Yes, the road to hell may indeed be paved with good intentions - yet here I am with mine for both myself and the blog this year.
This is the post I meant to write for publication last Thursday, but that was when all the electrical outlets in my living room stopped working, causing me to vacillate between bouts of the following: uncontrollable sobbing. Wanting to take the extension cord I'd been using to power a heater in my bedroom (because during the summer, all but one wall of outlets stopped working in there) and severely beat floors, walls and windows with it - but I couldn't because I knew repairing and replacing them would be too expensive! And lastly, once tired and spent from all the distress, having zero fucks left to give it, only to re-energize myself enough during those calm periods to get worked up all over again. But back to my good intentions for the year...
For myself, I will continue trying to get fit and reach my goal weight. Despite what I divulged above, I am actively pursuing positivity and presence in all my actions, and have taken to practicing gratitude daily. It's really made a huge difference thus far. All I really hope for the coming year is peace of mind, confidence in the big decisions I have to make, to broaden my horizons, and better myself in any way that I can. Being my best self encompasses a LOT of different things, so I guess those things are best left introduced in other posts.
For the blog? I'll attempt once again to publish on a more consistent basis. I've streamlined the main blog just a bit - I didn't want to install a magazine theme, but I did want to shorten the length of the posts on the main page, hopefully to also shorten load time. And? I think this is the year I start blogging about other areas of interest: fashion, fun, fitness, vintage, and diy in addition to music stuff. That's always been a goal, it's just never happened. But it still needs to. And on the diy front, I *need* to finish some projects up around here so that I have some diy content. But projects take time and money, and I usually never have both at the same time. C'est la vie.
So...for the first Music Monday of the new year, the theme is new (and/or) new-to-you music that you just can't stop listening to. I'm all about new music, so here's a selection from one of my favorite bands of the past two years, New Politics with "Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens)" Like everything else by them, it's fun and catchy despite the lyrics. The line "we been up, we been down, we got over it" sums up so much for me. So much.
And since I started watching Sons of Anarchy, I've been introduced to so many amazing covers that I didn't know existed. So this selection is a new-to-me tune from the SOA Vol. 2 Soundtrack (and also a contender in my first Battle of the Bands of 2015 - go listen to the other cover and vote if you get a chance!), Jane's Addiction with their cover of The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil". Sorry if this seems like a cop-out, but I promise it's not. I can literally Not. Stop. Listening.
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Also, be sure to come back on Wednesday for the winner of the Battle of the Bands and Thursday for the first Mix Tape Shuffle of the New Year!
What new, or new-to-you, music can you just not stop listening to? Let me know in the comments; maybe it's something I haven't heard yet.