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June: On Repeat

This month was largely consumed with specific artists and not that many of them for a change. Also, none of which were influenced by edgyauthor? Gosh, it feels wrong to even say that since she is so musically inspirational to me, but this is the truth of June. My mind wanted to hear specific things and that’s pretty much all I let it have.

What exactly was that, you ask? So let’s go!

So, it started with a band that bled into June from May that I’ve definitely loved for a long time, but somehow lost track of all their latest albums (bad me, I know). After buying more than one of the ones I’ve missed, I just couldn’t get enough of them – even as new must-hear tunes poured into my ears in June and that band was Mindless Self Indulgence.

Most played by the end of June was: “3 S’”

A close second was: “Uncle”

Other tracks that lived on repeat (because there were tons and you should totally click all the links) include:

Never Wanted to Dance
Revenge
Money
Lights Out
Perscription
On It
Written in Cold Blood

Next on the most played for the month was one of my all time favorite bands and the most influential band of my current WIP, Paramore. Sadly, two of their members left them a little while ago, but this latest track proves that they’re more than capable of moving on without them. The track is from the latest Transformers movie, but I have to say my current book wants to claim it as theirs! 😉

“Monster”

And lastly (but certainly not the least by any means): Arctic Monkeys. Hands down this is my favorite band. Anyone whose read my blog for long enough should know this (shoot, anyone who really knows me should know this and if you don’t, shame on you!). With the release of “Suck it and See” on June 7th they pretty much dominated the remainder of June’s music choices and I AM NOT COMPLAING! Obviously, from previous posts, you already know I loved Brick by Brick, Don’t Sit Down (Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair), and Library Pictures, but in addition to these tracks a few newbie’s made their way to the most played like:

“All My Own Stunts”

A close second was: “Reckless Serenade” (oh, Alex Turner’s voice in this one… *SWOON*)

Other MOST played tracks included:

The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala and Piledriver Waltz! Overall the entire album is great, but these couple songs really dominated it as a whole! You should definitely check it out!

In addition to all of these MOST played tracks/artists… Heath (my fiancé) got me into this artist, Aloe Black , and in particular this track:

”I Need a Dollar”

It has that great old school feel to it, the kind of sound you rarely hear anymore and that alone is refreshing.

Outside of these tracks on repeat I’ve been listening to a playlist that’s about 300+ tracks deep at this point in hopes of actually writing and… AND… it’s starting to work. While the words haven’t actually hit the paper yet, they are happening in my mind and I’m just hoping this 3 day weekend will be the much needed jump start in the third round of re-writes I need. Wish me luck!

Hope all of you are living in music-bliss like I am almost always. Feel free to share your faves, because I’m always looking for something new!

Peace – Sarah

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May: On Repeat

May was another great month for music in my world. You would think with as much new music as I’ve obtained this year the need for more would settle down, but I think it only encourages it. Anyway, without further ado, here is what lived on repeat in the month of May. Enjoy!

(As usual edgyauthor (aka: Heather) is largely responsible for this list.)

1. “U.R.A Fever” by The Kills

Heather sent me this track and characters from my current WIP’s companion novel quickly snatched it up. They’ve already got a whole cool walk sequence scene all planned out for it and because the song is relatively short, it quickly climbed the list as the most played track in May.

2. “Angels” by The Prom Kings

Another Heather-influenced track this month and one that woke up characters I’d thought had long given up on me. Not only did they come alive to claim this song as theirs they also told me the ending of their book (which was part of the reason I’d given up on their story as a whole because you can’t really have a book without an ending).

3. “Pray for Me” by Sixx:A.M. (Warning: Video is explicit)

Yet another track Heather turned me onto, but it just got a lot of plays because I actually liked it so much. Seems unheard of anymore, right? LOL!

4. “Nothing & Everything” by Red (aka “Fight Inside” acoustic style)

I already loved the regular version (Fight Inside) and Teagan of my current WIP can definitely relate to its lyrics come book 2. Naturally she wasted no time also claiming this softer, more moody version as well once I’d received it (via Heather, of course).

5. “Shoot Your Gun” by 20-22s

Wow, Heather influenced songs completely dominate this month’s on repeat (wait, who’s surprised? No one, right? Hehe). Again, an awesome song that only got so many plays because I actually liked it!

6. “Arise (Ben Moody Mix)” by Flyleaf

Heather got me into this band last year and previous music posts will prove just how much I like them, but this latest track came from an album I actually didn’t have and I can’t help but get chills up my arms every time the chorus kicks in (chills in a good way).

7. “Library Pictures” by Arctic Monkeys (Warning: Video is out of sync)

This really needs little explanation because there’s been an Arctic Monkeys track on repeat for the past 3 months as the release of “Suck it and See” nears. It’s just 7 days away now and I am eagerly awaiting my pre-ordered copy. I have no doubt that there will be more than one song in June’s On Repeat post as this CD is sure to get played ad nauseum this month!

8. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

Every once and a while I stumble across a song I can’t believe I’m enjoying and this happens to be one of them. I honestly can’t even remember how I found the video, but after watching it and finding it highly entertaining I bought the track and listened to it over 100 times that night on repeat. Look, I like to dance and this song definitely screams dance. It didn’t hurt that future characters snatched it up and provided a fun scene to watch while it played over and over again! :)

9. “Money Shot” by Mustard Pimp & Jimmy Urine

Jimmy Urine (aka singer of Mindless Self Indulgence) got together with producer/DJ Mustard Pimp) and the result is this crazy awesome song. The video is heavy on the crazy, just saying.

10. “Get Up” by Korn featuring Skrillex

Another interesting mash-up, Korn, who I’ve loved since middle school days, teamed up with producer/DJ Skrillex and this wickedly awesome track was the result. I love when unusual pairings make music. :)

And while I usually keep this list to 10 tracks, I purchased 2 new (to me) Mindless Self Indulgence albums last weekend and half of those tracks already have more plays than some of the songs in this list so to honor them and their awesomeness (and all that I’ve missed for the past couple of years) here’s the most played track so far – I can guarantee you that there will be more listed in June’s On Repeat.

Bonus: “Never Wanted to Dance” by Mindless Self Indulgence

So what have you guys been listening to? Anything I might *need* to hear? 😉

Peace – Sarah

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