An Ode To Fall (And This Moment, Right Now)

Football, music, and home life keep me more grounded than I’d care to admit.

It’s newness intertwined with certainty.

It makes waking up every morning not seem so bad.

I like gloomy, cloudy days like today because it justifies staying home and baking sweets.

When I went for a walk this afternoon I couldn’t help notice all the pretty leaves on the ground. I’m glad it’s autumn. I’m glad it’s this time of year again. It almost feels like a relief.

Unrelatedly, I finished Broad City today and I gotta say, I think it grew on me. I wasn’t sure what to make of it when I began the first couple of episodes but it’s really hilarious and I think it’ll soon grow into its own. First seasons of any show bring feelings of uncertainty.

I played an open mic last night, finished my 24/7 project this morning, and have a show tomorrow. I haven’t played one in awhile, but I think it’ll be fun.

I don’t know where I’m going but it’s definitely somewhere.

I’m thinking of going to a museum soon…It’s been awhile.

Can’t wait to finish Ethics and move on to Joseph Campbell’s collection of short stories. Spinoza isn’t easy, but since Kate Mulgrew read it, I felt like I had to. So I’m glad I’m getting it done.

As I sit here typing this, it’s nearly 4 o’clock in the afternoon on a Thursday. I’m listening to Tom Petty on low, glancing at football coverage on NFL Network, getting pumped for the Packers/Vikings game tonight. My dog’s curled up in a corner, keeping warm and I can’t help but feel content because it’s my favorite feeling, though it’s sometimes elusive. Because you can’t fake it or pretend it. It’s either there or it’s not. Thankfully it is, and I hope it stays for a long time – Perhaps to be prolonged by making a milkshake 😉

RKB-Curated Playlists

Hey y’all –

Mini-update.

First off, sharing music with others has always been one of my favorite things. It’s always been a kind of self-expression for me – the mere sharing of it. Like, “Hey these songs are cool. I get feelings when I listen to them. Maybe you will too and understand me a little better”. You know? Like that. Playlists are the new mixtapes these days.

With that in mind, I just wanted to announce I will be curating monthly playlists for your (and my) listening enjoyment, to share and document the songs I’m really into that month (via Spotify). You know the jams that really move me, make my head nod, or I just lyrically relate to on an insane level.

I’ll post a new playlist around the 1st of each month and keep adding to it until the month’s over. It’s also almost like a time capsule for me in a way, so I can go back on occasion and know exactly what I was listening to then in case I wanna cross-reference to the present. (I do this more often than you’d think)

I already posted the embedded playlist for August in my Boombox tab, but I’ll also post it below.

Hope you enjoy, guys!

This should be fun!

xo -Roe

 

Day 22: Draft a Post For (Another) Blogging Event

Okay. So I looked at the Blog Event Listings, but to my dismay everything seems outdated! Every event I click on looks like it hasn’t been touched since March or even February.

So I searched the “challenges” tag and saw there was a Daily Post photo challenge for today called, “On Top“. Here is my contribution:

OnTop_Speaker
My left speaker is on top of my (mostly) Rolling Stone magazines.

I typically use this speaker (along with its right counterpart) for mixing when recording my music. (Have you checked out my latest project yet?) I propped both of them up on spare magazines I had to bring them up to about ear level so I can get a more accurate stereo image. (But for the record, they’re nowhere near perfect. They really should be properly measured and positioned, but I’m a DIY artist doing all my recording and mixing in my bedroom. What do you expect?)

🙂

Day 19: Publish A Post In A New-To-You-Format

So I’m super-bummed I won’t be able to bear witness to this awesome Brand New/Saves The Day/The Front Bottoms UK Tour coming up soon.

So today I’m posting a Brand New cover I did a few months ago.

I don’t usually post videos, so I hope you enjoy.

This is “Failure By Design”.

Day 7: Do Some More Personalizing

Today’s Assignment

Yes, I know – My blog looks a little less awesome now that I changed around the chic Matala theme. Well it’s still the same theme, it just doesn’t have the cool visual header and title bar.

Just think of it as an rough draft/attempt to personalize my blog a little bit more; Some days aren’t gonna be pretty.

Today is one of those days.

I do like how I incorporated my signature on to the header though. Maybe in the future if I can make it a little bit smaller it would really do the trick. That is my real signature, by the way. I worked that -ish out when I was in middle school, so I’m very proud of it and consider it to be very endearing.

After much trial and error testing out other images and solid colors, I decided on lined notebook paper as my background. Main reason being I feel like my life is an open book right now; The pages are empty and fresh, just waiting to be written on. Roe may know best, but she is still surfing that tidal wave – still figuring out the ever-changing contours. She is focused on bettering herself so she may know “better”.

And that’s all for today. I probably should keep working on my upcoming 24/7 track for the remainder of the night. Listen to the ones I’ve done so far if you have a moment!

https://soundcloud.com/roemusics/sets/24-7