New Music Friday

Hi everyone!


It’s been a long time and I’m sorry. Everything has been really hectic, but you’ll get that update on Tuesday. For now, it’s music Friday and it’s a pretty exciting Friday. It’s May 12th and both Paramore and Machine Gun Kelly released albums today and they’re both incredible.

I’ve listened to all of “Bloom” by Machine Gun Kelly (it’s pretty great car music) and I really like it so far. It’s got that traditional MGK rapid-fire style, but he also tackles serious subjects like he always does. He’s never afraid to talk about where he came from or how hard he struggled to get where he is. He may rap about hundred dollar bills and private jets, but he’ll also talk about exactly how low everything got before he got his record deal.

There are also a few collaborations that are amazing. Of course Bad Things is on this album, I’ve been singing along with it since it dropped in October of last year. Also “At My Best” one of my favorite songs of 2017 already, which dropped back in March with Hailee Steinfield.

My favorite song on the album (as of right now) is either “Go For Broke” or “At My Best”.

Paramore also released their follow-up to their self-titled album, “After, Laughter”. It’s so different but the lyrics feel so familiar. It’s like being gone for a period of time and then coming home? The lyrics are so fresh, but still so relatable to all of us.

They also announced the next Parahoy! which of course I can’t go to, but it’s okay. I love that they continue to do this year after year. It’s such an awesome and unique experience.

I need more time with “After Laughter” before I decide a favorite, but I’ll have one for you Friday.

Enjoy all the music!






Set It Off- The New Music Fridays

Hi everyone!

So I had a new music Tuesday thing going on, but recently they changed it to Fridays. I also combined my music selection with my new music posts. So all of my music posts will be together.

Today I want to talk about Set It Off.

Basically, I listened to a few songs from Set It Off in late 2013- early 2014 as I was getting back into pop punk, alternative music. I liked “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, but I never really looked into Set It Off.

Back in November of 2014, I started listening to Set It Off, because I thought I would have been able to go to the Black Mass Tour. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go to any of those dates near me.

I really started to like Set It Off. Then I heard that they were doing to Glamour Kills Spring Break Tour 2015 with my babies As It Is (from England), and I had to go.

I got to see them in March and met all of them and As It Is and Against the Current. It was incredible. After meeting them and seeing them live, I completely fell in love with them.

Set It Off has music that makes me feel. Cody sings emotions that make me feel. I love their music. Their new video for Wild Wild World is my favorite so far.

My favorite songs of theirs are definitely Wild Wild World, Missing You, and Tomorrow. My favorite album is Duality.

Hopefully you’ll check their music out and enjoy it!

Wild Wild World


Missing You


Tomorrow (feat. Jason Lancaster)


And a documentary they did about us, their fans, their Dreamcatchers





PS. shout out to rockersoph27, I love the music of the month and I’m trying to do better with my music posts every week.

The Ocean

I got really busy the past few weeks. My family came up so my sister could look at my school. She likes it and I’m excited for her. We’re four years apart so we won’t be in school together, but I’m glad she’s finding somewhere she likes.

I got to see Mayday Parade in Nashville on Wednesday and it made my day. I got to meet everyone and Tom (Tom Falcone the photographer) and Pvris, one of their opening bands. It was amazing and now I’m starting to see why I need more times like that in my life: time that I can just let loose and be free. Be happy. I’m so excited that I’ve found more bands to fall in love with. I’ve been listening to Tonight Alive and Pvris non-stop.

Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens was two nights ago and I’m still a little heartbroken that I didn’t go. I’m more pissed with myself because I should’ve just bought my ticket. I shouldn’t have waited on Katie, because I’m starting to see that she didn’t want this as much as me. Just like Wednesday. It’s okay. We’re trying to go in February, but honesty, I’m not putting too much stock in that.

It’ll be okay. There will be new albums and more touring and maybe Warped.

It’s a new thing for me to realize that I have to do things alone sometimes. I don’t always want to, but I need to. This weekend, it was just me. Katie and Sarah went home and I loved it. It was nice to just sit in my room by myself, listen to music, drive where ever, turn my music in my car up loud, and just be relaxed.

The bad is that I relapsed. Tuesday of this week I hit rock bottom. And by that I mean, I left my class at 10:30am, went back to the dorm, found the last pencil sharpener that I had and cut again. I threw 178 days down the drain. I laid in bed until almost 10pm that night and alternated between being upset, being numb, sleeping, and crying.

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m not depressed enough to need help. But when it hits, it hits like a hurricane and I’m just destroyed by it. The sadness literally feels like it’s smothering me to death.

Church today was much needed. I got to really meet the ministry leaders for the first time since I started going there. It was like I belonged. I’m really glad I got a chance to do that and feel a little more at peace. I wasn’t going to find that with my friends.


J’s Music Selection: Pierce the Veil

Pierce the Veil


I started listening to Pierce the Veil a little while after I returned to the pop punk/alternative music genre. I kept seeing their lyrics on tumblr and pinterest and Caraphernelia and Hold On Till May kept showing up on my timeline. I really started to fall in love with Hold On Till May, and I’ve even considered getting it tattooed on me.

After I started listening to them, I fell in love with them. They fall second in the amount of merch I have for individual bands. I have four or five shirts, two of their three albums (Collide with the Sky in two formats) and their documentary. My roommate Katie and I are trying to go see them in February of 2015.

Favorite Songs

Hold on Till May

Bulletproof Love

A Match in the Water


My favorite album is Collide with the Sky. It’s another one of those albums that I love straight through. There are no songs that I don’t like.

They are touring around the world with Sleeping with Sirens and I’m so excited and hopeful that I will see them live soon!



J’s Music Selection: Fall Out Boy

So this is going to be my first of many posts like this to just give you an insight on some of my favorite music artists/bands.

Fall Out Boy

2001-2009 2013-

I didn’t really listen to Fall Out Boy that much pre-hiatus, but I knew the staples: Dance, Dance, This Ain’t A Scene, Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down, and Thnks Fr Th Mmrs. There’s almost no way you could have listened to the radio in 2007-2008 and not heard them. When they went on hiatus, I moved on and switched my primary genres.

In 2013, I was in my second semester of college and Fall Out Boy came off hiatus. I remember being shocked, but instantly excited. I hopped right back in the fanbase with everyone else that had been waiting for those four years.

I got to see them in Memphis in September of 2013, and honestly, I probably listened to nothing but Fall Out Boy for months after that. I fell back in love all over again.

I’ve got the most Fall Out Boy merch of any band that I like. I’ve got like seven or eight shirts, all of their CDs in physical format and Save Rock and Roll digitally. I’ve seen them live and considered getting their new logo tattooed on my ankle.

Favorite Songs:

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part To Save the Scene and Stop Going to Shows)

Coffee’s For Closers

Headfirst Slide on Cooperstown on a Bad Bet

Save Rock and Roll

Chicago is So Two Years Ago

Honestly, my favorite songs change almost regularly, but my hands down favorite album of theirs is Folie A Deux. I love it to pieces. Every track has a place in my heart.

I’m super excited about all of the news that has been happening lately. Patrick’s going to be a dad and I’m so excited for him. Centuries was totally unexpected and worth waiting for. I can’t wait for the next album and tour so I can see them again!