A New 30 Days

I am thinking of starting a new challenge this upcoming month. However, it won’t be a daily song challenge, but a POETRY challenge. I wanted to start this so I can practice writing every day. I technically write every day in my English classes, but I feel that it doesn’t fulfill my creative outlet. I saw this specific challenge on this blog. It wasn’t in a text form so I went through the days and wrote down the challenge and created this picture 🙂

30days_of_poetry

I am not sure if I want to start it during the last week of October or in the beginning of November (probably November). But you’ll know once I start posting from the first day. I will try my best to keep consistency! My passion is to write which is one of the reasons why I started this blog to post about my life, my poetry, and about music. I feel this project will help maintain creative flow. We all feel tired and stressed and sometimes we forget to do something for ourselves.

P.S

If you would like to follow my blog, go to my homepage and sign up with your email to get notifications everytime I post, it’s really simple! The subscribe button should be towards the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device. I would appreciate the follow! If you don’t want to sign up, that’s cool with me, I’m happy with your view 🙂

H

Pomegranate

For you, you seem alone, and I’ve known many like you

I’ve lived with many like you.

And I feel like you

Till I am not like you

Or me

 

And asked a question of how to see you.

The woven lungs and snowflakes hide the strain

And as you drain

and drain

 

The stains of mental drain is a blood bath

It cleans and gleams on the reflection of my iris

The expectations of the tenderness of skin and meat are so unlikely

It doesn’t tear but rather

breaks apart

 

They can’t bite the fact that this is what I am

The inedible definitions does not nurture their minds

Its dry and sticky and far from replenish

Swallow my teeth to see if it grows in thier head

And seasons bring the ripest one of all

 

Till again I am covered in my own blood.

 

8f4fea751a039f355b4f77b24799f7a7

 

 

 

Lemons

You have me so use me wisely, because most of the time I’m forgotten in the bottom

Bitter I may be and fresh, thumb my head till I shed even.

Zesting perfectly till you can taste me again.

H

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.

H

SOTW #10 

Hello my Birdies, lately I’ve been writing a lot of poetry and reading books and it slipped my mind to talk about music and my songs of the week. This is what I’ve been listening to recently:

Baby Blue by King Krule

Late Bloomers by The Growlers

I’m on my way to go listen he album Ctrl by SZA. I heard some really good things about it so I can’t wait to hear it, especially because she is a female artist.


Give it a listen, give music a change.

H

SOTW #9

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend and listened to some awesome music! This past week I have been listening to a lot of music in my spare time and while doing that I rearranged my room. Summer brings out so much boredom so I decided to just clean, donate, and throw out a lot of junk I had. By doing that it was incredibly refreshing just to get so much cutter out. Now that I have space to relax, here is some of the songs I have been listening to

This one is a great one from the past

Take it or Leave It by Cage the Elephant 

Happy Idiot by TV on the Radio

This song was recommended to me and it surprised me. I really enjoyed it and also the music video featuring Paul Rubens aka Pee Wee Herman.

Another band I’ve been listening to is Makeour Videotape an old band of Mac Demarco. This one song stuck out to me

Because I’m a boy by Makeout Videotape

And also

Heat Wave by Makeout Videotape

Thanks for dropping in, give this a like or comment!

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H

SOTW #9

Hello!!

I am sorry that this post is a bit late, it slipped out of my mind to talk about the song(s) of the week. I did post other things towards the poetry category so I was focusing on that. I have been reading lately so I’ll let you know about some books I’ve bought and what I am currently reading. For this weeks song(s) I have been listening to a lot of Mac Demarcos new album so I won’t put that down since it was part of last weeks songs. Day Wave came out with a album this year and I’ve been enjoying pretty much all the songs.

I like this one.

Something Here by Day Wave


And this new artist that I found on YouTube 

Lauren by Men I Trust

I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I did! Let me know what songs you like to listen to! 

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

12

Finally the sun fades in the summer heat

It is out of the question how day is night

Let me know about your day and I’ll tell you about mine

Words are inside out and upside down between teeth and finger

I am tired and so are you, we sleep

H

Playlist 6: Summer Time Breezes

Songs of the summer make me think of loneliness. In summertime you either do nothing or do NOTHING with you time. You wither have all this money to and take vacation or you’ll being like me where I end up  getting stuck at home. And not all vacations require money and going to a different country, sometimes you spend time with other people or you meet up with friends. I remember in my summer days I would just spend them alone in my house. No one would really call me or text me to do anything. Sometimes people would come over but when I think of summer I think of my ROOM because 99 percent of my time was in there. So might as well listen to music and drown in my loneliness and laziness. In a way these summers are different for me. I never like breaks because I find myself stuck alone all the time, and thats because I love being alone. I love being with myself and my music, but it is way better to share it with someone. In this playlist I’ll try to share what I like to listen to and what I have been listening to during the summer. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Summer Whisper by Tomppabeats

2. Still Beating by Mac Demarco

3. Something Here by Day Wave

Continue reading “Playlist 6: Summer Time Breezes”

Album Review: Mac Demarco This Old Dog

I have been waiting for this album for a very very long time. And at last it finally came out on May 5, the day before I went to see Chance The Rapper. Mac Demarco is coming clean in this brand new side of himself in the album This Old Dog. In this album we a given a collective storyline of emotions through all the tracks. From the first song My Old Man to the last in Watching Him Fade Way. I had very very high expectations for his new release since I have saturated myself in the depths of Demarcos past albums.

Continue reading “Album Review: Mac Demarco This Old Dog”

🍅 Catch Up With Me đźŤ…

Hello…

So from what I see, I believe that my passport issue will finally work out. I have plans to go to Japan but my only problem was that when I finally got my passport, they misspelled my last name. Yup, of course they would mistake the “C” for and “L”. When I went to the post office it felt really difficult because they didn’t even have an employee that could explain well for what I had to do in order to change my last name. But I ended up getting a form I had to fill out and everything went ok. I had to pay 74 dollars to get the passport expedited so I could get it in time within or less than 2 weeks. Hopefully everything is working out with that issue. When I was paying for the package to be sent the man at the register asked if I was getting married because he was curious as to why I was changing my last name. It is very rare to get forms to change last names. I said I wasn’t changing it, I WAS CORRECTING THEIR MISTAKE. I didn’t say it rude but I was pretty disappointed that my plans get delays over their mistake. If they were unsure they should have checked my birth certificate that had in their hands.

Now, my next plan is to get my military ID and hopefully they could correct my birthday. I am not in the military, my father is and that is the area where we will be saying in Japan, and I need the ID so I am allowed on the base. Stupid people who are in charge of my paper work put the wrong birth month on my ID, so now when I go to the doctors for Insurance it is a very difficult process to get what I need. The only luck I ever had with ID’s is when I did my divers license. The best to decent picture and correct information.

IMG_9189

That is what I have been going through. Nothing exciting ever happens around here in my home town, and currently I am using the internet at the local library to speak to you all. This past week has been very draining to my health. Lately I have been having bad stomach pains and eating makes me sick and bloated. I lose my appetite and then I gain it back again. Sometimes I feel very down and incredibly bored in my mothers house and I feel useless and unmotivated at times to write or plan for the blog. Don’t worry, I got back up again. I have been so stressed out here, even more mentally and emotionally stressed than I was In school. I think my summer plans next year will consist of me staying in Austin and perhaps getting a job, travel more with friends and taking trips with my father, and this time we’ll be able to take my boyfriend :). That brings me on another note, it will be a year soon with him, isn’t it crazy how time flies so fast?

H

Album Review: Kendrick Lamars DAMN

I remember one time my friend showed me a song by Kendrick Lamar and my ears were not really adjusted to rap or hip hop music so it didn’t really affect me as much as I wanted it to. It was a great song but it didn’t remember the name of it but this was about a year ago

Now this is the first time since last year I have given him another chance. And this album is crazy good. I got so use to listening to it because my boyfriend would always play it over and over while we were doing homework and I could hear it through his headphones. At the start of the summer is when I had some downtime to play it and actually listen to the album, and it became one of the albums I like to listen to while I worked out.

The first few songs that caught my attention was YEH and ELEMENT. I think the reason why YEH attracted to me is because I really enjoy and crave the slow dreamscape of rap. This reminded me of how I would listen to The Internet and their album Ego Death and even Nonames Telefone album. Lamars album incorporates the mix of upbeat aggressive tracks and slow vulnerability. This album is incredibly lyrical and consistent through the production and musicality of the tracks.


As I listened to it another time I started to feel the emotional rawness and aggression of Lamar. In the first track BLOOD it features the Fox News clip over the controversy of him and his music being “bad for black culture” and “race relations”. In this album and tracks Lamar goes with force of the embodiment of aggression and questioning of his own faith, self ,and morality. It is just by the obvious bold titles of the tracks and words like FEEL, PRIDE, GOD, LOVE, FEAR, HUMBLE, and PRIDE there is a relation of these words that mean bold concepts such as politically, and morally. We struggle with this and Lamar showcases his own struggle of what to do with himself in this conflict. In the album you can hear the unhappynes and sadness of Lamar which brings the honestly and attraction of the lyrics and tracks.

In the music sense of he album the production and sound of the album is amazing. Cuts are crisp and transitional. And the bass works are amazing. A really interesting transition is in the song XXX.FEAT.U2, when lamars slow rap transitions to a more aggressive and fast pace to a hill slope down to the slow collection when Bono sings the lyrics 

It’s not place

This country is to me a sound of drum and bass

You close your eyes to look around

And other wonderful transition is with ELEMENT and the chorus comes into place. 


The tracks that I like from most to least is:

  1. YEH
  2. ELEMENT
  3. DNA
  4. HUMBLE
  5. FEEL
  6. FEAR
  7. XXX

This is a pretty hot album, really great to listen to chill or to not. There are so many bangers and Kendrick has now become a new artist in my library. I would give this album a 8, (remember just my opinion) 🙂 

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H