I realize that it’s only summer in the Northern Hemisphere, so for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, I’m very sorry, it is not summer for you. However, I feel it is okay for me to make a post about summer, since that is what I am experiencing right now.
For a lot of kids, summer is a time to take a break, relax, and not worry about anything really. As a college student, I am faced with the horrible reality that I have no money. I have had a job for the last 2 years, but it’s only during the school year, so summer means no extra money. It’s scary for me, because I have a lot of bills that need paid, and I don’t have enough money, but I’m managing to scrape by somehow.
For adults, summer is not much different from winter, unless you are a teacher. Most people work year round, so they don’t get a bunch of time off. However, many people take their vacation time during the summer, and on the weekends, everyone runs to the public pools and the ice skating rinks, because they are ways to enjoy summer while staying cool. I think summer is something that should be celebrated, because it’s a time of growth. Where I live, trees have all their leaves again, the fields are filled with corn and beans, and the birds come back from the south. It’s a time of rejuvenation in the land, and so it is with us as humans as well.
I hope that everyone is enjoying this summer weather, wherever you are, and if you are in winter right now, I hope that it is treating you kindly. I personally can’t wait for fall to arrive, because that is my favorite time of the year, but summer is a close second, because the air is just filled with life. Tonight’s music post will mirror this post in that it is celebrating summer time.
Have a wondrous week!
Anonymous: you're a copy cat i see...
This will be the only time I reply to an anon message on this blog. I will leave it on because some people may want to suggest music anon, but I will not be posting hate of any kind. Let me reply to this once and for all though, because I am sure I will get messages like this in the future.
I did not copy anyone. If by copy cat you are referring to the fact that there are hundreds of other music blogs out there, then yes, call me a copy cat, along with every single one of them that wasn’t the very first one. To be clear, I did not look at another music blog and say “Oh, I think I’ll start my own and copy everything from them and not give anyone credit.” I had found a lot of blogs online that posted music, but all the ones I found posted music that was very uniform and genre-centric. I’m sure there are others out there like this one, but I did not find any. I wanted to make this so that people could experience a wide selection of music, both popular as well as more unknown. If I post a song by a band that has 300 fans total, and they gain fans through me posting it, I’ve done my job. At the same time though, I can’t post a bunch of indie and garage band music. If I’m making this blog for everyone, which I am, I have to include the whole array of music.
Now, if by copy cat you are referring to the fact that I am reblogging quite a bit lately, you can just leave, because when I reblog music, I am giving credit to whoever originally posted it. I’m not claiming it as my own. I have found a good amount of music through tag searching, but I don’t find a song and then upload it myself. If I found a song while doing tag searches, I reblog it, because it was not my original idea. Most of the music I choose to upload is either a personal favorite of mine, it is a suggestion by a follower or a friend, or I put my 12,000 song iTunes on shuffle and pick music that I think people will like.
Also, I reblog music, like I did today, because I was gone all day yesterday working, came home for 15 minutes, then left again for 8 hours to go to a bonfire. I did not get home until 1:30am, and there was no queue set for today. I had to get up at 7am so I could drive 2 hours to spend all day in a city looking for an apartment. I did not get home until 4pm today, which would have already been too late for 3 of the songs. I did not have the time nor the energy to upload 6 songs last night. I uploaded 1 song, and reblogged 5. I’d say that’s pretty fair considering everything I am being asked to do in my life. No one asked me to make this blog, I made it because I wanted to. Am I saying it’s a great blog? No. Personally, there are a lot of things I wish I could do better, but I can’t. I am 1 human being with a lot of stuff going on, and this is what I like to do. For me, I’m actually really happy that I’ve managed to make 80 some music posts in the past 2 weeks or so, and I’m lucky to have as many followers as I do. I am not asking for recognition here. I make sure that credit goes where it’s due. To be honest, even if I reblog a song, the credit isn’t going to who I reblogged, and it’s not going to the original person that posted it. The credit ultimately goes to the ARTIST. They are the people we are listening to, and they are the ones that make it all possible. It is them that I give credit to. I always post the album artwork, I make sure to put the genres down correctly, I make sure everything is spelled properly and that the album name is correct. I spend hours on this blog that I don’t need to do, but I do it anyway. I do not do this for someone like you. I do this for the people who actually want to be here and listen to what I post.
And who are you to say I’m a copy cat? You are too afraid to send me a message revealing who you actually are. Are you trying to make me ashamed or something? I have done nothing wrong, and I will continue to do everything the way I have done it. No grey face is going to make me change who I am, or how I do things.
Now, if you want to send me something with your face, then do it. I’ll respond to you privately. I will not post a ton of anon messages, especially hate messages (which this is, fyi), because that’s not why people are following this blog. They want music, not a bunch of messages. I am leaving the anon on for submissions, but be aware, any anon message looking to start conflict, such as this, will be ignored in the future. I don’t have time to convince people of my intentions, and I especially don’t have time for ignorance or hate. If that’s what you want, then leave. I won’t miss you, because I want followers that want to be here.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful day, and that you continue having a wonderful experience on this blog. I intend for this to be the only anon message I ever post. I will delete all hate or degrading criticism that comes in. I will take any suggestion or constructive criticism from anyone, with a face or not. Please accept my apology for posting this, but it needed said.