State Motto: Ditat Deus
… And when that fails, music does the job for him.
Disclaimer: The sun is setting early, the night rising up and defeating the day after minimal battle. ‘Tis brooding conditions methinks. This playlist reflects that mood.
Of Linkin Park, Of Stone Temple Pilots, Of Dead By Sunrise. The hole he left remains.
Out of Tempe. Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Where the Arizona moon met the Arizona sun
So I’m trying a different style for this Tennessee playlist. Consider The Civil Wars as a trailer for the rest of the CD, where all the other songs play out the story from song 2 to 14. Notes written below each video are just for amusement.
The Civil Wars
Quick Notes: Originated in Nashville, tragically disbanded in 2014. TRAGICALLY. Hopefully one day they’ll get back together and go for that fifth Grammy… Continue reading 15 on the 15th – In my Tennessee mountain home, crickets sing in the fields near by
Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
Why can’t modern pop be this wholesome? Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Painted in my Tiger Skin, Especially in Michigan
Home to the Buckeyes and a notably non-rectangular US state flag. One of a kind, isn’t it?
Black Veil Brides – Wake Up
Andy Black/Biersack/Sixx is Black Veil Brides’ only original member and he is originally from Ohio. I just got to see these guys live last Thursday at The Fillmore here in Denver. They put on one hell of a show. Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Ohio is for Lovers
Sooooo posting on the 15th totally slipped my mind, but I didn’t want to skip the whole month. Hence: 15 on the 30th! Now with fewer words!
TLC – Waterfalls
Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Georgia On My Mind
I cannot stay focused, I have no motivation, and I loooooooove to procrastinate. Do you see all those ‘o’s? That’s a lot of love, people!
In an attempt to remedy this lack in my writing life, I have decided to resort to bribing myself. Of course, if I tell no one, then there’s no one to hold me accountable, hence: I’m pulling you folks in, to act as hawk-eyed witnesses! I both thank and dislike you all, in advance. Continue reading Witness My Self-Bribery: An Attempt To Manipulate Myself
Puerto Rico is still suffering. That’s 3.5 million American citizens still suffering, and despite concentrated efforts, the Island Of Enchantment has raised less support than its fellow stricken lands of Texas and Florida, so… I made this. I figure it can’t hurt and I’m thinking about the island all the time anyway. I know PR isn’t a state, so this is technically deviating from the 15ths’ initial intent, but, oh well. Please forgive me and, if you’re able, please show the island a little love.
Here goes: Continue reading 15 on the 15th – Almost Like Praying
With the recent devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Texas was on my mind. Sometimes, we all need a little help to look passed the darkness, and such light can only be found in music. So here comes a mix of some of my favorite Texas artists: Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Texas – Davy Crockett’s Garden Spot of the World
Not going to lie: I definitely decided on Pennsylvania purely for the chance to make a mix with Halestorm and Hop Along. Enjoy!
Halestorm – Familiar Taste Of Poison
This Grammy winning band hails from Red Lion, PA. They are spectacular live, I cannot express that enough. Continue reading 15 on the 15th: I thought I heard you, Pennsylvania, I thought I saw you