When you’re a communications major, your classes are smartphone friendly, but more importantly, social media friendly. I am currently taking a reporting class and it was a requirement to create a Twitter account. I have never had any interest in Twitter, but I am going to see if I like it and maybe I will create an account for Alamo City Sara.
When I was creating a bio on my Twitter, I decided to write this:
“Barbie on the outside, Rockstar on the inside.”
I thought about this for a while after I wrote it and realized that even though I love fashion, music was my first love. Music will always be number 1 in my life. Music was there for the years that I was still trying to figure out who I really was. It was there when I needed a good cry or when I needed to push through the last few minutes of my workout. My personal favorite genre of music is rock/metal because I love everything about it. I love the instruments. I love the brutality of each string, thump, and scream or high note. I love the fact that it makes you want to go into the pit. I love that the singing doesn’t even really have to be singing. I can honestly go on forever about why I love rock music, but I want to show you all some of my favorite songs right now instead!
- I Will Lead You by Filter – I got this album for my birthday. Filter is one of my favorite bands of all time. Frontman, Richard Patrick, used to play guitar in Nine Inch Nails before he branched off and created Filter. Most people are more familiar with their song Hey Man, Nice Shot from their Short Bus album, but they honestly have songs that are so much better than that one!
2. Bombs Away by Eels – I have had this song stuck in my head for a few days. This song is still a rock song even though the music is not the typical instrumental experience you would get from bands like Green Day, Oasis, Avenged Sevenfold or Stabbing Westward where it is obviously rock. However, I think it is the way Mark Oliver Everette sings in this song that lets you know it is a rock song. I love that this song sounds like it can be an opening theme song for a murder mystery type TV show. Although it is not everyone’s cup of tea, give it a listen.
3. Low Lands by Gojira – This is more like a metal band versus rock, but I love Gojira. Gojira is actually Japanese for Godzilla, but get this…the guys are not even Japanese! They are actually French. I discovered this band as a little freshman in high school and Magma is by far their best album. It was released in 2016 and I really feel a connection with their music. Their videos are a bit out there, but it really just makes me love them more!
4. Zenith by Huntress – Did you guys think I was going to make a list without any females representing? NO WAY. I am obsessed with Zenith by Huntress. The video is bad ass and Jill Janus really knows how to scream her guts out. She has always been into theater her entire life which explains the awesome shows she puts on when she is on stage.
5. Smile by Like A Sparrow
You guys, my boyfriend is the lead guitarist in this band! YES. He is the one in green in the photo of this video. If any of you are going to really give any of these songs a listen, please let it be this one. The music is beautiful and our friend Jonathan sings really good! Please be sure to find them on Instagram and Facebook! This is a more soothing song than the other ones. I promise. Please listen!
Facebook: Like A Sparrow
I know this blog was a bit out there and really didn’t have anything to do with fashion or beauty, but music is a big part of my identity and I want to be completely open and honest with you all.
I am also going to be releasing more YouTube videos soon so stay tuned and stay stylish!