Quote of the Week – Music

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Music is something that can change people. And since i am currently blasting music into my ears I think this quote suits my feelings perfectly. I am one of those people who just loves music. If I had the choice I would always have at least one ear bud in or some sort of music playing as background noise. And if i can I love to just sit down and zone out listening to different kinds of music.

I play guitar and I used to play piano and I just love learning how to play different songs from bands and artists I love and look up too. It makes me feel connected to the song in a way that is totally different than just listening to it. Being able to listen to the song and think about what chord is playing or what strumming pattern is being used brings the song to a whole new level.

I have talked to many people about music and some say it just one long track to them. I hear music in layers, I heard each individual instrument and voice separately when I’m paying attention and I feel sorry for people who can’t pick those bits out.

Honestly, if I didn’t have music I don’t know what I would do the majority of my free time. I know most of you are thinking “umm reading” well I listen to music while reading most of them time, for some strange reason it helps me focus and doesn’t let me thoughts wander as much.

Anyways, I hope you all have a band or artist that you can connect too, and don’t be afraid to love those musicians, everyone has a different taste in music and as long as you can connect to it it doesn’t matter if you are listening to heavy metal or a boy band. As long as its your personal collection.

What are some of the bands are artists that you like to listen too?

I personally love 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, One Direction, Green Day, Blink 182, Halsey and probably many more that I just can’t think of right now. I used to be a huge Backstreet Boys fan….those were the good days 😛

Keep on listening….

Jordan 🙂

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Blogmas Day 10: Favourite Holiday Songs

That moment when you can’t walk into any public place with out hearing a xmas song….both a nightmare and a joyful time. So here are some of my favourite holiday songs!

  • Jingle Bells (Glee Cast Version)
  • Last Christmas
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Those are the main ones but I will always have other ones stuck in my head for a very long time! What are your favourite xmas songs? Let me know below!

Hope everyone is having a great 10th of December!

Keep on reading…

Jordan 🙂

Summer Playlist(s)

Everyone has those songs that they play on repeat for the Summer, and basically every other season as well. So we decided to share our Summer playlist(s) with you guys so you could possibly get inspiration for next year from our playlists this year! Or not depends on you!
Anyway, let the seemingly endless stream of music commence…

Hannah

Staring at the Stars, All the Little Lights, Passenger

The Wrong Direction, All the Little Lights, Passenger

Circles (Acoustic), All the Little Lights, Passenger

27, Whispers, Passenger

Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana, Nirvana

Heart Shaped Box, Nirvana, Nirvana

Willow Tree March, Woodland – EP, The Paper Kites

The Mortal Boy King, Woodland – EP, The Paper Kites

From Finner, My Head is an Animal, Of Monsters and Men

The Tide is High, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Hilary Duff (You know… Italy)

Flightless Bird, Shepards Dog, Iron and Wine

How Far We’ve Come, Exile on Mainstream, Matchbox Twenty

You’re the One that I Want, Grease, Grease Cast

Romeo and Juliet, Sawdust, The Killers, 

Wasting my Young Years, If you Wait, London Grammar

Brother, Into the Flame- EP, Matt Corby

Lover of the Light, Babel (Deluxe Version), Mumford and Sons

Hurricane, Helios, The Fray

Skin, Conatus (Bonus Track Version), Zola Jesus

Jordan

How Far We’ve Come, Exile on Mainstream, Matchbox Twenty

Last Station, Last Station + Rules, Nat and Alex Wolff

Voodoo Doll, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

Summer, Summer – Single, Calvin Harris

Carry On Wayward Son, The Best Year of My Life: 1997, Kansas

Amnesia, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

Boom Clap, The Fault in Our Stars (Music From the Motion Picture), Charli XCX

Classic, Classic – Single, MKTO

Fancy (feat. Charli XCX), The New Classic (Deluxe Version), Iggy Azalea

Home, Daughtry, Daughty

I Will Wait, I Will Wait – Single, Mumford and Sons

All I Want, The Fault In Our Stars (Music From the Motion Picture), Kodaline

All of the Stars, The Fault in Our Stars (Music from the Motion Picture), Ed Sheeran

Almost is Never Enough (Soundtrack Version), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes

Close as Strangers, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

She Looks So Perfect, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

Don’t Stop, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

Good Girls, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

Heartbreak Girl, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

She’s Not Afraid, Take Me Home, One Direction

Never Be, 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer

Heartache On the Big Screen, She Looks So Perfect -Ep, 5 Seconds of Summer

As you can see, we both have very different tastes in music! What was your song, album or artist of the summer? Let us know!

 

MTV Video Music Award Recap!

Now, as I am sure you all know, the VMA’s took place last night, and I thought today would be a perfect time to do a quick recap on the event! Especially after everyones Twitter blew up last night because of it!

Here is a list of winners and nominees from the event…

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z — “Drunk in Love”

Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

Sia — “Chandelier”

Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball” — WINNER

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Eminem — “Berzerk”

Drake ft. Majid Jordan — “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” — WINNER

Childish Gambino — “3005″

Kanye West — “Black Skinhead”

Wiz Khalifa — “We Dem Boyz”

BEST MALE VIDEO

Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

John Legend — “All of Me”

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell — “Sing” — WINNER

Sam Smith — “Stay with Me”

Eminem ft. Rihanna — “The Monster”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”

Beyoncé — “Partition”

Lorde — “Royals”

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea — “Problem”

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J — “Dark Horse” — WINNER

BEST POP VIDEO

Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX — “Fancy”

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz — “Talk Dirty”

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea — “Problem” — WINNER

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc — “Wake Me Up”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Imagine Dragons — “Demons”

Arctic Monkeys — “Do I Wanna Know”

The Black Keys — “Fever”

Lorde — “Royals” — WINNER

Linkin Park — “Until It’s Gone”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH

Sam Smith — “Stay with Me”

5 Seconds of Summer –”She Looks So Perfect”

Charli XCX — “Boom Clap”

Schoolboy Q — “Man of the Year”

Fifth Harmony — “Miss Movin On” — WINNER

BEST LYRIC VIDEO

Katy Perry — “Birthday”

Demi Lovato — “Really Don’t Care”

Austin Mahone — “Mmm Yeah”

Ariana Grande — “Problem”

5 Seconds of Summer — “Don’t Stop” — WINNER

 MTV CLUBLAND AWARD

DJ Snake & Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams — “Stay the Night” — WINNER

Calvin Harris — “Summer”

Martin Garrix — “Animal”

Disclosure — “Grab Her!”

Anyway, I am not too big on Top40 but I am very excited that some of these bands were nominated and I am sure that Jordan is over the moon that 5SOS won. Let me know what you thought of the VMA’s and your thoughts on the winners and nominees!

Keep on designing your own catastrophe…

 

Guardians of the Galaxy: Soundtrack Review

If any of you have seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you are fully aware of the amazingness that ensues from the movie, and the soundtrack is just as amazing.

Awesome Mix: Volume 1 is chalked full of all of many amazing songs of the 70’s that make you want to travel back and watch them all live. It is such an epic mixture of a cinematic masterpiece and a kick-a$$ soundtrack that even the harshest of critics will fall head-over-heels in love with the musical genius that brought all of these songs into one album.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/guardians-galaxy-awesome-mix/id895283652

There is the link to buy the album via iTunes, and please, go check out the movie as well!

(Thats the UK Official One)

And the best of luck in all your extra-terrestrial voyages!