I wasn’t sure what to put as my song this week but then it just came to me. This week the song is ‘The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars; usually I don’t listen to the cheese that Bruno Mars is constantly cramming his songs full of but this song really describes how my brain has been feeling for a month or so. The song pretty much describes itself, a man who’s said fuck it I’m being lazy.
Favourite line(s): “Today I don’t feel like doing anything, I just wanna lay in my bed”
Everyone deserves a lazy day, sometimes doing stuff makes the day long especially when relaxing is a lot easier. Obviously this isn’t the mentality to have for a long time (like I’ve been doing) but you know sometimes just take it easy.
Recommendation on how/when to listen: When you’re feeling lazy (I was too lazy to come up with something less obvious)
Usually I do these monthly and I missed last month (so I basically broke my promise from the previous edition). The worst part in all of that is that I’m not sure how, anyway let me just give you guys some tweets to laugh at (or be disgusted with, your choice).
I should put up more because I missed a month but unfortunately, something deep down tells me that it doesn’t work like that. As usual I’ll leave you with something funny (or funnier).
p.s the tweets from vol. 8 are still alive and kicking!
We all have influences, from what I understand every human being is a weird mushy emotional compilation of their five closest friends (ok maybe not like that but you get what I’m saying here). We’re also influenced by our parents, things we watch on television and just all of the random crap that we see in our day to day lives which all help to mould us into the person that we become when it’s time to call it quits on life.
We all know that influences aren’t always good and that’s something that I’ve been thinking about recently. During my break from blogging, I took some time to think about what had me made want to stop because not too long before it I felt like I was on blogging fire. Long story short, it was a backlash of thoughts that resulted from shit influences (or a shit influence, not fully sure yet). In this case it’s probably better to refer to people because I feel like I’ve noticed something weird when it comes to what others can do you for and the effect that it will have on you.
People can positively influence others heavily without even being involved in their lives and I feel that this is common. Blogging is a great example for me, I read plenty of inspirational blog posts that make me want to do things that I don’t have the courage to do, there are also blog posts that make me want to embrace that inner otaku somewhere (but not too much before I forget about the rest of the world). People can also influence you by being around you and empowering you, luckily I find myself around people who make me feel as if I’ve got to do better for myself and for the sake of everything I want without even saying too much about it. These are the best influences, the ones who don’t speak too much on your business and have a positive aura. They influence you with their actions and somehow always make you feel as if you’re capable of doing the same.
There’s also a bad side to influences. In my experience I’ve found that people who try to force themselves on others thinking that they’ll help encourage growth (or whatever reason it is) are the worst kinds of influences. They’re not bad in the sense that they’ll make people open to committing crimes or things like that but rather that they try so hard to push an image on other people because they have an idea in their heads, so rather than helping someone to grow into the best version of themselves, they want to see that person become something that they’ve envisioned. This is toxic because people can’t be forced to do or be things that they don’t want to and some people legitimately don’t understand that.
Sometimes you’ll find that you’re criticised for not being what somebody else wants to you to be (which should be irrelevant to you at all times) but the nature of the criticism will have you asking questions of yourself. This is a shame because those type of people tend not to be comfortable with themselves and it’s as if they want the rest of the world to feel the same way. Sometimes they’re not even trying to help, they’re literally just looking for a bragging right.
An empowering song.
In all this, I find it weird because I’ve never been able to influence myself. I’ll think about things that I want but ultimately it’s not me that leads to me doing productive things (if that makes sense).
It’s weird that influences work in such a way, they build or break you. I haven’t really done a great job of explaining my point but I was hoping to say that people should be careful of what they let have a place in their lives, this is common sense but it’s something that’s so understated. The other point that I was hoping to make was that people should always be comfortable with themselves flaws and all because then influences won’t have the power stop them moving forward or sway them in an unnecessary direction.
It’s been a while since I last blogged something and it’s left a cold feeling in my heart seeing my blog getting neglected (also I haven’t blogged this month and my OCD will kick in if I see April 2016 missing posts so…). Now that I’ve said all of this, I think we can get back to song of the week where you get entertaining music to bump your head to.
This week I’ve chosen ‘Like That’ by Reeko Squeeze featuring AJ Tracey. The song just sticks in your head (well it does mine) if I’m being honest, there’s no story or deeper meaning to it; it’s pretty much UK braggadocio trap rap. Reeko is good on the song but AJ Tracey is what really makes it catchy if you pay attention to his flow and delivery. There are a few rappers that I can see making serious moves this year and these two are included.
Reeko Squeeze – “Dead weed bring it back (bring it back!), I’m old school that’s a fact (yes!) and if you wanna run up on me (come on!), make sure I can’t come back! (please!)”
Reeko Squeeze – “She likes me ‘cause I’m black (black), I like her ‘cause her back (Her back), her face ain’t that (uh uh), but she’s fully on trap (ring. ring.)
AJ Tracey – “Them yutes they’re way too chatty (chatty), and my yutes them way to scatty (dip), that boy chat wild and aggy (uh), till he got himself bun like a patty (bow!)”
AJ Tracey – “In the dance with the peng you can smell me (smell it), and the peng white ting looking healthy (healthy), all my gunners in the back like Koscielny (warh), If you need it in the west you can bell me (brrr!)”
This song is easy to play on repeat so if you play this and end up playing it repeatedly, you’re welcome 🙂
Recommendation on how/when to listen: When you wake up, eat lunch, go sleep and any time in between.