Minneapolis songstress with my song of the year.
Young Thug's Jeffery was my favorite album of 2016, and Harambe was my favorite song. To me it's a perfect embodiment of the year that was... a bipolar drumbeat of aggression that's also a gasping, heartfelt paean to love, all in honor of one of the year's most prominent memes... it's perfect.
This was hard for me. Agonizing. Just endless, limitless torture to pick someone other than the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But after listening to Mosquito about a thousand times... I dunno. It's almost... underwhelming. Those words kill me to type.
But CHVRCHES, hell yeah. There's good reason for them showing up on best-of lists everywhere. And the lead singer... *swoons for a million years*
The one knock against them is that they seem rather lifeless when performing. They kinda just stand there (not like Karen O, who ripped shit up when I saw the YYYs in July). But their songs go so hard! Recover is my song of 2013. I can't get sick of it.
July 11, 2013
Mood: Humble 😐
Music: Bruno Mars - Treasure
Well, I finally moved out of my hotel room in Rochester and signed a lease on a pretty good apartment. Dad and Janelle rented a U-Haul and drove a bunch of my stuff from my old apartment in Minneapolis all the way here, so I can finally be comfortable. I didn’t realize how much I missed my Xbox lol! I've been playing COD a lot again, but I'm a total noob now after not playing for a while. I guess I just have to accept that maybe I’ won’t be as good as I used to be. That’s a lot easier to do with COD than it is with Baseball.
June 28, 2013
Mood: Tired 😐
Music: Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
I had a dream last night that I was pitching for the Twins at Target Field. It was a beautiful sunny day and there was a huge crowd cheering for the first pitch and I was up on the mound and the batter was standing in the box and the umpire was shouting “Play Ball” and the ball was in my glove and then the ball was in my hand my hand and then… I just couldn’t throw the ball. I knew I had to throw the ball, and I wanted to throw the ball, and I was staring at the ball in my hand thinking “I need to throw you” but I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t throw a pitch. Everybody was waiting for me to start the game and the crowd was getting impatient, and I could hear them muttering “Why can’t he throw the ball, what’s wrong with him” and I was getting more and more frustrated. Then I saw Coach Gardenhire start to walk out of the dugout towards me and I knew I had to throw a pitch right then, throw it Now! Okay, just throw it Now! Come on! What’s wrong with you just throw it now! But it was too late, Coach Gardenhire was coming and I couldn’t do a thing. And then I woke up.
June 20, 2013
Mood: 😀 Happy
Music: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us
I just got off the phone with Brian. He called from the clubhouse to tell me he had another big game and is still “Jacking bombs all over” and is really on a roll now. It was great to hear him excited about baseball again and hear the guys getting rowdy in the background after a big W. Sometimes Brian acts like baseball is just a thing you do to help you get girls lol. I know deep down he’s got a the same Passion I do for the Game but he just needs to show it more often.
June 14, 2013
Music: Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Well guys I guess sometimes acheiving your dreams is easier said than done. I have had a few Setbacks here at triple A and I guess I am not quite Ready to join the boys up with the Twins. It sucks and maybe the Old Me would have let the darkness creep back in but the New Me is all about positivity. Coach Glynn told me not to be discouraged because I have the “stuff” to make it in the big leagues, and I said “You don’t have to tell me, I know I have the “stuff,” I just have to believe in myself more and really Let It Fly.” He kind of laughed a little and gave me a long look and then sighed and said “You got it kid.” I like Coach Glynn a lot and I’m going to miss him when I get called up, but I like Coach Gardenhire too even though he can be intimidating but you always know that he is in your corner fighting for you.
May 31, 2013
Mood: Hungry XD
Music: Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Well here I am in Rochester working out my game so that I am ready to rejoin the Minneosta Twins! My rehab is going really well, I feel great and I am throwing the ball good and Coach Glynn says that it's only a matter of time before I get the Big Call and get the Twins back on track to the playoffs! I pitch tonight and I'm so pumped, I think I'm gonna have a good outing.
April 26, 2013
Mood: 😀 Determined
Music: Drake - Started From the Bottom
Well, here I am in Sunny Florida ready to start my rehab assignment and get back on track to rejoining the team in the Majors!
It’s so nice to be down here where it’s warm and nice out instead of in gloomy snowy Minnesota. I think the long Winter really started to get to me in weird ways and I did some things that I kind of regret. It was a really dark time, maybe even darker than the last dark time, but it's good to be feeling happy again. When Mr. Ryan called to tell me that I was ready to start playing baseball again I was so excited, but it was tough to break the news to Cassandra that I was returning to baseball. She got real angry and called me a sellout and a drone and that she always knew I was a yuppie loser. She also said some other stuff that I don't want to talk about.
Mood: 😐 grim
Music: Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
The world is a ruined abyss of endless torment.
Mayhem and madness are all that is left.
Monsters are everywhere.
Craven beasts pick their way through the wrack and ruin.
Searching in vain for remnants of their own lost souls.
I am a ghost.
I am nothing.