Currently Coveting: Music Edition

Music is such a huge part of my life, I’m shocked that I’ve never really spoken about it on this blog! I couldn’t imagine my life without music. There isn’t a moment when a track or rhythm isn’t playing in my head. I listen to pretty much everything (except country) and the more I learn about music theory, the more I love music. I thought I would share a few artists/albums, both new and old, that I’ve been really adoring lately.

amAM by The Arctic Monkeys  — this album was released a few days ago and I can’t get enough of it. Seriously, just go check it out. I’ve linked a youtube video of the entire album.

the wild youthAll of Daughter‘s music – amazing vibes. She’s been around for a while but I recently came across her music and I absolutely adore it. A lot of it is mellow and sad, but it’s truly chilling and beautifully orchestrated. Her lyrics are incredibly honest and raw.

explosions in the sky

Explosions In The Sky – I absolutely adore instrumentals, and this band has six whole albums of them. Their songs and quite long and the music is written in a narrative style, without lyrics. I think I could listen to them forever. My current favorite song of theirs is Your Hand In Mine.

I love being introduced to new music, so tell me your favorite song or artist and I’ll give it a listen!

 

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Writing: Daily Poetry Challenge

In the spirit of flexing my writing muscles for this year’s NaNoWriMo (and possibly also my Advanced Writing portfolio this year) I’ve been doing a daily poetry challenge. I began in July, writing one poem every day. I’ve missed a few here or there, but on the whole I’ve really enjoyed it and I’ve decided to share a few with you guys! They’re basically rough first drafts but I’ve received a fair amount of positive feedback and I enjoy writing in this “slam poetry” style.

The poem that inspired this whole challenge!

The poem that inspired this whole challenge!

 

3/365

"Promises"

“Promises”

"Her Body, His Prison"

“Her Body, His Prison”

11/365

11/365