And if she had to live it all over again you know she wouldn’t change anything for the world…

This month we are exploring some of my favourite music from high school.  I listened to a lot of EMO/Punk/Alt Rock/Rock mostly from the late 90s and early 00s.  A lot of these songs I listen to all of the time, and some I haven’t heard in forever.

1. I’m Not Okay (I Promise) – My Chemical Romance
2. Parker Lewis Can’t Lose – Fall Out Boy
3. Polished and Poisoned – Monty Are I
4. You’re So Last Summer – Taking Back Sunday
5. Jesus Christ – Brand New
6. Daddy’s Little Defect – Sugarcult
7. Cigarette Song – Yellowcard
8. The Calendar Hung Itself – Bright Eyes
9. Gives You Hell – The All American Rejects
10. A Favor House Atlantic – Coheed and Cambria
11. Space – Something Corporate
12. You Charlatan – Project Rocket
13. Stuck On You – The Reunion Show
14. I Won’t Spend Another Night Alone – The Ataris
15.Almost – Bowling For Soup
16. Mass Pike – The Get Up Kids
17. Blue and Yellow – The Used
18. Thrash Unreal – Against Me
19. Catalina – The Descendents
20. Lemon-Aid – Gob

A lot of this music just spoke to me when I was an angsty teen.  I had blue hair, pyramid stud belts, mix matched earrings and a wide array of concert tees.  I was mad at the world, myself and my life.  Music was my escape, I felt free and home.  This month I went a bit over board with my selections, but there is so much more that I wanted to share.  And On that note, it’s time to end!  Happy listening.
All for now,
–Kiki–

Title from: Trash Unreal by Against Me!

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And I’m trying to understand myself and pinpoint where I am…

I had so much fun sharing my Christmas playlist that I thought I might do it again.  I am really big into music over her at B@K, if any of you haven’t noticed!  So I decided to share the songs that have been stuck in my head other than Christmas music over the past few weeks.  If it’s not Punk, LDR or Classic Rock, I listen to Doo Wop, EMO and even some Pop.  Since upgrading to my to my iPhone 6 Plus two weeks ago I finally had a chance to put some music on my phone.  And here are some of my favourites.

1. Art Deco – Lana Del Rey
2. Cecilia and the Satellite – Andrew McMahon
3. Style – Taylor Swift
4. Silly Girl – The Descendants
5. Train in Vain – The Clash
6. Punk Rock Princess – Something Corporate
7. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
8. Nine in the Afternoon – Panic At The Disco!
9. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
10. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
11. Serial Killer – LDR
12. Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset – Modest Mouse
13. You’re So Last Summer – Taking Back Sunday
14. Devil’s Waitin’ – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
15. Come And Go With Me – Dion

A lot of my favourite music is all over the place.  I can’t decide on one genre, time period, or style.  I just love music.  As if you all couldn’t tell…  Happy listening everyone!  And on that note, it’s time to end.

All for now,
–Kiki–

Title from: Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset by Modest Mouse

I don’t want a lot for Christmas there is just one thing I need…

I’ve mentioned before that Christmas is not my forte.  I am pretty bad when it comes to wrapping presents.  When I do my Christmas shopping I almost always splurge on a couple of things for myself that may or may not end up under the tree.  I do enjoy holiday baking… More on that soon, I promise.  And when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit, well I prefer to let my “friends” EMO and Punk Rock help me out.  My Christmas playlist is not for the faint of heart or easily offended.  It’s raw, in your face, and there may or may not be some swearing involved.  So without further adieu, here is my 2015 Christmas play list:

1. All I Want for Christmas is You – My Chemical Romance – Just as hauntingly beautiful as Mariah Carey but more screaming!  Check it out if you loved The Black Parade.

2. 12 Days of Christmas – Relient K – A wee bit more on the traditional side, since it’s coming from a Christian band, still great none the less.

3. Yule Shoot You’re Eye Out – Fall Out Boy – One of my favourites, and even a few of my holiday season post titles have come from this early 00s EMO gem.

4. Christmas Song – Bedlight for blueEYES – They’re from Jersey, I’m from Jersey, I know they town they are singing about, and it’s funny as hell, what’s not to love?

5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen – One of my OG faves, again the Jersey Girl in me is showing.  But how awesome is it the he will play this song in the middle of summer sometimes?  And Clarence saying Ho Ho Ho? #fugitaboutit

6. I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus – Standstill – One of the funnier offerings on A Santa Cause compilation.  If you’re not easily offended it’s worth a listen.

7. Forget December – Something Corporate – Something Corporate is one of my favourite bands by far, and this in one of my favourite Christmas Songs, it’s perfect for super cynical peeps, just like me.

8. Christmas in Hollis – The AKAs – Now let me preface that the Run DMC original is really badass.  This version is even more synthesized, and it gets punked out, and I love it!  It would be a great holiday time karaoke song.

9. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Matchbook Romance – A great song, and a great version.  I still love the fact that when I was at The CU, the lead singer was in our IT dept.  Still so cool!

10. Santa’s Got a Mullet – Nerf Herder – If they were not drunk while recording this song then I don’t know how they got through recording it!  It’s hilarious, and a true must listen.  So many great parts!

What ever your music preference is all that matters is you enjoy the holidays!  My way of getting into the holiday spirit is a little out of the norm admittedly…  And on that note, it’s time to end!  Merry Christmas! #bemerry

All for now,
–Kiki–

Title from: All I Want For Christmas is You by My Chemical Romance

[A] smile on my face and an air guitar rocking…

Today was the perfect “lazy Sunday”.  I actually woke up at a normal hour, I then had some coffee, because let’s face it I am a caffeine addict.  I washed dishes, did three loads of laundry, showered blew my hair out, and polished my nails.  The rest of the day has been spent watching Quali, it’s Spa people, this race is awesome!  And surfing the net… I mainly fell into the trap that is Pinterest, and took silly, yet super important quizzes on Buzzfeed.  If you can guess all of the lyrics to “Sadie Hawkins Dance” by Relient K (here)then maybe we can be friends…  Because I got 100% without cheating, and I felt very fulfilled afterwards.

I’ve also been planning out some ensemble for this week.  I have a busy one, one of my office mates is moving on at the end of the week, I should hear about the job that I interviewed for and I’m hoping for some fun posts to go up that I have been working on!  And on that note, it’s time to end.

All for now,
Kiki

Title from: Sadie Hawkins Dance by Relient K