This is a blog by Cody- an outlet for me. I post things.
My good friend and room mate, David, told me recently that I have become a bit of a music snob. At first, I denied the accusation, but then I started to wonder if that were true. I seem to keep getting more picky about the music I listen to. There’s a lot of music to choose from, but some of the most popular stuff out there ceases to impress me or keep my interest. Fucked Up got the #1 album on Spin’s list- I used to love punk music, but it doesn’t do it for me. Rolling Stone put Bon Iver at #21 which is an atrocity if you ask me. My solution has been to listen to my favorite albums until I know every word, buy them on vinyl, and repeat the whole process. But, alas, I decided that I needed to get into some new music rather than listening to Fleet Foxes, Alexi Murdoch, and The Tallest Man on Earth for the 1,000,000th time. Instead of discovering something new, I fell back on yet another indie folk group. I don’t think it will ever get old to me.
From my first room, Sugar Land, TX. December 13, 2011 8:01 P.M.
LCD Soundsystem- Home
It feels good to finally be home. This video was shot in Houston so it works in two ways for me. For those of you going home for the holidays, enjoy your time. Listen to LCD- it’ll make it better. I promise.
From my first room, Sugar Land, TX. December 12, 2011 12:06 A.M.
Death Cab for Cutie- What Sarah Said
I spent my morning today in the ICU with my grandfather. He suffers from Alzheimers and his medication caused his blood pressure and heart rate to drop dramatically this morning. Although it was very emotional, it was amazing to see how much grandmother truly loves him even when he is sleeping in a hospital bed. I would really like that some day. I think Paw is going to be fine, but he really scared me this morning. This song obviously came to mind during the morning’s festivities. As sappy and cliché as it is, I realized I take a lot for granted- I think we all do. I’ve never been more ready to go home for the holidays.
From Apartment 309, Austin, TX. 1:53 P.M.
Semester #3: Complete
Cap’n Jazz- Little League
I just finished my last final this morning. Music theory keeps getting more difficult- I’m usually pretty confident with my analysis until modulation comes into the picture and throws me for a loop. Most of all, I’m just glad to be done with exams and grateful to have another semester under my belt. I’m just another step closer to taking classes that actually interest me. I can’t really decide how I feel about going home for 6 or so weeks. I’m sure that once I get there I will write numerous posts about my feelings on the bubble that is good ol’ Sugar Land, but until then here’s a song for celebration. It turns out Cap’n Jazz is was the perfect post-exam-bike-riding music.
From Apartment 309, Austin, TX. December 10, 2011 11:58 A.M.
This is what a Tumblr feels like.
I recently deactivated my Facebook- I’m two days strong, people. It actually feels pretty good for many reasons. Facebook has seemed to become very addictive in a way to everyone, but especially to college kids. I had this weird realization the other night though- Facebook isn’t really normal when you really think about it. On Wednesday, I caught myself checking out the profiles of girls that said (through Facebook events, of course) they were attending the same parties I was. Suddenly, I realized it was really weird to me that there are people I have literally not talked to in person at all and yet I found myself fully aware of their daily routines, relationship statuses, and which scandalous animals they decided to portray in their Halloween costumes. I was a Wiggle if you were curious. Nothing, however, was a better hit that night than “pimp Satan”- only you could pull that off, Jay.
I seem to be going on a tangent about my sudden realization of how strange Facebook is and my thoughts on Halloween, but the real point of this post, and the entire blog for that matter, is an outlet for me to say what is on my mind. I do think it is great that Facebook allows us to share what we’re thinking with the world around us. However, would anyone read my status update if it were this long? As we know, Myspace is far too outdated (the most recent post on my wall is from my girl friend from Freshman year of high school. Love you too.) and Twitter has a character limit. Although, I can’t actually say I have tested since I have openly claimed opposition to Twitter for about a year or so. Basically, I have decided to just make a Tumblr where I can share whatever is on my mind. I think this is mostly for myself- I go back and read things I wrote a year or two ago and the growth is really encouraging. Maybe other people will start to follow me or maybe not. I just need a new place to share my opinion, post depressing lyrics, share songs I love, talk about God, and just spend some time writing.
Cheers to my Tumblr and whatever it may become. This could be my only entry. Who knows?
From Apartment 309, Austin, TX. December 10, 2011 1:43 A.M.