Random is my Middle Name

A blog in which I post about whatever comes to mind. Expect it to include funny or politically-based reblogs, musings on atheism, and all other things I find interesting.

Permalink Apparently I never added these to my ipod. #oops

Super excited about Gerard Way’s new album.  No Shows is taking me right back to high school when I was obsessed with all things BritPop and sat in front of my radio every Thursday night to listen to Rock Over London for the latest music.

It’s hard to explain what drew me in, but I’ve always gravitated to British music (or music with a strong British influence), so back in high school I was all about New Order, Morrissey, Pulp, Blur, Doves, etc.  I’d get my dad to drive me to the nearest record store (an hour away) and pick through imported EPs until I found random Stone Roses or Catherine Wheel discs.  In college (thank you, streaming radio from London) I got into the Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, etc.

Now that I’m older and have a tiny bit of disposable income,  and I’m finding myself disillusioned with American radio (less pop music EVERYWHERE, especially on alternative radio stations, would be awesome) I’ve found myself turning back to all the stuff I didn’t know existed in my younger days, like Lush and Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine.  So in the last 6 months or so I’ve built up a decent mix of BritPop and Shoegaze.  And to that I’m adding 90s punk, like Jawbreaker, and 2000s punk like Against Me! 

But whenever I go to the record store, no matter what I intend to get, I always walk out with BritPop or Shoegaze of some sort.

Permalink Impulse buy - no regrets.  #ratfe
Permalink End of summer.  Had to.
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Permalink So this just went on sale.  Woo hoo!  What I’ve heard so far is hitting my 90s BritPop-era nostalgia feels. #music #want #neednewshirts #zinesarecool
Permalink Finished up the Morrissey autobiography.  This is up next. #books
Permalink Vacation reading. #book #autobiography
Permalink More mini golf.
Permalink Kristin in front of Fort William Henry.