The Art Of Isolation

The Art Of Isolation

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.

 

 

pls enjoy
H

The Art Of Isolation

The Art Of Isolation

Day 2

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!

Copy of Art of isolation 2.pngI 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?

 

H

The Art Of Isolation

The Art Of Isolation

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.

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-don’t be afraid of the room-

-don’t be afraid of the room-

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.

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SOTW #100

SOTW #100

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)

Hold Me

New York New York

Ziggy Stardust

I Love Paul

Naturträne

 

Thank You Buckos

 

H

Fruits And Sharpie

Fruits And Sharpie

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”

SOTW #99

SOTW #99

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!

 

H

Some of my Favorite Things

Some of my Favorite Things

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.

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GOOD THINGS- small talk, people, things, smiles

GOOD THINGS- small talk, people, things, smiles

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 😉

Please enjoy!

If you like things like this pls lemme kno!

 

H

Join The Cult

Join The Cult

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!

 

 

 

EVERYONES ALWAYS SAD – a new song

EVERYONES ALWAYS SAD – a new song

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…

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They Tell Me Nice Things – a poem

They Tell Me Nice Things – a poem

 

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

 

H

 

 

SOTW #95

SOTW #95

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 :)…

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