Day 150: “Fitz and the Tantrums” by Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums July 2013 a the Del Mar Race Tracks

Day 150: “Fitz and the Tantrums” by Fitz and the Tantrums

I had the pleasure of seeing Fitz and the Tantrums (or Tits and the Fribbles according to Kyle) for the 2nd time this Friday at The Del Mar Races!

These guys know how to have a good time on stage 🙂 Lots o’ dancing!

Thank you for starting out the weekend with a bang!


Day 149: “Stranger Than Fiction” by Bad Religion

Haha…Thanks Paige… 🙂


I could write so many things about this album…but it reminds me most of the east coast. Caravan with my friends on warm summer days, having bevvies on the front patio of Molly’s, blasting punk rock around a campfire…

Good times, good times.

November is too far away!!!

On a more serious note… you should listen to the lyrics on this album, because they are great…and have nothing to do with the east coast or any of the things I mentioned above.

Tomorrow: “Fitz and the Tantrums” by Fitz and the Tantrums (because they are playing at 4’oclock Fridays in Del Mar…and I’m going!)

Day 148: “Full Circle” by Pennywise

“DOODS!” September 2014

Day 148: “Full Circle” by Pennywise

Is it weird that my favorite song on this album is called “Bro Hymn”? haha!

Bros! “Society” is a good song as well 🙂

Yay punk rock!

I’ve seen Pennywise a handful of times, and they helped my ex’s band when their bus broke down on warped tour.

That’s all for now…bros.

Pennywise / Bro Hymn from Eliot Rausch on Vimeo.

Tomorrow: “Stranger Than Fiction” by Bad Religion


Day 147. “We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank” by Modest Mouse

Cardiff State Beach -Marine Layer

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse on Spotify

Tuesday evening after spending the entire day listening to this album, I went and saw Modest Mouse and Brand New play at Sleep Train in Chula Vista. There were no opening bands, and each played a 2 hour set.

I felt like an old lady when Brand New started playing. It may be time to jump on the ear-plug bandwagon… 😐

Tomorrow: “Full Circle” by Pennywise because he said so?


Day 144: “Daisy” by Brand New

Taos, New Mexico. From the Earthship Trip November 2015


This album certainly isn’t for everyone, but I absolutely love it. I’ll be seeing Brand New on Tuesday, and I can’t freakin’ wait 🙂

I’m not a very angry person, so I put on this album when I want to pretend I am an angry person. Music allows you to put yourself in someone else’s shoes…and I like that.

When I am angry, I believe the anger cancels out the anger! Hooorah!


Track 9- “Daisy”

I’m a mountain that has been moved
I’m a river that is all dried up
I’m an ocean nothing floats on
I’m a sky that nothing wants to fly in
I’m a sun that doesn’t burn hot
I’m a moon that never shows it’s face
I’m a mouth that doesn’t smile
I’m a word that no one ever wants to say.

[Child Speaking:]
I don’t wanna be,
He wasn’t finding anybody when he was on the shelf
I saw him in my dream

I’m a mountain that has been moved
I’m a fugitive that has no legs to run
I’m a preacher with no pulpit
Spewing a sermon that goes on and on and on.

Well if we take all these things
and we bury them fast
And we’ll pray that they turn into seeds,
to roots and then grass
It’d be all right, it’s all right,
it’d be easier that way.
Or if the sky opened up and started pouring rain
Like he knew it was time
to start things over again
It’d be all right, it’s all right,
it’d be easier that way.



Tomorow: “Strangers to Ourselves” by Modest Mouse

Day 143: “Roseland NYC Live” by Portishead

Our hammock 🙂


I definitely needed this album this week. It was a great stress reliever for my mid-week chaos! A new friend told me about it, and I am quite appreciative of the recommendation.

I’ve listened to Portishead’s first album “Dummy”, and loved it. It’s that strange mix between trip-hop, alternative and rock…overpowered by Beth Gibbon’s haunting vintage jazz vocals. LOVE!

What is particularly wonderful on this live album is that the concert was performed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Excellent.

I definitely recommend checking this one out…especially if you are looking for some relaxing late night beats.


Tomorrow: “Daisy” by Brand New


Day 142: “Writer’s Block” by Peter Bjorn and John

John? Independence Jam 2011 at the Oceanside Pier


So…I love this band. That being said, the one time that I saw them live was a huge disappointment. However, it wasn’t their fault. The sound guy messed up their monitors so everything was completely off. Such a bummer.

I’ve been to quite a few concerts where this has happened…and it SUCKS! You are so excited to see a live show that you pay way more money than the album you bought…and the sound is terrible. No bueno…

Despite the crappy sound job, this band had incredible energy on stage. I would love to see them again (in a better venue). Look’s like they’re playing The Roxy in August! 🙂


Tomorrow: “Roseland NYC Live” by Portishead


Day 141: “Give Up” by The Postal Service

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park

Ahhhhh…the power of music! After an emotionally draining date I had on Sunday, this album acted as a great pick-me-up. It is interesting to me how quickly music can refresh the mind. It is even more interesting to me how much music from my teenage years can help remedy a bad day.

I listened to this album all throughout high school. It was a favorite that I popped in the cd player of my parents’ toyota camery and did my long drives through the Lancaster country side 🙂

Looking forward to my visit in November!


Tomorrow: “Writer’s Block” by Peter Bjorn and John