Monday, February 28, 2022

Music Monday

Let's face it Music Monday just sounds good. That's why I knew today I would post about music. I may come up with some themes for a couple of days, that may help me post more often.

As I stated yesterday, I listen to a lot of music (you can follow it by clicking the LastFM graphic on the right side of this blog) and lately I've been trying to add new music and expanding my listening. I've made a playlist of songs I want to check out by going through my current Everything playlist and going artist by artist and adding 5 songs from each artist that I haven't heard before. I'm currently in the F's (I've been doing it for awhile). I've been exercising a little more in the past week so I work on this playlist while I'm working out. It preoccupies my mind so I'm not thinking about working out.

Here's the artist I went through this week and any songs I added.

As you can see, I added 13 songs this week that way. I also go through New Releases of artists I follow which is where these came from.

Both artists released new albums. I'm not a huge fan of pop but I do like a good upbeat song. I was surprised I added 4 songs from Avril.

I've also added songs randomly for various reasons.

  • Wig Wam - Do Ya Wanna Taste It (heard it as the Peacemaker theme song)
  • Trace Adkins - You're Gonna Miss This (my wife played it for me)
  • Jax - Like my Father (also from my wife, she got it from Tik Tok)
  • Mylon & Broken Heart - Heaven, Jesus, It's You & Gospel Ship (I think I was looking at Russ Taff songs and saw Gospel Ship, than searched for the version that I knew and in the rabbit hole I went. I added more songs to my Check It playlist to possibly add later, these were just the 3 that I recognized by the title.)

As you can tell, I added a few songs this week. Here's the stats for this week.

  • Added songs - 26 songs
  • Totals songs on playlist now - 5,196 songs
  • Total songs listened to - 1040 songs
  • Different artists listened to - 436 artists

That's all for today, I know it's not extremely exciting for you but maybe you found something worth listening to.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

We'll see how long this time

Wow! It's been 224 days since I posted last here. I have more going on in my life than I did back then but it still isn't a whole lot. I do actually leave the house more often on the weekends because my cousin moved back up here from North Carolina. We're both into sports cards so we hook up and do related things that I won't get into now because I'm going to try to post more about that when it happens.

Kind of looks like me, if he was fatter.

As far as going on's, the majority of my life is still work, which I won't (can't) post about here. It's going ok, I like what I do and there are days where I feel important in the cog of the machine but there are a lot of things that piss me off as well. My company is a pretty big company and they watch social media, which is why I don't post about work. I'm not really one to bitch about work to the masses anyways. I rarely bitch about work to my wife because I have a 45 minute drive home and I relax and let it all go in that time so by the time I get home, I don't want to talk about it and I've forgotten the majority of it.

Back in our younger days.

My wife and I are still going strong after over a decade (doesn't feel like it's been that long). We have our issues like any married couple does but again, nothing that I would want to post on social media. We both still love each other and enjoy our life together so you can't really get better than that.

Not a good likeness, but it's clipart.

My 19 year old has now moved out and on her own. She's like any typical 19 year old who complains about life but doesn't do any of the steps that she needs to do to improve it. We give her all the tips to help her, she listens intently but never does them. Like I said, typical 19 year old.

My 17 year old is doing great in school. Taking Engineering classes at the career center so we're hoping that's a field that he continues on in college. At this point, we're hoping he just doesn't decide to make the decision to not go to college. He's too smart to waste the opportunity but we know how teenagers make decisions. He's been working for the same fast food place now since he was 16 and he likes it there. He has been promoted to an assistant manager which he enjoys as well.

My other love is music. I love listening to music and do it all the time. You know I'm a stats guy so I can even tell you that I listen to around 1,000 songs a week. Sometimes under a bit, sometimes over. (I'm listening to music now.) So I'm going to try to post something tomorrow, probably music related.

I know I've said it a hundred times, but I'm going to try to be better here. I post almost daily on My Sports Obsession and Random Music so I don't know why I can't do the same thing here. Hopefully, starting tomorrow.

Here's to a new run of posts!