My Life Memories in Music

SO I’ve come to a recent epiphany: the reason I don’t like cataloguing my life memories in photos is because I actually find music and food to be a far more poignant trigger of various stages in my life. This explains in part why I’ve always been so private about other people seeing my the music I listen too. Behold, my life in music & food…

-C (Jan/15/2016)

Best Listens of January 2016

Opposites Attract (Tomorrow w/o Her) by Kendrick Lamar, from Overly Dedicated 2010 Album

Best Listens of December 2015

Sunny by Bobby Hebb – From one of the episodes in Netflix series River

They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth,  1992 – from Aziz Ansari stand up Comedy intro music & Aziz Ansari Netflix Series Master of None, S1E2

Run-Time (especially the youtube video), The Beast, Minds Without Fear (with Vishal Shekhar), & Lifeline from Imogen Heap’s 2014 Album, Sparks. Honorable mention goes to the lyrics of Me the Machine. The inspiration for What the Fuck cntnd computer keyboard alien invasion sound vomit.

Touch (ft. Paul Williams) & Instant Crush ft. Julian Casablancas (especially the youtube video staring mannequins), from Daft Punk’s 2013 Pop album, Random Access Memories

Best Listens of November 2015 (life with a waffle press)

Here by Alessia Cara

U Talkin 2 Me? by The Beat Bully –  The first demo EP album from a recent SLC alumn

Demons and Bitter Rivals by Sleigh Bells – Demons is from the last episode in Netflix series Jessica Jones. Their two albums, Treats and Bitter Rivals, are fantastic. Go running (unless it’s past those scary dogs who wouldn’t think to bite the small child that feeds them in the hut without running water on the polluted lake)

Agnus Dei in B Flat minor by Samuel Barber, 1967 – to help one focus on the windy road down the mountain

Best Listens of October 2015 (living in #9)

The Spiteful Chant, No Make-Up (Her Vice), & Blow my High from Kendrick Lamar’s 2011 Section.80 Album

The Recipe (Remix ft. Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy, Q, Jay Rock), Now or Never (Ft. Mary J. Blige) from Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 album Good Kid M.A.A.D. City

Best Listens of September 2015 (living in #8)

Till it Happens to You by Lady Gaga, single release to raise awareness of sexual assault. While being emo and staring listlessly out the (nicely) gold grated window into highway 21 traffic

Every album ever made by Kanye West,in particular, Family Business, Champion, & single release All Day

Best Listens of Late July – August 2015 (living in #12)

The Blacker the Berry, You Ain’t Gotta Lie, & i from Kendrick Lamar’s 2105 To Pimp a Butterfly Album – while walking to the store to buy groceries (aka ritz crackers)

Hunter, also Family & Atom Dance from Bjork’s 2015 Vulnicura album (the whole album was awesome)

Burning Stuff/Fly Me to the Moon cover, Down with the Trumpets, Miss Cigarette, Stop with the Chatter, & That’s Classic by Rizzle Kicks

Every album ever made by Kanye West – while drinking a milkshake in Pai

Best Listens of Spring, June, July 2015

The 2013 WhoKill album by Tune Yards – on the bus back from either Baltimore or Philly, also post and pre-confrontation with the man with the big stick on the mountain

Intergalactic by The Beastie Boys – in the badass white van with the speakers, “buying” greasy cookies from Albertsons

Bitting Down, Still Sane, Glory & Gore by Lorde – on the subway to JFK

Every album ever made by Kanye West including Yeezus, in particular, I wonder and Skit #1-4

Army of Me by Bjork

Every Album Ever Made by Kanye West including YEEZUS, in particular, Blood on the Leaves & Kanye’s Workout Plan – inhalers and snowy 25 minute walks past old men in beanies and over-priced eggs on bagles

Best Listens of Fall 2014

String Quartet No. 1 in D minor by Arnold Schoenberg – alone in the solitude of my shared room and the all-encompassing presence of my loud speakers

Every album ever made by Kanye West except for YEEZUS, in particular, I wonder & Skit #1-4  – with Green Bean roomie

Late July by Shakey Graves – “pre-meditated” offenses: tampons, nail-clippers on toothbrushes. Oh that shakey shelf.

Recoiled by Flying Lotus. Pushup studying wth S Hatep in Heimbold facing the massive window

Best Listens of Summer 2014 (paint crew round two)

I Don’t Give a Fuck by Boss – From Orange is the New Black.  Oh, that massive wall patch made by Curtis & I…

There They Go by Chinese-Man ft. Ex-I – Scatter

Mr. Chicken by Deluxe – go baritone Bre in the basement of Morris

50 Fingers by Little Red Lung – From television series Hemlock Grove

Nearly every song by Alt-J, in particular Breezeblocks, Every Other Freckle, & Matilda – Painting Andrews Circle with Jake

Best Listens of Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 (the year nearly everyone went abroad)

Sinister Kid, Tighten Up, Fever, Dead & Gone, I’m Not the One, Just Got to Be, & Never Gonna Give You Up, from The Black Keys 2013 album Brothers. Never Gonna Give you up is from season 3 finale of Netflix series Luther

Royals from Pure Heroine Album by Lorde – it wasn’t even that good

Super Freak by Rick James – sushi miso soup strawberry milkshake

Nearly every song by Sia in her live KCRW 2007 performance

Best Listens of summer 2013 (chemistry)

blank for a reason…? (Erased by a chemical reaction gone wrong)

Best Listens of Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 (shwanky off-campus apt, India)

Hypnotize – System of a Down – on the roof from the shitty mp4 player with the kites flying in amritsar

Man Man, God’s Away on Business by Tom Waits

OK Computer by Radiohead – more toward the center of spotify, surrounded by other Radiohead songs

Werewolf & Lemonade by CocoRosie – in the creepy basement of the building with the beautiful stained wood doors studying quantum physics

Those two songs by Spoon – I can still remember them on the bottom of my list on spotify

Best Listens of summer 2012 (first real job: paint crew round one)

I’m in Here by Sia – in the dark closet with the coats and over-the-head headphones

Slim Shady by Eminem – in grad housing by slonim & heimbold

Party N Bullshit by Biggie Smalls

Pressure, sung by David Bowie as a guest on Queen song – on the second story of the beautiful house with stained wooden doors

Homeless Kernel Mustard cover of Creep by Radiohead

Charlie by Ingred Michaelson

Best Listens of Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 (yay freshman roomies)

The Inkwell by Blue Scholars

The Breeze by Dr. Dog

Otis & Ni**as in Paris by Kanye West & Jay Z, from the album, Watch the Throne

Chemo Limo & Us by Regina Spektor

Lemonade by CocoRosie

Hide & Seek by Imogen Heap, originally released on 2005 album Speak for yourself

Best Listens of Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 (HS final year)

Every song  by Britney Spears. On the night we angrily drove through school to wish it to go f*** itself and the janitor was there and he scared us for no reason so we drove too fast on the empty highway at 2am and you weren’t really all that high

Firework by Katie Perry, first released 2010. In the transition between white van and #126

Hypnotize & Chop Suey by System of  Down

Creep, OK Computer by Radiohead

Us by Regina Spektor – from required English class movie 500 Days of Summer

That song that starts with the accordion at the beginning, it still plays on the radio today (not kidding I actually heard it this past summer)

Eternal by Evanescence. While contemplating how good I look in those jeans

Best Listens of Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 (HS 3rd year)

Tick Tock by Kesha

Nearly every song by Britney Spears. Heard most memorably through the unique speakers of that grey four door during speculations on doing it anal for the first time

Like a G6 by the Far East Side – from Gossip Girl season 4 episode 5, aired October 2010

Stay in the Light – with goth girl both pretending it’s marilyn manson

Best Listens of Fall 2008 – Spring 2009 (HS 2nd year)

Untouched & Hook me Up by The Veronicas, first released 2007

Best Listens of Fall 2007 – Spring 2008 (HS 1st year)

Vampire Knight theme song Guilty

The Next Episode by Dr. Dre. Good morning carpool!

Sanctus Espiritus by Within Temptation – painting those walls periwinkle blue lilac and drawing that tree

Bring me to Life by Evanescence – my first break out from gospel classical


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