For the Record 14: The Countdown Begins
BY CHARLIE NEILL
Hey and welcome to your non-festive neighborhood music media - just joking, Merry Christmas you filthy animals! It is finally that time of the season. Testing is almost over, Christmas is almost upon us, and grandmas alike are getting ready to pinch their grandson’s cheeks. Besides having my cheeks stretched like saltwater taffy, it’s literally the most wonderful time of the year.
However, I can’t seem to shake off my feelings from this past year. I keep contemplating everything I’ve gained, everything I’ve lost, opportunities I’ve missed, and things I’ve royally procrastinated on and left in the wind. It can’t be helped though because we are at the end of an era, and at the beginning of a new. We can’t ensure that this next decade will be as good as the last, but we can bring along our experiences and moral codes to build upon a blank slate for a better tomorrow. I’m stoked for what’s ahead because at least it won’t be boring. As the old Chinese proverb goes, “May you live in interesting times.” However, remember to not forget who you were and how it’s influenced you now.
Enough of my small chit chat, it’s time to unveil this month’s playlist. Yeah that’s right, I’m so quirky that I made all of the issues that lead up to now playlists. You can go back to old issues and make fun of my song transitions if you would like. However, for all of the newbies out there, all I need you to do is sit back, drink some hot cocoa, maybe take a few sled breaks, and listen to these month’s top picks.
This just in, For the Record needs your help! We need spirited and edgy artists to make the picture for the next issue for For the Record. This means all photographers, artists, and enthusiasts are needed to get down in the dirt and make a crowning jewel for upcoming readers to read. There are no limits to what you can make, but be weary of it going on the school new-site. Please send it to Mrs. Whaley’s room 386 starting Jan. 6 and by Jan. 14. Winner will receive a 5 dollar prize and a mention in the next issue. Remember, we always have a gig available at For the Record.
1. “Generator,” by the Foo Fighters
2. “Random Name generator,” by Wilco
3. “Festival Song,” by Jeff Rosenstock
4. “Ain’t No rest For the Wicked (unpeeled),” by Cage the Elephant
5. “Under the Bridge,” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. “Suffragette City,” by David Bowie
7. “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” by John Lennon, Yoko Ono