Songs and Feelings

So I kind of did this once before with Disclosure, but I wanted to share some more of my favorite songs with you guys. BECAUSE I LOVE TO JAM. If you know me, then you probably know that I pretty much always have music playing, regardless of what I’m doing. Like, it probably gets annoying. I also listen to pretty much every genre of music. Except country. I can’t get behind country. I apologize to my southern readers, if I have any. But also I don’t apologize because I’m just doing me over here. God bless America.

Anyway, here are some songs that I enjoy. I tried to create an eclectic mixture for you guys. All the song links are to Spotify. And if you don’t use Spotify… what are you doing? Get a Spotify account, you fool.

Also, I’ve made the decision to scatter secret, hilarious gifs throughout this post. So I dunno maybe you should click on a couple links…..

1. Thinking About You (feat. Ayah Marar) – Calvin HarrisAlright, I know what you’re thinking. “Emma, you’re so mainstream ugh who are you.” YOU KNOW WHAT? I AM MAINSTREAM. OK? All I’m saying is that I’ve been jamming to this song HARDCORE in recent times, and I thought I’d confide in you guys about what my life is like. Mostly it’s me doing normal things, but with this song playing in the background. To be honest, I’m listening to it right now. I was not lying. I goddamn love this song. It makes me feel like I’m in da club but everything is in dramatic slow motion.

2. Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutini

I have loved Paolo for a long time. I think he has a really cool voice and I just really love his sound. His slow songs (like this one) are incredible and I love them to death, but this song is also awesome and makes me wanna DANCE. In other words, you should all go download all of his music and listen to it forever and always. He is one artist who I always go back to and continuously love. Also, a couple months ago he released an EP that is SUPER GOOD which you can listen to here. Paolo is the bomb. He’s also super cute, which is a fun bonus.

3. From Time (feat. Jhene Aiko) – Drake

DRAKE, OBVIOUSLY. If you haven’t listened to this album, I’m sorry for you because it made my life better. It’s fantastic. Drake is fantastic. This song is fantastic. Jhene Aiko is fantastic. I love everything. I can’t even find the words to describe my feelings. Shoutout to Drake for being PERFECT. (<– you’re welcome for that clip)

4. This – Ed Sheeran

Sweet, sweet, beautiful Ed. Bless him. He knows how to melt hearts, for sure. I would like to hug him, I feel like he gives great hugs, but you know, that’s for another post. This song doesn’t have a lot going on, but it’s a lovely lullaby, and I enjoy listening to it while lying in bed, pondering life. I also enjoy strumming it on my ukulele, mostly because it consists of like 4 chords and I can play it while half asleep. Fun fact: I once lulled myself to sleep while playing this on the ukulele, that’s how soothing/easy it is. The moral of the story is that you should probably go out and buy a ukulele. Or just listen to this song. Both will make you happy/sleepy.

5. Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

Always a crowd pleaser. Great for times when you’re drunk and feel like chanting something and/or jumping up and down a lot. I also enjoy playing this at full volume in my car and rolling down all the windows and singing really loudly at stop lights. It either makes the people next to me want to jam along or makes them roll up their windows. It’s really toss up. But I highly recommend it, because it will boost your spirits. Thank you for this anthem, Fratellis.

6. White Knuckles – OK Go

For some inexplicable reason, I love working out to this song. Maybe it’s the rhythm of it. I DON’T KNOW, but it energizes me. And, of course, OK Go are music video masters, and this song is no exception. If you like men in white clothing and furry animals, you should definitely watch it. Seriously, go. But wait, read the rest of this post first. And then go. OK go.

7. Lay Me Down (Acoustic Version) – Sam Smith

I MEAN, COME ON. GODDAMN YOU SAM SMITH AND YOU’RE GOLDEN VOCAL CHORDS. I CAN’T EVEN CALMLY DISCUSS YOU, SAM. The first time I heard this song I LEGITIMATELY CRIED for two reasons: 1) this song is heart-wrenching and 2) THIS MUST BE WHAT ANGELS SOUND LIKE. Sam, I’ll love you forever. When I own the world, I will force Sam Smith to live with me and serenade me every moment of every day. Thank you and goodbye.

In conclusion, to quote the immortal Cansei de Ser Sexy, “Music is my brother, music is my great granddaughter.”

I now realize that perhaps my choice of lyrics was a bit specific and nonsensical, but you see what I’m saying.

Also, this is my first post in quite awhile that actually correlates to the name of this blog, rather than “Things That Emma Rambles About”. That would probably be a more accurate blog name, to be honest.

Wow, I can’t believe you’re still reading this. Please go and continue living your life. I’ll just be here, listening to Sam Smith like:

 

My very normal, human life.

Greetings, once again from another long absence. I truly am the worst blogger.

But now that it’s summer, and I only work 3 days a week for $0/hour, I have infinite time, apart from the time I spend trying to find a job that pays more than $0/hour. Now, during this period of me looking for a way to make money, I have found myself with lots of time to kill. Full disclosure, I have yet to leave my apartment today (it’s 5:30 pm) and, dare I say, I probably will not leave before the night is over.

So what does one do when confronted with hours upon hours of sheer nothing? BLOG OF COURSE. Among many, many other things. So, I thought I’d share with you some things that I’ve been doing while sitting at home for all this time.

1. Reading: Currently, I’m reading 1984 by George Orwell. Have you heard of it? I doubt it, it’s like, pretty unknown. But anyways, when I have a few minutes to spare between hour-long stretches of staring my blank walls, I like to get the gears grinding. You know, brain gears. Reading does this, until I have to stop for my 5 o’clock cuticle biting session (I just can’t keep canceling that). Books are fun.

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Convincing.

2. Rationing my supply of human hearts for daily consumptions. Wait, sorry, wrong document.

3. Cooking: Yesterday, I cooked a pot of marinara sauce for dinner. This took several hours, and the result were unimpressive. Was my seasoning off? Did I not cook it long enough? Were the onions not translucent? Only god knows. But you know what? I wolfed that pasta down like an animal because I had not eaten for the previous 7 hours. With all my shameless renditions of Sam Smith songs throughout the day, I simply didn’t have time for food. My schedule was packed with lonely embarrassment.

Real footage of me cooking.

Real footage of me cooking.

4. Maintaining my human identity here on planet Earth by regularly consuming solid food instead of liquid nitrogen. Ok, just ignore that one… My parents are human, I swear.

5. Writing: I decided to start writing a screenplay. What’s it about? A person. Is it funny? Hilarious. Will it make you cry? Absolutely. Will it be made into a Lifetime original movie? Most definitely. How much have I written? Like 2 pages. I can already feel the cool surface of my Oscar in my hands as Jared Leto kisses me on the cheek while Meryl Streep looks on with admiration. “I’d like to thank the Academy, my husband, [insert name of young, handsome, possibly British actor here], and everyone who made this film happen: mostly me.” And then I drop the mic and do a backflip.

"I'm just focusing on my novel right now."

“I’m just focusing on my novel right now.”

6. Spying on my neighbors to evaluate their basic mannerisms. Why does this keep happening?

7. Editing: I have been working on editing a new music video, but it’s top secret. I’d tell you all about it, but I’d have to kill you, or at least put you in a coma. Maybe, if you’re lucky, one day said video will grace your eyes, and it will cause you to forever question my sanity, but don’t get your hopes up. (Psst: it’s me breakdancing to a dance floor hit of the ’80s… No it’s not. You know I can’t breakdance.)

Hahahahah you'll never know.

Hahahahah you’ll never know.

 

8. Binge watching The Mindy Project: I don’t feel like I need to explain this one. Humans are Mindy is funny.

So, as you can see, my days are packed with fun activities. And you’ll probably be hearing a lot more from me this summer.

Until next time, live long and prosper.

P.S. If you happen to see a large, purple, spaceship-looking structure, don’t touch it because– you know what, never mind.

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