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
…All night, on the beach ’till the break of dawn “Welcome to Miami”
Does anyone else think the majority of all crazy ish happens in The Sunshine State? From bath salt zombies to sinkholes this state boasts some quality chaos. Don’t worry though: the music, food and beaches help even the scales of awesome. So here goes with that first one:
Anberlin – Feel Good Drag
Unfortunately, these guys called it quits in 2014. Luckily, they left us with some stellar tunes before they went. Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Florida – Party in the city where the heat is on…
Welcome to Colorful Colorado, home of legal marijuana and the lowest adult obesity rate in all 50 states (and DC)! With all the gorgeous mountains and trails around here, I’m not surprised that locals are inspired to not just exercise in it but write songs about it. Including:
John Denver – Rocky Mountain High
This is Colorado’s 2nd state song. We have two! Continue reading 15 on the 15th – I guess he’d rather be in Colorado…
Taxation without Representation is the District of Columbia’s motto. Clearly subtly is not their priority.
RDGLDGRN – Million Fans
Continue reading 15 on the 15th: “Now I’m rippin’ clothes, Not a hippie, no, I’m a District heathen”
“Thus Always to Tyrants”
Yup. That’s what that Latin at the bottom of the VA flag stands for.
Here we go:
Foo Fighters – Arlandria
Arlandria is a strange smoshing of a place between Alexandria and Arlington. It’s also where Dave Grohl, leader of the Foo Fighters grew up. Continue reading 15 on the 15th: “My sweet Virginia, I’m the same as I was in your arms”
Welcome to the Old Line State, where the music is almost as cool as the flag:
Good Charlotte – The Motivation Proclamation
I don’t care what anyone thinks about GC, they inspire all of the MD pride and nostalgia in me especially now that I no longer live there. Originally from Waldorf, they will always be first on my list. Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Maryland
I miss music. I do. It’s so strange, music hasn’t gone anywhere, but I just haven’t been looking for it the way I used to. RedString started because of poetry, yes, but also because of music. Stevie and I traded mix tapes of songs we love and thought worthy of sharing and discussing and dwelling on. I miss dwelling on things outside my own head.
AND THUS BEGINS: Continue reading After Silence….