Sunday, June 22, 2008


This week the playlist is short, but simple. I was trying to just pick one song from Lady Antebellum's CD, and I couldn't. So I decided that their CD is the playlist. I'm constantly listening to that CD; I never get tired of it. =) Sorry the playlist haven't been here lately..I've been really busy lately.

On a side note, listen to barcelona. They're awesome. (Thanks Marcy for telling me about them!!!!)

Currently listening to: Barcelona

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pandora Radio

My sis showed me this really awesome site called Pandora. It's this really cool place where you type in the name of a song/artist that you like and then they create a station of music that's similar to the one you typed in. It's a really good place to find a ton of new music. (Which, of course, is what I enjoy doing most. ^^) Like, I found out that I really really love the acoustic version of 'Be My Escape' by Relient K. Anywho, all of you should go check it out!!!!!!!

Currently listening to: The Bittersweets (on my 'Once' station on Pandora.)

Monday, June 09, 2008

Lady Antebellum and a CD player

Alright..since I'm on a trip and am currently visiting my oldest sister and her family, as you may have noticed, the weekly playlist is absent. It's been busy so far, but if I've got time, I might put one together tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Today was our first big shopping day (I live in a really small town..with no shopping choices...and not a very good music store. We take every chance we have to go to a real mall.) and, naturally, I splurged a little. The thing I'm most excited about is the three new CD's I got and the new CD player. (I can't put music on my Zune here...bummer. But, I wanted to listen to my new I bought a cheap CD player.) I've been listening to Lady Antebellum non-stop tonight. I have to say I'm in love with their CD. I don't know what it is..but it's got a very awesome-something about it. I got the 'We the Kings' CD. I was hesitant to buy this one, since I really have only heard one if anyone's listened to them, tell me what you think of 'em, okay? And then I got a Coldplay CD. ('Parachutes' if we're being specific. At least..I'm pretty sure that's what it's called. But it's got 'Yellow' on, yay!) Yep. I'll be all set for the train back home when that time comes. Anywho, I'm exhausted. So, this is where the post ends!!!

Currently listening to: Lady Antebellum (well, only in my head..I'm giving my CD player a break. =)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


I haven't always been so obsessed with music. It was about a year ago that I really started to enjoy music more. When my sister Kelly relapsed with cancer in October of 2007, music became an escape for me. As I started at a new school, and things started to change, it became a necessity. It was one thing that didn't change. I could listen to a song on repeat for an hour, and it would still be the same song. And, it was a way to block out all the conversations I didn't want to hear, or a way for me to concentrate on something besides the cancer. When we finally got to go home after five months, music was my life. I couldn't go through a day without listening to it. It became something I desperately needed. We were home for a few days, and then my sister had to be admitted in to the hospital. Things started to go very wrong. They told us that she was dying, and we only had a few more days left with her. My oldest sister came with my two nephews so she could see Kelly. That hospital room was terrifying for me. I knew what was going to happen, and I couldn't believe it. So I distracted myself. I let my two-year old nephew drag me around the halls of the hospital and ran around with him. He was my escape for those few days. When she first went in to the hospital, I abandoned my basement bedroom and slept on our couch. I couldn't stand being so isolated down stairs. So, I would fall asleep listening to music or watching music videos on Vh1. Again, it was a way to keep my mind focused on something other than the cancer. When Kelly passed away on March 17th, music became so much more to me. It was my therapy. Because, again, it was always there. I started listening to more and more of it. My nephew was also a distraction again. While my parents and my oldest sister planned the funeral, I kept an eye on him and played with him. And then after the funeral, they left, and the flow of people stopped too. But the music kept playing. That's when I started using it even more as a way to get to sleep at night. Even now, I can hardly go to sleep without it. Certain songs can get me through the days that are just filled with reminders of Kelly and hard times, and other songs just get my mind off of everything that's going on. But it's always a way to escape, or to just make a day better. Because, when I find a new song that I absolutely am in love with, it does really make my day better. Music is my therapy, and I can't live without it.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Week Four

1. Want To by Sugarland
2. Franklin by Paramore
3. Addicted by Kelly Clarkson
4. No Good by Kate Vogele
5. Amelia's Missing by Jon McLaughlin
6. Hum Hallelujah by Fall Out Boy
7. Tell Me What to Do by Metro Station
8. High of '75 by Relient K
9. When You Were Young by The Killers
10. Television, Television by OK Go
11. Sealion by Feist
12. Rainy Monday by Shiny Toy Guns
13. Fix You by Coldplay
14. STuck to You by Hellogoodbye