Summer Fun | Let’s Get Personal

I took a break from blogging over the summer. I thought I would have blogged considering how much I did, but I never got around to doing it.So I decided that I’d blog during the school year. That could change soon though. ­čÖé
This summer was a mix of long, lonely and exciting. I’m laughing at the irony of that sentence. My summer started with a volunteering job at Canadian Music Week. It was probably one of the most influential moments of my summer. I got to meet people who were in the music business, the media, bands, and got to work as well as network with fellow music lovers. Through this, I realized that my dreams of going into the music business really got to me and I wanted to make it happen. I worked the job in reception, mostly working in ticketing (mainly because it wasn’t as stressful). I was that kid that greeted the bands, delegates etc. and gave out tickets to shows. Maybe next year I’ll try a different route but I really enjoyed working in reception this year. I met a bunch of people from Durham College that are a part of the Music Management program, and I’m definitely looking into going there after I finish my degree.
Through CMW, I got into shows that I wanted to get into. I mainly wanted to see DIANA, ASTR, BROODS and Tegan and Sara. Story: when I went to see DIANA, ASTR played the same venue the same night, except their set was at 1:00 am. I had actually seen ASTR at the hotel when they checked in, but I didn’t want to disturb them. I even talked to them online prior to the show telling them whether or not I would have made it out. I ended up going, just couldn’t stay for their set. So i entered the venue, and whaddya know, the first person I saw was Kieran. We made eye contact, he smiled, I smiled, THEN I DIDN’T SAY HI. FML. I’m pretty sure he knew who I was because I messaged them a few times on twitter and Facebook. I even sat around him before their set, but I was too chicken to say anything. Anyway, the whole night I saw ASTR just chilling; Adam was more quiet, Zoe was the partier. Unfortunately I had to leave after DIANA’s set and I didn’t get to see ASTR live, but I did get to see them in the flesh. LOL.
I also got to see Tegan and Sara, Ellie Goulding and my new favourite band MAGIC! at fanfest. That was the first time I saw MAGIC! and EG live. I’ll probably get into those performances another time when I make song suggestions by them.
I also got to see HAIM for the first time. I went crazy. I pretty much cried. They are of course my other favourite band alongside T&S. Unfortunately I couldn’t meet them after the concert because I caught a cold waiting for the show to start. aha. More details another time.
I could go on and on, but here are some other highlights from the summer:
– MAGIC! x2
– John Legend
– My adorable cousins
– Colton Dixon
– Moriah Peters
– HAIM & EG x2
Sorry I had to cut a lot of my stories short. I didn’t want to make this post an essay so I’ll remember to include more details when I talk about these artists.
Hope you guys had a good summer!

Music That Gets Me | Call It Off – Tegan And Sara

The song “Call It Off” holds a special place in my heart for numerous reasons. It was the first Tegan and Sara song I heard four years ago, and it was the song that made me fall in love with them. The song captures a lot of emotion and the message pulls on my heartstrings. Ironically, Tegan, who wrote the song, wrote the song in a totally different context. During an on stage banter, she states that she wrote the song about stalking ┬ásomeone on Myspace and wondered everything that their relationship could have been. The song is beautifully written in all aspects. The intimacy of the acoustic guitar, the light guitar riffs, and Tegan’s voice make the song so much more emotionally touching. Like a lot of fans, we all can easily connect to this song because the song’s lyrics are powerful and meaningful. Everyone’s favourite lyric from this song is “Maybe I would’ve been something you’d be good at. Maybe you would’ve been something I’d be good at.” It’s screaming what if. What would our relationship had been like?

Time for a personal story. I’ll try to make it as short as I can. Recently I met a guy. He was a nice dude, we got along nicely and he understood me and my awkwardness. About three days into our relationship, he started confessing things to me, was all cheesy and wrote poems, serenaded me and all that lovely stuff. Unfortunately, I’m not the person to want to be in a relationship just three days after meeting a guy. Let’s also add the fact that I’m socially awkward and I’m afraid of intimacy. You can say that maybe I was scared, maybe I just didn’t want to be with someone so clingy, or maybe ┬áI just wasn’t ready to be in a relationship. Regardless, I did wonder what our relationship would have been like if I had accepted him. Unfortunately, I think he’s still mad at me for not answering his messages right away, but instead, five hours later. Hey, I had my reasons. And no, I don’t think he’s ever going to talk to me again.┬áThat’s my story of the day.

The song performed live is beautiful because singing along with Tegan relieves all kinds of pain and heartbreak. Go to a Tegan and Sara concert. Sing this song with them. You’ll cry. I can guarantee it. This song gets me.

You can listen to “Call If Off” down below and you can buy their whole album “The Con” which features “Call If Off”, on iTunes. You should also get their most recent album, “Heartthrob” which was released last year. It’s a step out of their usual sound, but it’s still a great album if you enjoy Alt-Pop. Maybe that’s worth another blog post. Hmmm..

Have a great day! Be Happy, Be Awesome, and Be You.