 232: Another random song from your MP3 Player on shuffle:
  • Day 233: A song that you would use at an audition:
  • Day 234: A song you like, from someone you don’t like when you see them interviewed:
  • Day 235: A song with a word, term or phrase that doesn’t make sense:
  • Day 236: An old song that’s stood the test of time:
  • Day 237: A song from a female singer you think is whiny and annoying:
  • Day 238: A song by a male singer you think is whiny and annoying:
  • Day 239: A song that makes you feel a little reckless:
  • Day 240: A song you heard that you spent hours trying to find out what it was:
  • Day 241:  The last song you’ve heard that you really liked:
  • Day 242: The song that comes up when you go to youtube and type in your name + song:
  • Day 243: A song the has a murder or mystery in it:
  • Day 244: A song you like by a musician that only goes by one name:
  • Day 245: A song by someone who has a band name, even though it’s just one person:
  • Day 246: A song you like that has the lead singer “and the” backup singers:
  • Day 247: A song you like with the word “write” in it:
  • Day 248: A song by a band that’s been together over 20 years:
  • Day 249: A song you like that has clips from a computer generated voice:
  • Day 250: A song from a TV show whose reruns you grew up watching:
  • Day 251: A song you like that starts with the letter G:
  • Day 252: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a momentous first kiss:
  • Day 253: A song you would use in an afterschool special:
  • Day 254: A song you like that features the use of a harpsichord:
  • Day 255: Your favorite song by Madonna:
  • Day 256: A song by a band you like that starts with the letter G:
  • Day 257: Your favorite rap song:
  • Day 258: The longest song that you like:
  • Day 259: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a murder:
  • Day 260: A song with a title that you think would make for a good movie title:
  • Day 261: A song that reminds you of a grandparent:
  • Day 262: A song you like that starts with the letter E:
  • Day 263: A song that reminds you of the color yellow:
  • Day 264: A song you like that starts with the letter H:
  • Day 265: Another random song from your MP3 player:
  • Day 266: A song you play or would play while taking a bath:
  • Day 267: A song from a band you like that starts with the letter H:
  • Day 268: Your favorite heavy metal song:
  • Day 269: A song you like by someone who was in the Mickey Mouse Club:
  • Day 270: A song you would play to get your groove on:
  • Day 271: A song you consider a guilty pleasure:
  • Day 272: A song you like that starts with the letter I:
  • Day 273: A song that makes you think of night time:
  • Day 274: A song you like by a band that starts with “THE”:
  • Day 275: A song you think has too many covers:
  • Day 276: A song you like that’s been sampled into another song:
  • Day 277: A song you like, by a singer/band that you don’t:
  • Day 278: A song that preys on your worst fears:
  • Day 279: A song you like by a band that starts with the letter I:
  • Day 280: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a betrayal:
  • Day 281: A song you would try and sing at a talent show:
  • Day 282: Your favorite Country song:
  • Day 283: A song by a singer you respect as a person:
  • Day 284: A song you like by a singer that died before their time:
  • Day 285: A song you like by a band that’s named after a place:
  • Day 286: A song you like that starts with the letter J:
  • Day 287: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a funeral procession:
  • Day 288: A song you like that you think has a dreamlike quality:
  • Day 289: A song you like by a fictitious TV or movie musician:
  • Day 290: A song you like by a band whose name starts with the letter J:
  • Day 291: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a chase scene:
  • Day 292: A song you like from a concert that you have been to:
  • Day 293: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a fight:
  • Day 294: A song you like that starts with the letter K:
  • Day 295: A song you like by a band that’s named after an animal:
  • Day 296:A song you like by a band that starts with the letter K:
  • Day 297: A song you like that starts with the letter L:
  • Day 298: A song you like by a band that starts with the letter L:
  • Day 299: If you were a DJ - the first song you would play on your first day on the job:
  • Day 300: A song you like by a band that’s name after an action (i.e. pushing, breaking, rolling, dancing):
  • Day 301: A song you like that begins with the letter M:
  • Day 302: A song you like that you think should be used in a ballet performance:
  • Day 303: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a scene where someone pushes past pain to reach a goal:
  • Day 304: If you started your own record company, a song from a band you wish you could sign:
  • Day 305: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter M:
  • Day 306: A song you like by a band/artist that came from another famous band.
  • Day 307: A song you like that begins with the letter N:
  • Day 308: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter N:
  • Day 309: The last song you heard that you really liked:
  • Day 310: A song they play on the easy listening stations that you hate:
  • Day 311: A song by a musician you think changed musical history:
  • Day 312: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a scene where someone holds their newborn baby:
  • Day 313: A song you like that begins with the letter O:
  • Day 314: A song you like from a band that beings with the letter O:
  • Day 315: A song from a musician whose Twitter or Facebook updates you subscribe to:
  • Day 316: A song from a musician you think is a poser:
  • Day 317: A song you like that begins with the letter P:
  • Day 318: A song you from a band that begins with the letter P:
  • Day 319: A song you would play to get a dance party started:
  • Day 320:A song from a band you think has sold out:
  • Day 321: A song you like that begins with the letter R:
  • Day 322: A song from a musician you would like to see a movie or documentary made about:
  • Day 323: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter R:
  • Day 324: A song you like that mentions alcohol in the lyrics:
  • Day 325: A song you like that begins with the letter S:
  • Day 326: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter S:
  • Day 327: A song you like from a band you have/have had a T-shirt for:
  • Day 328: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a scene where someone is searching for someone:
  • Day 329: A song you like that begins with the letter T:
  • Day 330: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter T:
  • Day 331: A song you like that begins with the letter U:
  • Day 332: A song from a band you like that beings with the letter U:
  • Day 333: A song from the 50’s that you think should be sampled or covered:
  • Day 334: A song from the 60’s that you think should be sampled or covered:
  • Day 335: A song from the 70’s that you think should be sampled or covered:
  • Day 336: A song from the 80’s that you think should be sampled or covered:
  • Day 337: A song from the 90’s that you think should be sampled or covered:
  • Day 338: A song from the 00’s that you think should be sampled or covered:
  • Day 339: A song you like from a game: 
  • Day 340: A song you like that begins with the letter V:
  • Day 341: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter V:
  • Day 342: A song you would use in a soundtrack as the underdogs theme song:
  • Day 343: A song you like that begins with the letter W:
  • Day 344: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter W:
  • Day 345: A random song from your MP3 player:
  • Day 346: The song you think you have played over and over and over the most in your life:
  • Day 347: A song you would use in a soundtrack for a couples first dance:
  • Day 348: A song you think they should use for one of the depressingly sad Humane Society commercials:
  • Day 349: A song you like that begins with the letter Y:
  • Day 350: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter Y:
  • Day 351: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with a swordfight:
  • Day 352: A song you like from a band that has a color in the title:
  • Day 353: A song you like that begins with the letter Z:
  • Day 354: A song you wish you could play to tell everyone to leave you alone:
  • Day 355: A song that is a song that has special meaning to you and your friends only:
  • Day 356: A song you would use in a soundtrack to go with runaways making a break for it:
  • Day 357: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter Z:
  • Day 358: A song by an artist you think is an amazing dancer:
  • Day 359: A song you think has the best screaming in it:
  • Day 360: A song that makes you think of a windy day:
  • Day 361: A song that describes how incredibly freaking awesome that you are:
  • Day 362: A song that you think sums up this past year:
  • Day 363: A song that sums up a big event that happened to you in the last year:
  • Day 364: A song that you first heard from doing this challenge:
  • Day 365: A song to say goodbye: