Saturday, June 27, 2015

pretty pretty (playlist)

playlist of pretty songs with pretty lyrics and melodies and structures.

"I promised myself I wouldn't let you complete me"
♥"Is There Somewhere"- Halsey
♥"Watch That Man"- David Bowie
♥"Hold Me Down"- Halsey
♥"You Know I'm No Good"- Amy Winehouse
♥"I Am Not In Love Anymore"- Liza Anne
♥"Panic In Detroit"- David Bowie
♥"Legit Tattoo Gun"- The Front Bottoms 
♥"Wild World" (live)- Cat Stevens 
♥"Jet Pack Blues"- Fall Out Boy
♥"Clone"- Metric 
♥"Love Is a Losing"- Amy Winehouse
♥"Funny You Should Ask"- The Front Bottoms
♥"Too Bad About Your Girl"- The Donnas
♥"Clairvoyant"- The Story So Far
♥"Bodies"- The Sex Pistols
♥"The Wanderlust"- Metric
♥"Too Far Gone"- Sir Sly
♥"You Wanna Get Me High"- The Donnas

Friday, June 26, 2015

i don't have to be a lady, i don't have to be your baby

   Lately, I have been getting into a lot of Kate Nash and The Donnas all over again. I don't know why. I maybe just have been in an angsty teen girl mood lately. My recent favorites have included:
Kate Nash- "Mansion Song" 
the beginning is my favorite- I really like when she kind of just screams or talks really angrily like in "Rap For Rejection" or the second verse of "Conventional Girl". I hadn't listened to Kate Nash for awhile which is quite sad because I remember when she used to be all I was into. 

The Donnas- "Too Bad About Your Girl"
The Donnas are overall one of my favorite girl bands- they're just really fun and their lyrics have a certain humor to them. The energy in this one is incredible and the lyrics are really fun to just blast and sing along to. 

Florence + The Machine- "Swimming"
I had a Florence phase in the beginning of the year where I just obsessively played all her albums and nothing else and this is by far, my favorite song of hers. It's so calming and her vocal range is gorgeous.
(Speaking of angsty girls, there's a documentary on Netflix called The Punk Singer that is all about Kathleen Hanna and Riot Grrrl and is one of the best things ever and I'd recommend it to anyone!!)

    Me and my friends have been cute as always. The other week, Aran, Sam, Harper and I spent the Friday night together. We found a shopping cart from the local super market on the field and Aran rode down the hill on it. He also took photos of us in front of a wall. What a true friend. 
what a bunch of cool, edgy, teens

   I just finished my journal. It's always weird finishing a notebook because the new one is always hard. My lovely girlfriend bought me a really pretty book and I covered it in stickers from the Rookie Yearbook 3 and free ones I got from a meet up with Tavi Gevinson. I've been carrying it around in my purse so when I start up classes at LIM, I can just write down song lyrics or bits of poetry or random thoughts I get when I'm sitting in parks or in the middle of class or something, I don't know. 

    My hair is pink/purple. I don't really know what color it is. It was originally purple dye but I liked Harper's color so much we mixed some of that dye in too. It depends on who you talk to. I call it pink. I really like how it looks and feel a million times more confident. Woo. 

   As a gay female blogger, I feel as though I am obligated to talk something about the new laws on same sex marriage which are incredible!! and really really awesome!! This definitely isn't the end of discrimination (My wedding will not be held in Indiana or South Carolina anytime soon), it's a really huge step in the right direction. When my mom found out the news, she called me up telling me to marry a "nice jewish girl" and demanded grandchildren. My band, Phantomized, also showed our pride with a snazzy logo change for the day 
I was in charge of putting it up and ended up writing up a post that looked like it was done by Harper and Sam about how proud they were and how it "really hit close to home" for their lovely guitarist, Ann, who is "very gay and very happy".

   I've started up writing music again which is great because that always makes me happy. My two latest songs have been for my girlfriend, Madison. I'm mostly proud of "Picket Fence Yard Song" even though it is a little strange- Madison argues that it isn't weird, just she doesn't understand what I'm talking about at certain points. 

I start up LIM in about two weeks- I'll have much more to talk about then.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

i wasn’t born to be a skeleton

Hi hi hi- so in my last post, I had a whole thing on how my hair was fully black which was a rather short lived phase. Last week, I made the impulse decision to put a shit ton of red in my hair and I love love love it and feel super punk and like Ash Costello. I've also gained a considerable amount of weight due to excessive snacking but I feel like a badass bitch. 
Buffy The Vampire Slayer tee: hand-me-down
♥tennis skirt: thrift (eat your heart out American Apparel and your $50 skirts)
♥chunky sandals: Nordstrom (I'd like to thank jesus and BP fashion board for giving me a 30% discount)

really classic emo kid photo

Monday, June 1, 2015

i’ll steal your honey like i stole your bike

*title from the best song of ALL TIME, "Summer Girls" by Lyte Funkie Ones*
Wow. I haven't done anything here for AWHILE. Before I get back on track, I have a couple $uper cool updates:
♥My hair is black again. Yeah I realize the exact thing I'd been working SO hard to get out is right back in again. I had blue, purple, and green hair for a hot second but it was absolutely terrible so it's back 2 black. I look a little something like this at the moment:
classic ann in class selfie
♥I SAW ALL TIME LOW!! The band I have been talking about since the blog has started I saw live about a week or so ago in New York. Sam and I waited ten hours (God bless her) in a line that just got fucked over by VIPs but I met Adam Elmakias and saw all the members walk by. I was going to write a post about it but nothing can do it justice. To sum it all up, the concert was this:
I couldn't stop sobbing through "6 Feet Under The Stars", "Damned If I Do Ya", "Stella", "Therapy", and "Lost In Stereo"- I immediately calmed at my all time least favorite song, "Missing You" 
just me and a friend

State Champs- I actually really like their music but they completely were horrible live due to encouraging rowdiness and making literally no comments towards the people trying to leave due to panic attacks. 

Jenna McDougall is a sweet baby angel live. End of story.

Seeing my favorite band was super overwhelming

Back view when Sam and I left the crowd to make an easier exit by the end

beginning of the day of Sam Slaughter and Ann Ambulance waiting in the eternal line

us outside ATL's tour bus (yes I did cry)
 ♥Wanted to share my Converse that I decorated with Valentine's decorations from last year when I was into making wild headbands (still love doing it- just haven't had the time). These shoes were kindly given to me for free from a marketer from the company

♥I finished BP- the program wasn't the greatest but sure looks good on college applications and I got free coffee so why not? I have re-applied because the girls are so sweet and I find out wether or not I got in in a few days!! 
♥I have new music up on Soundcloud along with my band, Phantomizing's first cover of "I Miss You" by Blink182 

I promise to be much better with posting this month (May was kind of wild)