Remember that routine I told you about…
Well, today I made the effort to get ready in the morning. Having a little morning routine or some sort of routine is nice. Getting dressed for the day helps with productiveness and because of that, I was able to make this new video. 🙂
Everyone is homebound so might as well create and make to keep you occupied.
Taking it all in…
I guess this is day two. Right? What should this bring?
I realized that I didn’t pack enough clothes for home. I forgot my MPK to make music. I already lost two socks??? I finished High Fidelity….and I got furloughed…
Well, this was going to happen right? How would I get through my day, what will happen? When will I change out of my pj’s? Everything is going to be okay.
Today was a good day and I think it’s a matter of getting things done!
I got to wake up late, made some coffee and had some leftover Chinese food. I lounged a bit and had an addictive stroll with Animal Crossing! I occasionally checked a group chat I’m in to keep me updated with work, friends, and things in Austin. I had someone over so we painting with my brother our favorite movie scenes, played goldfish, SORRY!, Operation, an electric scooter (gotta get that sunlight), and of course the switch. Watched funny videos and hung out with my family while music played in the background.
Right now I’m in my very own downtime, which is always the end of the day. I think there’s a poem that I want to write, maybe I should draw and design some things. I feel that I’m just winging it for the most part when it comes to keeping up with the boredom. I just realized that I haven’t been able to do my usual walks around Austin- this is not the time to get sad. On another note, I’m considering buying a music/maker app on my switch…and I bought it. I feel like something is missing and I think it’s my space. My OWN sanctuary. Being under curfew and quarantine in a place hasn’t been my real home in 3, heck maybe 4 years is a lot to take in. But I can work around it.
Towards the end of the day I just hung out had some spaghetti and now here I am. I still feel in a creative mood along with reflective. Taking it all in is the step to this self-isolation, this art of isolation.
I have a few questions.
What color do you feel today? How do you take it all in?
I haven’t said much about what is going on in the world, but it has definitely been on my mind. A LOT. I worry…I have fears and anxieties. And with the whole COVID-19 and paranoia of the world population, I’ve been reconsidering human reactions and morals and just the way we treat each other during a world panic, and it’s upsetting. There will be massive consequences casualties to this pandemic and we will see it in the employment rate, the economy, education, politics, and on families. The best that we can do, that I can do is be a good person. Treat each other with love and with words and good intentions. To help those in need and to seek those that can’t ask for help themselves. I just want everyone to be okay you know, especially for the ones that I care about, and I’m sure you wish that too.
Continue reading “The Art Of Isolation”
A JANUARY-FEBRUARY UPDATE
Two months have gone by and we are now in March! February seemed like the longest month ever, I thought it would never end. Not that I hate that month, it was just a buffer until March and April where spring, music, vacation, and concerts start dropping my way.
I think I’ve been lost in my own thoughts. Continue reading “-don’t be afraid of the room-“
SONGS OF THE WEEK #100
This is the year!? This is the year when we celebrate the 100th post of my series Songs Of The Week or SOTW? This is really big, it goes to show how dedicated I’ve been to this segment of Songbird. But don’t worry this isn’t goodbye! Only good times here :”)
SO!!! This post is featuring two amazing artists. Honestly performers of their art. I have no idea why I’ve been so obsessed with these people. I enjoy their music so much I just want to share it with the world.
THIS 100th SONGS OF THE WEEK go to…
David Bowie and Nina Hagen
(wowwww wouldn’t have guessed)
I’ve been gravitating towards the theatrics, the crazies, and weirdos of the music scene. Bowie is a familiar name but Nina Hagen is a curveball. You don’t just casually listen to new wave german punk …😅
However! I hope you still enjoy these picks of mine. I pick them because this is what I am genuinely listening to, and if you don’t like it then you don’t have to be here.
They have been my recent idols, inspirations, and friends for when I feel out of it. Thank You To Music and to them.
Pls Enjoy 🙂
My David Bowie Picks
Boys Keep Swinging
Ashes To Ashes
Lady Grinning Soul
Memory Of A Free Festival
Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud
Man Who Sold The World
My Nina Hagen Picks
(sadly most of her music is not on Spotify Or Apple, enjoy on Youtube)
New York New York
I Love Paul
Thank You Buckos
Some Drawings From My Journal
Can creativity be at a high and low at the same time? The lack and slack of my blog posts have been bugging me but sometimes I am not the best at coordinating and organizing a plan. I usually work with my own time and patience unless it involves other people in the process.
I’ve been reaching to create and I’ve found that through drawing, sketching, doodling, and even writing random lines and lyrics. I think that I have a lot to express but not a big enough canvas to place every medium and content I want. I end up getting overwhelmed or too excited-in the end, nothing comes out of it! But sometimes I like to draw Continue reading “Fruits And Sharpie”
A little poem a wrote a while ago…
I SMELL LIKE ORANGES
and bring me oranges
why do i obsess
i cant remember
the last time i ate
but my hands
and i touched the windows-
listen to blissing
and excessive obsessions
sending each other
the ways to eat
from the ground
Can you believe that we are almost to 100 songs of the week?! It’s crazy how far Songbird has come and evolved to what it is now!
I wonder what the next Songs Of The Week are going to be…stay tuned to find out!
Here are some songs and artists I’ve been obsessing over, please enjoy and share with other music lovers.
Dreaming by Mac Demarco
Disco by Surf Curse
I Don’t Want To Talk To You by ARTHUR
From a friend 🙂
Taking A Page by Devendra Banhart
I could marry this man right now…
Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa (dulapeep)
BEST INTEREST by Tyler, The Creator
NEW MAGIC WAND
Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones
A lot of songs and artists this time around! I know they might be all over the place but that’s how I am :). I hope you enjoy these picks and maybe found a new favorite for this week!
Hey guys! Time to make a post!
Here is a poem I wrote about a week ago. It was a collection of phrases that I’ve written in the past month. It might not make sense, hence the title 🙂
My last playlist I made for 2019. Some good songs and good memories, I think things have changed like always. I’m already starting a new playlist for 2020, can’t wait to share soon 🙂
Do you guys like to make playlists? What have you been listening to?
Continue reading “-back on my bs- a playlist”
Hey everyone! I’ve been going back to the archives and listening to some new stuff. I went back to my roots and listened to some old bands I loved when I was a kid, and still do to this day. So please enjoy these picks and share!
Continue reading “SOTW #98”
I want to take a look back and remind myself that there are some good things, the best things, and favorite things in my life. I thought of this when I was going for a walk today around my campus and it reminded me of some beautiful things hidden. I’ve realized that I really like hidden corners haha. But, I felt like I should share some things that I appreciate.
Continue reading “Some of my Favorite Things”
SO, how long has it been since I made a video? Almost since the summer, I think.
I’m really glad I made this video. It felt good and I was in no rush to make it. I know when I did the youtube thing I planned heavily or I made dumb goals that were unattainable.
This video is everywhere! I do a little bit of catch up on where and what I’ve been doing and at 7:07 the rest is a cute little montage of some good things 😉
If you like things like this pls lemme kno!
Just a quick post of Songs of The Week! I got some more stuff to post soon so please stay tuned! 😉
I THINK by Tyler the Creator
Say So by Doja Cat
Greek Song by Rufus Wainwright
Solita by Kali Uchis
Art by Tin Can Forest
Songbird is calling all artists of many shapes, colors, and sizes. Yes, I’m talking to you…
I realized that I am surrounded by so many people who like to CREATE. In all honesty, I feel inspired by these people and the new people that I meet. I genuinely get so excited and giddy at the fact that people like to make things just like me!
Now, I have bigger plans for this but of course, I’m going to start off small and FEATURE these artists. Eventually, I would like it if people could write for this blog, but that is a whole other matter and maybe side project of a kind. There is a lot of big steps and regulations to consider haha!
This sort of reminds me of the First Impressions Series I was starting, but that can happen another time. This time I really want to feature the artists and their own work.
I know I say things, and sometimes don’t follow up…but….this time it’s different. I mean, I said I would do Songs Of The Week and that is one of many things I have actually kept up! This is something entirely fresh and new! More faces! More art! More creatives!
So! Please! Let’s get started!
If you would like to contact me, please do at
@_hollie_songbird_blog on Instagram or comment below.
Sorry about no email, working on it!
I haven’t done one of these in a long time! How does this work again?
I decided to turn this update into a mess of my mind, so please enjoy the randomness.
Continue reading “-just wait till next year-“
Hey ya’ll! Can you believe it’s December! It still feels like November to me! It’s almost the start of the new year and you know what that means…NEW MUSIC! CHANGE! and REFLECTION! But before we get all sappy for this month, let’s take a look at this week’s Songs Of The Week! (I know it’s Saturday! I’m counting this as a Monday)
Continue reading “SOTW #96”
Okay okay, I really stalled this post because posting about my own music is pretty vulnerable. Some days I like my music and other times I really don’t. But I have to post about it sometime. And who knows! I have the choice to delete this if I wanted to :o. Anyway, I hope you enjoy 🙂
I really don’t know what this song is, but it was fun making it!
Give me a follow if you’d like 🙂
I have other songs like these…
Continue reading “EVERYONES ALWAYS SAD – a new song”
Another assignment for the books…
THEY TELL ME NICE THINGS
There’s a club if you’d like
To jump off
I throw my head off
And I think
they like me
Inside there was the
Smile of tobacco
And a boy
But really, he’s just a boy with fingers
And a girl
Crying in my glass
Still tastes pretty
I pulled off my lips
And I found myself attractive
And the tobacco was still
Smiling in the corner
And I danced around jokes
My friends walked through
Puddles of fire
While I dig up some lode
Resigning my eardrums for the night
And we breezed
And told me nice things
Hey guys, thought I was gonna leave? Well, you thought wrong. I’ve been taking a break ever since my birthday, now I’m back…(for now before I leave again). Hey, it’s a one-woman show here! I got to make time and there’s only so much. What was I supposed to talk about again? Oh yeah, music!
Here’s is some good stuff I’ve been listening to :)…
Continue reading “SOTW #95”