We’re still figuring it out…

I’ve been listening to our campus radio station more often, so I’ve been hearing a lot of new music. One song in particular that has been stuck in my head is called Figuring It Out by SWMRS. I think it’s a great song to describe college students. Some of us really are still figuring everything out. It’s a fun song to just sing along to in the car on your way to work or class. Watch the music video for it here. Check out all things SWMRS on their website. Happy listening!

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College Radio Day

I’ve been thinking about what I really want to do in the future. Lately I’ve been leaning more towards radio than TV, and I think it’s because I love music so much. Having a job in radio would mean I would be around music a lot more often. I know there’s much more to radio than just music, but I am eager to learn more about it moving forward through the next year or so.

I’ve recently become a part of our campus radio station, The Prowl. I got to help promote them today and I’m going to be helping them out tomorrow as well as the rest of the week in celebration of College Radio Day. Check out The Prowl on the University of South Alabama’s website to learn more information about this awesome organization. The students who run it work hard to be The Voice of Jag Nation, and they do an amazing job. I can only hope I’ll be able to fill their shoes someday.

Poetry of the day

One of my favorite writers is R. M. Drake. His work is both moving and thought provoking. Here’s a piece of his work.

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Drake has written seven books. These titles include Spaceship, Science, Beautiful Chaos, Black Butterfly, A Brilliant Madness, Beautiful And Damned, and Broken Flowers. You can find more information about his books and even purchase a set of them here.

Somewhere over the rainbow…

I saw a rainbow on an afternoon a couple of weeks ago. It had been raining a lot that day. I find that some of the most beautiful sunsets and stars happen after a good rain.

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high

There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue

And the dreams that you dare to dream,

Really do come true.

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high

There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue

And the dreams that you dare to dream,

Really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops,

Way above the chimney tops,

That’s where you’ll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly

Birds fly over the rainbow

Why then, oh why can’t I?

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly

Birds fly over the rainbow

Why then, oh why can’t I?

Listen to Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz here

Closing Time

I’ve been reminiscing lately. One thing I’ve been thinking back on is high school. Today, my senior class song came on while I was listening to Pandora. It was Closing Time by Semisonic. It’s a great song, so I figured I would put a link to it on here. So here’s the music video.

Happy listening! And here are the lyrics so you can sing along (courtesy of AZ Lyrics):

Closing time
Open all the doors and let you out into the world
Closing time
Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl
Closing time
One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer
Closing time
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here

[Chorus:]
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
Take me home

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
Closing time
This room won’t be open till your brothers or your sisters come
So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend
Closing time
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

[Chorus:]
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
Take me home

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

[Chorus:]
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
Take me home

Closing time
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

The Road Not Taken

Since it’s the first day of Fall, I thought it would be nice to share some poetry by one of my favorite poets.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,


And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.


I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

–Robert Frost


Title image taken by Wallflower Photography. Image above found on Pinterest.

If you had to choose…

I was recently asked the question, “If you had to choose between being deaf or blind for the rest of your life, which would you choose?”

I thought a lot about it.

If I were blind, I would never be able to see another beautiful sunset. I wouldn’t see the face of the person I would eventually marry. I would never be able to take a drive or cook a meal. I couldn’t watch my future children play. I wouldn’t be able to see the stars light up the night sky.

Even after thinking about all of the things I would miss if I were blind, I’d choose that over being deaf.

Why?

Because, if I were deaf, I would never be able to listen to music again. I’d never get to hear my loved ones laugh. I wouldn’t be able to listen to the waves as they roll along the shore.

And I wouldn’t be able to cope with that.

Busy day, busy thoughts

Like a lot of other people, I had to work for Labor Day. Other than that, I had a pretty good weekend! I’ve had this song by Twenty One Pilots stuck in my head all day so I thought I would share the first few verses.

forest

I don’t know why I feed on emotion.
There’s a stomach inside my brain.
I don’t wanna be heard.
I want to be listened to.
Does it bother anyone else
That someone else has your name?

Does it bother anyone else
That someone else has your name, your name?

I scream, you scream, we all scream
‘Cause we’re terrified of what’s around the corner.
We stay in place
‘Cause we don’t want to lose our lives,
So let’s think of something better.

Down in the forest
We’ll sing a chorus,
One that everybody knows.
Hands held higher,
We’ll be on fire.
Singing songs that nobody wrote.

Some more about me

As you already know from my first post, my name is Lindsey. I am 20 years old and a junior at the University of South Alabama. Being a student here so far has been really fun. Some of my classes have been tougher than others but so far I’ve managed to keep a 4.0 GPA. I’m hoping to continue that tradition this semester and in the Spring. Something else you should know about me is that I love music. Most of my personal posts will probably include some sort of song lyric at the end of each one. My favorite band at the moment is Twenty One Pilots. I was so excited to see them live in concert at the Wharf Amphitheater on August 5th this year. My favorite song by them is called Migraine. My favorite lyrics are

And I will say that we should take a day to break away
From all the pain our brain has made,
The game is not played alone.
And I will say that we should take a moment and hold it,
And keep it frozen and know that
Life has a hopeful undertone.

These lyrics just speak to me for some reason. Most of Twenty One Pilots’ songs do. You should give them a listen if you haven’t yet and have the time. You can listen to Migraine here. Happy listening!

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