A Quick Chat About Posts + 50 Q&A: Music

Since I started this site, I've always known I wanted this to be a personal outlet for the simple things that make me happy.  It's nothing too serious, nothing overly crafted, and I'm okay with that. Writing here is a way for me to get used to sharing a bit of myself with the rest of the world.  My hope over time is to eventually delve deeper, discuss things that are more meaningful. I want to tell stories. I'm not quite there yet, but this is my start.  But the world doesn't have to be all so serious. I like to live in the light too!

My most popular posts tend to be all my food related ones. The only problem is I haven't been working on recipes much lately. I've had a big push when it comes to my design and furniture business, so all my attention has been focused there.  I'm planning on getting back into the food game again, so keep an eye out for that! The other sort of post that gets the most attention are my beauty related ones. I just chopped off all my hair [I was in need of a change!] and after going back and forth about the color, I managed to get it where I wanted it [less blonde, more natural] so hopefully I'll share my new 'do once I figure out exactly how to make it work for me! Now back to what I'd meant to discuss, music.

When I'm having one of these moments where I feel unsure of where to go, unsure what to write, I spend an inordinate amount of time listening to music.  Music has been a constant in my life. It never lets me down, never leaves me and forever helps me process my thoughts and gain a bit of clarity.  Today I'm back to working on furniture after taking the weekend off, but before I did, I filled out this quick Q&A about music. If you're a bit curious about what I listen to, this is a good place to start, but I'm hoping to start sharing a mix of what's been a part of my weekly soundtrack soon!

50 Q&A: Music

1. What are you listening to right now?

There is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

2. What song makes you sad?

Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars

3. Your all time favorite band?

Brand New

4. Your newest favorite musician is?

Billie Eilish

5. Favorite female voice?

Joy Williams [formerly of The Civil Wars]

6. Favorite male voice?

Hozier

7. Music type you find yourself listening to most?

Alternative / Indie

8. What do you listen to, to hype you up?

Early 2000s pop, hiphop and pop/punk rock, recently more EDM especially when I'm working out

9. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?

Iron & Wine and Beach House

10. Last gig/concert you went to?

Conor Oberst at The Variety Playhouse last week

11. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?

I've been harkening back to some of my go-tos: Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab for Cutie [oldies but always good]

12. Most hated band?

No hate here

13. Song that makes you think?

Let Go - Frou Frou

14. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?

Hippo Campus

16. Current favorite music video?

Don’t really watch many. Only video that comes to mind is Sleep on the Floor - The Lumineers

17. Do you sing?

Yes

18. Last time you performed?

SO much karaoke on Saturday :)

19. What would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?

The xx

20. Can you play a musical instrument?

Barely! :(

21. Ever been in a mosh pit?

I can hold my own in one yes :)

21. Are you in a band?

No

23. Ever dated a musician?

Yes

24. Do you wish that you were a musician?

Yes

25. Current favorite chick band?

Haim

26. Last song that you listened to?

Cold Little Heart - Michael Kiwanuka

27. What do you think of Classical music?

Calming

28. What do you think of Country music?

It has its moments, but mostly a pass

29. What do you think of Death metal?

Great way to get out aggression

30. Are you a groupie?

Don’t think so! :)

31. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?

Not often but occasionally

32. What famous musician would you like to “spend the night with”!?

Jesse Lacey always.

33. Worst concert moment?

Getting into a huge fight with a friend just moments before you have to stand next to them at a concert for two hours [uncomfortable!]

34. Best concert moment?

Getting sweat on by Dave Grohl :)

35. Best local act you can think of?

Dalmatian

36. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?

Piano

37. Do you listen to the radio?

Not really for music, just NPR

38. Do you watch music TV?

No, but I do miss the days of VH1 and MTV

39. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?

Not really.  I do check out what new songs are on iTunes Alt music every week, but don’t focus so much on the top charts.

40. Have you met any famous musicians?

I’ve met a few in my life :)

41. Are any of your friends/family/etc. musicians?

Yes

42. Song that best describes your feelings right now?

Illuminate - Emma Louise

43. Song that describes your life?

Slow and Steady - Of Monsters and Men

44. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?

not usually

45. Favorite movie soundtrack?

Garden State always and forever

46. Favorite TV show sound track?

Little Big Lies is KILLING it with their music. It comes out on Friday and I need it in my life!

47. What do your parents listen to?

The Beatles and music that makes her want to dance [it’s an odd mixture!]

48. What are you listening to right NOW?

You are a Tourist - Death Cab for Cutie

49. Do you wear band etc T-shirts?

Mostly to bed and when I’m painting - I’m never getting rid of them :)

50. When do you listen to music the most?

Before bed, when I’m working, cooking, showering, working out, getting ready, when I’m sad, when I’m happy, when I’m stressed.  When I’m filling out these Q&A’s :)