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30 days of music meme

I saw middlemarching doing this and am too much of a music snob not to do it myself. So if you have both of us as friends, now you have two assholes posting YouTube videos of songs.

I know it's kind of weird to not post anything for roughly seven months only to come back and do 30 days of a meme, but I think it's obvious this journal has long ago become less about me seriously discussing the details of my life and has become more a product of my absurd, flippant whims.



day 01 - your favorite song
day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds of you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you're angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you're happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you're sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year



Day 1 - Your Favorite Song



"Styrofoam Boots/It's All Nice on Ice (Alright)" by Modest Mouse. If anything, this song serves as a decent summation of my musical tastes. The term "acquired taste" comes to mind, because Isaac Brock does not have a voice most would consider pleasing to the ear, but it absolutely fits Modest Mouse's music. And the music is really what this song is about, seeing as how the majority of the vocals are simply Brock yelling variations of "It's all nice on ice, alright". I don't have the musical knowledge to adequately describe the sound and the instruments, but I do know that those last few minutes are beautiful and tense, and Jeremiah Green goes at the drums like a man possessed. I also dig the lyrics, as I always interpreted them as Brock, an admitted atheist, accepting the possibility that a higher power does exist, but that it's just this completely selfish, apathetic entity.

I used to always try and make this the last song I listened to when I was coming home from a long trip, because it's the closing track on "The Lonesome Crowded West" and makes for such a good closing song in general.
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