Let’s Talk: Your Lie In April (Thoughts)

For those that don’t know this show, well don’t worry at one point I too didn’t know about it either, in fact it wasn’t until I watched one of my favorite youtube channels where I learned about it and then kinda forgot about it, until I went looking for another show to watch after finishing season 4 of Steven Universe……still need to watch season 5 along with the next one after that, but I don’t have those available at the moment,

and that’s why i’m watching all these other shows, I will get to more Steven Universe at some point eventually and when I do, oh am I gonna be happy!! Backing up a bit, Your Lie In April……is an Anime show if you didn’t already know, it’s in Japanese which is the version I ended up watching the show in,

I think there’s also a dubbed version of it, but I learned that a little late so I continued watching it in Japanese, but I did add subtitles so I could understand what exactly was going on, what can I say about the show!? I loved every single moment of it when I watched it, it’s been about a few months since finishing the show, yes I know probably should’ve done this post when I actually finished it, but I didn’t know how I was going to explain it then so when I felt I wanted to talk about it I would and surprise!!

To be honest i’m still unsure just on how I want to express my thought about this show, it’s such a beautiful series, you have this pianist Kōsei Arima or last name first, first name last, it changes in the show, but we have Kōsei whose known as this child prodigy pianist, but hasn’t really touched a piano competitively in a long while since the death of his mother

(Spoilers maybe ahead, if I can give my thoughts properly to this well, but if you haven’t watched it, sorry for the spoiler there)

although he still plays the piano, but not out of enjoyment as much anymore…….until he comes across this girl named Kaori Miyazono who turns out to be a child prodigy of some sort herself, but as a violinist and boy is there first meeting quite the interaction, their relationship (non-romantic-ish) is very entertaining, but also a little hard to explain, mainly because their always at each others throats, but it’s not only them too, Kōsei’s friend group as well have their moments, but you know that deep down they care about each other so…..

That aside though, the show itself is just…..to express it, I feel I wouldn’t be able to do it justice…..not because I don’t want to, but the story of it, it’s hard for me to put words on it, for me to try, i’d only be left speechless, that’s how powerful and great the show is, there’s a lot to it that I feel it’d just be better to watch and feel for yourself if that makes sense, the amount of time it got me emotional, I wouldn’t be able to count it, that’s how much feeling it gave

The music numbers…..oh boy did they take you to different places……the first performance with Arima and Kaori when they had this sort of battle with each other and it wasn’t even intentional, well yes and no, so they had this competition, it was a violinist competition, but Kaori wanted Kōsei to be her accompanist in the competition him being a pianist an all, he though multiple times declined the offer that Kaori presented him with,

but she wasn’t having it and just kept on insisting even going the length of posting the piece that she was going to be playing for that competition all over the place, like LITERALLY everywhere he went, there was the musical piece, it was even a screen saver on his phone, which he was confused about, it was all over the music room at his school, the song even played on the intercom, heck all over his house there was the piece,

that girl was dedicated in making sure he was her accompanist, those moments had me in a shock like “wow this girls crazy” but hey it got him to play so i’ll give her that, but those moments of her trying to get him to play for her was intense, it was great though I could not stop laughing it was one of the best moments of the show, the chemistry between them was just wow!! Back to the competitiveness between them, goodness gracious,

That first performance was just mind-blowing, but again it wasn’t an intentional out-staging by Kōsei, because he was so used to playing competitions, when he wasn’t in his head, it was like you couldn’t stop him and Kaori took his way of playing competitively…..competitively, she did not like being upstaged one bit, but the back and fourth between them,

both offstage and onstage, for some reason it made something work, but that’s just one of them…..then you have the long rivals of Kōsei whose main mission is to finally beat him at first anyway, it later turned into them just wanting him to notice them finally and not just see them as the other pianist, the moments of when they play are just trying to catch a breath…..

The main surrounding of it, is just a whole thing of itself, because it gives you so much to take in not always knowing just who you’re impacting, but also more than that as well if that makes sense!? The series is just something you have to watch to fully understand the concept on what it’s giving you, it’s not something that can be explained in perfect words,

I mean maybe it can, but at the same time, I feel there’s always going to be something that’s hard to explain with it, the best moment has to be the ending of it, the whole show it’s fantastic, but the way that they closed it

That’s something that i’m not going to spoil, because that right there needs to be seen for yourself, seriously, normally when a show ends I always feel like their could’ve been something else that could’ve been added, but even though I was sad to see it finish, I still believe that the ending of it couldn’t have been more perfect, the writers told the story that they wanted to tell, gave us the feelings they wanted us to have and sent it off with a nice bow,

It the saying “I couldn’t have expressed it any better” I don’t think i’d be able to do it the way they did, but even if I did, I would’ve agreed with everything they presented and I don’t say those words often so you know it’s good, but you don’t have to take my word for it at all,

but that is how I feel and if you want to watch it i’m not going to spoil it more than I may have already, this series is hard one to give thought to, there’s just so much to it that although I want to explain, I don’t want to at the same time, because I feel the show can tell it better than I can and that’s the truth!!

That’s all the thoughts I have with Your Lie In April……It’s one of my favorite Anime’s that i’ve had the pleasure of watching, I probably would watch it again, when I don’t know, I feel it’d be a special occasion kind of rewatch,

but I also feel like because I already watched it and know everything that’s happened, i’d be fine with keeping it where it’s at, but I really did enjoy this one and i’ve been watching other Anime some i’ve already finished as well and others i’m either waiting to finish them or i’m still currently watching them, right now i’m still in the process of watching an Anime by the name of Kono Oto Tomare!: Sound Of Life, i’m on season 2 now,

well i’ve still yet to actually watch Season 2, but i’m there, i’ll probably watch it soon, i’ve been enjoying this one as well, but yeah……that’s everything, let me know if you’ve heard of any of these shows and if you’ve watched Your Lie In April, let me know your thoughts on it, but thanks for reading and i’ll see you in the next post…..

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Musical Expression Of Scott James & Michael Kilbey….

Have you ever listen to a song of an artist and just admired their way of expression!? Of course everyone has their way of expressing something that their trying to say without having to actually say it, but I just can’t help, but be amazed with the way some artist go about their expression, especially Musicians, if you haven’t known already i’m pretty big fan of music,

I tend to give everything a listen, but there are specific kinds of music that I either prefer or just have a odd gravitation towards and for me i’ve always enjoyed and admired how Indie artist express their art of music, but I can also appreciate how other artist express as well, the reason i’m focused on indie artists is because I always find it interesting just how well they go about every lyric they write, I can’t explain it really, but there’s something about it…..i’m sure non indie musicians have done it this way too and i’m sure i’ve listened to a few or more before, I guess we’ll go ahead and keep an open mind on these other artist as well and not just the indie world of it.

What i’m trying to say is any song that has a very unique way of writing that’s hard to explain I like…..as you can see from the title two of my favorite musicians are within this category, both Scott James and British musician Michael Kilbey always leave me without words whenever I listen to their songs, they write so beautifully!! Scott James tends to have a wandering feel with his music, while Michael Kilbey is more mysterious with his music, but you always feel you’re going on some kind of journey of some sort, at least that’s how I feel about his earlier songs anyway….

To be fair these two might’ve switched a little for all I know, to explain their writing styles would be a hard one for me to do, I always tend to listen to songs and see if I can get a feel to what it sounds like to me and wandering, journey and mysterious is what I came up with when I tried thinking about it with these two, Scott’s voice when he sings is very melodic, his music gives me fall meets Spring vibes, it’s just really pretty his sound, I don’t know how else to say it, it’s really calming…..As for Michael Kilbey’s voice….

It’s very deep, yet angelic at the same time and his music gives me winter meets fall vibes, again his earlier stuff, I don’t know about his new stuff, I have yet to actually hear that, maybe it’s the same, but maybe it’s changed I don’t know, still though whenever I listen to his music, it always leaves me deep in thought, if I went and studied his way of writing……i’d feel like it’d be quite hard to figure out, but I know that it’d still leave me wondering.

Both these musicians always leave me curious with their music and I admire the way they use their words in their writing, also they remind me of both the night time and the evening, Michael Kilbey representing Night and Scott within the later times in their music, maybe that’s confusing, might be weird, but that’s what came into my head a moment ago,

I don’t know if that made sense or not, I thought it as if when hearing these songs where do I tend to listen to it the most, around the later times, this is how I think sometimes, so don’t mind me, but I just wanted to express all of that…..I made a video on this last week, which I posted last night, but I wanted to be able to explain it a bit better and for some reason this tends to be the only way it makes sense and so I wrote most of the other stuff I wanted to say then here, if you want to check out that video, you can watch it here: Let’s Talk: Musical Talents (Scott James & Michael Kilbey)

What favorite artist of yours do you feel have very unique writing styles!?

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Now Playing: Symptoms By Ashley Tisdale (Album Review)

May 14 2020 around 6:40pm close to 7pm

Before we get to this review I just wanted to quickly brief some things the reason I didn’t post this right after I finished my review is because I felt it was a little long with both updates I have going on right now,

I wrote the intro two days ago, but I didn’t hear the album until yesterday, the intro explains why, my mood has kinda been a weird one lately, but I did go and re listen to Symptoms and wrote all my thoughts about it after the second listen of it, I just wanted to shorten the length of this post and not have two things going on, hopefully it’s still not too long with this little update disclaimer, before we move on I just want to say that not a lots changed with my thoughts about it, only one thing, but it’s good so don’t worry…..not that you are i’m sure…..anyway let’s get to it shall we!?

May 12 2020 around 4pm in the afternoon

Okay so i’m about to re listen to Symptoms and re share my thoughts about it since my first listen of it, which was only a week ago actually, which is odd because it feels a lot longer than a week, I don’t know why!? Now i’ll be a little honest…….i’ve kinda sorta, have been putting it off, not because I don’t like it, but because I just haven’t been in the mode to sit and re hear it!!

The days I planned on re looking at it, I just wasn’t feeling it, so I would keep adding it towards a later date pushing it further and further back, but today we’re just going to do it, normally when listening to an album that i’ve gotten into or ones that I have on my listen to list that I feel I want to share and talk about, I like to record my reaction to it first and then give it at least a day to sink in before I write my thoughts on it as a post, it’s WAAAAY past a day as you already know……sorry about that…..but we are going to listen to it though and see if any of my thoughts went and changed within a week of the first listen of it, i’m excited to re hear it and get a refresher on it

Hopefully I still like the whole album, i’m sure I will, but opinions change so we’ll see!!

First song on the list…..which is the title of this album Symptoms:

Alright so here’s what I got on this song…..I felt it had a very nice chillness to it, I was feeling some emotions while listening a little, but that could’ve been some random ones trying to come up for all I know, but yeah,

There’s not too much to say on this one, the lyrics are good and so is the song….also remember when I said something changed a little from my first review of this album!? Yeah well this is what changed, when I first heard this song, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it, I knew I liked the song, but I didn’t know what to think of it at first, now i’m here to say that, it kinda feels like it could be a favorite…….probably need to hear it a third time,

before adding it to the definite list, that being said, i’ve also kinda set it out to be a favorite soooo……let’s just say……it is….but not definitely, definitely just yet, yeah!? okay glad we’ve discussed it!!

Next we have the runner up track of the album……Looking Glass

Have I set that up alright, did it make sense!? Hopefully it didn’t sound too cheesy, I know it might be a hit or miss there……i’ll take my chances….moving on though, okay so this song……..I love the grooviness of it and the lyrics are probably one of my favorites on this album, you just, you feel it……if I could describe it, i’d say it’s like a dance track, but it’s a very interesting song as well…..actually now that i’m thinking about it,

It sorta reminds me of another Ashley Tisdale song from her album Headstrong called Not Like That (which is one of my favorites off that album) because of the lyrics mainly, not comparing or anything, both songs are different of course, if you heard not like that and this song than you might hear it, but you might not as well, either way I really like this song,

my only thing with is…….I would’ve liked the beat to play by itself without some of the lyrics from the chorus finishing it off, only because I really like hearing the best, but that’s just a minor thing, when I heard it again, it really wasn’t that bad, so either way of it ending is fine, overall though the song is great, is it a favorite!? Kinda…..it’s the same as the first song, where it’s a favorite, but it’s not exactly on the favorite list, but also is…..

Let’s just say both Looking Glass and Symptoms are on the list…..they’re just written in pencil, but will soon be inked in the more I listen to them!!

In third place….no i’m kidding, the third track on this album is……Love Me and Let Me Go

Okay so this is probably one of what I would consider to be an interesting song to talk about, looking at the title you might think of it to be a specific thing, however when you hear it, you might find that it’s completely different to what you might’ve thought it to be……when I first heard this song, I felt it was a song written for herself as past tense or more like a letter to herself, but not at the same time, it’s hard to explain, but if you hear it, it might make sense, the second time hearing it though……

There was a song that actually came to mind when she was singing the lines “i’ve been chained up to my mind” and “tryna to leave it all behind” both from the first verse, however they have different lines to them, now at first I couldn’t quite put my finger on the song that it reminded me of, but after giving it a quick listen to it again…..I now know what it is…..it was a Matt Cardle song called When We Collide if you don’t know him he’s a great artist, he was actually on the X Factor (UK Version) great voice this one, but yeah this songs great, it’s actually one of my favorites,

but yes, Love Me and Let Me Go reminded me of that song, just with the way it was sung, he kinda does the same thing in the first verse of this song too and I just found it interesting that it reminded me of that, but back to the song we’re discussing off the Symptoms album it’s a great song, chorus is nice, the meaning with it is also pretty great, speaking of, I didn’t know what this song was actually about, I felt it was sung more towards herself, but when looking up the lyrics to get the lines to what I was talking about, I learned that,

I was correct in a way, it’s not a song towards herself per say, but to her Anxiety, which makes a whole lot of sense looking at it now and I gotta say I might just love it more, but even if I didn’t just find that out, I would’ve still said it was great and that I love it!!

On to one of my definite favorites on this album: Insomnia

Now I must note that when I realized this song was next when re listening to Symptoms, a smile came across my face, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!……LIKE LOVE IT!! it’s just soooo good this one, I mean if I had to describe it which I did when jotting down notes while listening to it……it’s quite subtle for one, definitely intimate, but not in the way where it’s too much, it’s the right kind okay!! There’s some temptation to it, but it’s not a bad temptation,

What I mean by that is, both the beat (music) and lyrics of the song just combined so well together, the beat does a great job at pulling you in and the lyrics just complement it sooo nicely, you know you’re getting a really nice meal with it, it’s great, I could try and explain it more, but i’m just going to tell you to listen to it, because it’s really great, after re hearing it,

I played it back about three times maybe before moving on the the next song that’s how much of a favorite of mine it is……..just…..beautiful!!

Moving on…..to track 5……Vibrations!!

Okay now just because the into of it is shorter than the others doesn’t mean that I didn’t like the song…….the same way I felt about it the first time, is the same way I feel about it now……it’s a pretty alright song, not a lot to say with it…..it’s one of those chill tracks, laying low and just enjoying the company of someone or maybe just your own company, which ever you prefer, but you can’t go wrong with a fun time and that’s what this song brings, I feel this might be a kind of soft spot kind of song, where it’s not a favorite per say, but I still can appreciate it for what it is and enjoy it at the same time!!

Track 6…….Under Pressure

Which happens to have some shorter thoughts to the one prior, which is just I love it!!…….seriously that’s all, it’s one of those relatable songs, that you feel once you hear the lyrics, the title really does say it all, but it’s a great song, but I really love about it though is, although the lyrics express on feeling under pressure, no pun intended……it also turns it around and makes it into a positive which is good……..so yeah, it’s good song!!

We’ve now reached track 7 or as I like to call it number SEVEEEEEEEN!! (if you watched my Jonas Brothers album review, you’ll get it!!) track 7…..True Romance

There’s a reason I say it like that, lately and don’t know why, but number 7 seems to be the number that just gets my emotions running because in my Jonas Brothers album review of Happiness Begins, number 7 was a favorite and had my emotions going a little and in this album review of Symptoms, number 7 happened to also get my emotions running and so i’m just accepting that it’s going to be like that with these kind of songs,

I’m not even going to express my thoughts on this one because it’s the same reaction I had when I first reviewed it, I still love it, the lyrics still get me and it’s still a favorite of mine and that’s a definite on that one!!!

Track 8……Voices In My Head

Now i’m sure most or if not some of you will remember that I gave my thoughts one this song around the time it was out for, if you haven’t you can find it here: Voices In My Head (Thoughts) because I heard this song, I wasn’t going in not knowing what to expect from it, like the other songs off the album when I first heard them, so re hearing it my reaction for it never changed, I actually love this song, it’s one of my favorite, I still listen to it from time to time and if I don’t……i’m most likely singing it to myself because it decided to get stuck in my head randomly on a certain day so yeah, but it’s great song, also very relatable and super catchy might I add!!

We’ve come to the last track of the album, track 9…..Feeling So Good!!

I actually don’t have that much to say about it…..when I first heard it I believe I had the same reaction, it a nice fun song, about feeling good and just enjoying yourself really……I did say that this could’ve been on the Happiness Begins album, because I could definitely see Joe, Nick and Kevin singing this song as well, maybe with Ashley, have them featured on it, you know…..just saying…….no, but seriously (hint, hint. wink. wink.)

Good song this one is, I feel like I heard some people in the background at the end of the song…..specifically Vanessa!? HSM cast cameo within the song!? others possibly, most likely…..who knows right!? Okay i’ll stop now, sometimes I just can’t help myself……

Final Thoughts:

Everything I said in my first reaction of it, I also said that I wish this album had more songs, because 9 wasn’t enough….still slightly feel that way with it, because I want to hear more Ashley Tisdale songs, but now i’m okay with what we got with the Symptoms album, there wasn’t one song that I didn’t like, which is good because that’s what I wanted originally and i’m glad that didn’t change in this second review of it!!

I really did enjoy re listening to it, Symptoms is a really great album, I love it and i’m looking forward to hearing more of Ashley Tisdale when we do, she really is a favorite of mine to both watch and listen to!!

That’s all for this album review, thank you for taking the time to read it if you did and I hope you truly enjoyed it, if you want to see my first reaction of when I first listened to it, you can find it here: Now Playing: Symptoms By Ashley Tisdale (Album Review) – First Reaction Review hope you all are doing well, staying safe and your days are going okay!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Now Playing: Happiness Begins By The Jonas Brothers (Album Review) Part 2

Alright it’s now 5:50pm as i’m writing this close to 6pm, by the time I finish this post it might just be past both those times depends how long this post will both take me and be. I’m going to try and keep my thoughts for each song brief so this doesn’t take so long, so with that note let’s get straight into this album review shall we!?

As promised well more like stated in my last post, i’ve just finished listening to the Jonas Brothers latest album for a second time and well let’s just say my thoughts about it have both changed in a way, while also not changing at all, so I still feel the same about this album to when I first heard, but i’ve added a few more thoughts to the songs so let’s talk about it!!

Starting with Track 1: Sucker……

Alright so just like the first listen of this song and I mean first REAL listen of it (I did hear this around, but it wasn’t until I finally listened to the album to where I really sat and heard the whole song) non of my thoughts to this song have changed much, I still think it’s pretty catchy and I find it to be a pretty groovy song, the only thing i’d say that has changed with it is that when I first listened to it I wasn’t quite sure whether to add it as an automatic favorite of mine, but listening to it a second time……it might just be up there, I think I need a few more listens to have be decided officially though,

but yeah, it’s a pretty good song and I think it’s one you can’t really go wrong with, with it, you’re just having a good time, who doesn’t love that!?

Now moving on to Track 2: Coooool!! (I just wanted to add the extra O’s)

This song is exactly what the title of it says, Cool!! I love the chillness that it brings from start to finish, I thought the vocal’s in this one was really great and it’s just a really nice song to kick back to i’d say, also we should really inspire to be like ourselves when we grow up (just taking notes from Nick who suggested it in the song towards the end)

Now on to Track 3: Only Human (the one I always forget to mention the title of for some weird odd reason )

Don’t worry I remembered it this time, I don’t know why I always forget to say the name of the title, I always just jump right in and start talking about it, this time however I was aware!! Now let’s talk about this song a little…..this is my favorite track of this album at least one of my favorites anyway (first favorite) I wish I can explain this, but I just can’t, all I can say is that it’s just soooo good, like seriously just the best (to me anyway)

The second verse to this song is by far one of my favorites, just because of the way it’s brought to us, i’d quote it, but I think you should just listen to it, just so you can get a good taste of it for yourself, but I mean the whole song is great though, I just really love it, there’s just something about it, I can’t really explain so first recommended song to listen to is this one!!

Track 4: I Believe….

Now if there’s one thing to tell you about this song is……I believe, that it’s a very great track….yes I used the title to describe the song….you should’ve saw it coming and if you did, then i’m just really predicable aren’t I!?

Either way, this song is just beautiful, it’s just really good, it’s also another favorite of mine, so check it out, you might just like it as well!!

Track 5: Used To Be….

Okay we’ve come to this track, now when I first heard this song, I thought it to be good, still think it’s good, but after the second listen…..i’ve come to say that I feel this might be my least favorite on the album…..not because it’s a bad track, I just feel it’s the track i’m not going to listen to a lot, like i’m not gonna go out of my way to listen to it…..that was my first initial thought hearing it a second time, however another thought came in and i’m going to dub this song a mixed feeling type of song for me, it’s like I like it……

but I know it’s going to be the track that I skip a few times and then listen to out of the blue if that makes sense!? I might have to let it grow on me a bit, but besides everything I said, I still think it’s a great song overall, it’s deep, the lyrics to it are really great and I did get a few chills listening to it, but for now it’s my least favorite, however I still also like it as well (mixed feelings)

Track 6: Every Single Time….

I was gonna use the title of the song again to start off my thoughts, but I thought let’s not……this song it’s just has it’s own vibe to it, I can’t really explain it, but you feel it, you can’t put your finger on it, but you know it’s good, this is another groovy track also you really can appreciate Nick Jonas’s vocal’s in this song, it’s very interesting in the best kind of way!!

Track 7: Don’t Throw It Away….

I know this reads Track 7, but what it really should read is track seveeeen, that’s how I said it with my first listen of the song when sharing my thoughts, there might’ve been more E’s though……. XD but what can we say about this song though!? I don’t have a lot of words for it except for it’s soooo good, I love it and that it’s a favorite of mine…..that is all really!!

Apr 11, 2020 (Continuation of this album review)

Alright so we stoped at Track 7 yesterday and we’ve got 7 more songs to talk about, I could’ve finished it yesterday, but I kinda just chilled out the rest of the night!! In a way though we’ve evened the songs out, anyway let’s continue on with this post, so far i’d say we’ve done a good job keeping it short and sweet so let’s see if we can keep it going for the next 7 songs!!

First song on the next day list, Track 8: Love Her…..

Well I LOVE this song i’ll tell you that for starters, my original thoughts with it haven’t really changed, it’s still a very sweet track and whenever I hear it, it gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME!! It’s just so great and it knows how to pull on your heartstrings seriously, I cry all the time, okay maybe not cry CRY,

but the waterworks do start forming when I hear it and I haven’t been hearing it a lot to be honest so I don’t know how it always gets me, I love it though and it’s still one of favorites off this album!!

On to Track 9: Happy When I’m Sad

I just sang this song to myself and i’m realizing just how catchy this one is…..here’s to hoping it doesn’t get stuck in my head the rest of the day, I already woke up singing one of their other songs…..luckily it was a favorite!!

Anyway….let’s talk track number 9, my original thoughts on this one haven’t changed really, still think it’s pretty great, when I first heard it, I actually thought I wasn’t going to like this one along with another song of theirs (not the one I said was my least favorite, but a different song that turned out to be my favorite)

The more I listened to it though, the more I actually thought it was a good song!! Now what you won’t know about this song is that, theres a bit of a hidden meaning with it, even though the track is disguised well with it’s poppy upbeat tone and is pretty danceable, it can be easy to overlook the lyrics of it even though the title is pretty much a dead giveaway…..that being said, this track does give you the best of both in terms of deep meaning and just having a song that you can enjoy and groove to from time to time!!

Track 10: Trust

I’m trying to think of words for this song…..I have it as a favorite, but every time I come up to it, I can never find words for it I think i’m going to re listen so I can try and put it to words properly……just a quick moment…..

Told you that was quick!! I remember it now (10:44am just finished) Even after hearing it, I still can’t really properly describe the song to you…..what I will say is that, it’s got some coolness to it, I guess if I had to give it a backstory, it’s a song that you’d probably add to your guilty pleasure playlist because when you hear the lyrics it’s pretty much like that anyway,

It gives off the feeling of knowing you shouldn’t like something, but you just can’t help yourself to like it at the same time……..so i’d say with this song, you’d need to check it out for yourself to understand it, but everything about this song is just amazing, I love it and it’s one of my favorites!!

Alright now that that’s done…..we will now make our way to Track 11: Strangers

Which is another song I don’t have much to say about, I didn’t have much to say when I first heard it and I still don’t have much to say on it now even after the second listen of it, all I can tell you is that I like it and that it’s a good song……that’s pretty much it……alright well moving on!!

We’ve got 3 more songs ahead, but I promise we’re flying through this review!! Number 12 on the track list is a song called……Hesitate:

Okay before we move ahead there’s 3 songs on this album that gave me different artist vibes, the first song was I Believe, which gave me Zayn Malik vibes, only because it reminded me of his song Let Me (at first I thought Borderz, but the song Let Me later came into my mind and I thought yeah that’s the song) This one gave me a more Harry Styles kind of vibe…..

Let me explain okay, i’m not just purposely adding One Direction members here alright!! It’s the writing style of it that reminds me of Harry, if any of you have ever listened to a Harry Styles record then you’ll see what I mean, but when I first heard this song, it was the first thing that came to mind for some reason, not saying the Jonas Brothers can’t write deep songs, they can,

but I heard it the first time and thought Harry Styles and when I heard it again I still thought Harry Styles writing, but One Direction members aside, I love this song, Nick, Kevin and Joe did a very great job on it, maybe it’s just similar writing styles to where I put the comparison on it, either way it’s a beautiful song, there’s a nice soft bridge in here and when I went to hear it the second time, I may have replayed it only to hear the bridge part,

I could’ve just heard the bridge part, but I ended up listening to the whole song again, but that shows you just how good the song is if you’re going back for a replay of it!! Also another song came to mind when I was re listening to it (no it has nothing to do with One Direction this time) what it does have to do with is the Jonas Brothers themselves and a song they sang

Back when they were playing themselves in a show called Jonas L.A. that song being Invisible, now it was only a small pick up I got, but I wanted to add that…..but yes, love the song, it’s a favorite!!

2 more to go….next up track 13……Rollercoaster

Alright so what can I say with this song……I had a lot of different thoughts about what this song is about, at first I thought “wait is this about their journey as a band” and then another thought came through where I thought ” wait is this a story about Kevin Jonas meeting his wife” i’m still figuring this one out as you can see, there’s just sooo many different things that this song can be about, but I don’t know, I also thought it might be a mixture of everything in one so maybe it’s that, I have a clue, but it’s good

Also this is the third song where I was picking up different artist vibes, but don’t worry it’s not all 1D related, this one I picked up on some Avicii vibes (R.I.P Avicii) as well as Selena Gomez when she did that song with Marshmallow called Wolves, but the more I listened to it the more I felt it to be more on the Avicii side of town in terms of how it sounds, it reminded me of the song Wake Me Up feat Aloe Blacc, I don’t know why, but it did…..

I’m thinking it might’ve just been the way the song was, when you hear it, it might make more sense, but other than that, the song is really good, really pretty and just full of feelings, like Nostalgia type feelings if you will, it’s a nice song though!!

Okay everyone we have now reached the end of this album review as well as the last track on the album, Track 14……Comeback

This track might leave you wondering at first to what it’s going to sound like, you might look at the title and think “oh this ones going to be pretty hard hitting isn’t it!?” but once you step into it and hit play……you’ll be surprised to know that it’s…..not far from it, but more not what you expected, when I first heard this song, I wasn’t sure what to expect with it,

I had something in mind to what I thought it’d sound like, but it turned out not sounding at all to what I was expecting it to, to be honest i’m not really quite sure what I was expecting from it now that i’m thinking about it really, however I didn’t think it’d deliver so calmly either when I listened to it for the first time soooo yeah…..I don’t know, but hearing it, I wanted to get emotional, but I didn’t at the same time if that makes sense!? It’s a really beautiful song, it’s another one that pulls at the heartstrings and it’s just an overall sweet and lovely song and I would recommend checking it out!!

We’ve done it, we’ve finally reached the end of this album and I gotta say I might just like this one better than my first thought review, because I got to really sit and think about it a bit more, but the first version wasn’t bad, that was just an after reaction trying my best to soak it all in, but this one is more analytical and broken down better, I like them both!!

Final Thoughts!?

I love this album, I love that my favorite band is back together again, i’m just overall Happy and over the moon about it!! I could say more, but I think my best reaction and final thoughts to it, is all within my first review on it, I say all that I think about it there so i’ll keep this final thought short and sweet, but not before saying one last thing……WELCOME BACK JONAS BROTHERS (A.K.A. THE ORIGINAL JB……YES I NEEDED TO SAY THAT)

no but, seriously, i’ve missed you guys and I can’t wait to see what else you guys got coming……alright that is all the review i’ve got, thank you so much for reading this post and just being here all together it truly means a lot!!

Signing out now……hope you all are having a good weekend and are keeping safe and well and I hope you’ve enjoyed this are doing okay!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Now Playing: Happiness Begins By Jonas Brothers (Part 1) Intro To Post…..

Afternoon everyone, hope everyone’s having a GOOD Friday, I say that because it’s good Friday and also because I generally do hope you’re having a good day in general!! Let me know if that was cheesy……actually you don’t have to I already know it was. Okay so today we’re going to talk music and albums, now I wrote a post sometime last week saying that this one was up for writing, but that I wanted to do it a certain way before actually writing about it as well, to get to the point I recorded a video expressing my thoughts on one of my favorite bands The Jonas Brothers and their latest album Happiness Begins just to let you know that video is now up already.

It took me a few days though to upload it due to me having to edit it down a whole lot……it was almost 2 hours recording, an hour forty five plus to be exact……don’t worry though the hour part is no more and instead it’s now 45 mins and 43 secs, which is a HUGE difference compared to the original time……I had to pause and transfer a lot to make room on my camera which is why it was so long, also it was pretty early in the morning and so it took me a while to get through it, but that’s because I was still waking up!!!

Moving on however, I have decided that what i’m going to do for this post is have it be a little different to the video I did, expressing my thoughts on the album, the video review about it, is a bit more detailed in terms of depth explaining if that makes sense!?

So everything that’s in that video has more to it expression wise compared to the review of the album i’ll be writing about shortly!! Now what i’m going to do is, i’m going to re listen to Happiness Begins by the Jonas Brothers and see what other thoughts I have with it, i’m curious to see if any of my original thoughts I had change from what I already talked about in my video version review of it, i’m not sure if it will……

but who knows, some might change and some might actually stay the same but i’m going to try and differentiate this review post to my video review and just see if anything switches around, i’m also going to do my best to keep my thoughts short and sweet for each song I talk about so it’s not a long post and from there i’ll write some final thoughts and tell you what I thought about the album after listening to it a second time,

In the meantime while i’m re listening to the album, if you guys would like to check out my original thoughts on the album from the first listen, you can check it out here: Now Playing…..Happiness Begins by The Jonas Brothers it might take a bit to get through, I recorded it early in the morning and so I was still in the mist of waking up, but it does pick up after a while so if you do end up checking it out, just bare with me as I go through all the songs, speaking of songs, there’s 14 songs on this album and so that’s also why it takes a bit of time, but we manage to get through it!!

Alright so i’m off to re listen to my favorite band and their latest album Happiness Begins again, i’ll write my thoughts to it on a second post making this one…..part 1 so i’ll uhhh…..see you when i’ve re heard all the songs!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Up Next On The Now Playing List: Jonas Brothers (Happiness Begins Album)

I was going to wait for Wednesday to start writing this post, but I thought i’d start a little early…..although i’ve just realized that I would’ve only had to wait a day to write this post seeing as Wednesday’s tomorrow, almost forgot it was Tuesday……anyway, even though i’m writing this post now, you’re probably not going to see this until a little later, i’m thinking sometime Thursday or Friday, reason being is that, i’ve got something that I want to try and i’m sure by the title you’ll know what i’m talking about!!

If not well, i’m going to be listening to one of my all time favorite bands, The Jonas Brothers as the title displays and their latest album Happiness Begins, as i’m listening to it, i’ll be writing down my thoughts to each song on the album so I guess reviewing it in my own way, but it’s going to be different, i’m just going to let things flow and see what comes out of it, pretty excited!!

Now this album came out last year during the summer of June, however the Jonas Brothers made a comeback as a reunited band back early this month of last year, originally I was going to write about their return and I ended up not writing about it……I don’t know why I didn’t, seeing as they were and still are one of my favorite bands you’d think i’d be over the moon about it!?

I was by the way, made sure to mention it any chance I got, but I should’ve shared my excitement on here that day, however that is where this post comes in even though everyone knows the Jonas Brothers are back and making music together again, I feel it’s time to give them a proper welcome even if it’s a year late you know!? Better late then never right!? You get it!!

Now I haven’t quite heard their stuff properly yet…..well unless you count the times where their song Sucker (their comeback single) played everywhere I went naturally, I did my very best to avoid it, but I felt like it just kept following me so i’ve heard that song, however I haven’t actually sat and listened to the song properly so even though it’s going to feel familiar…..

There’s still stuff within the song slightly new to where it’ll feel like i’m just listening to it for the first time, if that makes sense!? Overall though i’m pretty excited to finally sit and listen to these songs and album and really truly embrace the return of the Jonas Brothers, because i’ve missed them and i’m really happy to know that their back and are brothers again, not that they weren’t ever brothers to begin with, but…..you know what I mean.

Stay tune for my thoughts on their album Happiness Begins as well as more thoughts about their return and anything else that comes with it!!

P.S. I had an idea, instead of waiting for Thursday or Friday to see this post, i’ll be sharing it once i’ve finished writing it, reason!? Just thought of a new category for these type of post and i’m excited, even though, i’m literally just adding another category to my blog…..but still, excited!! Did I already mention that!? ahhh one more doesn’t hurt, i’m really looking forward to this!!

also last thing, apparently for a moment, I had forgotten I wrote a post on the Jonas Brothers and their 10 year anniversary of their album Lines, Vines and Trying Times so if you want to know how big of a fan I am of them you can read it here: Let’s Talk Music: Jonas Brothers, plus Lines, Vines And Trying Times (10 Year Anniversary album release)

I went ahead and read it, due to curiosity…..Disclaimer: brace yourself, i’ve just discovered how weird I am at times and yeah….I don’t know, if it’s too much I get it, no hard feelings, I question my weirdness all the time, even while in the mist of being weird, it’s just the thing, i’ve learned to embrace!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Now Playing: Bright By Echosmith…..

Good Morning to all and a Happy Sunday as well, hope you guys are having a good one and are enjoying your morning or had a good morning to those whose time is towards the afternoon or night already, time zones sure are interesting aren’t they!? Also don’t mind me, I woke up a little earlier than my alarm today, around 7:30am to be exact, it’s around 8:30am ish as i’m writing this, not sure why I got up so early, although i’m not complaining,

You find that you become a little more energized the earlier you get up so it’s fine!! Now that, that’s been shared, let’s talk about something we haven’t talked about in a very looong time, music!!

So I woke up singing this song to myself, not sure why it’s been playing in my head since i’ve been up, I just heard this song for the very first time in a long time yesterday and I gotta say it’s still a good one and i’d say one of my favorites, ayyye why not!? (might’ve spelt that wrong, but that’s okay) again though i’m not sure why it’s in my head, I went to look it up, because sometimes if a song gets stuck in your head, you can always look up the lyrics to see the meaning behind it and sometimes by doing that,

You find there’s a hidden message within the song for you to come across, however the only thing behind the song that I found is that, it’s a love song aaaaand that it was actually released today!! How weird is that!? The one time I have a song stuck in my head and happen to look it up to see the meaning behind it, turns out that the release date of it happen to be the same day it entered my brain, ain’t that something!? No, but seriously that’s a bit mad, although when it comes to coincidences, there is none.

Now I only know two songs from EchoSmith, this song the one i’m talking about which is called Bright and Cool Kids, both songs I actually like!! There’s not much else I can say, I don’t really know much about the band, apart from the exception of their two songs that i’ve heard from them,

So I can’t really say my thoughts about them, but I like their songs, even though I only know two of them……as for the main song we’re talking about here though, how crazy is it that, it came out 5 years ago today and on the same day ended up stuck in my head…..!? I don’t even have words to say right now, except for that’s mad and insane which are pretty much the same thing, but congratulations to Echosmith for reaching 5 years with their song Bright today, even if I had no idea until now about it!!

I’m not sure if their still making music, but i’m sure they’re like “can you believe it’s been 5 years since making and releasing this song” or something like that anyway, maybe they actually haven’t thought about it yet,

I’m not really sure, but either way it’s still pretty big when you hit a new target mark on something each year after it’s been released so, again congratulations to Echosmith on the anniversary of “Bright” and also thank you for having such a catchy song to share, luckily it’s a good one so, I don’t mind it being played repetitively in my head!!

P.S. By the way I looked it up, they are still making music and are actually going on a tour soon this year, not sure if the tour already started or if it’s coming up shortly, but for those who are fans of Echosmith and are interested, I thought you’d like to know!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Now Playing: Death Of Me By PVRIS (Aug 7, 2019)

I guess we’re having a PVRIS theme today, because I can not get their songs out of my head, this morning when making toast and coffee I was singing they’re song Holy to myself and now i’m finding myself humming to their song What’s Wrong…..so with that, looks like i’ll be writing about them today, lucky they recently came out with a new single, so I think i’ll take upon this opportunity to give my thoughts on it and talk about them a bit.

Now just to give you guys a heads up, I kinda already went and listened to the song this past Sunday night and wrote down my thoughts to it in one of my journals as I was listening to it, so this is going to be one of those song review kind of posts, everything that I wrote down in my journal,

Majority of those notes and thoughts will be in this post, I might change some stuff as i’m going along that I hadn’t written down already, adding stuff to it and maybe changing certain things as well, I don’t know, but as i’m writing, it should come together, but yeah just a heads up on that!!

I won’t stall anymore, kidding that was just an introduction, but on to my thoughts and reaction to the song, in written form…..hope this works…..

Quick Note: It took me 3 weeks, after the release of the song just to listen to it, again 3 weeks!! I waited to hear this, yeah……alright….

Review starting in 3…2…1….LET’S GO!!

Song starts: We’re in the beginning of the song and I didn’t expect it to start off as a dance song…..a bit confusing, knowing how a PVRIS song is, I wouldn’t have expected it to have this kind of groove to it…….i’m intrigued with it though so far…..(reaction 21 seconds into the song)

Went back to the beginning to re listen properly, because the start of the song reminded me of their other song Holy from their album White Noise, listen to the start of it carefully, it’s in the kick of the drum to where it sorta sounds like it, but after a while you start to hear it come into it’s own sound, it’s pretty cool, it’s like a good memory……(reaction 1 second into the song, going back to the beginning)

Quick Journal Note: I think at this point I paused it, because in my journal I wrote nervous yet excited as I was listening to the song and I was……then I talked about how I haven’t heard any of the Jonas Brothers new songs yet,

Mind you they’re one of my favorite bands that I grew up on and their songs have been out for a good few months now, so you’d think that’d be the first band i’d listen to……nope I went and checked out PVRIS new song instead of theirs, that came out 3 weeks ago……priorities!!

Don’t worry I already decided that i’m going to be listening to them finally sometimes this week, maybe Friday so everyone calm down, relax it’s cool!!

Back to the song……I had to re look at my notes to figure out if I was in the beginning or middle of the song, it’s still the beginning because I went back before…..(reaction 26 seconds into the song) liking the lyrics so far, normally I tend to focus on the lyrics to a song, because it’s the part that I feel draws you in, but with this song, my focus is on the rhythm and beat of it, which is new……it’s good though…..we’re at the chorus now and THERE GOES PVRIS!!

I knew the PVRIS usual style would kick in at some point, it only took close to a minute in…..which is fine i’m not saying that’s wrong. (reaction 56 seconds into the song) I like the second verse line of the chorus “One man’s hell is another’s god, it’s all about perspective or parallax.”

Their writing style continues to get me, like seriously how do they do it!? I don’t know (reaction 1.27 seconds into the song) like the bridge part, real groovy, I really like the build up towards the next lines involving the chorus it just comes in nicely, love it!!

From this point I didn’t really write anything else about the song, because it had finished, I did write my overall thoughts to the song though, which I will share in a moment, right abooout……..NOW!!

OKAY, my overall and final thoughts of the song…..I didn’t like it…..no i’m kidding, my whole written reaction would literally counter me saying that…

Final Thoughts: I liked it!! I mean it, I have no bad words to say on it, was it different to what i’m used to or was expecting from PVRIS!?

Hell yeah, but it’s still good!! Now that being said I know a lot of people may not feel the same way and not like it as much or maybe they will who knows, my thoughts on the song however is that I genuinely enjoyed it very much, again it wasn’t what I was expecting, but it still worked for me,

I liked that they went more dance with this, but still gave us the usual PVRIS style edge that they have to them. Every time I hear a PVRIS song it always amazes me, because they’re just great, the way they put things together when it comes to their music is fascinating, I can’t explain it…..I just love them!! I thought the lyrics were great, Lynn’s voice is always great!!

It was actually very interesting the way she decided to go about singing this song, a lot of people, including myself, expected to hear that intensity power that she normally, not always, but most times has to her voice, you know that aggressiveness that you would normally hear from her, however we didn’t hear that style to her voice in this, which again was very interesting….

Her soft voice though too is lovely, I wasn’t expecting her to keep her voice in the middle though and when I say middle, I mean as leveled as she had it, but it was nice, I really enjoyed it!!

To me I still think she does give us that soft and intense voice in the song, it’s just not as fully turned up to how she normally would have it which is nice, I like that she did it differently this time around, it doesn’t always have to be fully on, it can be evened out at times and even if this song was full on, it would still be great, because PVRIS is great!!

However way Lynn decides to sing her songs, doesn’t really matter to me because i’m going to enjoy it either way……you know, I don’t think i’ve heard a PVRIS song I didn’t like……hopefully it stays that way, but if it ever came down to the point where I came across a bad PVRIS song…..i’d express it, but so far they’re songs have been pretty good and i’ve enjoyed each one, but yeah those are my thoughts for PVRIS’s new single Death Of Me!!

Now I did write something on their music video as well, after I listened to the song, but I don’t think it’s really that interesting so I think i’m going to leave it out of this post, I might post my actual notes from my journal about the song and music video later, probably on my social media…..maybe, we’ll see, but that’s all my thoughts on the song.

Definitely go and have a listen to their new single, it is pretty catchy, the groove to it is really great as well and I think some of you might enjoy it, maybe not all, but some of you might who knows……i’ll leave it just in case you’re curious and want to it hear it: Death Of Me (Lyric Video)

Be sure to go and watch the music video for it as well, PVRIS tend to have a way with their music videos, there’s always some kind of special meaning behind it, to where, I wouldn’t even begin to be able to tell you it…..it’s something you’ll have to see yourself to figure out and come up with your own interpretations for, I couldn’t come up with anything, but it was very interesting i’ll tell you that, but I liked it!! Death Of Me (Music Video)

If you’re wondering the best way to listen to the song, I would suggest, watching the lyric video for it first so you can follow the lyrics and then go and watch the music video after, so you can see how it works with the song and maybe try to interpret the meaning behind it, that’s how I did it, but you could listen to it any way you want really, it’s just a suggestion.

I hope you’re all having a good day and doing alright and I hope you guys enjoy the song and music video, thanks for reading!! ^_^

All The Love ❤ ❤

~Lexa~

Let’s Talk Video Games: Missed Messages (July 5, 2019)

The other day I was watching one of my favorite gaming channels Jacksepticeye (well I watch him quite a lot actually) you might remember me talking about him before or you might not, he’s quite the entertainer, his content is very interesting and he has a very unique and great personality!! He not only plays video games, but he also has original content that is a little more intimate, by that I mean not video game type videos,

but more the kind that make you laugh when you’re having a rough day and need something to pick you up. Some people like him and others tend to stay clear of him because of personality and how weird he is, but I don’t think he’s that bad, but everyone has their own view on things and that is perfectly fine, I still enjoy his content, but anyway……

Let’s talk about the game, I don’t really know how to introduce the game to, because it’s on the serious part of town…..the name of the game is called Missed Messages and it’s a pretty deep and interesting kind of game…..

It’s based around self harm and suicide, but has other things to it as well that is a little more lighthearted, although it is pretty sensitive, so if you don’t want to get into those topics that’s okay, the game does warn you with any possible triggers before playing the game, but for some who are interested in seeing what the game is like, I would say check it out,

I don’t really know how to describe the game, so i’m just going to let it speak for itself, so if you do watch it you’ll understand it a lot better, i’ll leave it in case you are curious to seeing how the gameplay is. It’s actually pretty nice from the looks of it, it’s one of those choice based games to see the different outcomes to the story, but with a deeper meaning to it of course…..

It has a pretty cool art style to it as well, when you first look at it, it’s pretty calming and chilled, but the more you get into the story, it does get pretty intense……but the reason I bring up this game, is the message that comes with it.

It shows you just how much you don’t know, when it comes to someone and what they’re thoughts are, they could seem fine, yet you wouldn’t know that deep down, that’s not exactly how their feeling, unless you really get to know them and just talk to them. People are so used to keeping things bottled in and because they’re so used to it, they have trouble asking for help or just opening up alone about things in general….

We’ve all been there, where if there’s something we’re struggling with or dealing with, we keep it to ourselves thinking we can handle it and adding our problems onto someone else, even though it shouldn’t be a worry or they may not have a problem with you coming to them,

You still think of it as being a burden in a way and so we chose to just keep to ourselves to avoid adding to their problems even if we are secretly needing a bit of comfort or reassurance.

It’s easy to have a simple conversation when it comes to things you might have in common with someone or something random and that……but when it has to do with a problem or something that is hard to talk about that’s when it becomes difficult and where people start to shut down and sometimes that’s dangerous if you’re not careful, in many different ways.

However it isn’t always dangerous, some people just prefer to be alone and stay to themselves, which is fine, there’s nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it’s good to see how people are from time to time, because you don’t always know what they’re dealing with and the kind of struggles they’re going through, even if you aren’t sure what to do,

Just showing them that you’re there if they need you and even sitting with them in silence would probably mean so much, sometimes not saying anything is better than trying to say something, most of the time all people really need is comfort and reassurance and just for someone to be there.

Final Thoughts: Just by watching the gameplay, it looks like a pretty great game to play or check out, I don’t really play games as often as I used to and when I did, it was mainly on my Xbox One or my 3Ds, sometimes my tablet too although I rarely play with it now…..but this game is something I think should be given a try and if you don’t want to play it, i’d say it’s worth checking out, there’s so much more to it than just the art style…….

You get a lot of realness and emotion from it as well, believe me it’s worth the time and understanding with the message that it’s trying to share with everyone, even Jack shares his thoughts on it, as well as knowing that kind of struggle that is talked about in the game, so if you’re willing, seriously check it out, I think you’ll find it very interesting and maybe even helpful too.

Here’s the game if you want to check it out: Missed Messages if it’s too much while you’re watching it remember you don’t have to continue, but if you do continue I hope you enjoy the story and gameplay of it!! If there’s anyone who is having a hard time and wants to talk, could be about anything, music, favorite tv shows or you need someone to just vent to a little, you’re more than welcome to here, i’ll be happy to be an ear for you.

All The Love ❤ ❤

~Lexa~

Let’s Talk Shows: Degrassi All Generations (June 26, 2019)

“Whatever It Takes, I Know I Can Make It Through”

These are the words and lyrics to one of the famous shows loved by many, the show people can’t seem to get enough of and the show people want back, that show ladies and gentlemen is Degrassi!!

Starting the journey with The Kids of Degrassi Street we watched and witness the growth of teens transitioning into Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, introduced and welcomed the newer and Next Generation of the Next Class, following them through the highs and lows of their lives while also getting to know each and every character individually.

Some relatable and some not as much, but each one held a story that made an impact most of us would remember. Stories like Joey and Caitlin’s relationship, Spike’s (Christine) pregnancy, Jimmy’s changing life experience, the life of J.T. Yorke and so many other moments and memories from all the generations.

It’s crazy to see just how much this series has grown and expanded over the years with it originally premiering back in the late 70’s with the Kids of Degrassi Street, continuing on up until 2017 with Degrassi Next Class.

Being able to watch all these different generations from the show and seeing how different or similar some of the characters are from the previous timelines of Degrassi is incredible!!

Not only that, but the storylines from the series and the way they were able to restyle some of the topics that were expressed back in the late 70’s, 80’s and even early 90’s, to then bring them front and center for real life generations of this decade, is something worth admiring.

In the times where these topics were building, not many people felt comfortable speaking upon these topics because of how real and sensitive they were, so for the creators and writers of Degrassi to create an environment within a show that tackles, things like:

Teen pregnancy, drugs, mental disorders, self harm, different kinds of abuse and even tough situations like suicide as well as situations dealing with certain disabilities is quite fascinating because it wasn’t something that was seen often.

Now if you couldn’t already tell, just by everything i’ve stated, i’ve been pretty interested in all thing Degrassi lately and when I say interested I mean obsessed, i’m not ashamed to admit it, what can I say it’s a good show, that you can’t help, but get invested in.

Whenever I watch an episodes of Degrassi, I have this thing where I like to read the comment section and one of the comments had someone saying how even though Degrassi was very popular in Canada (Canada being it’s home place) over here in the states it was pretty much like a rare gem, because we didn’t really get or have shows like Degrassi, the formula it had to it and everything about it was just……

Let’s just say it’s hard to put into words……it was just different, different in a good way, it was that kind of show that coming across it, you’d be really curious to what it was about and you couldn’t help, but be drawn to it in some way, it’s just a really well put together kind of show.

You could tell just how dedicated the writers and everyone was with this show or series shall I say and how much it meant to them. You can always pick up on that kind of thing, even if shows like Degrassi aren’t really your thing, it’s nice knowing you can still appreciate everything about it!!

Watching every episode of it so far has been pretty intense firstly, but also very interesting and entertaining as well……the intense are of course the episodes and how they’re laid out and the interesting is everything else, with the different styles all the characters had to them, Spike with her famous hair, Joey and his fedora and Hawaiian shirts, all the different personalities from all the generations, just everything!!!

The 70’s and 80’s of Degrassi High and Junior High have more of a darker tone to it compared to The New Generation and New Class, however with New Generation and New Class, you also get those serious topics that you would from Degrassi High and Junior High, just in different ways of course.

When it come to The Kids of Degrassi Street however, well they start you off with the basics of when you’re a kid, some examples: A new family moves to town, a friend moves away, having crushes stuff like that…..Kids of Degrassi Street also tackle serious topics, but it’s not as full forced as it would be with the other versions of the show, which in a way is a good thing, because it would be really odd if it was like the other versions.

I always found decades like the 70s, 80’s and 90’s so fascinating……when you look back to those time whether you were apart of it or you just learned about it, you’ll notice a lot of different things from those decades compared to now, that you don’t really see much of anymore.

For example: The choice of clothing everyone wore, you’ll notice how comfortable, yet unique they were, which I love by the way!! Then you have the different sayings, such as Broomhead (which is another way to call someone an idiot) however I think it was in the show where that saying was used a lot…..not really sure if that was a popular saying back then……

Side Note: I noticed in the show that the word alright was used a lot, but I know that has nothing to do with the 80’s, just felt like pointing that out.

Compared to the different styles of today though and the different sayings and slangs they used, you’ll realize just how much everything’s evolved from within the time span of those times…….it’s just mad how much it’s changed since then!! I always wondered what it’d be like to experience the 80’s and 70’s and that in certain ways, with having to wear the kind of clothes they wore, speaking the way they did, even the school dances……

I know that’s random, but seriously what was that like!? The hairstyles they’d have too…..it’s just interesting to think about you know!?

I was born mid 90’s, but I didn’t really get to embrace the 90’s like how most people did, I know the fashion choices were pretty out of this world though, but other than that, didn’t really get to embrace it properly. I did get to experience part of the 80’s once…….that was something……sorry i’m getting a little lost in the nostalgia of decades that I haven’t really experienced.

The closes i’d say to me experiencing decades like the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s is the music really, I love old music……speaking of music, how about we talk more on Degrassi a bit, specifically it’s theme songs, both Degrassi High and Junior High’s theme were quite something, in the best way of course!!

At times at least……it’s actually pretty funny when you think about, because ahhh man was it both great and not at the same time……when you watch those old episodes of Degrassi High and Junior High, you’ll notice just how upbeat and peppy the theme was, I mean you have this very serious show that is Degrassi right and you would think because of the way the show is, the theme would fit with it……NOPE not at all, it’s really odd……

Knowing the kind of show Degrassi is and going back and hearing the theme that it had at one point and how joyful it was, you would think you were watching a whole different show until it starts.

There’s so many different moments in certain episodes where it’s extremely sad and very serious and you get to the ending of them, thinking the theme would stay put and not be heard for that specific episode……yet it plays anyway and you find yourself listening to a very cheerful Degrassi theme, while saying to yourself, “I don’t think that was the best way to end the episode or the episode could’ve done without the cheerful music at the end”

It was great though, I loved it, but it just came in so awkward at times……at least it was very catchy and let’s not forget they did bring us a new and improved Degrassi theme, now we can sit back in nostalgia and relive all the amazing Degrassi themes, how lucky are we!?

We even get to relive that famous bonus track by The Zit Remedy (a.k.a The Zits for a short while, until they went back to their original band name)

Final Thoughts: Now at season 3 of Degrassi: The Next Generation, I gotta say I don’t really know what made me want to watch the older versions from back then, but i’m glad I did look into them, because not only was it nice watching all those versions, but it gives you this whole yearbook on how the show came together, having everything make so much more sense compared to if you just watched it from Next Generation or New Class…..

Going back and looking to where it all first began, you then get bits and pieces added to the rest of the Degrassi series where you get to know all about the previous characters and what they were like and how they did things and just so much more and I think that’s great!! Watching the episodes now and seeing characters like Spike, Snake, Joey, Caitlin, Mr Raditch and others from the Degrassi High and Junior High series……

Seeing how they are now in Next Generation, is both crazy and pretty cool at the same time!! You’ve watched them as one personality for so long and then you see what they’re like older and it’s like, you can’t believe it……some you can see have stayed the same in some ways and there’s others who have changed a bit, but still have a bit of that personality that they did back in Junior High and Degrassi High and it’s just mad!!

I love how looking back at those series you can think to yourself “ahhh so that’s how that happen, I get it now” it makes you feel like you’re apart of it and shows like that stay memorable.

All The Love ❤ ❤

~Lexa~