I’ve been falling behind on reading some of my favorite blogs lately. I try to binge read when I can, but it can get overwhelming. As of this morning, I was mostly caught up on all of my favorites (most of which can be found in my sidebar), but I was saving one for last. The one I’m specifically referring to is PostSecret. For those of you that don’t know, Frank Warren, the site’s founder, has been blogging photos of secrets on postcards all written in anonymity since 2005. I’ve been a fan and loyal reader since the beginning. It really is a brilliant, beautiful, moving and intriguing blog (along with a million other adjectives). Some Sunday mornings, I laugh. On other Sunday mornings, I cry. But mostly, I’m thankful that people are brave enough to share their secret with the world. Don’t take my word for it – go and check it out for yourself if you haven’t already. I own 3 of the 6 books that Frank has published. Someday, I will get my hands on the others. I hope to go to one of his live events one of these years as time allows.
With planning NEPA BlogCon, attending MN BlogCon, the PTO Vice Presidency, work and the holidays… I haven’t had much “me” time. I’m slowly, but surely getting caught up on my email, cleaning and whatever else I’ve allowed to fall to the wayside (*ahem* blog reading). According to my Digg Reader, I haven’t read any of the Postsecret posts since late September. Whoosh. I was excited and overwhelmed to “Digg” in. It was an emotional roller coaster to say the least and I loved every second of it.
One of the postcards really spoke to me. I clipped the part that I loved most to share with you (below):
I can relate to this postcard in so many ways so I was curious to find the author of the “poem”. To Google, Batman! It turns out it was actually a song that the anonymous author quoted. The song is by the singer “City and Colour“. I immediately opened my Spotify and listened to the song and fell head over heels in love with it. It’s been saved to my playlist. Music is probably my only salvation on my long-ass commute back and forth to work daily, so I’m always looking for new stuff to listen to.
I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I’ve been listening to a bunch of hipster snotty indie rock lately and I feel weird about that. I pretty much love all music (save for Cawk/Jawk Rawk), but this wasn’t necessarily a genre I’ve explored before. I’ve Shazamed quite a bit of indie stuff lately and I solely blame Sirius XM for this. Sirius exposes me to stuff I wouldn’t hear normally on Top 40 terrestrial radio. Here’s my list of recently Shazamed stuff that I’ve fallen in love with and am listening to. Feel free to suggest more to me! Caring is sharing.
Song Name – Artist
1. Electric Feel – MGMT
2. It is What it Is – Blood Orange
3. Hummer – Foals
4. Come A Little Closer – Cage The Elephant
5. Trojans – Atlas Genius
6. At The Show – Marco Benevento
7. Dangerous – Big Data feat. Joywave
8. Geronimo – Sheppard
9. Trying to be Cool – Phoenix
10. Habits – Tove Lo (probably more pop, but I can relate to the lyrics)
Shazam and Spotify are excellent ways of discovering new music and I highly recommend them. Getting an honorable mention: Pandora and Slacker Radio. The free listening limits of these music streaming services kind of drive me batshit as I always hit my limit before the end of the month. As a result of my music addicition, I finally broke down and bought a full membership to Spotify. It is worth it’s weight in gold because I can stream it from anywhere with an internet connection….tablets, laptops, phones, my car, my TV, etc…..
And as for PostSecret, I highly recommend that too. Not only is it an amazing blog, but as I found out this morning, also a great source for finding new music! You can send your own secrets by using the address below:
Enjoy enjoy the rest of your Sunday.