SOTW #35

SOTW #35

This week was the start of school. I went through some crisis with classes, registration, and financial aid. However, I prevailed! I heard some devastating news about Dolores O’riordan. The main singer and iconic voice of the Cranberries has passed away.

So recently I’ve been reminiscing two of my most favorite songs from The Cranberries

The Cranberries – Forever Yellow Skies

The Cranberries – Dreams

I shocked me to hear this news. Her voice has always been one of my inspirations to sing. She was a fashion icon- a beautiful musician and soul. Her music brings so much nostalgia when I was little. I remember being in the car and my mother playing their songs on the radio. I remember getting my first iPod and my Dad putting songs by The Cranberries.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

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New Artist Inspiration: Björk Releases New Single “Blissing Me”

New Artist Inspiration: Björk Releases New Single “Blissing Me”

Björk will be releasing a new album Utopia this November 24th. She has released two singles “The Gate” and “Blissing me”

Björk’s latest single released yesterday. Of course, I impulsively dropped what I was doing and clicked the youtube video. At the first ten words, she said I paused the video and threw my phone. She forever will be indescribably beautiful. The lyrics along with what I believe to a harp just filled my insides with this new kind of beauty that I have not yet been able to see and feel since probably her Vespertine album. Of course, I have seen her musical beauty in Biophilia and Vulnicura, however, this beauty that I am talking about is something so pure and innocent. Almost eclectic and emotional. It makes me think of love, relationship, beauty, sex, and passion. Which is pretty much the same feeling I would get when I would listen to Vespertine or the song “Stonemilker” from Vulnicura. The album Vespertine is personally one of my most favorite collective albums of Björk’s, and in this single, “Blissing Me”, I have gotten the taste again of her emotional diary

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lowest of my lowest

downgrading to the sand

of all the slowest

with a raised arm span

 

wallowing at the edge

careful of intuitions best

so I try to eat the wedge

that clips off my breast

 

blossom and bloom to strain

I take in myself and spew out kaleidoscope

And I show you no feign

But no more can I scope

 

No color of my name

 

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SOTW #23

SOTW #23

Can I just say that music is the best thing in the world. Besides peace and happiness, music is the closest thing to this. I hope everyone’s weekend has been good. I hope you got to rest and had time to relax. I got to go back home this weekend which was a wonderful little break from school. I really needed it. But back to the topic! The SOTW are:

You Might be Sleeping by Jakob Ogawa, and Clario

This is a new artist that has popped up in my music station a lot, these are the songs that I can remember so far.

Let It Pass by Jakob Ogawa

He has pretty calm Lo-Fi music which I’m sure anyone would like to listen to. I hope you give these a listen! See you next time!

Give it a listen, give music a Chance.

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New Artist Inspiration: Charlotte Dos Santos

New Artist Inspiration: Charlotte Dos Santos

Like deep velvet and silk.

I came upon Charlotte Dos Santos while I was listening to the Winona Forever Station. The first song I heard from her was Clay, so I thought I should probability listen to other stuff from her. I checked her Spotify profile and discovered that she just released her stuff in 2017 int he album Cleo. She is a Norwegian Singer with a sound that takes you back to the past. It is almost a Nostalgic feel of the 70’s. She attending Burklee College of Music with a background of diverse music inspired from her home life.

Her album released in June 21, 2017 titled Cleo

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These tracks have a slow vibes and deep bass lines. Her vocals are eclectic with relaxing smoothness. Her appearance and presentation of herself in her voice and visual  approach gives off very feminine vibes. If I were to compare her to an artists, she has slight similarity to Minnie Riperton with a cross between Little Dragon and Amy Whinehouse.

Her music is so enticing that I can visualize what I am hearing. Her name should not go unnoticed, her take on the production and creation of music gives a whole new sound of modern music. Music in general in our time is starting to bring back the “oldie” sounds which I enjoy very much. If you want to listen to something new listen to Charlotte Dos Santos. Her style gives off such a refreshing motive of beauty. She is such a beautiful and empowering female artist.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

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Walking

 

Special times are always

And too surreal that I want to bite my cheek off

or fall down the stairs

Just to wake myself from this dream.

 

And while we walk on the side walks

I can see you look at me

And the days are burning our skin.

 

The suns gets in my eyes

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WHERE AM I?

I am currently in Okinawa, Japan!

It has been a few days since I have posted anything but in my defense it’s been a tiring trip going from Texas to Japan. So in reality I am a day ahead than those in certain part of the United States, usually my fellow Texans!

The plane ride wasn’t too bad, but I will say it was extremely tiring. Just thinking about it makes me feel tired. I watched a lot of movies and tv shows and I slept some of the way. One of the flights was 12 hours, from Dallas to Tokyo. Arriving in the Tokyo Air port was so nerve racking! I had no idea where to go or what to go. But I managed to make it through by following signs and people. I got my first stamp on my passport! So I hopped on to another flight to Okinawa which took about 2 hours and a half. I felt so weird and tired, especially because of the time change. Also, I was sweating so much from the humidity.

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This was the TV that I had for myself. But plane ride was still really tiring. But at least I got threes meals! The bathroom was right behind me which I’m not sure if that was a good thing or not. People always got up to go to the restroom, but I never had to get in a line because of my quick access.

So far it has been completely surreal with that I am seeing and experiencing. Theres so much to see and so much to do. I can’t wait to explore more and more of this beautiful place. It has been one of my dreams to go to Japan, now I can cross it off my list. This trips makes me so excited to plan other trips in the future.

These are some pictures from my first full day

I hope everyone is having a great and safe summer! I will post more of my adventures and such! For more pictures go check out my Instagram with the same name as the site. Here is one last picture of me by the water at a place called American Village!

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New Artist Inspiration 

Of course the way I spend my morning is watching the latest YouTube videos. I was watching a video about 20 minutes ago from youtuber lindseyrem and it was about her latest summer playlist. Already from the first artist she mentioned- Puzzle aka an extension of The Garden– I was interested in what else she would mention. The next artist was Temporex 


I’ve been looking for a new artist with this type of music. It’s calming,simple, and relaxing. One way I could describe this sound is that it’s rounder, polished in a way. I really enjoyed the song Nice Boys from the album We Care. There is no effort to listen to and it is nice for some background sound and moments of lounging around.


This is a pretty nice find, and I can’t wait to lay back, write, read, and listen to it all summer.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

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Having seen your face brought something than another

Over the time and over the days it never got old

Leading and lending the quiet and exchanges of you and me

Left and looked lovelier than life

I knew that meeting you was finding the clean air to breathe

Everything found a place in time

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30 Days of Songs: Day #29

Day 29: A song you remember from your childhood

Hmm hmm hmm hmm. I really don’t know or remember songs from childhood. Music was just everywhere for me. There is not really one band or artist, or song that I could name. So here is a collection of old Hollie tunes. Some of these also count as my preteen years, as that was my childhood also.

I’ve been Tired by The Pixies, Of course the Pixies are always in my heart and childhood.

It’s Oh so Quiet by Björk, my Dad showed me this song when I was little and since then I have become a huge Björk fan.

Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush, I have no idea how I heard of Kate Bush, I think my Dad showed her to me but honestly it was a random find for me and I love her voice no matter what people think.

 

How Soon is Now? by The Smiths, Of course 😉

Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2

Music of my childhood reminds me a lot about car rides and music blasting in the speakers. I pretty thankful for my parents for giving me the gift of such great music. Most of these songs are older than me and aren’t even in my own time era, but I love them.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

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30 Days of Songs: Day #27

Day 27: A song that breaks your heart.

Bookends Theme-Reprise by Simon and Garfunkle

Ladies and Gentleman We are Floating In Space by Spiritualized

This is me and my mom’s sad song, it also appears in the movie Vanilla Sky which I have mentioned before.

The Only Living Boy In New York by Simon and Garfunkle

Heroes by David Bowie

This always makes me want to cry, it hurts so much to listen to this.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

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30 Days of Songs: Day #26

Day 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love

These songs in a way remind me about love. Make me feel loved, and think of my own love. These songs bring out too much emotions. Just a couple of songs that melts my heart.

The Way I Feel Inside by The Zombies

Love Unlimited by Blackbird Blackbird. This one really does it for me

and this one…

Don’t Let me Down by The Beatles

And of course Real Estate

Talking Backwards by Real Estate

Had to Hear by Real Estate

Thanks for checking this out. Like and/or leave a comment about what songs make you want to fall in love.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

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30 Days of Songs: Day #25

Day 25: A song you like by an artist no longer living.

This could be a really long long long listen. But I’ll try to keep it as short as possible.

Touch Me by The Door, Jim Morrison

 

Heroes by David Bowie

 

These Days by Nico

 

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Freddie Mercury

 

Lithium by Nirvana, Kurt Cobain

My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

 

No one else in the world can compare to these amazing artists that left our world. Such beautiful, raw and talented people.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H

 

 

 

30 Days of Songs: Day #24

Day 24: A song by a band you wish were still together

Varsity by Smith Westerns

This is a good old favorite band. Such an amazing song to  listen to. It reminds me of first love and summer. This is a beautiful song and the lyrics are so sweet. I know that one of the brothers, Cullen, went on a solo project and band. So at least he’s still singing and making music. Good Listen.

 

Give it a listen,give music a chance.

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