Introducing Myself: Music that lives in my heart rent free

in OCD4 months ago


Introductions, introductions.

It's always hard being the new guy at the party. In the past, my time was spent lurking in the background trying to swig down copious amounts of booze down before the host realized no one knew who I was. If I were lucky, maybe I'd even sneak a block of cheese out of their fridge and secretly eat it in the bathroom before they'd notice it. This is essentially party crashing, vagrant edition.

Lots has changed since this period of my life, but that doesn't mean I've become any more eloquent during introductions. What do you say to people that you don't know? Hive is an interesting platform, and I think I can bring stories here that only I can tell because they come from my life. Sometimes it's better to learn about people through things they like. Music is integral to this. I believe you can learn a lot about a person by the music they listen to, so I thought what better way to introduce myself than expose you all to music that's made me who I am.

Not much seems so simple anymore wait, scratch that, how about, Nothing seems as simple as it used to be, yeah I like that better.

I remember being an adolescent running amok with my friends and inhaling the best times of life. Throughout my life, I have done a lot, ran my own skate shop at only 15, and played in a metal band that became one of the most listened to on Myspace, haha, it's funny how much we go through in what seems like a small amount of time, yet the world keeps spinning.

Trucking through the mud of my past, I picked up amazing music, music that rattled my bones and gave me a euphoric head change, something that makes me completely engulfed by waves of emotion, feeling every subtle note touching me like a cold summer breeze. Everyone finds little pieces that fit so well with them, no matter where you got them. Maybe you got them from an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend. Maybe you got them from a party you were at, picked them up by walking past a bar or a coffee shop or even heard them in a movie or video game. We grab these songs and run with them, making out like a bandit and holding them close to our hearts. We spill them with us everywhere we go, "music is a beautiful thing, man."

Below is a list of artists/bands that changed my life entirely, and I hope that some of these will shake your bones as they did with me.

Brown Bird

  • Danger and Dread
  • Down to the River
  • Fingers to the bone
  • Bilgewater
  • Thunder & lightning

The Growlers

  • Black Memories
  • Good Advice
  • Going Gets Tough
  • Magnificent Sadness
  • Rare Hearts
  • Humdrum Blues
  • Tell It How It Is
  • Monotonia

Benjamin Tod

  • Hungry for You Blues
  • Busted Love
  • Who I AM Ain't Who I've Been
  • Gasoline
  • I Will Rise

Lost Dog Street Band

  • Fall From Grace
  • The Way I Am
  • Baby I Got You
  • When I Went Down To Georgia
  • Dirty Dog
  • Oblivion
  • Green Eyed Gal
  • September Doves
  • Hard Road Again


  • Winter
  • Blame It On Bad Luck
  • Masterpiece
  • Don't Call Me Peanut
  • Devotion and Desire
  • They Looked Like Strong Hands

The Black Keys

  • Tighten Up
  • Howlin' for You
  • Gold On the Ceiling
  • Lo/Hi
  • Fever
  • Act Nice and Gentle

Bob Dylan

  • It Ain't Me Babe
  • Like a Rolling Stone
  • Blowin' In the Wind
  • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  • The Times They Are A-Changin'

Brand New

  • Play Crack the Sky
  • Waste
  • Same Logic/Teeth
  • Gasoline
  • Sink
  • Daisy
  • Sowing Season
  • Jesus Christ
  • Deguasser
  • Failure by Design

Colter Wall

  • Thirteen Silver Dollars
  • Codeine Dream
  • Kate McCannon
  • You Look to Yours
  • Sleeping on the Blacktop
  • The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie

The Devil Makes Three

  • Never Learn
  • North Carolina
  • Bangor Mash
  • Tow
  • Black Irish
  • Worse or Better
  • A Moment's Rest
  • Hand Back Down
  • This Life
  • Gracefully Facedown
  • Do Wrong Right
  • For Good Again
  • Help Yourself

Pete Bernhard

  • Mint Condition
  • Straight Line
  • Sugar Cane
  • Warning
  • Satisfied
  • Left Behind
  • Carpenter
  • Fix it Up

Foster the People

  • Helena Beat
  • Call It What You Want
  • Houdini
  • Broken Jaw
  • Waste
  • Best Friend
  • Don't Stop
  • I Would Do Anything for You

Glass Animals

  • Gooey
  • Hazey
  • Toes
  • Black Mambo
  • Life Itself
  • Heat Waves (stripped back)
  • Tangerine
  • Agnes

The Hill Country Devil

  • Sweet Daffodil
  • Glory
  • Kerr County Dopesick Blues
  • New Kind of Lonely
  • Rats Get Fat
  • Forever Gold

Jack Johnson

  • Banana Pancakes
  • Better Together
  • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
  • Breakdown

Jeremie Albino

  • Hard Time
  • Shipwreck
  • Storm
  • Klondike Man

The Lumineers

  • Dead Sea
  • Slow It Down
  • Stubborn Love
  • Gloria
  • My Cell
  • Salt and the Sea
  • Sleep on the Floor
  • Angela

Mint 6 Ten

  • Time Sheet
  • The Sweet Embrace
  • Murder I Wrote
  • Burnt Aventura
  • '91
  • Caroline Trace

Modest Mouse

  • Trailer Trash
  • Shit Luck
  • Lampshades On Fire
  • Dramamine
  • King Rat
  • 3rd Planet
  • Bukowski
  • Satin In a Coffin
  • Ocean Breathes Salty
  • The World At Large
  • Bury Me With It
  • Ice Cream Party
  • The Sun Hasn't Left
  • We Are Between
  • Broke


  • It's Over
  • End of the World
  • Understanding
  • Honeybee
  • Slow Down
  • Plague
  • Thank You
  • Goodnight

Sierra Ferrell

  • In Dreams
  • Why'd Ya Do It
  • Rosemary
  • Jeremiah

Tyler Childers

  • Lady May
  • Feathered Indians
  • Purgatory
  • Play Me a Hank Song
  • Shake The Frost
  • Creeker
  • House Fire
  • Ever Lovin' Hand
  • All Your'n
  • Coal

You Me and Everyone WE Know

  • Shock and Awe
  • The Next 20 Minutes
  • Some Things Don't Wash Out
  • Carolina Heat
  • Dirty Laundry
  • The Press War
  • Do It Again

The White Stripes

  • Jimmy the Exploder
  • Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
  • Hotel Yorba
  • Icky Thumb
  • The Denial Twist
  • Blue Orchid
  • My Doorbell
  • Hypnotize
  • The Air Near My Fingers

Posessed By Paul James

  • Take Off Your Mask
  • When It Breaks
  • Shoulda' Known Better
  • Color of My Bloody Nose
  • Oh To Rhythm
  • There Will Be Nights When I'm Lonely
  • Feed The Family

Johnny Hobo and The Freight Trains

  • Love Songs for the Apocolypse
  • New Mexico Song
  • Acid Song
  • Harmony Parking Lot
  • Whisky Is My Kind of Lullaby
  • Diy Orgasms

Thank you for taking the time to read this; I hope some of you have found something you liked. Unfortunately, not all were mentioned, but I damn near got most of them!

Judging by the music I've shared, what kind of person would you guess I am?


Love me some the Black Keys. Welcome to Hive dude!

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