The Anti-Valentines Day Playlist

Entertainment - Comments Off - Posted on February, 14 at 11:43 am

Valentine’s Day, I really don’t care for this holiday at all. When I was a little, little kid I kinda liked it. I was like “ooh, another holiday that has lots of candy and toys”. Then I noticed that all the toys were always some sort of stuffed pink and/or red animal (catepillars, bears, snakes, cats, ect.) and they all had hearts somewhere on them.

I then finally noticed that this theme made it’s appearance in my birthday gifts as well.

My birthday is two days before Valentine’s Day. I share my birthday with Charles Darwin, Ray Manzarek (may he rest in peace), and Abraham Lincoln, three very famous people whose birthdays are most decidedly not Valentines Day. And yet there is always at least one person who thinks I would like to get heart-shaped boxes of chocolate; red, white, and pink carnations or roses, and stuffed Valentines Day animals. Then Valentines rolls around and I get told “Happy Birthday!” and called a Valentine’s Baby. In a relationship or single, it matters not – I Loath Valentines Day.

Few years back I made my infamous Anti-Valentines Day playlist and I’ve been adding to it little by little since. It’s got music on it from a variety of genres in a variety of languages. And it even covers a variety of topics: some songs talk about broken hearts, others about being strong after the end of a bad relationship, unrequited love, or just why being single is awesome. I’ve been listening to this playlist a lot this past week and pretty much all of today in order to counteract all the lovey-dovey songs almost all of the local music stations (except The Rocket – they’ve got a Love Bites thing going, bless them) have been blaring. So if you’re broken-hearted or not feeling the love of this holiday, I present this playlist to you:

Anti-Valentines Day Playlist

  1. Don’t Turn Around – Ace of Base
  2. Rumor Has It – Adele
  3. Poison – Alice Cooper
  4. Leaving You Behind (Feat. Lykke Li) – Amanda Blank
  5. Bundy – Animal Alpha
  6. Not Strong Enough (feat. Doug Robb) – Apocalyptica
  7. Satisfied – Aranda
  8. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) – Backstreet Boys
  9. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – BeyoncĂ©
  10. Little Black Submarines – The Black Keys
  11. Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  12. Heart of Glass – Blondie
  13. Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) – Blu Cantrell
  14. You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  15. Girl All the Bad Guys Want – Bowling for Soup
  16. Your Betrayal – Bullet for my Valentine
  17. Pretty on the Outside – Bullet for my Valentine
  18. Lovefool – The Cardigans
  19. Daidai – Chatmonchy
  20. Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
  21. Stupid Girl – Cold
  22. I Think Bad Thoughts – Danko Jones
  23. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak – Def Leppard
  24. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
  25. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  26. One Night Stand – Divide the Day
  27. Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) – Eminem
  28. Made of Stone – Evanescence
  29. Call Me When You’re Sober – Evanescence
  30. Cold As Ice – Foreigner
  31. Careless Whisper – George Michael
  32. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  33. Say Something – A Great Big World
  34. What Is Love? – Haddaway
  35. It’s Not You – Halestorm
  36. Bet U Wish U Had Me Back – Halestorm
  37. I Miss the Misery – Halestorm
  38. Love Bites (So Do I) – Halestorm
  39. Use Me – Hinder
  40. Cold Hard Bitch – Jet
  41. La Camisa Negra – Juanes
  42. Mala Gente – Juanes
  43. Gold Digger – Kanye West
  44. Roar – Katy Perry
  45. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  46. Behind These Hazel Eyes – Kelly Clarkson
  47. Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  48. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  49. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  50. Dance in the Dark – Lady Gaga
  51. Judas – Lady Gaga
  52. Monster – Lady Gaga
  53. Telephone – Lady Gaga
  54. Bringin on the Heartbreak – Mariah Carey ( Def Leppard cover)
  55. Wakeup Call – Maroon 5
  56. One More Night – Maroon 5
  57. Die, Die My Darling – Metallica
  58. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  59. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
  60. Casual Sex – My Darkest Days
  61. Porn Star Dancing – My Darkest Days
  62. Sick and Twisted Affair – My Darkest Days
  63. Every Lie – My Darkest Days
  64. Bye Bye Bye – *NYSNC
  65. Spare Me the Details – The Offspring
  66. Scars – Papa Roach
  67. I Almost Told You That I loved You – Papa Roach
  68. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  69. Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar
  70. So What – P!nk
  71. U & Ur Hand – P!nk
  72. Control – Puddle of Mudd
  73. She Hates Me – Puddle of Mudd
  74. Unfaithful – Rihanna
  75. Careless Whisper – Seether (George Micahel cover)
  76. FMLYHM – Seether
  77. Stop – Spice Girls
  78. Who Do You Think You Are – Spice Girls
  79. Hitohira no Hanabira – Stereopony
  80. Loves Me Not – t.A.T.u.
  81. Poison – Tarja Turunen (Alice Cooper cover)
  82. Picture to Burn – Taylor Swift
  83. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  84. Better Off – Theory of A Deadman
  85. Not Meant to Be – Theory of A Deadman
  86. Little Smirk – Theory of A Deadman
  87. Gentlemen – Theory of A Deadman
  88. Bitch Came Back – Theory of A Deadman
  89. Chalk Outline – Three Days Grace
  90. You Ain’t Much Fun Since I Quit Drinking – Toby Keith
  91. Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Got any songs you think I should add to the playlist? Tell me! :)

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Spooky Jack-o-Lanterns…Kinda

Home Life - Comments Off - Posted on October, 27 at 8:51 pm

May I present, this year’s jack-o-lanterns:

I had a honeydew melon that I was gonna have to throw out, so I carved it up. And, instead of the normal scary or weird faces, I went with a graveyard scene for my pumpkin. :pumpkin: Didn’t come out how I wanted it, and the tree makes me cringe, but I like it anyway. :)

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An Evening with Blondie!

Entertainment - 2 Comments » - Posted on September, 24 at 10:48 pm

This has been an awesome year for me concert-wise. Back in June I got to see two artists who are on my bucket list of “must see live before I die”, one of which was even in the top 5, and tonight I got to see a band who is high up on that list as well – BLONDIE!! And, to top it off, I got to spend the evening with my Mom celebrating her birthday with good music too. Totally a win-win situation.

My mom’s birthday is actually on Thursday, but she is a major Blondie fan. So when I heard they were coming to El Paso, TX I had to snap up some tickets as soon as they went on sale. So Mom got her birthday present early this year. I got her a collectible tin with Blondie on it and it had six discs chock full of their songs. Then of course, we went to the concert, and I got her a t-shirt. :) It was awesome seeing her so excited and acting like a kid. She really enjoyed herself, which given all the headaches some of her customers and my grandfather have been giving her, is a miracle in and of itself.

Blondie performed at the Plaza Theater in El Paso, TX earlier this evening. The performance was billed as “An Evening with Blondie” because, even though it was part of their No Principals tour, they didn’t have an opening band. That’s right, it was all Blondie all night long. Hell yeah!

Even better, while they did play some of their new songs, they played a ton of their older songs and almost all of my favorites got played too.
Setlist from “An Evening With Blondie” at the Plaza Theater, El Paso, TX:

  1. “One Way or Another”
  2. “Rave”
  3. “Hanging on the Telephone”
  4. “Union City Blue”
  5. “Tide is High”
  6. “A Rose by Any Name”
  7. “Drag You Around”
  8. “Maria”
  9. “Winter”
  10. “Rapture” with a segue into “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys
  11. “Atomic”
  12. “What I Heard”
  13. “Sweat”
  14. “Sugar on the Side”
  15. “Heart of Glass”
  16. “Mile High”
  17. “Call Me”
  18. Cover of “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  19. “Dreaming”

I can’t remember all of the songs played right now. :doh: Silly me, I didn’t start writing them down until late in the show. By then I had some blanks in my memory. I’ll fill in the blanks later if I can remember or find someone who has the complete setlist! The complete setlist is now up!

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Rest in Peace Denali

Paw Prints - 1 Comment » - Posted on September, 16 at 11:38 am

I woke up yesterday morning to the worst possible news you could want. The vet called a little after 9am to let me know that Denali had gone into cardiac arrest. They tried to resuscitate her, but it was like Denali just wasn’t willing to keep on fighting. :(

She was doing so much better, and they had discovered that Denali did not have diabetes as feared. The low glucose and red blood cells was due to heart disease she had been born with and which had gone undetected on the more generic and basic tests. Saturday there was so much improvement, she was even being fussy with her food for the heck of it, and playing with some of the assistants there. Then Sunday morning, she started showing signs (difficulty breathing amongst some other things the vet listed) that warned them in advance she was going to arrest. They were right there, taking preemptive measures when she went into cardiac arrest. They had the cart there, and immediately started doing CPR and everything, but she just didn’t come back.

Denali was only 9 years old. I just, I don’t get how my little Denali could be fine one day, listless and anemic the next, then gone a couple of days later. I get the scientific how and understand that, I just don’t get why it was Denali. :sad:

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