I’m not finished blogging. And that dearth of posts wasn’t some planned hiatus (don’t worry, I would have warned you). I just stopped making time, I guess. I used to really think about my blog a lot. If something notable would happen, I’d file it away. At night, I would think of cute blog titles. When bored, I might think about how I would write down an event or story. But this last year was full of surprises. I won’t be sorry to see 2015 become my past. I had been in my post-bac program working very hard to get to grad schhol–and that didn’t happen. So everything changed. And we moved to a new state. Again (for me) and that’s always a huge logistic, emotional, and time adjustment. I got caught up in just getting back to a secure, stable place. Finding the job and getting enough hours and a good schedule, check-check, and check! Getting my car all legit for Utah-check. And exploring this new city and state–a mission in progress. Between that and the daily things, blogging just fell by the wayside. But I’m in no way giving it up. I’ve worked very hard on this collection of posts–and I do enjoy it, when it doesn’t become an obligation. So I’m going to try to think about it again. No promises on the quality or quantitity of posts just yet. I just promise to put it in my mind. Besides, I love looking back at a year, count downs, and looking ahead–which January is ideal for.
Here is a post that I’m not sure why I didn’t publish LAST December. I probably intended on making it better–which is also a reason I haven’t written in awhile. I wanted to have solid ideas, write well, edit, and make sure the posts were GOOD. Well, I’m taking that pressure off, and just getting things out there for awhile. So about my 2014 music listening:
This isn’t some feeling I have, it’s based on statistics from my LastFM scrobbles. If you’ve been living under a rock, and don’t know what that is, here’s a description: An add-on that sends every song played (itunes, Spotify, ipod, ANY program/device that plays music) to the website. The site compiles most listened to artists, songs, and albums. And they do it for the week, month, 3 months, 6 months, year, and overall. Really, if you just learned a bunch of stuff–you should check out LastFM and start scrobbling.
So without further ado:
Has still got it. I’ve always liked him, and still do. It’s good for running and during squeegee time at work too.
9] Hans Zimmer
I think this came about out of Spotify’s Classify list. You can pick a mood/instrument/era/etc and listen to music that represents that.
Because I tried to give all the Gorge Caravan bands that Dave picked a fair shake. But despite many listens, I wasn’t really feeling this one.
7] Piano Tribute Players
For studying purposes.
6] Linkin Park–>Burn it Down
They are one of my long time favorite bands, and they put out an album in 2014.
5] Brian Tyler
Honestly, I can’t even tell you who this is. Lesson–be careful what you listen to if it means nothing. Maybe it’s on a soundtrack of some sort? I really don’t know.
4] Moon Taxi
WTF? Prep for Gorge Caravan–which we didn’t end up listening to.
3] Vitamin String Quartet–>top song: With or Without You
A girl has to study. But it doesn’t have to be a bummer. I get to listen to my favorite songs without distracting lyrics, no problem with that!
2] Brandi Carlile–>top songs 1-3: Turpentine, Fall Apart Again, Closer to You (who knew?)
My musical girlfriend HAD to be in the top spots. And congratulations on 3 amazing openers at the Gorge!!!
1] Dave Matthews Band–>with 1-5 most played songs: Lie in Our Graves (a summer tour staple), The Stone, Ants Marching, Crush, and Crash.
Of course. Because of concert prep, excitement before and after the ticket purchase, excitement before and after the concerts, and just all the billions of versions of each song–it’s obvious it added up.