#MusicMonday: My Name is Blurryface

This week I chose the song “Stressed Out”by twenty one pilots,

Twenty-One Pilots are a band that I just recently heard about after this song started playing on the radio.  They have actually been around for about 5 years.  The band, which consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, hail from Columbus, Ohio.  “Stressed Out” is their third single off of their album “Blurryface.”  To me, their sound is unique.  A mix of hip hop, mixed with alternative with a pop feel.

You might be wondering why blurryface and what does it mean?  Trust me, I was wondering the same thing too.  Well, according to this interview here, blurryface represents the insecurities that the lead singer feels.

Honestly, I think this represents people in my generation.  I believe that a lot of people my age have the same insecurities.  I will be the first person to tell you that I also suffer from these types of insecurities.  Being an adult is overrated.  I wish that I could go back to childhood where there was not a worry in the world.  I wish I could go back to the day where it didn’t matter what I wore,  what I looked like, and back to the day where I didn’t need to worry about job hunting or paying bills.  When I was growing up I was always greeted with, “Go for your dreams!” “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish your dream!”  Is it just me, or was it the previous generations that taught us this powerful lesson?  However, if we do that, we are labeled as rude and disrespectful as well as greedy and lazy.  See the problem here?

This is just an idea, but maybe our dreams look different then people in previous generations.  Nothing is wrong with that.  Different dreams include different ways of achieving them.

That’s just my two cents.  What about you? Do you agree? Disagree?  Why?

Paris Attacks

I honestly have so many emotions going on in my head right now after hearing about the Paris Attacks last night. I’m sad, and pissed off, and probably a lot more emotions that I can’t put into words right now I don’t understand why people would voluntarily bomb and shoot out places. What are they trying to prove? I just don’t get it. 
I woke up to the news this morning that ISIS admitted to being behind the attacks. Honestly, it wasn’t that hard to wonder who did it right after the news broke so I was already expecting to hear that, it was just a matter of time. Once again, I just don’t get it. 

I was talking to some family and friends last night and the question of “How can we stop this without stooping down to their level and fight?” As much as I want to know this answer, I don’t know if there is one. 

I know this is all over the place but I just needed to get my thoughts down and vent. 

I’ll end with this: I am sending a multitude of prayers to Paris today and everyday as they try to put the pieces back together. I am glad that Paris as well as many other countries are standing together and helping each other out.